Scott Reef

Powerful and large cyclones place distant coral reefs at risk

Thursday, 28 May 2020

Big and strong cyclones have the potential to damage coral reefs up to 1000km away from their paths, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia and the Australian Institute of Marine Science.

Professor Pat Dudgeon

UWA Expert Series - Crucial lessons from COVID-19 for Indigenous Australians

Thursday, 28 May 2020

Professor Patricia Dudgeon and Dr Kate Derry from the School of Indigenous Studies have spent recent weeks hard at work investigating the impact of COVID-19 on Indigenous Australians.

Job seeker

UWA Expert Series - Youth support critical to battle COVID-19-related employment challenges

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Researchers from The University of Western Australia’s Centre for Social Impact say supporting young people is more important now than ever, highlighting the long-term impact on youth unemployment as the result of shutdowns and restrictions from COVID-19.

Katie Attwell

UWA Expert Series - New research prepares for COVID-19 vaccine roll-out

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

As the world waits for a COVID-19 vaccine, University of Western Australia researchers are part of a new study designed to prepare parents and government for a potential Australia-wide vaccination program.

Prof Jane Den Hollander

International students vital

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

This opinion piece by UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane den Hollander was published in The West Australian on Thursday 22 May and is reprinted with the newspaper’s permission.

Like many sectors in WA, our universities are in crisis. But while so many others have received government help, we have received none and there is not yet any clear pathway to recovery.

Professor Ted Snell

Art needs funding and we need art

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

This opinion piece by UWA Professor Ted Snell was published in The West Australian on Saturday 23 May and is reprinted with the newspaper’s permission.

In times of crisis, we need the arts more than ever.

Three UWA scientists named Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science

Monday, 25 May 2020

Three top science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) researchers from The University of Western Australia have been elected as 2020 Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science.  They make up the total number of scientists representing WA from 24 Australians elected as Fellows this year.

UWA Accredited Exercise Physiologist Ben Kramer conducting a Telehealth sessio

Exercise physiology students use telehealth to help community

Monday, 25 May 2020

In response to physical distancing requirements imposed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, exercise physiology students from The University of Western Australia are now offering exercise fitness and rehabilitation consultations to the local community using online telehealth.

Intensive care unit

UWA Expert Series - Allocation of scarce health care resources raises confronting ethical issues

Monday, 25 May 2020

A researcher from The University of Western Australia has highlighted the ethical choices faced by healthcare professionals as they decide who is allocated scarce life-saving medical resources during the COVID-19 crisis.

Fish in coral

Healthy coral reefs need fish mix to survive

Thursday, 21 May 2020

A new study from The University of Western Australia has revealed clear evidence highlighting the importance of fish biodiversity to the health of tropical coral reef ecosystems.