University News

University News

Professor Daniel Fatovich

Strategies for sleeping and shift work

Thursday, 27 February 2014

It has been estimated that the risk of working rotating shifts approaches that of smoking one pack of cigarettes per day.  Other issues include problems with sleeping and the social toll, with higher rates of substance abuse and depression.

Assistant Professor Matthias Leopold

What's critical about the earth's outer skin?

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have established the first Critical Zone Observatory in the southern hemisphere joining an international think tank to learn more about the earth's outer skin.

National Empowerment Project participants

National project to tackle Aboriginal suicide

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

An Australia-wide program is tackling the extraordinarily high rates of suicide and other social and emotional wellbeing problems in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Paul Close and Suzie Thompson (Swan River Trust) carry out a survey

Balancing Perth's demand for water with conservation of native fauna

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

The wellbeing of aquatic fauna in the Helena River, which originates on the Darling Scarp and flows into the upper Swan at Guildford, is being monitored by fish ecologists at The University of Western Australia's Albany-based Centre of Excellence in Natural Resource Management.

UWA MBA student wins inaugural Austrade Scholarship for Women in International Business

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

A Perth-based mid-career professional with a background in biomedical science and the pharmaceutical industry is the inaugural winner of the Beryl Wilson Austrade Scholarship for Women in International Business.

UWA ranked in world top 40 for three subjects

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

The University of Western Australia's subject areas of Psychology, Education and Earth and Marine Sciences have been ranked in the world's top 40 institutions according to this year's QS World University Rankings by Subject.

New direction in medicine offers new hope for kids with asthma

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

A new and emerging field in medicine - which involves the study of a group of proteins known as Interferons - could help unlock therapies for a range of diseases, according to a researcher who has recently won a grant to study the role of Interferons in childhood asthma.

Professor Thomas Bräunl at UWA refuel station

Electric cars - separating fact from fiction

Friday, 21 February 2014

Cars are the second most expensive investment after the family home, a status symbol and, in some cases - just visit a major motor show - a love affair.

Winthrop Professor Philip Mead

Top Australian scholar appointed to Chair at Harvard

Friday, 21 February 2014

A distinguished scholar of Australian literary and cultural history - who is also Chair in Australian Literature at The University of Western Australia - will spend the 2015-2016 academic year at one of the leading universities in the US.

Field peas

Imaging technology used to class grains and food

Friday, 21 February 2014

Scientists from The University of Western Australia are developing rapid and non-destructive ways to assess the quality of food that will deliver significant benefits to industry.