Forrest scholars

Students awarded prestigious Forrest Scholarships

Thursday, 25 January 2018

 Six students will fly in from around the world to accept prestigious 2018 Forrest Scholarships at The University of Western Australia, Curtin University and Edith Cowan University, made possible by the generosity of the Forrest Research Foundation.


Research finds Vitamin D is important for respiratory health

Thursday, 25 January 2018

A new study carried out by The University of Western Australia, the Busselton Health Study and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital has found Vitamin D deficiency can contribute to poor respiratory functioning and health in middle-aged adults. 

Wendy Erber and Kathy Fuller

Researchers discover new way to monitor leukaemia

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have invented a new, highly sensitive way of monitoring leukaemia cells in the blood. The research, published in the journal METHODS, describes the new technique that can detect genetic changes inside the leukaemia cell.

Perth Festival Writers Week

Program announced for Perth Festival Writers Week

Friday, 19 January 2018

Dine with Miles Franklin Prize winners, visit notorious Perth crime scenes, learn how to ‘read’ a dress, enjoy the narrative power of VR technology or take a ride with the kids in a storytelling Kombi van.

Australian flag

Australia Day : it's complicated

Friday, 19 January 2018

Coinciding with the fireworks and backyard barbeques, a national debate often rages over the history and meaning of Australia Day.


The rise of turfs - flattening of global kelp forests

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Research published today into the state of kelp forests around the world shows they are being degraded into flat seascapes carpeted by short, unwanted turf-algae – and the Western Australian coastline is one of the worst-affected areas.

Fish eye

Shark declines can lead to fish with smaller eyes and tails

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Scientists at The University of Western Australia have discovered evidence of body shape changes in fish due to shark population declines from overfishing.

Homeward bound

UWA staff bound for Antarctica in leadership program

Monday, 15 January 2018

An environmental economics researcher, a nanotechnology scientist developing new ways to fight cancer and a neuropsychologist from The University of Western Australia are among 80 women from 13 countries around the world selected to take part in the trip of a lifetime to Antarctica.

Dr Jason Bell

Our brains can trick us into thinking we are thinner than we are

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have discovered that a psychological illusion could be making people think they are thinner than they actually are.

Office worker

The key to a vibrant democracy may lie in the workplace

Friday, 5 January 2018

Research carried out by The University of Western Australia in collaboration with the University of Minnesota and the University of Illinois has revealed the key to a vibrant democracy may be as simple as giving employees a voice in the workplace.