Jo McDonald

Three UWA projects receive $3.1 million in national research funding

Thursday, 21 May 2020

A project that aims to learn more about WA’s ancient past through rock art and climate change in the Dampier Archipelago, research into ways of enhancing wellbeing in Australians and scientists examining community experiences of urban development, have received a combined $3.1 million in research funding from the Federal Government’s Australian Research Council.

The dusty spiral galaxy NGC 4414.

Early disk galaxy puts formation models in a spin

Thursday, 21 May 2020

Published today in Nature, an international team of researchers has observed a massive, rotating disk galaxy just 1.5 billion years after the Big Bang—1.5 billion years earlier in cosmic history than astronomers had expected to find such a galaxy based on previous studies. The research has fuelled debate about how galaxies in the early Universe assembled. 

UWA

UWA health and medical research receives $2.7 million funding boost

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Two University of Western Australia research projects looking to improve health and patient outcomes have received a combined $2.7 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

Ebony

Scholarship recipient determined to make a difference to dental health in rural areas

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

A second-year Doctor of Dental Medicine postgraduate student from The University of Western Australia is this year’s recipient of the Country Women’s Association of Western Australia Rural Dental Scholarship.

Twin boys

Study shows how our experiences shape who we trust

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

A study by researchers at The University of Western Australia and the University of Aberdeen in Scotland has examined the basis of trust and what makes some of us trust more readily than others.

Youth with anxiety

Two years on, Young Lives Matter says suicide prediction more important than ever

Monday, 18 May 2020

Mental health researchers at The University of Western Australia’s Young Lives Matter Foundation are moving closer to accurately identifying individuals at greater risk of suicide, so timely support can be directed to safeguard them.

School children outdoors

UWA Expert Series - Protecting young eyes during COVID-19 isolation

Monday, 18 May 2020

Young Australians studying from home during the COVID-19 pandemic still need to spend time outside to prevent near-sightedness, according to a researcher from The University of Western Australia.

Calling Male Hchrysoscelis Treefrog

Male treefrogs get the jump on rivals

Monday, 18 May 2020

The inconsistent sexual signals of male treefrogs have made it more difficult for females to find a quality mate, according to a new study by a researcher at The University of Western Australia.

Megan Menon

New scholarship helps budding lawyer achieve career aspirations

Monday, 18 May 2020

A Bachelor of Arts graduate from The University of Western Australia has been awarded the first McCusker Law Scholarship to support her postgraduate studies in law.

Professor David Pannell

UWA Expert Series - New process uses multiple computer models to manage COVID-19 outbreaks

Friday, 15 May 2020

Australia has relied heavily on computer models during the COVID-19 outbreak and a team of researchers, including those from The University of Western Australia, has developed a new process to harness multiple disease models for outbreak management.