Justin Geldard

Awards and achievements - February 2019

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students.

Outdoor play at home key for young children's health and development

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

A simple sandpit, swing or cubby house in the backyard are all that are needed to help preschoolers get enough outdoor play time at home, according to new research led by The University of Western Australia.

Slate pencil urchin

Study warns marine heatwaves causing massive destruction

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

A study by an international team of researchers including The University of Western Australia reveals the massive damage marine heatwaves are causing to the marine environment wherever they occur.

Jacqui Batley

Plant scientist awarded Nancy Millis Medal for Women in Science

Thursday, 28 February 2019

A plant scientist from The University of Western Australia who made significant breakthroughs in disease resistance in the oilseed crop canola has been awarded the prestigious 2019 Nancy Millis Medal for Women in Science.

ED doctor examining patient

Up to 400,000 WA patients could be seen by GPs instead of hospitals

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

A study investigating hospital emergency department presentations in Western Australia has found that between 20 and 40 per cent of all patients could have been managed instead by general practitioners.

Fit for Study team

Student wellbeing program recognised in national teaching awards

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

A University of Western Australia program designed to improve students' health and wellbeing, their experiences and learning support services has taken out a top honour in the nation's most prestigious teaching awards.

Cameron Thorn

UWA student awarded Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

A postgraduate student at The University of Western Australia with a passion for education equality is one of 17 leading postgraduate students Australia-wide to be named a Westpac Future Leaders Scholar.

Person smoking

Poor mental health linked to rising rates of chronic disease

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

New research led by researchers from The University of Western Australia suggests that poor mental health may be behind an increase in chronic disease in Australia.

Dr Livia Carvalho

Scientists tackle rare retinal disease in unique research project

Monday, 25 February 2019

Researchers at the Lions Eye Institute (LEI) and The University of Western Australia have pioneered a study of the world’s first and only laboratory model of a rare type of retinal disease, paving the way for new treatment pathways.

Law changes urged in property issues involving family violence

Law changes urged in property issues involving family violence

Monday, 25 February 2019

We need government support to improve legal aid services to help people resolve property matters where family violence is involved, according to research led by The University of Western Australia in collaboration with researchers from Murdoch University and the University of Notre Dame.