Professor Brendan Kennedy

UWA Expert Series - WA expertise produces 10,000 face shields to support frontline health workers

Monday, 4 May 2020

The University of Western Australia, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, WA Department of Health and Adarsh Australia have teamed up to manufacture up to 10,000 face-shields initially to support the WA health system and protect frontline workers responding to COVID-19. If successful, the production of the face shields could be expanded.

Cyclists and cars

Car driver and cyclist interactions under the microscope

Friday, 1 May 2020

Car drivers and cyclists often share the roads and their interaction can cause friction between the two parties.

Professor Jon Watson

UWA Expert Series - Medical schools ready to boost hospital capacity with new medical assistant roles

Friday, 1 May 2020

A new role which allows final year medical students to work inside hospitals has been designed to enable Australia’s healthcare capacity to be immediately increased if required in response to COVID-19.

female playing piano on the top of a car trailer

Mobile grand piano entertains local Perth aged-care residents

Friday, 1 May 2020

With many elderly and vulnerable Australians remaining inside their homes during the COVID-19 outbreak, a musician from The University of Western Australia has helped provide musical entertainment for the residents of a Perth aged-care facility. 

doctor in consultation with patient

Study finds decline in heart attack and stroke in Type 2 diabetics

Friday, 1 May 2020

A study by The University of Western Australian and Fremantle Hospital with support from the Raine Foundation and NHMRC has found the rate of heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular complications has improved in people with diabetes over the past 20 years.

Person scrolling through social media

UWA expert series - Boost in science literacy may have changed our heroes

Thursday, 30 April 2020

There are indications that the general public’s scientific literacy may have improved in recent months due to a strong desire to keep up with the latest on COVID-19 and this may be having an impact on both our heroes and the power of social media influencers, according to researcher from UWA.

Parwinder

UWA Expert Series - DNA may hold the key to protecting populations from COVID-19

Thursday, 30 April 2020

Scientists from The University of Western Australia’s Faculty of Science are part of a global team that is developing a new DNA test for COVID-19, which can provide faster and more detailed results than other tests.

Dr Katie Attwell

UWA Expert Series - What it will take to get those who don't like vaccines to have a COVID-19 jab

Thursday, 30 April 2020

Experts from The University of WA are eager to start work on trying to determine how to ensure the WA public fully embraces any new COVID-19 vaccine that is discovered and that the uptake is high enough to protect the community.

Ros McKinlay on site at White Flag mine in 1988

UWA farewells first female engineering graduate

Thursday, 30 April 2020

The University of Western Australia is saddened to note the passing of UWA’s first female engineering graduate Roslyn MacKinlay (nee’ Clarke).

Dr Darja Kragt

Researcher investigating leadership gains national attention

Thursday, 30 April 2020

A researcher from The University of Western Australia who is examining how a person’s self-identity influences the way they lead others has been selected to present her research at the 2020 FameLab national final.