Perth Voices Clinic

Opening of the Perth Voices Clinic

Monday, 30 May 2016

Led by Research Director, Professor Jo Badcock, School of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, UWA, and Clinical Director, Dr Georgie Paulik-White (UWA and Murdoch University) the Perth Voices Clinic is offering a new integrated service for people who hear voices that others cannot perceive.

Forrest Fellowship recipients

Young scientists receive Forrest Research Foundation fellowships

Monday, 9 October 2017

An evolutionary biologist fascinated with animal behaviour who hopes to help tackle global problems such as climate change and a psychologist who is working towards advancing our understanding of depression and anxiety have been named recipients of the 2017 Forrest Research Foundation Fellowships at The University of Western Australia.

Cannabis plants

Study reveals cannabis users age faster

Monday, 14 November 2016

A study carried out by researchers from The University of Western Australia has found significant detrimental effects to the vascular system from smoking cannabis, including early ageing.

Marijuana

Cannabis use linked to gene mutation

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Scientists from The University of Western Australia have identified that using cannabis can alter a person’s DNA structure, causing mutations which can expose them to serious illnesses, and be passed on to their children and several future generations.

Dr Andrew Ford

Dr Andrew Ford awarded Dementia Collaborative Research Centre Grant

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Congratulations to Dr Andrew Ford and colleagues (Prof. O Almeida, UWA; Prof. C MacLeod, UWA; Prof. L Flicker, UWA; Prof. N Lautenschlager, Melbourne; Dr C Plakiotis, Monash) who have been awarded a $200,000 grant by the Dementia Collaborative Research Centres (DCRCs) for their study in to ‘Depression in people with dementia and their carers’.

Wendy Erber

Surprise finding offers hope to sufferers of rare bleeding syndrome

Thursday, 3 March 2016

An international research team has made a major discovery that a rare inherited bleeding syndrome is caused by a gene mutation – but researchers were also surprised to find a link between the mutation and certain types of cancer.

Research into loneliness

Study reveals relationship between loneliness and psychotic disorders

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

A recent study led by The University of Western Australia and published in the Schizophrenia Research Journal has found that rates of loneliness are higher among people with a psychotic illness (such as schizophrenia, delusional disorder and depressive psychosis) than those who do not have the illness.

Convocation cultural excellence awards

Joint winners for cultural excellence awards

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

A PhD psychology candidate who is passionate about mental health and education and a law graduate who runs the WA Debating League have taken out this year’s Bryant Stokes Matilda Award for Cultural Excellence at The University of Western Australia.

Assistant Professor Anna Waterreus

Award to measure physical activity in people with severe mental illness

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Assistant Professor Anna Waterreus, a researcher from the Neuropsychiatric Epidemiology Research Unit in the UWA School of Psychiatry & Clinical Neurosciences was a successful recipient of a 2016 Cockell Research Collaboration Award.

Dementia brain

UWA awarded $2.2m in national funding to fight dementia

Monday, 19 October 2015

Four researchers at The University of Western Australia have received $2.2 million in Federal Government funding to tackle the causes and impacts of dementia – the second-leading cause of death in Australia behind heart disease.