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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.