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.

Social distancing

Every Australian needs to keep a lid on social distancing backlash

Monday, 11 May 2020

While each Australian is dealing with pandemic mental health stressors in their own way, COVID denial is an ineffective approach to dealing with anxiety that could prove dangerous to the country if it emerges as a social distancing backlash, according to psychology expert Professor Colin MacLeod.

Professor Colin MacLeod

UWA Expert Series - Changes to COVID restrictions likely to trigger more anxiety

Wednesday, 6 May 2020

The winding back of a limited number of COVID restrictions is likely to trigger a new wave of anxiety among Western Australians and it’s crucial that support is tailored to suit everyone’s needs across the entire community, says Professor Colin MacLeod of The University of Western Australia’s School of Psychological Science.

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.

Charlotte Birkmanis, one of the six UWA semi-finalists

UWA researchers to showcase their science findings live

Friday, 3 April 2020

Six early career researchers from The University of Western Australia researching topics such as how their self-image influences the way leaders lead others and how to stop deadly bacteria from accessing sugar in the body have been selected to present their research at the 2020 FameLab Western Australia semi-final.

Brown bottle

UWA researcher warns community against acting on faux-medical advice

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

A researcher at The University of Western Australia has cautioned people against relying on unverified medical advice and natural remedies in lieu of real science as the COVID-19 virus situation continues to unfold.

Surgical team

Making team briefings happen in operating theatres

Friday, 20 March 2020

Getting the whole medical team together in one room for a pre-surgical list meeting sounds like a no-brainer but a new study published in BMJ Open has found that medical staff face many barriers to holding team briefings.

Robyn Owens, Celia Hammond and researchers

Five early career researchers awarded federal funding

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Five researchers at The University of Western Australia have been awarded almost $2.05 million in Federal Government funding for projects that range from investigating Australian rare breed poultry and livestock conservation to working out whether cutting-edge cognitive approaches can help those with severe anxiety.

Mark Jennings

Weight loss program expands as waistlines shrink

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Bibra Lake resident Mark Jennings is putting out the call for more men to get involved in The University of Western Australia’s innovative community weight loss initiative for men, MAN v FAT Soccer.

Rugby great joins fight against youth suicide

Friday, 9 August 2019

Rugby great Nick Farr-Jones has thrown his support behind The University of Western Australia’s suicide research initiative Young Lives Matter Foundation at UWA.

Professor Wendy Erber

Top Indigenous STEM students make finals of Premier's Science Awards

Friday, 21 June 2019

Students at The University of Western Australia have taken out all four finalist places in a new Aboriginal STEM Student of the Year category in this year’s Premier’s Science Awards, announced by WA Premier Mark McGowan.

Bushfire

Anxious people respond worst to bushfire threat

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Research from The University of Western Australia has found people who are anxious or easily stressed are less likely to be well prepared or respond well to bushfires.

Twins needed for study

Can you judge a book by its cover: twins needed for study

Monday, 3 September 2018

Researchers at The University of Western Australia are recruiting twins for a study to determine whether genetics play a part in trusting someone based on first impressions.

Angry people might not be as smart as they think they are

Angry people might not be as smart as they think they are

Monday, 13 August 2018

People who are quick to lose their temper are more likely to overestimate their own intelligence, a new study from The University of Western Australia and the University of Warsaw in Poland has found.

The ball tampering episode in South Africa shocked Australians

Cheating in sport: how can we embed ethics and values?

Friday, 6 July 2018

Sports organisations must focus on encouraging value-led behaviour in their athletes following the Australian cricketers’ damaging ball-tampering episode in South Africa, according to UWA sport psychologist Dr Sandy Gordon.

Professor Christobel Saunders

Graduates and staff recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

Monday, 11 June 2018

One of the State’s top mining executives, a former Australian cricketer and educator and a world-leading breast cancer surgeon are among 18 graduates and three staff members of The University of Western Australia who have been recognised in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Laboratory image

UWA researchers awarded $14.75 million in Federal funding

Friday, 10 November 2017

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have received $14.75 million in funding for 26 projects through the Federal Government’s Australian Research Council. UWA received $9.6 million for 25 Discovery Projects, $2.9 million for eight Early Career Researcher Awards and $2.2 million for three Linkage, Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities.

Professor Matt Sanders

Can positive parenting really transform lives of children?

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Internationally recognised parenting expert Professor Matthew Sanders will focus on the role of evidence-based parenting programs in preventing serious problems in children when he delivers the inaugural Robin Winkler lecture at The University of Western Australia on Wednesday night.

Worry

Worry study a national research funding winner

Monday, 5 June 2017

A project that aims to help people worry about the right things is one of three new projects at The University of Western Australia to receive Federal Government funding.

Credit John Cook

'Inoculation' messages prevent spread of fake news

Monday, 8 May 2017

An international team of researchers has demonstrated how people can be ‘inoculated’ against misinformation and fake news on topical issues such as climate change.