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.

Dr Nicholas

Pole dancing popularity on the rise

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Research from The University of Western Australia has found that although there is still a stigma associated with pole dancing, the activity is quickly growing in popularity in Australia with many women finding great benefits for their mental and physical health.

Drysdale River catchment

New site reveals 50,000 years of Aboriginal occupation in Kimberley

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

A team of archaeologists led by The University of Western Australia, in partnership with Traditional Owners, has discovered that the remote Drysdale River catchment in Western Australia’s northern Kimberley region has one of the earliest and securely dated sites for Aboriginal occupation in the North West at 50,000 years ago.

Dr Katie Attwell

Study finds most Australians support mandatory vaccination

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

The Federal Government’s strict ‘No Jab, No Pay’ policy is well supported by the majority of Australians, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia and University of Sydney.

Ship engraving

Pilbara ship engraving may depict British ship Mermaid in 1818

Thursday, 16 May 2019

A team of archaeologists has discovered a depiction of a British naval ship carved onto a boulder on an island in the Dampier Archipelago in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.

Stephen Smith

Forum to focus on radicalisation and how we respond

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Leading experts will discuss radicalisation and its causes and how Australia and other countries are responding to it at a one-day symposium to be held at The University of Western Australia this Friday 10 May.

Child being vaccinated

Governments urged to adopt compensation for rare vaccine injury

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Research led by The University of Western Australia has found that that most countries with mandatory childhood vaccination policies don’t have no-fault vaccine injury compensation schemes to care for rare victims of vaccines.

Engraving by American whalers on Dampier archipelago

American whalers left rock engravings in Pilbara in 1840s

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

A team of archaeologists from The University of Western Australia working with Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation and mining company Rio Tinto have discovered that Indigenous people were not the only ones to leave their mark in the Dampier Archipelago.

UWA leads the way in global subject rankings

Thursday, 18 October 2018

The University of Western Australia has been ranked first in WA in the subjects of Business & Economics, Social Sciences, and Education in the global Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject, released today.

Vaccination image

Study compares mandatory vaccination across five countries

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

A study led by The University of Western Australia has compared different mandatory vaccination policies across five countries – Australia, France, Germany, Italy, and the US (the states of California and Washington) – to better understand the conditions informing the adoption of the policies and how they motivate people to vaccinate.

Gorilla face

Research helps understand group relationships in gorillas

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

A study by researchers from The University of Western Australia has found that the behaviour between groups of African mountain gorillas is very much influenced by the strong, life-long bonds they form with members of their group.

In the Zone

Space exploration focus for conference

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Australia’s strategy with its Indo-Pacific partners to secure space, maintain the space environment and enhance earth observation capabilities will form the foundation of an international conference, hosted by the Perth USAsia Centre in collaboration with The University of Western Australia. 

Professor John Keane

Is democracy dying? Social Sciences Week public lecture

Monday, 10 September 2018

In a context where Australia has had six prime ministers in 10 years, where media interference is being blamed for political instability and where Trump-style politics is the new norm, a leading political thinker argues democracy urgently needs a rethink.

UWA establishes Africa centre

Friday, 13 July 2018

The University of Western Australia has established the Africa Research & Engagement Centre (AfREC) to drive innovative and ethical collaborations with the dynamic continent of 55 countries and 1.3 billion people.

Aged care

Forum to look at ways of improving care for the aged

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

The importance of caring for the aged who come from a diversity of cultural and language backgrounds and addressing issues that come with aging in our community will be the topics of focus at the 2018 Leading Innovation Through Diversity forum to be held at The University of Western Australia on Friday 29 June.

Vaccination

Non-vaccinators just want to fit in

Thursday, 24 May 2018

A new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia has revealed parents’ choices about whether to vaccinate their children are largely influenced by their social networks, with parents often left feeling either validated or marginalised within their communities.

Baby vaccination

Research finds midwives support childhood vaccination

Monday, 26 February 2018

New research led by a scholar from The University of Western Australia has found that the majority of midwives support vaccinations for babies and children.

Vacciniations

Examining the link between vaccine refusal and those who use alternative medicines

Friday, 24 November 2017

A new study led by a researcher from The University of Western Australia has analysed the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) by parents who reject some or all vaccines for their children.

Instructor [photo: RedR Australia]

Fieldwork in complex and hostile places

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Dr Scott Flower is an ex-soldier, with stints as a professional mountain rescuer in New Zealand and intelligence analyst at ASIO also under his belt.

Adil Cader

United Nations internship takes Adil to New York

Thursday, 11 May 2017

New York was bustling in September last year. The city hosted concerts by Adele, Beyonce, Kanye West and AC/DC. Stan Wawrinka and Angelique Kerber won the US Tennis Open, the Metropolitan Opera launched a new season, and the city marked the 15-year anniversary of 9/11.

And in amongst it all, UWA Master of International Relations student Adil Cader landed in New York.