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.

Professor Ryan Lister

UWA awarded $17.8 million in national research funding

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

The University of Western Australia has received $17.8 million for 42 new research projects as part of the Australian Research Council’s major grants announcement.

Axe flakes

Archaeologists find world's oldest axe in WA's Kimberley

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

The University of Western Australia’s Associate Professor Jane Balme is part of an Australian archaeology team involved in the discovery of the world’s oldest-known edge-ground hafted axe from the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

Debra McDougall (Senior Lecturer, Anthropology and Sociology, UWA School of Social Sciences) has written a new book, Engaging with Strangers: Love and Violence in the Rural Solomon Islands

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Debra McDougall (Senior Lecturer, Anthropology and Sociology, UWA School of Social Sciences) has written a new book, Engaging with Strangers: Love and Violence in the Rural Solomon Islands (Volume 6, ASAO Studies in Pacific Anthropology Series, Berghahn Books). This ethnographic study draws on more than two and a half years of field research carried out over the span of more than a decade.

"Nigeria In The 21st Century" Public lecture presented by Prof. Patrick Utomi Lagos Business School Pan-Atlantic University, Nigeria

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

The UWA Africa Research Cluster and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade invite you to a special public lecture:
WHEN:Tuesday 1 March 2016. Lecture 5.15pm, followed by reception
WHERE:Fox Lecture Theatre (FOX 106: G59), Ground Floor Room G59, Arts Building
RSVP: Entry is free but seating is limited. Please register here:
http://prof-utomi-uwa-dfat.eventbrite.com.au

Hot spots

UWA expert says more 'green' needed to cool Perth's suburban hotspots

Thursday, 4 February 2016

An environmental engineering expert at The University of Western Australia said ‘greening’ the suburbs of Perth will help reduce the emerging urban health crisis of heatwaves.

Kimberley Rock Art Dating Project features on the ABC's 7:30 Report tonight

Monday, 2 November 2015

The ABC's  7.30 Report will tonight screen a piece on the ARC Kimberley Rock Art Dating Project.

People Power Challenges Malaysia’s PM, But Change From Within Most Likely - Graham Brown writes for The Conversation

Friday, 4 September 2015

Graham Brown, Professor of International Development at the University of Western Australia, writes for The Conversation on the topic  People power challenges Malaysia’s PM, but change from within most likely

Boris Baer

Discover UWA's best ideas at Research Week

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Find out how sleep disorders are related to the shape of your face, whether plant biology and advances in genomics could alleviate the growing global food crisis, and what our homes and communities will look like when living to over 100 is the norm.