Graham Brown, the School of Social Sciences' new Professor of International Development, has published an article in The Conversation on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the politics of development assistance. In the article, Prof Brown argues that the Gates Foundation has grown to big to ignore the political issues surrounding poverty. He suggests that while their massive financial commitment to finding solutions for major public health challenges is admirable, they should start engaging more with political issues in order to reach those most in need of their assistance
Professor Mark Beeson from Political Science and International Relations regularly contributes to The Conversation. This week he explores what
it takes to have a major intellectual impact in the social sciences and offers
an original way of ranking the some of the all time greats and not so greats: The intellectual Premier League.
Archaeologists from The University of Western Australia and the Western Australian Museum are back at Beacon Island examining archaeological sites related to one of WA's most famous shipwrecks, the Batavia.
A world-first longitudinal study by The University of Western Australia researchers examining the links between mental health and screen use by children and teenagers has found that guidelines to limit screen-based media-use to less than two hours a day are out of date and ‘virtually impossible' to enforce.
We all know that Australians speak English differently from the way it's spoken in the UK or the US, and many of us are aware that Perth people have a slightly different version of the language from, say, Melbournians - but a young French linguist is hoping to recruit 120 Perthites to discover exactly how people in WA's capital use the Queen's English.
Cutting edge super-computer visualisations of Aboriginal sites in Western Australia's remote Weld Range are helping archaeologists and Wajarri Traditional Owners reveal the area's cultural and archaeological treasures and train a new generation of young Wajarri in how to protect their heritage.
Two climate change projects led by The University of Western Australia - one a study into reporting on climate change in the media and another focusing on the challenge of ancient soils under modern land use - have been chosen for funding by the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN).
The University of Western Australia is introducing a new Master of Translation Studies course in 2014 to give postgraduate students a world-class, accredited program of study in contemporary translation studies between English and Chinese, French, German and Italian.
The untold story of how ancient Australians once walked a vast submerged sand plain dissected by rivers and rugged outcrops awaits discovery off WA's north-west coast, according to a leading expert from The University of Western Australia.
A ground-breaking new TV series about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities working closely with leading archaeologists to reveal more than 50,000 years of continuous occupation is expected to dramatically raise the profile of Indigenous heritage in Australia.