Researcher and child

Two thirds of young children do not do enough physical activity

Friday, 6 April 2018

The largest global study to examine physical activity in children aged between two and five years old has found 66 per cent of children are not getting the nationally recommended three hours of daily physical activity needed for their growth and development.

UWA congratulates recipients of Australia Day Honours

Monday, 29 January 2018

Olympic gold medallist Rechelle Hawkes was among 15 graduates and two staff members of The University of Western Australia recognised in this year’s Australia Day Honours List.

Study to find out if exercise can help people with lung disease

Monday, 20 November 2017

A team of WA researchers is set to discover whether weekly community-based exercise sessions for people with moderate to severe lung impairment can significantly enhance participants’ wellbeing and reduce their cost to the health system.

Drumming boys

Drumming program improves boys' mental health and delinquent behaviour

Friday, 3 November 2017

An innovative, ten-week program that combines hand drumming and therapeutic talking has been found to significantly assist disadvantaged boys’ mental health and antisocial behaviour.

Doctors play key role keeping women breast cancer-free longer

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Researchers from The University of Western Australia believe General Practitioners can play an important role in ensuring women persist with cancer treatment.

Students in classroom

Research shows equity students need more support

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

A new study, led by Dr Ian Li from The University of Western Australia, has confirmed that equity students are generally well-supported in their university study, although challenges remain, in particular for students with disability and from non-English speaking backgrounds.

Laura Boykin

UWA scientist wins prestigious senior TED Fellowship

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

 

A research scientist from The University of Western Australia with a mission to increase food security in East Africa has been named the first Australian-based Senior TED Fellow in the history of the program.

Dr Yit Heng Chooi

Raine Medical Foundation provides $1 million in research funding

Monday, 12 December 2016

The Raine Medical Research Foundation has recognised the high standard of research in Western Australia by awarding almost $1 million in funding.

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Top 10 Priorities for those experiencing domestic violence

Friday, 9 December 2016

An Australian-first study led by The University of Western Australia has surveyed those who have experienced family and domestic violence to identify the top ten priorities for future research into one of the nation’s most serious problems.

Paul Flatau

Services to support the homeless need alternative funding sources

Monday, 31 October 2016

A new study carried out by researchers from The University of Western Australia for the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) has found services to support the homeless face an increasingly constrained funding environment that is reliant on government sources of funding.

Crystal meth

Most meth users too embarrassed to seek treatment

Monday, 31 October 2016

The biggest barriers to methamphetamine users seeking treatment are embarrassment or stigma, belief that help is not needed, preferring to withdraw without help and privacy concerns, according to a new study.

Ian Constable

New Chair to pioneer next generation treatments for eye disease

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Professor Ian Constable’s landmark contribution to saving sight will be recognised with the creation of new senior academic roles at The University of Western Australia (UWA).

photo of crystal methamphetamine

Review on barriers to accessing methamphetamine treatment - how can we do better?

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

SPH researchers have released a review of the barriers to accessing methamphetamine treatment identified in the literature, identifying important aspects that need to be considered in order to improve interventions.

Walking the dog keeps owners healthy and neighbourhoods feeling safe

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

An international study carried out by Dr Hayley Christian from The University of Western Australia (UWA) has found dog walkers are not only more likely to be physically active but that walking the dog can help people in their neighbourhood feel safer.

Dr Christina Davies

Congratulations to Dr Christina Davies on being awarded a UWA Research Collaboration Award

Friday, 7 October 2016

The School would like to congratulate Dr Christina Davies on being awarded a UWA Research Collaboration Award. 

Dr Lee Nedkoff

Congratulations to Dr Lee Nedkoff, recipient of 2016 CAPHIA award for PhD Excellence in Public Health

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

The School of Population Health would like to congratulate Dr Lee Nedkoff who is the recipient of the 2016 CAPHIA (Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australia) award for PhD Excellence in Public Health.

Dr Nita Sodhi

Dr Nita Sodhi-Berry successful in inaugural Cancer Council WA Collaborative Grant Scheme

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Dr Nita Sodhi-Berry (along with colleagues) has been successful in the inaugural round of the Cancer Council WA Collaborative Grant Scheme for early – mid-career researchers.  

Ian Li in SPH courtyard

Dr Ian Li in project funded by inaugural round of Cancer Council WA Collaborative Grants Scheme

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Congratulations to Dr Ian Li, who has been successful in the inaugural round of the Cancer Council WA Collaborative Grants Scheme for early & mid-career researchers.

Ian is part of a research project that has been funded, entitled “Valuing Aspects of Cancer Care: Patient & Population Perspective”.

Congratulations Ian!

sampling map

Development of Land Use Regression models for particulate matter and associated components in a low air pollutant concentration airshed

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

A new publication from SPH & Collaborators: Development of Land Use Regression models for particulate matter
and associated components in a low air pollutant concentration airshed

Researchers aim to boost physical activity in preschoolers

Monday, 8 August 2016

The University of Western Australia is teaming up with partners in the early education and care sector to find ways to improve young’s children’s physical activity, health and development.