baby

Migrant women at risk of stillbirth during first two years in Australia

Friday, 3 April 2020

A study led by The University of Western Australia has found the first two years after arrival in Australia holds the highest risk of stillbirth in migrant women and improving access to healthcare is vital in reducing this.

Homeless

Rough sleepers in Perth need accommodation to prevent COVID-19 taking hold

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

While Australians are being urged to stay home and self-isolate, more than 100,000 Australians experiencing homelessness are at high risk of COVID-19 because of chronic health conditions and no home in which to isolate.

Stillbirth

Early care key to preventing stillbirth in migrant women

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Researchers from The University of Western Australia say the key to decreasing stillbirth in Australian women who were born overseas lies in early care and good information provided at the start of pregnancy.

Lee Nedkoff

Aboriginal Australians at greater risk of stroke

Tuesday, 3 March 2020

Aboriginal Australians under 60 years of age who suffer from atrial fibrillation are three times more likely to experience a stroke than non-Aboriginal patients, according to a new study by The University of Western Australia.

Left-right: Professor Peter Eastwood, Hon. Alanna Clohesey MLC, Ms Jan Stewart

Awards and achievements - January 2020

Monday, 6 January 2020

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students. 

Road safety launch

$4.6 million research centre to help improve safety on WA roads

Thursday, 5 December 2019

A new centre to carry out road safety research is being established at The University of Western Australia, which has been awarded the State Government’s $4.6 million road safety research contract for the next five years with support from the Road Safety Commission.

Bowel cancer kit

The high cost challenge of personalised screening for bowel cancer

Thursday, 21 November 2019

Personalised screening could improve the diagnosis of bowel cancer and re-shape the future of Australia’s National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP), according to new research at The University of Western Australia.

Funding boost for mental health support in schools

Thursday, 29 August 2019

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have been awarded more than $17 million in federal funding for 11 research projects, including $236,437 to design a suite of tools, resources and guidelines to support principals, school counsellors and teachers respond to students’ social and emotional wellbeing and mental health needs.

3D facial photography offers quick way to predict sleep apnoea

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Three-dimensional facial photography can provide a simple and highly accurate method of predicting the presence of obstructive sleep apnoea, according to a study led by The University of Western Australia.

Family and domestic violence

Breaking the cycle between family violence and homelessness

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Women who become homeless as a result of family and domestic violence are also facing legal and financial issues that make it hard for them to make a fresh start, according to an evaluation report on the Safe as Houses pilot program.

KIDDO

Program reveals kids are lagging behind in basic physical skills

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

A program run by The University of Western Australia has found many Perth children are falling short of developing basic physical skills.

Classroom

Study analyses education and employment prospects for disadvantaged

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

A study led by The University of Western Australia and funded by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) has found improvements for the disadvantaged in accessing a tertiary education, but there are still challenges that lie ahead in the job market.

Person smoking

Poor mental health linked to rising rates of chronic disease

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

New research led by researchers from The University of Western Australia suggests that poor mental health may be behind an increase in chronic disease in Australia.

Brain

Can being born blind protect people from schizophrenia?

Friday, 15 February 2019

A study carried out by The University of Western Australia has provided compelling evidence that congenital/early cortical blindness – that is when people are blind from birth or shortly after - is protective against schizophrenia.

Homeless Healthcare

Curbing the revolving hospital door for homeless patients

Monday, 17 December 2018

A new study led by The University of Western Australia has found many homeless people are trapped in a ‘revolving hospital door’, often not accessing medical care until they are very sick or in crisis. If discharged back to homelessness, the cycle continues, and at Christmas there will be patients in hospital with no home to go to.

Lisa Wood

Housing and health care key to tackling Australia's homeless crisis

Monday, 3 September 2018

Stable housing together with tailored health care services are vital in addressing homelessness, according to new research by The University of Western Australia and Homeless Healthcare.

Fifty per cent of cardiovascular patients suffer from multiple diseases

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

New research led by The University of Western Australia has revealed that one in two patients admitted to hospital with a cardiovascular disease is suffering from multiple chronic medical conditions which required complex treatment. The rate was significantly higher among Aboriginal people, affecting three in four patients.

Professor David Mackey

$6 million federal funding boost for medical research

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have received $6 million in Federal Government funding to tackle issues ranging from diabetes to stillbirth, heart health, eye disease and the mental health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQ+ young people.

Graduates face increasing mismatch between education and jobs

Thursday, 14 June 2018

A new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia has found that more than one-quarter of Australian graduates are overqualified for their jobs after they complete university.

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.