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).

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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!

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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.

Researchers from UWA with St Barts CEO and community representative

Stable housing for homeless will save millions each year

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

A new study from The University of Western Australia has found that providing stable public housing for homeless people could save the Western Australian health system more than $16 million a year.

Prof David Preen, Chair in Public Health

Building a healthier WA: Prof David Preen in Forward Focus

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Professor David Preen is the first to confess that UWA is more like a second home than a workplace. Recently appointed as the Chair in Public Health, the Professor took this opportunity to expand his career and areas of focus.

Previously Director of the Centre for Health Services Research for 10 years, the UWA graduate is six months into the Chair role and has started to foster greater collaboration between researchers and policy makers.

George Ford

UWA student and alumni chase Olympic Glory

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

The University of Western Australia celebrated its Rio Olympic representatives at a breakfast event last week with former Hockeyroo and Olympic gold medallist Sally Carbon among a panel of special guests.

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Research paper: Maternal exposure to perfluoroalkyl acids measured in whole blood and birth outcomes in offspring

Monday, 11 July 2016

Despite the low concentrations of PFAAs measured in maternal whole blood, relationships were observed between concentrations and birth weight. Given the ubiquitous nature of exposure to low levels of these compounds and the potential long term impacts associated with inappropriate foetal growth, this study adds further evidence to support the notion that PFAAs represent a public health concern and suggests that exposure to PFAAs warrants further study. Specifically, the potential for maternal exposure to PFHxS and PFUnDA to affect birth outcomes needs to be confirmed in a larger study and future studies need to control for glomerular filtration rates.

Lotterywest grant to support medical research

Community to give vital input into advancing medical research

Friday, 8 July 2016

A $3.2 million grant from Lotterywest will allow the highly successful Consumer Involvement Program of The University of Western Australia’s School of Population Health and the Telethon Kids Institute to be expanded to 18 other WA organisations.