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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The benefits of pet ownership in the community are well documented, but researcher Dr Hayley Christian from The University of Western Australia’s School of Population Health says even more could be done to create pet friendly communities.