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.

graphical abstract

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.

Dr Hayley Christian with Dr Chris Brown (Bondi Vet)

UWA researcher backs pet friendly communities

Thursday, 16 June 2016

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.

Stephan Lund

UWA student announced social worker of the year

Thursday, 2 June 2016

PhD candidate and lecturer Stephan Lund from The University of Western Australia has won two awards at the annual state-wide WA Social Worker of the Year Awards.

Unravelling the connection between our environments and what we eat

Monday, 30 May 2016

Each day we’re inundated with messages about good foods, bad foods, treat foods and ultimately how Australia’s obesity numbers just keep climbing.  

Associate Professor Gina Ambrosini, nutritionist and epidemiologist from the School of Population Health, has dedicated her 20 year career to nutrition research and hopes her latest project will go some way to explaining why young people eat the way they do.

Rainbow flag

UWA named top five employer for LGBTI inclusion

Friday, 20 May 2016

The University of Western Australia has been ranked in the top five employers for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equality Index.

Child and dog

Kids with dogs or siblings more likely to be independent

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Children with an older sibling and/or a dog are more likely to be allowed to walk around their neighbourhood on their own, according to new research led by The University of Western Australia. 

Lucy Tillotson, Population Health major student

Lucy Tillotson, Pop Health major student, reporting on the Australian WHO Conference

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Lucy Tillotson, Pop Health major student, reporting on the Australian World Health Organisation Conference

Glenda Kickett

Congratulations to Glenda Kickett, SW grad and lecturer, on her induction into the WA Women's Hall of Fame

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

We are so proud to congratulate Glenda Kickett on her induction into the WA Women's Hall of Fame yesterday.

Sugar and fat

Sugar and fat joint culprits in childhood obesity

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Both fat and sugar are important contributors to obesity in children and teenagers, rather than sugar alone, according to new research from The University of Western Australia.

Background no barrier to finding jobs

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

A new study that examines labour market outcomes of more than 10,700 disadvantaged Australian university graduates has found graduates from low socio-economic backgrounds and regional and remote areas have employment outcomes comparable to graduates from more privileged backgrounds. 

Adventurer Kate Leeming trains for her Antarctic expedition

Autumn graduations recognise outstanding West Australians

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

An adventurer preparing to tackle the Antarctic by bicycle, WA’s first Government marine research scientist and a former Lotterywest chief are among several distinguished Western Australians whose contributions will be recognised at The University of Western Australia during its autumn series of graduations.

Mothers group

Mothers' groups linked to positive well-being

Thursday, 18 February 2016

A Perth study led by researchers from The University of Western Australia has found that participation in a local mothers’ group (facilitated or parent-led) is linked to mothers’ who have a positive mental well-being.   

Children attending mothers' group

Mothers' groups linked to positive well-being

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

A Perth study led by researchers from The University of Western Australia has found that participation in a local mothers’ group (facilitated or parent-led) is linked to mothers’ who have a positive mental well-being.

Hot spots

UWA expert says more 'green' needed to cool Perth's suburban hotspots

Thursday, 4 February 2016

An environmental engineering expert at The University of Western Australia said ‘greening’ the suburbs of Perth will help reduce the emerging urban health crisis of heatwaves.

Dr Christina Davies

The art of being mentally healthy

Monday, 11 January 2016

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have found that engagement in the arts for enjoyment, entertainment or as a hobby, for two or more hours a week, is associated with good mental wellbeing.

Prof Bruce Armstrong photo

The School of Population Health welcomes the return of Professor Bruce Armstrong as Adjunct Professor.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

The School of Population Health welcomes the return of Professor Bruce Armstrong as Adjunct Professor. Prof Armstrong is a significant person in the disciplines of epidemiology and public health, both on the international stage and in the history of the disciplines at UWA.  He has been the colleague, supervisor and mentor of some of our top WA and UWA Pubic Health professors, including Professor Michael Hobbs, Professor D’Arcy Holman and Professor Fiona Stanley.

Photo of social work garden on the Nedlands Campus

Launch of the Social Policy Practice and Research Consortium at SPH UWA

Friday, 18 December 2015


The establishment of the Social Policy Practice and Research Consortium is an exciting and significant development in the School in conjunction with the Discipline of Social Work and Social Policy, with its intent of linking social policy analysis and recommendations, project implementation and research in WA through partnerships with industry, other academics and students.

Dr Gina Trapp

Dr Gina Trapp awarded a Western Australian Young Tall Poppy Award

Friday, 18 December 2015

We'd like to congratulate Dr Gina Trapp for her award of a Western Australian Young Tall Poppy Award for her research and work in the area of creating healthier food environments around schools.