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.
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.
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.
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.
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.