Cover art of Legacy & Promise SW book

"Legacy & Promise" - Book launch marks 50th anniversary of Social Work

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

The launch of a history of the 50 years of Social Work at The University of WA was one of the highlights of a reunion celebrating the milestone anniversary.

Arm with sphygmo

School celebrates NHMRC success

Tuesday, 10 November 2015


This week the NHMRC released details of successful applications in the 2015 round.  Could you please join with me in congratulating Tom Briffa, David Preen and Liz Geelhoed on their success. 

Happy lady on the stage

Hollywood to Bollywood 4 enthrals audiences yet again

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Hollywood to Bollywood was first conceptualized by Valli Batchelor, the event’s artistic director, and premiered in 2011 under the sponsorship of the SAEA’s Abqaiq Chapter. "This event is an example of how the arts of movements and music can break barriers, deepen bonds of friendship, and promote health,” said Valli, an Abqaiq resident since 2009 and an Australian national award-winning proponent of multicultural arts. Valli is also a student with the School of Population Health.

Ania in action in class

Congratulating Ania Stasinska on her promotion

Wednesday, 26 August 2015


Some excellent news!  Please join us in congratulating Ania Stasinska on her promotion to Level B – a very well deserved promotion. 

Cecily Strange

Congratulations to soon-to-be-Dr Cecily Strange

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Exciting news for Cecily, with the return of glowing examiner reports, and only some very minor revisions requested.  She had three highly regarded examiners including an internationally renowned social capital guru, whom she impressed with her  “excellent familiarity with and understanding of the relevant literature”

Emily Atkins

Celebrating new Dr Atkins

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Please join us in congratulating Emily Atkins whose Doctor of Philosophy thesis entitled “The cost-effectiveness of secondary prevention of atherothrombotic disease in Western Australia” has now been awarded.

Emily Atkins

Celebrating new Dr Atkins

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Please join us in congratulating Emily Atkins whose Doctor of Philosophy thesis entitled “The cost-effectiveness of secondary prevention of atherothrombotic disease in Western Australia” has now been awarded.

Congratulations to the SPH recipients of the 2016 UWA Research Collaboration Awards

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

The School of Population Health would like to congratulate our SPH recipients of the 2016 UWA Research Collaboration Awards - congratulations David, Tina, Lee and Derrick!

Dr Najafzadeh

UWA student takes out top award

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

PhD student Afrooz Najafzadeh from The University of Western Australia has been awarded Researcher of the Year by the Australiasian Sonographers Association (ASA), for her significant contribution to medical sonography.

The team and supporters celebrate

UWA grads in TransAmerica Cycle Challenge

Friday, 14 August 2015

Congratulations to the AAMIG TransAmerica Cycle Challenge team, including four UWA alumni, who have completed their 10 week cycle across the US from Oregon to Virginia "We can therefore we will" tour!

Karen Upton-Davis

Student Choice Awards S1 2015 - Congratulations to Karen Upton-Davis

Friday, 14 August 2015

Students Choice Awards are out - congratulations to Karen Upton-Davis

Winners in the category of “  Programs that Enhance Learning”.

"Beyond the Teaching Nursing Home" Community Partnership wins UWA Excellence in Teaching award

Friday, 12 June 2015

At the annual UWA Excellence in Teaching award ceremony last night, the ‘Beyond the Teaching Nursing Home – Community Partnership of Learning and Care’ was the winner in the category of “Programs that Enhance Learning”.

Prof Grady Venville

Dedicated social workers win statewide awards for excellence

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Senior Social Worker Fran McGrath has been awarded the title of 2015 WA Social Worker of the Year at the sixth annual statewide awards, recognising social workers from across Western Australia. 
Held on Monday night at The University of Western Australia, Ms. McGrath accepted the accolade to a room of heartfelt applause from peers, colleagues, family, friends and distinguished guests.

Excellent teaching awarded at annual Faculty awards night.

Friday, 22 May 2015

For many years our school has consistently been recognised for the quality of our teachers and our teaching. The recognition of our teaching colleagues at the annual Faculty Excellence in Teaching awards continues this tradition of outstanding achievement. 

Helen Dugmore

Congratulations to Helen Dugmore - Finalist in the WA Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Our School congratulates Helen Dugmore on being a finalist in the WA Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards in the category of ‘Excellence in Teaching and Research’. 

ICN International Nurses Day 2015 poster

Nursing students and staff celebrate International Nurses Day - Nurses: A Force for Change. Care Effective, Cost Effective

Thursday, 7 May 2015

International Nurses Day is recognised around the world on May 12, commemorating Florence Nightingale's birthday, to rejoice and acknowledge the contributions and achievements of nurses in society.

Final year Nursing students and staff at UWA will be celebrating International Nurses Day on May 14 at the School of Population Health.

Professor Colleen Fisher (Head of School) will open the event, and celebrations will follow with tea, coffee and delicious treats supplied by the School of Population Health and the Nursing Student Committee.

photo of E/Prof Bruce Armstrong

'Founding Father' visits UWA's School of Population Health

Monday, 4 May 2015

Emeritus Professor Bruce Armstrong from the University of Sydney's School of Public Health visited UWA's School of Population Health in April. Professor Armstrong is a significant person in the history of epidemiology and public health at UWA, and has been the colleague, supervisor and mentor of some of our top WA and UWA public health professors - including E/Professor Michael Hobbs, E/Professor D'Arcy Holman and Professor Fiona Stanley.

Ian Li on bench in garden

Employment outcomes of disadvantaged students

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Dr Ian Li has been awarded funding by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) to examine the employment for students from equity backgrounds.

Miila and student in Vanuatu

Miika takes on Cyclone Pam

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

When a UWA student signed up for a five-month volunteering stint on a remote island in the Vanuatu archipelago, she was counting on it being a life-changing experience.

SW class including Bethanie students

Social Work Education Gets Real: Students and older adults learning together

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

This semester sees older adults from residential aged care Bethanie Joondanna joining the ranks of first year Master of Social Work students as fellow learners on campus. On Monday mornings seven residents, up to 89 years old, have pens poised for note-taking to increase their knowledge of communication processes.