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.

Nang Nge Nge Phoo

Scholarship to improve Myanmar health care

Friday, 13 March 2015

Myanmar post-graduate student Nang Nge Nge Phoo has arrived in Perth to begin her studies in Public Health at The University of Western Australia as the inaugural Woodside Myanmar Postgraduate Scholarship.

Living in hope for Aboriginal health in WA

Monday, 23 February 2015

A report on Aboriginal heart health released this week is the most comprehensive ever published in Western Australia about the single biggest killer of Aboriginal people.  The report highlights the need for all sectors of government, health service providers, business and the community to work together to further narrow the gap between rates of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal heart disease deaths.

Anne McKenzie AM

Congratulations to Anne McKenzie AM on her recognition in the 2015 Australia Day honours

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

SPH and TKI are proud to congratulate Anne McKenzie on her Appointment as a Member of The Order of Australia.

Less privileged kids shine at uni: study

Friday, 19 December 2014

Australia's higher education system appeared to level the playing field in terms of academic achievement for students, regardless of their socio-economic status (SES) background, according to a new study.

Fiona Bull receiving her award from HRH Prince William

Public health expert receives MBE from Prince William

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Professor Fiona Bull, Director of The University of Western Australia's Centre for the Built Environment and Health, was this week presented with her MBE in London by HRH Prince William.

Positively pink in Abqaiq

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Valli Batchelor joins forces with Abqaiq organisations to bring a message of peace, perseverance and joy to the Friendly City.

2015 Fay Gale Fellowship awarded to Karen Martin

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Congratulations to Karen Martin on being awarded a Fay Gale Fellowship for 2015.

park picnic

PIA WA 2014 Awards for Planning Excellence - CBEH

Monday, 24 November 2014

The School of Population Health would like to congratulate the Centre for the Built Environment and Health (CBEH) on being part of a team that won the 2014 WA Planning Institute of Australia President's Award and Minister's Award for the development of the Healthy Active By Design website tool.

SPH winners of UWA Research Excellence and Innovation Awards

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

The School of Population Health congratulates two School winners of the UWA Research Excellence and Innovation Awards.

Frank at his desk

NHMRC grant success for SPH research group

Monday, 20 October 2014

Congratulations to Frank and team on winning their NHMRC project grant.

Ian Li on bench in Nedlands Campus courtyard

Inaugural UWA Student Guild Students' Choice Award

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

The School of Population Health wishes to recognise the achievements of Angus Cook and Ian Li, both recipients of an inaugural UWA Student Guild Students’ Choice Award.

Denise, Jane and Jo

UWA trio receive sector's highest level of teaching recognition

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

An expert in enhancing teaching and learning in higher education, an environmental epidemiologist who enables students to become well-rounded practitioners, and the coordinator of a program that matches students with industry professionals were this week recognised with prestigious awards.

Coffee: if you're not shaking, you need another cup

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

A team of researchers, including one from The University of Western Australia, has found there may be some truth in the slogan: "Coffee: If you're not shaking, you need another cup."  They've identified the genes that determine just how much satisfaction you can get from caffeine.

Jessyca Hutchens - Fine Arts/Law Graduate

Indigenous graduates hold their own in the labour market

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

New research focusing on Indigenous Australian university graduates has found they now achieve comparable labour market outcomes to their non-Indigenous peers.

Lee Nedkoff

Study reveals heart health improving for diabetics

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have found that the rate of heart attacks in Western Australians with diabetes has declined substantially during the past decade despite a rapid rise in the prevalence of diabetes.

Babies at mothers' group

Groups, communities help new parents cope: studies

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Parenthood is a significant life transition; a time often experienced by new parents as overwhelming and emotionally and physically exhausting - and new research into families in Perth's newer suburbs suggests that mothers' groups and play groups play a vital role in helping new mothers feel less isolated and anxious.

Statue of couple embracing

Intimacy/autonomy and living apart together

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Living apart together - or being in a relationship but not sharing a home - is a lifestyle that attracts about nine per cent of adults in the UK, with similar numbers in the industrialised world.

DRUMBEAT improves mental health of WA prisoners

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

An independent evaluation by The University of Western Australia of an innovative program trialled in WA prisons has found a group-based program that combines hand drumming with social and emotional learning can improve the mental health of prisoners.

D'Arcy in his office

Standing ovation for Winthrop Professor D'Arcy Holman

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Winthrop Professor D'Arcy Holman received a standing ovation from a packed auditorium on Tuesday 29 July.

Professor Holman's Valedictory Address, on the eve of his retirement, was titled "Health, Political Arithmetic and Public Accountability: Bringing Down the Great Cth-State Data Divide". His dynamic address brought past and present collaborators, colleagues and students to their feet in respect.