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.
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.
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.
Heart disease is still the number one killer of Australians - and researchers at The University of Western Australia want to meet people who have had, or care for someone, with heart disease, heart failure or atrial fibrillation.
Professor Fiona Bull, Director of The University of Western Australia's Centre for the Built Environment and Health, has been appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire in the UK Queen's Birthday Honours for 2014.
Two climate change projects led by The University of Western Australia - one a study into reporting on climate change in the media and another focusing on the challenge of ancient soils under modern land use - have been chosen for funding by the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN).
In the week when 19 US firefighters lost their lives battling an inferno in Arizona, a researcher from The University of Western Australia presented findings about building disaster-resilient communities.
A new study examining gender disparities in the Australian labour market has found female graduates earn less than their male counterparts - and the gender pay gap widens dramatically the older women are at the time of graduation.
New research on the absorption of recent graduates into the labour market has revealed wide differences in how readily graduates from various fields of study and university groups find jobs to match their level of education.
The Ramaciotti Foundations last night awarded two researchers from The University of Western Australia nearly $145,000 to help better understand the risk of life-threatening infections in premature babies and the genetics of glaucoma, the world's leading cause of irreversible blindness.