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.
The impact of stormwater management on local wetlands and urban design will be the main focus for review as State and local governments, business, industry and The University of Western Australia prepares to launch new research that will guide water management reform in Western Australia.
"Wittenoom kids" who spent their childhoods exposed to asbestos in the north-west of Western Australia are now developing a range of cancers or dying at a rate well above the average population, according to a new study by researchers from The University of Western Australia for the UWA-affiliated Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR).
Busselton residents and researchers from The University of Western Australia have contributed to a worldwide scientific collaboration that has identified new genetic links in the quest to map the biological pathways that cause diabetes.
The global issue of physical inactivity should be recognised as pandemic, according to a research paper published today in the prestigious Lancet medical journal and launched in a special pre-Olympics event in London.
A landmark study that found a ‘third wave' of asbestos-related cancer had emerged among home renovators has won the Medical Journal of Australia/Medical Defence Australia National Research Award for the best research article published in the journal in 2011.