Assistant Professor Susan Peters

State funding for medical research

Monday, 30 June 2014

Five researchers from The University of Western Australia have been awarded State Government funding of $10,000 each in this year's New Independent Researcher Infrastructure Support (NRIS) awards.

Why are women delaying pregnancy?

Friday, 27 June 2014

A study by the Telethon Kids Institute and The University of Western Australia is exploring the reasons why women are delaying pregnancy well into their thirties.

Professor Fiona Bull

Public health expert recognised in UK Queen's Birthday Honours

Monday, 16 June 2014

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.

The art of good health

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Engaging in the arts for enjoyment, entertainment or as a hobby can be good for your mental, social and physical wellbeing, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.

UWA leads international research teams on climate change

Monday, 9 December 2013

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).

Parenting study to examine impact of violent fathers

Friday, 6 September 2013

Improving the parenting experiences of children and the safety of women is the aim of a new project involving researchers from The University of Western Australia.

Photo:  Ben Miller

Strong community ties help overcome disaster: expert

Thursday, 11 July 2013

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.

Gender pay gap persists through the ages

Friday, 12 April 2013

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.

Graduates find mixed results in labour market

Monday, 11 March 2013

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.

Dr Alex Hewitt

Scientists awarded funding boost for prem babies and eye research

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

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.

Larry Rudman and Rosemary Saunders

Hands-on learning leads to nursing education award

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

The University of Western Australia’s Associate Professor Rosemary Saunders has been recognised for her outstanding contribution to the education of nurses.

Bigger play areas for kids cut obesity risk

Bigger play areas for kids cut obesity risk

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

The global fight against obesity could be helped by providing support for child’s play, a researcher from The University of Western Australia has found.

Assistant Professor Wade Jarvis

Warning labels may curb binge drinking in high-risk youth

Friday, 5 October 2012

Warning labels may help curb binge drinking of “alcopops” or pre-mixed alcoholic drinks by high-risk young Australians, according to new research at The University of Western Australia.

Busselton residents surveyed in new world health study

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Busselton residents were among 170,000 people of European ancestry around the world in a study examining for the first time how genetic variants influence the complex trait of body mass index (BMI).

Dr Monique Robinson

Asthma kids risk mental health

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

A new study has found that young children with severe or persistent asthma are at higher risk of developing many common mental health problems.

UWA Professor Anas Ghadouani and Monash University Professor Tony Wong

Researchers to tap ideas for water sensitive cities

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

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.

Photo courtesy of the Asbestos Diseases Society of Australia Inc.

Deadly asbestos takes toll years after kids exposed

Monday, 3 September 2012

"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 people help type 2 diabetes world research

Friday, 10 August 2012

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.

Professor Fiona Bull

Pre-Olympic call for global action on physical inactivity

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

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.

Associate Professor Alison Reid

Award for study of cancer link to home renovators

Monday, 28 May 2012

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.