Professor Schlaich and patient

50 per cent of people do not know they have high blood pressure

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

A study involving scientists from The University of Western Australia and the Royal Perth Hospital Medical Research Foundation has revealed 50 per cent of Australians living with high blood pressure do not realise they have it. 

Turtle hatchling

New threat revealed for baby turtles

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

New research has revealed that marine turtle hatchlings entering the ocean close to jetties have a high likelihood of being eaten.

Convocation Warden, Dr Doug McGhie presents Ashlynne Hendry with the 2018 Convoc

Higher calling for top Arts student

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

The Convocation Undergraduate Prize in Bachelor of Arts has been awarded to Ashlynne Hendry who completed her Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Linguistics and Anthropology, and Sociology at The University of Western Australia in 2018.

Deep sea fish with enhanced vision

Deep sea fish can detect colour in the dark

Friday, 10 May 2019

A team of international researchers has found that deep-sea fish have developed surprisingly diverse vision that enables them to detect colour in the dark.

UWA’s Graduate School of Education complete a trilogy of works focussed on the rebuilding of school systems destroyed by long-running conflict in post-war climates

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

The Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education celebrate the success of authors from the Graduate School of Education for the recent completion of a trilogy of works surrounding the rebuilding of school systems in post-war conflict zones, a collection that dates from 2017 - 2019.

UWA star Wars

UWA Star Wars video a big hit

Monday, 6 May 2019

The University of Western Australia Star Wars Day video released on international Star Wars Day (May 4) is proving to be a big hit.

Gravitational waves

Scientists help detect black hole eating neutron star

Friday, 3 May 2019

Researchers from The University of Western Australia are at the centre of new discoveries where gravitational waves have been detected.

Our speaker examines the recent Indonesian elections

Monday, 29 April 2019

In her interim account of the recent Indonesian elections, Ella S. Prihatini points to significant levels of volatility in parties’ vote share, important breakthroughs by some new parties and the unprecedented fatigue created by a single-day electoral event. Shamit Saggar


Brexit

UWA PPI Director discusses the Brexit challenge

Monday, 15 April 2019

Brexit without a decent rule-book

I find myself surprisingly stuck on Brexit. The inconclusive struggles thus far cast a light in the dark corner of how the UK is governed, relying on a part-written, uncodified constitution. It does not seem fit for purpose now that the limits of the political system have been tested. This is a conclusion I had not expected to draw.


Ella Prihatini

Our speaker comments on the upcoming Indonesian elections

Thursday, 11 April 2019

As Indonesia prepares next week for its mammoth elections involving 193 million potential voters, Ella Prihatini (UWA) examines the wisdom of crowding so much into a single day of voting. She notes that the financial and efficiency rationales are weak in practice, and that the downsides include hidden disadvantage for women as both electors and candidates. A rethink might be on the cards for future elections. Shamit Saggar