Dr Darja Kragt

Researcher investigating leadership gains national attention

Thursday, 30 April 2020

A researcher from The University of Western Australia who is examining how a person’s self-identity influences the way they lead others has been selected to present her research at the 2020 FameLab national final.

Tim Colmer

UWA Expert Series - UWA joins expert taskforce to help government response to COVID-19

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

The University of Western Australia has contributed nine top researchers to a taskforce of more than 100 experts across the Group of Eight (Go8) Universities that has today released a Roadmap to Recovery report, designed to help the Federal Government plot the best path through COVID-19.

Social isolation

UWA Expert Series - Study to look at how people adapt to social isolation during COVID-19

Friday, 24 April 2020

A team of scientists from The University of Western Australia’s School of Psychological Science has launched a study to understand the mental health effects of physical isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study is a joint initiative between The University of Western Australia, the Forrest Research Foundation, and the Minderoo Foundation.

Cancer out of pocket

UWA study reveals outer metropolitan cancer patients most out-of-pocket

Friday, 24 April 2020

Cancer patients living in outer metropolitan areas in Western Australia are more out-of-pocket than their rural counterparts according to a new study by researchers from The University of Western Australia.

Hands

UWA Expert Series - Migrants teach us how to care across distances

Thursday, 23 April 2020

Social distancing is teaching communities to find new ways to stay socially connected, yet physically distant migrant families have long learnt how to stay close according to researchers from The University of Western Australia.

Michaela Lucas

UWA Expert Series - Local trials to test effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccine

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

University of Western Australia researchers are hopeful local trials of the Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine will not only determine if it is an effective way to boost the immune systems of frontline health workers but show whether it can be used as a whole-population COVID-19 protection measure when Australia’s borders are eventually opened again.

Dr Lawrence

UWA Expert Series - Mental resilience on the COVID-19 frontline

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Lessons about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from Australia’s emergency workers and bushfire fighters indicate it is essential frontline healthcare workers, as much as possible, be given adequate time to process, rest and recover after each shift caring for COVID-19 patients, according to The University of Western Australia’s mental health researcher Associate Professor David Lawrence.

UWA Expert Series - UWA finance expert offers top tips to manage finances during COVID-19

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Navigating finances during COVID-19 at a time of financial and employment uncertainty can be challenging, so Dr Elizabeth Ooi from The University of Western Australia Business School has put together some tips to help people make the most of their budget.

Siddique

UWA Expert Series - Ensuring global food security during COVID-19

Monday, 20 April 2020

An agricultural expert from The University of Western Australia has warned that while Australia is one of the most food secure countries in the world, COVID-19 presents complex challenges for the food security of vulnerable communities and nations where hunger and malnutrition are already common.

Professor Toby Richards

UWA Expert Series - Researchers working together will provide best defence against COVID-19

Thursday, 16 April 2020

UWA’s Professor Toby Richards shares his insight on COVID-19 treatment, clinical trials and why buying time through isolation and ramping up collaboration is our best chance of defence.