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.

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.

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.

BepiColumbo in space

UWA Zadko Telescope helps track ambitious space mission to Mercury

Thursday, 16 April 2020

Space scientists from The University of Western Australia have worked with the European Space Agency to provide continuous imaging of a space probe passing Earth while on a journey to Mercury.

Knee

Obesity linked to earlier need for knee replacements

Thursday, 9 April 2020

A study led by The University of Western Australia and Fiona Stanley Hospital and published in BMJ Journals has found obese patients undergo knee replacements around eight years earlier than those who are a regular weight.

Groundwater

Computer modelling to protect populations from groundwater contamination

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

A team of scientists including The University of Western Australia has developed a computer model that can analyse and predict arsenic groundwater contamination, which can poison drinking water.