Erosion

We need to adapt fast to erosion and rising sea levels to manage coastal risks

Thursday, 25 June 2020

The impact of rising sea levels and coastal erosion will see shorelines retreat steadily and provide major challenges for planning authorities, according to a research that involved The University of Western Australia, and was contracted to GHD consultancy firm.

Adnan Fakir

Mobility measures alone will not stop COVID-19 spread

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have found that mobility and activity restrictions alone are not as effective in halting the spread of COVID-19 in developing countries, compared to developed countries.

Dr Brid Phillips

UWA Expert Series - Literature as a coping mechanism - waiting for the second wave

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

 UWA School of Allied Health lecturer and former emergency department nurse Dr Brid Phillips says it is important we find effective coping mechanisms to address stress and fear in WA’s frontline health workers who are still “holding their breath” and remain alert and ready in case there is a sudden surge of COVID-19 during the winter period.

Aspire UWA

Mentor program to help Peel students learn about STEM careers

Tuesday, 9 June 2020

A new online mentoring pilot program launched by The University of Western Australia with support from the Alcoa Foundation will see students from years 9 to 11 in the Peel region learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) career opportunities.

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UWA launches online short courses to meet need for skills

Thursday, 4 June 2020

In response to the challenges many Australians may face finding work in the coming months, The University of Western Australia has launched new online short courses that offer practical skills and experiences across a range of industries.

Job seeker

UWA Expert Series - Youth support critical to battle COVID-19-related employment challenges

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Researchers from The University of Western Australia’s Centre for Social Impact say supporting young people is more important now than ever, highlighting the long-term impact on youth unemployment as the result of shutdowns and restrictions from COVID-19.

Katie Attwell

UWA Expert Series - New research prepares for COVID-19 vaccine roll-out

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

As the world waits for a COVID-19 vaccine, University of Western Australia researchers are part of a new study designed to prepare parents and government for a potential Australia-wide vaccination program.

Jo McDonald

Three UWA projects receive $3.1 million in national research funding

Thursday, 21 May 2020

A project that aims to learn more about WA’s ancient past through rock art and climate change in the Dampier Archipelago, research into ways of enhancing wellbeing in Australians and scientists examining community experiences of urban development, have received a combined $3.1 million in research funding from the Federal Government’s Australian Research Council.

Megan Menon

New scholarship helps budding lawyer achieve career aspirations

Monday, 18 May 2020

A Bachelor of Arts graduate from The University of Western Australia has been awarded the first McCusker Law Scholarship to support her postgraduate studies in law.

Hand sanitiser

Clearing up confusion over hand sanitisers

Monday, 11 May 2020

The need to wash our hands during the COVID-19 crisis has led to unprecedented demand for hand sanitiser however, despite the label, cosmetic hand sanitisers may not be as effective as they claim to be.

Incel terrorist attacks pose an increasing threat

Friday, 8 May 2020

Researchers at The University of Western Australia have found that self-identified ‘Incels’ (involuntary celibates, young men who cannot find female sexual partners), present a national security issue.

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Pandemic pondering - 10 new ethical problems emerging from COVID-19

Thursday, 7 May 2020

As WA works out how to wind back some of its COVID restrictions without becoming complacent, there are still many important ethical issues that we are grappling with as a society. 

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UWA expert series - Boost in science literacy may have changed our heroes

Thursday, 30 April 2020

There are indications that the general public’s scientific literacy may have improved in recent months due to a strong desire to keep up with the latest on COVID-19 and this may be having an impact on both our heroes and the power of social media influencers, according to researcher from UWA.

Dr Katie Attwell

UWA Expert Series - What it will take to get those who don't like vaccines to have a COVID-19 jab

Thursday, 30 April 2020

Experts from The University of WA are eager to start work on trying to determine how to ensure the WA public fully embraces any new COVID-19 vaccine that is discovered and that the uptake is high enough to protect the community.

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.

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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.

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UWA Expert Series - UWA experts help tackle COVID-19 pandemic

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

The University of Western Australia has launched an expert series  showcasing the health and medical expertise of its clinicians, academics and researchers who are leading efforts to address the COVID-19 health crisis. The series is complemented by an experts guide for media seeking evidence-based input from UWA academics across a broad range of subject areas and specifically, COVID-19.

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.

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COVID-19 provides new insights for contracts of the future

Thursday, 9 April 2020

COVID-19 has presented new challenges and complexities that may affect the way consumer and business contracts factor in unforeseen circumstances in the future, according to an expert from The University of Western Australia’s Law School.