David Blair

Awards and Achievements – August 2018

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students.

To recognise these achievements, a monthly article is published on the UWA news page on the website and in UWA Forward on the first week of every month. If you know of any great awards or achievements across the University please email [email protected]


Science event brings to life the fascinating world of biology

Friday, 12 August 2016

The weird and wonderful world of biology will be on display at a series of free workshops and events open to the public at The University of Western Australia on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 August, as part of National Science Week.

Ranking attractiveness

Are attractive people paid more in the workplace?

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Your chance of getting a pay rise could depend on your looks, according to a new study led by The University of Western Australia.

Start Something winners

Budding UWA entrepreneurs 'Start Something' with prize winning ideas

Thursday, 8 October 2015

An application to help university students mine the web for open access research, a wave energy harvesting device that uses gyroscopic technology and a solution to measure strain in mining structures with discontinuities, designed to improve safety in the resources industry.

Illustration of brain

Could your brain be reprogrammed to work better?

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have shown that electromagnetic stimulation can alter brain organisation which may make your brain work better.

Malaysian connection for future focused courses

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Professor Neville Bruce, director of the Centre for Integrated Human Studies, will address Malaysian educators next week about future focused courses.

New Integrated Human Studies first-year units available in 2011

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

First-year units in Integrated Human Studies will be available at The University of Western Australia in 2011.

IHS Graduate Certificate, Diploma now available

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Graduate Certificate and Diploma courses in Integrated Human Studies are now open for applications. Graduates of any faculty can choose on campus or online options.

IHS News Vol 2 No 13 11 November 2009

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

As we load our postgraduate courses to our online learning Virtual Learning Environment, we are constantly coming across new and up-to-date resources. It is difficult to choose a short list for our recommended reading lists – but the beauty of our social constructivist eLearning model is that we expect our students to read outside the lists and to critically evaluate new information themselves, and thus to contribute to course content.

IHS News Vol 2 No 12

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Our last seminar on Ageing was a wonderful example of what we try to do in Integrated Human Studies: combine the wisdom of academia with cultural insights and practical knowledge. It was a fitting end to a series which has given us much to think about.  Next year the seminars will focus on some of the large global challenges facing humans this century. 

IHS News Vol 2 No 11 1 October 09

Thursday, 1 October 2009


We’re nearly at the end of our seminar series and I think you’ll agree we have had some fascinating topics and excellent speakers. It’s good to see many “regulars” attending and enjoying the opportunity to learn from the different perspectives on the topics, and participating in the discussions afterwards.  The final seminar – “Caring for an ageing population” – will be of interest to many who may be looking after aged parents or grandparents, or planning for their own old age.

IHS News Vol 2 No 10 14 September 09

Thursday, 1 October 2009


Postgraduate courses in Integrated Human Studies have been available at The University of Western Australia for a couple of years, and have now been remodelled into six-point units, with a new Certificate option included. We’re excited to announce that our postgraduate courses have gone online in preparation for blended delivery mode (UWA campus) and fully online (distance learning), in 2010. 

IHS News Vol 2 No 9

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

NEWS FROM THE DIRECTOROne of the aims of Integrated Human Studies is to understand what it means to be human, and here at the School of Anatomy and Human Biology at UWA a great deal of research is carried out into what humans are and what they do. Increasingly the research takes into account not just scientific aspects but also social and cultural considerations. A recently completed doctorate by Susan Clifford looked into the effects of Fly In Fly Out (FIFO) work practices in the mining industry

IHS News 17 August 2009

Monday, 17 August 2009


The UWA campus seems to be the place to go for information and action. In the past fortnight we have had an excellent talk about an NGO working to improve health outcomes in Timor-Leste

IHS News 31 July 2009

Monday, 3 August 2009


Our first seminar on music was a wonderful example of the breadth of knowledge and interest that speakers can impart. The topic of music was one that probably everyone in the audience could personally relate to, and our speakers gave us new insights into its evolutionary history and relevance to human wellbeing.  The Centre has been very busy while students had their mid-year break.  We have created a Certificate course that comprises the first four units of the existing Graduate Diploma in Integrated Human Studies. 

IHS News 27 May 2009

Wednesday, 27 May 2009


Our Centre’s Education for World Futures initiative was launched on May 26.This initiative grew from our attendance at the World Universities Forum in Mumbai in January, where our papers on integrated human studies courses and delivery attracted great interest.

IHS News 11 May 2009

Monday, 11 May 2009


 We’re nearly at the end of our first semester seminar series and again have been treated to fascinating insights and ideas from a range of speakers.  The last seminar on humans and animals on May 20 promises to be equally interesting. 

IHS News 29 April

Wednesday, 29 April 2009


Recently Steve Johnson and I presented a short (four week) course through University Extension, Human Wellbeing in the 21st Century. We examined evolutionary, physiological and psychosocial perspectives of human wellbeing and considered how our worldview is affected

IHS News 15 April 2009

Thursday, 16 April 2009


It was good to meet some regular seminar attendees and some new faces at the Sun Fair on April 5.

IHS News 30 March 2009

Monday, 30 March 2009

Thank you to everyone who has completed the Family Meals questionnaire for Cleeve Calder’s study.  Cleeve still needs more data