Diver in marine forests

Deep reefs used as refuge by marine forests

Thursday, 11 June 2020

A new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia has found deep reefs in Western Australia can be used as a refuge by marine forests from the impacts of ocean warming. 

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.

Professor Jane den Hollander

UWA reaffirms commitment to international students from China

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

There has been discomforting commentary over the past few days related to international students from China. I reaffirm The University of Western Australia’s commitment to the deeply held values that underpin all we do. We uphold and celebrate diversity, fairness and inclusivity; and we stand resolute in our rejection of racial prejudice and intolerance in any form – always.

Wave Energy Research Centre buoys

UWA expertise to help shape future of Australian oceans

Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Five ocean researchers from The University of Western Australia have been selected to join the newly established Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre, a Federal Government initiative which explores the sustainable use of ocean resources to drive economic growth. 


UWA Expert Series - Funding boost for COVID-19 research to support WA health

Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Projects led by The University of Western Australia that are focused on developing a greater understanding of the health effects of COVID-19 have received a $1.1 million funding boost through The Department of Health and Western Australian Health Translation Network grants program.

The Lab set-up where the Hazer technology was first developed

UWA research finds new way to make hydrogen

Tuesday, 9 June 2020

A new State Government project to produce renewable hydrogen and graphite from wastewater will use technology created by The University of Western Australia.

Professor Bryant Stokes

Graduates and staff recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

Tuesday, 9 June 2020

One of The University of Western Australia’s first graduates in medicine who became one of the State’s top neurosurgeons and led improvements in Western Australian healthcare is among 13 alumni and staff members recognised in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

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.

Professor Jon Watson

UWA Expert Series - Protest at a safe distance to avoid superspreaders

Monday, 8 June 2020

As life starts to return to normal but the threat of COVID-19 remains, Professor Jon Watson, Executive Dean of UWA's Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, looks at how we balance what we want to do and what we think is important with the health risk to individuals and the State as a whole. His comments follow a spate of protests both locally and worldwide over inequality, human rights and democracy.

Australia survey map

UWA researchers ask where should future Australians live

Monday, 8 June 2020

Australia’s population is set to double over the next century, and researchers at The University of Western Australia have created an online survey that looks at how to distribute this projected growth across the country.