Professor Colin MacLeod

UWA Expert Series - Changes to COVID restrictions likely to trigger more anxiety

Wednesday, 6 May 2020

The winding back of a limited number of COVID restrictions is likely to trigger a new wave of anxiety among Western Australians and it’s crucial that support is tailored to suit everyone’s needs across the entire community, says Professor Colin MacLeod of The University of Western Australia’s School of Psychological Science.

Matthias Leopold

Glacier hazards on the increase in the warming world

Wednesday, 6 May 2020

A global team of scientists including The University of Western Australia has found glacier detachments, which are highly destructive events, may occur more frequently as the world warms.

Peter Dean

Awards and Achievements - April 2020

Tuesday, 5 May 2020

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

Man with Manta Ray

UWA Expert Series - World leading marine scientists Zoom in to help Year 12 students

Tuesday, 5 May 2020

Some of the world’s leading marine scientists will be Zooming in to high school classrooms this term to help Year 12 students achieve their best in their final year of study amid the COVID-19 confusion.

Professor Brendan Kennedy

UWA Expert Series - WA expertise produces 10,000 face shields to support frontline health workers

Monday, 4 May 2020

The University of Western Australia, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, WA Department of Health and Adarsh Australia have teamed up to manufacture up to 10,000 face-shields initially to support the WA health system and protect frontline workers responding to COVID-19. If successful, the production of the face shields could be expanded.

Cyclists and cars

Car driver and cyclist interactions under the microscope

Friday, 1 May 2020

Car drivers and cyclists often share the roads and their interaction can cause friction between the two parties.

Professor Jon Watson

UWA Expert Series - Medical schools ready to boost hospital capacity with new medical assistant roles

Friday, 1 May 2020

A new role which allows final year medical students to work inside hospitals has been designed to enable Australia’s healthcare capacity to be immediately increased if required in response to COVID-19.

female playing piano on the top of a car trailer

Mobile grand piano entertains local Perth aged-care residents

Friday, 1 May 2020

With many elderly and vulnerable Australians remaining inside their homes during the COVID-19 outbreak, a musician from The University of Western Australia has helped provide musical entertainment for the residents of a Perth aged-care facility. 

doctor in consultation with patient

Study finds decline in heart attack and stroke in Type 2 diabetics

Friday, 1 May 2020

A study by The University of Western Australian and Fremantle Hospital with support from the Raine Foundation and NHMRC has found the rate of heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular complications has improved in people with diabetes over the past 20 years.

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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.