Monday, 14 September 2020

The Boys In The Band


UWA News has moved to Impact

Monday, 17 August 2020

All UWA news content, including media releases, are now available on Impact.

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.

Perth Festival

2020 Impact Report confirms Perth Festival stimulates society on a grand scale

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Perth Festival is an annual boost to Western Australia’s social wellbeing, economy and hospitality industry, a new report reveals.

Professor Ted Snell

Art needs funding and we need art

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

This opinion piece by UWA Professor Ted Snell was published in The West Australian on Saturday 23 May and is reprinted with the newspaper’s permission.

In times of crisis, we need the arts more than ever.

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. 

Book open with pages in love heart

What books tell us about ourselves

Friday, 24 April 2020

Over two million new books are published around the world every year, of which about thirty thousand are published here in Australia.

Books are our friends: we read aloud poems at weddings and funerals, nestle up with bestseller novels on holiday, and indulge in audiobooks on buses and road trips.

Shamit Saggar

Literature and Politics: Using literary perspectives sensitively to inform public policy

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Literature and Politics

Using literary perspectives sensitively to inform public policy

Shamit Saggar

Shamit Saggar suggests that, by giving insights into aspects of the human experience that escape empirical data collection, literature could close the knowledge gaps preventing public policy from effectively addressing the trickiest challenges of our time.

Robert Wood

Literature and Politics: The House of Representation

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Literature and Politics

The House of Representation

Robert Wood

Robert Wood invites us to think about the value literature and storytelling can add to the expression of true representation, by giving voice to those who may otherwise be un- or under-represented, and in turn supporting better public policy. 

Krishna Sen

Literature and Politics: Policy and story in a time of contagion

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Literature and Politics

Policy and story in a time of contagion

Krishna Sen

Krishna Sen takes a closer look at the role of literature in times of crisis: how it compares to and complements public policy interventions, and how it will ultimately help us to not only survive, but to express our humanity through the current pandemic.