In May, the University established the UWA Public Policy Institute (UWA PPI) as a new way to share our world-class research and expertise with decision makers and community leaders.
UWA PPI Director, David Norman says the Institute recently met with Local Government Professionals WA (LGPWA) CEO, Candy Choo, to discuss commissioning research into the mental health impacts on employees in the sector.
On Tuesday 11 September, UWA researchers will take you to some of Perth’s trendiest bars for Raising the Bar Perth, an initiative of the UWA Office of Research Enterprise to make research and education a part of the city’s popular culture.
Mishelle Burton is UWA's Careers Adviser, tasked with the enormous job of providing professional, personalised career advice to our entire student community.
She loves the reward that comes with her role, which is seeing firsthand the results of her advice and the impact it has on the lives of our students. She plays an integral part in helping students to reach their full potential and achieve their career-related goals.
Perth Festival brings magic in 2019. It’s going to be another stellar year for the Festival and here’s a taste of what’s to come in three internationally acclaimed works that are on sale now,including the much anticipated Festival opening.
Computer scientist Professor Mohammed Bennamoun from UWA’s School of Computer Science and Software Engineering is a self-professed gardening lover but it would be no surprise if a few weeds had escaped his eagle eye lately.
He’s currently embedded three days a week at Woodside Energy, along with four of his PhD students, to work on a project focused on mapping images to 3D coordinates.
The former lecturer in robotics at Queen’s University in Canada and Queensland University of Technology says the opportunity to collaborate with industry in such a hands-on way is invaluable.
Following a competitive recruitment process, UWA has appointed Ms Jeya Bavan as the new Director, Strategy, Planning and Performance. Ms Bavan will take up the role on 8 October, joining us from Curtin University where she is the current Director of Strategy and Projects. Please welcome Jeya to UWA.
An autonomous bus is being trialled on our campus so we can investigate how this technology can be integrated into our teaching, research and future sustainable transport plans.
We’ll be exploring the potential impacts of driverless technology on transport, logistics and accessibility as well as taking the opportunity to learn more about public perception of autonomous vehicles.
We’re inviting everyone to get on board and take part in the research. You can check out the timetable for the bus on the website.
The marquees are going up and the grounds are looking fabulous – we’re in the final days of preparation for Sunday’s Open Day.
From the front end event logistics to behind the scenes, it takes an exceptional amount of effort right across the University to bring Open Day together, with staff in many areas contributing to make the day a success.
Open Day Events Officer (Lead), Harriet Calverley, says the support from across the University has been fantastic and she’s excited for the day and showcasing what makes UWA unique.
UWA has signed an agreement with Melbourne University’s Australia India Institute (AII) to host an affiliate centre, which will sit within the UWA Public Policy Institute (UWA PPI). Two post-doctoral positions will soon be recruited to as part of this program.
An opportunity exists for a senior UWA academic with mentoring experience to take a business development and mentorship role in the UWA AII affiliate centre. The role will include:
Research that will improve our understanding about the potential of unconventional oil and gas in tight rocks and a design guideline for the installation of offshore wind turbines are two new research projects at The University of Western Australia to receive Federal Government funding.