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Research

Discover some of the groundbreaking research and innovation happening at UWA.


Dolphins

Male dolphins match the tempo of each other's calls

01 April 2020

A team of researchers from The University of Western Australia and the University of Bristol has found that when it comes to working together, male dolphins coordinate their behaviour just like us.

covid19 cell

COVID-19 could be a game-changer as scientists race to develop a vaccine

31 March 2020

COVID-19 could and should be a game-changer, and may see improvements to global health regulations making vaccines faster to develop, test and introduce in the future, according to an expert in health policy and law from UWA.

Brown bottle

UWA researcher warns community against acting on faux-medical advice

31 March 2020

A researcher at The University of Western Australia has cautioned people against relying on unverified medical advice and natural remedies in lieu of real science as the COVID-19 virus situation continues to unfold.

Sanitiser

UWA sanitiser to protect most vulnerable from COVID-19

27 March 2020

Some vulnerable groups such as the elderly, small businesses and people in self-isolation from COVID-19 will be provided with hand sanitiser through a new initiative led by The University of Western Australia, in collaboration with UWA’s local Federal MP, Celia Hammond.

Vaccine

New program to monitor adverse effects of new vaccines

25 March 2020

A new Australian pilot program led by UWA, in partnership with SmartVax, MedAdvisor and the Queensland University of Technology, will monitor the effects of flu vaccines administered by pharmacists this flu season.

Toilet paper

Tissues, paper towels and wipes can block toilets if flushed

25 March 2020

Waste water engineering researchers from UWA have emphasised the importance of only flushing toilet paper down the toilet, instead of using alternatives such as tissues, which could compromise WA’s sewerage infrastructure.

Community

UWA is engaged with our local and international communities through education, research, vibrant events and cultural activities.


homeless

Rough sleepers need accommodation to prevent COVID-19 taking hold

01 April 2020

While Australians are being urged to stay home and self-isolate, more than 100,000 Australians experiencing homelessness are at high risk of COVID-19 because of chronic health conditions and no home in which to isolate.

Fiona Moggach, Jahmila Parthenay, Dr Michael Clarke, Ms Mai

Awards and Achievements - March 2020

30 March 2020

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

Winthrop hall exterior during the day

UWA moves quickly to online operations

27 March 2020

UWA has transitioned rapidly to an online mode to ensure continuity of teaching for students as well as the safety of its workforce.

KIDDO

Free program to help kids stay active at home

26 March 2020

A program run by The University of Western Australia is providing much-needed resources to help children and families remain active during the ongoing COVID-19 situation.

Dr Ana M. M. Sequeira standing outside

UWA marine researcher chosen to tackle global ocean challenges

26 March 2020

A senior research fellow at The University of Western Australia is one of only two Australians to be awarded a prestigious international grant to address some of the most critical challenges facing the world’s oceans.

Crime

New criminology course to advance criminal justice research

25 March 2020

Responding to rising interest in crime prevention and the need for more Australian research in the criminal justice sector, The University of Western Australia has launched a new criminology major.

Indigenous commitment

The University of Western Australia acknowledges that its campus is situated on Noongar land, and that Noongar people remain the spiritual and cultural custodians of their land, and continue to practise their values, languages, beliefs and knowledge.