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Research

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


Insomnia

Cannabis proven to help insomniacs sleep

07 April 2020

The results of a world-first study at The University of Western Australia have shown that medicinal cannabis can be used as a novel treatment for adults suffering from chronic insomnia.

Livia Hool

Keeping a healthy heart during COVID-19

07 April 2020

People who suffer from cardiovascular disease and hypertension are vulnerable during COVID-19 and need to be protected, according to an expert in cardiovascular health from The University of Western Australia.

Dr Coatsworth

UWA graduate joins Australia's front line medical team in Canberra

07 April 2020

While he may feel he was lucky to be in the right place at the right time, there’s no doubt that the experience gained working from some of the world’s most vulnerable and war-torn countries helped UWA medicine graduate Nick Coatsworth secure the role of Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Australia.

The BRUIE robot underwater in Antarctica

Autonomous robot could help in the search for signs of life in space

03 April 2020

A new autonomous robot developed by engineers at NASA and tested in Antarctica by a team of researchers, including an engineer from The University of Western Australia, is destined for a trip into outer space and could, in the future, search for signs of life in ocean worlds beyond Earth.

Premature baby

Migrant women at risk of stillbirth during first two years in Australia

03 April 2020

A study led by UWA has found the first two years after arrival in Australia holds the highest risk of stillbirth in migrant women and improving access to healthcare is vital in reducing this.

Charlotte Birkmanis

UWA researchers to showcase their science findings live

03 April 2020

Six early career researchers from The University of Western Australia researching topics such as how their self-image influences the way leaders lead others and how to stop deadly bacteria from accessing sugar in the body have been selected to present their research at the 2020 FameLab Western Australia semi-final.

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.