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Research

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


Old cells

Cells lose their ability to share resources as we age

21 November 2019

A research team led by The University of Western Australia has found that our cells deteriorate and share fewer resources as we age, which can lead to the onset of diseases such as osteoporosis, arthritis, cardiovascular disease and cancers.

Bowel cancer kit

Personalised screening could improve the diagnosis of bowel cancer

21 November 2019

Personalised screening could improve the diagnosis of bowel cancer and re-shape the future of Australia’s National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP), according to new research at The University of Western Australia.

Professor Jon Watson

New Executive Dean, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

18 November 2019

Professor Jon Watson has been appointed as the Executive Dean, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at The University of Western Australia. The Faculty’s clinical medicine discipline is ranked in the world’s top ten.

Gouldian Finch (Erythrura gouldiae) grassfinch birds drinking water

DNA may hold the clue to protecting endangered species

15 November 2019

A new method for analysing DNA collected from waterways which can help identify endangered bird species has been developed with the help of researchers from The University of Western Australia.

Discovery early career researchers

Five early career researchers awarded $2m in federal funding

13 November 2019

Five UWA researchers have been awarded almost $2.05 million for projects that range from investigating Australian rare breed poultry and livestock conservation to working out whether cutting-edge cognitive approaches can help those with severe anxiety.

Project to investigate silverware from Dutch ship Batavia

New project to polish up our knowledge of Batavia silverware

13 November 2019

An international collaboration using 3D imaging and new technology will detect and recreate intricate data from corroded 17th century European silverware from the wreck of the Dutch ship Batavia.

Community

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


UWA Choir singing

Celebrate the festive season at the UWA annual Christmas concert

15 November 2019

The University of Western Australia will come alive this festive season with a public Christmas concert to support Lifeline WA, set on the beautiful grounds of the University’s Crawley campus.

Dr Annie Fogarty

WA Australian of the Year Awards announced

08 November 2019

Philanthropist and education advocate Dr Annie Fogarty AM and world-leading pre-term birth expert Professor John Newnham have been recognised in the 2020 WA Australian of the Year Awards.

Bangarra Bennelong

Perth Festival launches 2020 program

01 November 2019

On a bedrock of Indigenous culture, Perth Festival 2020 welcomes everyone to a glorious summer celebration of people and place with more than 250 events across theatre, music, dance, opera, film, visual, visual arts and literature and ideas.

Dr Helena Viola

At the heart of it

29 October 2019

For several decades UWA has been working with National Heart Foundation Australia (NHFA), which this year celebrates its 60th anniversary, to save the lives of everyday Australians affected by heart disease.

Shann Memorial Lecture

Lecture to examine: The End of Normal in Politics and Economics

22 October 2019

The impact of international issues such as Brexit, China's military belligerence, political unrest in Hong Kong and the lack of US leadership will be the focus of this week's Shann Memorial Lecture at UWA.

Highway to Hell signage on Canning Highway

Canning Highway becomes the worlds longest stage

21 October 2019

Bring the family and stake your claim along 10km of open highway for a special art, music and entertainment event to celebrate Perth’s connection to late, great AC/DC front man Bon Scott. Highway to Hell will be the world’s longest stage and Perth’s playground for a day as the free, family-friendly finale to the 2020 Perth Festival.

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.