World-leading experts take to the stage (and pubs) across Perth

Western Australians will have the opportunity to hear from leading experts in music, literature, rock art, business, history, engineering, medicine and science during UWA’s Research Impact Series.

The series of events, hosted by the University's Office of Research Enterprise, will run from May until November on campus and in the Perth CBD.

One of the highlights promises to be Raising the Bar Perth. On Tuesday 29 October, 20 UWA researchers will deliver 20 talks in 10 bars across the city, all in the space of one night.

The City of Perth Library will also host a number of events throughout the year as part of the series.

The Research Impact Series kicks off on Thursday 23 May with Seeing is Deceiving: The Non-visual Aspects of Rock Art, at which UWA archaeologist Dr Sven Ouzman will take a look at sound, music, language, art and human evolution.

Other events include:

  • Australia’s Great Southern Reef: Our best kept biodiversity secret (6 June)
  • Highlights: Western Australia’s natural history collections (11 June)
  • Sound all around: Introducing sound studies (18 June)
  • Coastal garbage patches: Where does our rubbish go? (4 July)
  • Achieving your research outcomes (24-25 July)
  • Listening to sea country: Blending traditional knowledge with contemporary science (8 August)
  • Sounds of the lab (27 August)
  • A global perspective on marine megafauna movement (5 September)
  • UWA Three Minute Thesis semi-finals and final (18 September)
  • Electronic music and post-war German youth culture (24 September)
  • Sounds and words (23 October)
  • Raising the Bar Perth (29 October)
  • Vocal modulation in annual general meetings and the boardroom (27 November)

The Research Impact Series aims to make UWA’s research more accessible to the wider community and highlight the many ways we are contributing towards solving real-world challenges. 

Register for events through the UWA Research website.

Media references

Rosanna Marchesani (Office of Research Enterprise) + 61 8 6488 7172

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