13th in the world for Anatomy and Physiology (QS 2018)
21st in the world for Sports-related subjects (QS 2018)
1st in Australia and 14th in the world for Agricultural Sciences (ARWU 2018)
1st in Australia and 18th in the world for Environmental Science and Engineering (ARWU 2018)
Harnessing resources and energy for a sustainable future
Our energy and geoscience research is helping create a world of secure, sustainable and emission-free minerals and energy.
Restoring and maintaining balance in our natural environment
Our environmental research at UWA is protecting biodiversity and helping keep man-made climate change in check.
Optimising physical and mental performance
Our researchers are discovering ways to improve the quality of life by better understanding how we think, feel and move.
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The Faculty of Science is home to a wide range of facilities which support world-class research and teaching activities.
Robin Winkler Clinic
The Robin Winkler Clinic clinic provides individual and group psychological treatment and assessment for people of all ages and backgrounds is linked with UWA’s School of Psychological Sciences.Read more about Robin Winkler Clinic
Cell and Molecular Life Facility
The Cell and Molecular Life Facility teaches and supports research staff and students advanced molecular biology techniques.Read more about Cell and Molecular Life Facility
Plant Growth Facilities
A high-quality, practical growing site for carrying out controlled experiments with the capacity for a wide range of research and teaching.Read more about Plant Growth Facilities
Remotely Piloted Aerial Sensing Platform
The Remotely Piloted Aerial Sensing Platform provides the latest in drone and sensing equipment to support UWA students, researchers and collaborators.Read more about Remotely Piloted Aerial Sensing Platform
Shenton Park Field Station
The Shenton Park Field Station is a 67-hectare facility supporting research by plant and animal biologists.Read more about Shenton Park Field Station
The UWA Centre for Sleep Science
UWA’s Centre for Sleep Science is committed to researching sleep and sleep disorders and offers a variety of educational opportunities.Read more about The UWA Centre for Sleep Science
UWA’s Histology Laboratory produces high-quality work for teaching and research purposes within the University and broader scientific community.Read more about Histology
Imaging at Science
Imaging at Science is one of the leading biological imaging facilities in Western Australia.Read more about Imaging at Science
Earth and Environment Analysis Laboratory
Chemical and physical analyses in environmental and agricultural areas.Read more about Earth and Environment Analysis Laboratory
The Bayliss Building is a stunning five-storey facility that’s the largest and most technically complex building on our campus. Home to the School of Molecular Sciences, the building was named after Emeritus Professor Sir Noel Stanley Bayliss (1906-1996), an eminent Australian chemist whose name was given to the mineral ‘baylissite’.Read more about Bayliss Building
UWA is one of only two Australian universities to belong to the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), a partnership of 18 research-led universities from Europe, North America, Southeast Asia and Australia.
This international alliance fosters and encourages collaboration between members. It brings together the experience, equipment and expertise necessary to tackle the big issues currently facing societies, governments, corporations and education.
We are home to award winning researchers and academics who are experts in their field.
Professor Ryan Lister
Professor Ryan Lister is an award winning scientist at UWA whose research focuses on the information contained in the DNA of plant and animal genomes.Read more about Professor Ryan Lister
Professor Colin MacLeod
School of Psychological Science Professor Colin MacLeod is an ARC Laureate Fellow, and Director of the Rutherford Memorial Centre for the Advancement of Research on Emotion.Read more about Professor Colin MacLeod
Professor Charlie Bond
Professor Charlie Bond is the head of UWA’s School of Molecular Sciences and an accomplished researcher in structural biology.Read more about Professor Charlie Bond
Associate Professor Jane Pillow
Associate Professor Jane Pillow is a clinical scientist and neonatologist whose work focuses on improving outcomes for premature infants.Read more about Associate Professor Jane Pillow
Professor Annette George
Professor Annette George is Head of the School of Earth Sciences and researcher in petroleum geoscience and early Earth environments.Read more about Professor Annette George
Associate Professor Carmela Pestell
Associate Professor Carmela Pestell is a clinician, researcher and lecturer in clinical psychology and neuropsychology, and Director of the Robin Winkler ClinicRead more about Associate Professor Carmela Pestell
Professor Daniel Murphy
Professor Daniel Murphy is Head of UWA’s School of Agriculture and Environment whose work focuses on improving soil and its impact on sustainable agriculture in Australia and worldwide.Read more about Professor Daniel Murphy
Emeritus Professor John Pate
Professor John Pate is a distinguished biologist and plant physiologist with a career spanning decades of scientific research and discovery.Read more about Emeritus Professor John Pate
Professor Stephen Powles
Professor Stephen Powles is one of the world’s most highly cited agricultural scientists and is widely regarded as an expert in herbicide resistance in plants.Read more about Professor Stephen Powles
Dr Nat Benjanuvatra
Dr Nat Benjanuvatra is a researcher and lecturer in UWA’s School of Human Sciences working with elite athletes and coaches to optimise performance.Read more about Dr Nat Benjanuvatra
Winthrop Professor Daniel Green
Winthrop Professor Daniel Green is a cardiovascular exercise physiologist in the School of Human Sciences studying ways to prevent chronic disease.Read more about Winthrop Professor Daniel Green
Professor Romola Bucks
Professor Romola Bucks is Head of the School of Psychological Science and investigates cognitive disorders related to the process of ageing.Read more about Professor Romola Bucks
Professor Richard Hobbs
Professor Richard J Hobbs FAA, is a Professor of Ecology and IAS Distinguished Fellow, former ARC Australian Laureate Fellow, and Head of the ERIE Research Group at The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia.Read more about Professor Richard Hobbs
Dr Tristan Clemons
Dr Tristan Clemons and his team use nanoparticles to revolutionise how we treat injuries and diseases, such as burns and cancer, by improving drug delivery and avoiding negative side effects.Read more about Dr Tristan Clemons
Associate Professor Shayne Loft
Associate Professor Shayne Loft is the Director of the Human Factors and Applied Cognitive Psychology Laboratory and Deputy Head of The University of Western Australia’s School of Psychological Science.Read more about Associate Professor Shayne Loft
Dr Louise Naylor
Dr Louise Naylor is a senior lecturer and researcher in exercise physiology whose research investigates exercise as medicine to treat disease.Read more about Dr Louise Naylor
Dr Cyril Grueter
Dr Cyril Grueter is a senior lecturer and researcher in biological anthropology, studying the social organisation of primates as a basis for understanding human behaviour.Read more about Dr Cyril Grueter
Professor Sarah Dunlop
Professor Sarah Dunlop is Head of the School of Biological Sciences at UWA and a highly regarded researcher leading an integrated team in basic and clinical research to promote recovery after neurotrauma.Read more about Professor Sarah Dunlop
Dr Archa Fox
Dr Archa Fox is a senior lecturer and leading researcher in the School of Molecular Sciences whose research has uncovered a new cellular structure, paraspeckles.Read more about Dr Archa Fox
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Science is uncovering exactly how it has the power to change our world for the better
PhD opportunities in Science
You can research your PhD at UWA and join leading academics and researchers on innovative projects answering the world’s big questions through our PhD opportunities in Science.
The Faculty of Science connects several disciplines to explore big questions facing humanity across human, environmental and agricultural sciences.
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