University of Western Australia

The University of Western Australia (UWA) was established by an Act of the Western Australian Parliament in February 1911, and began teaching students for the first time in 1913. It is the oldest university in the state of Western Australia and the only university in the state to be a member of the Group of Eight, as well as the sandstone universities. UWA was established under and is governed by the University of Western Australia Act 1911. The Act provides for control and management by the university's Senate, and gives it the authority, amongst other things, to make statutes, regulations and by-laws, details of which are contained in the university Calendar. One of Australia's best and most prestigious universities, UWA is highly ranked internationally in various publications; the 2011 QS World University Rankings placed UWA at 73rd internationally. To date UWA has produced close to 100 Rhodes Scholars and a Nobel Prize winner. UWA recently joined the Matariki Network of Universities as the youngest member, the only one established during the 20th century.

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Neuroscience

Antioxidant cocktail key to preventing Alzheimer's

Research from The University of Western Australia has found a diet rich in nutrients and antioxidants may prevent or even reverse the effects of Alzheimer's disease.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 puts extra strain on wellbeing of Indigenous Australians

Indigenous communities must be empowered to address the social and emotional wellbeing needs of Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders, with COVID-19 putting an additional strain on mental health, a national consensus report ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mobility measures alone will not stop COVID-19 spread

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have found that mobility and activity restrictions alone are not as effective in halting the spread of COVID-19 in developing countries, compared to developed countries.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Risk of preterm births falls under new initiative

The rate of potentially fatal preterm births in Western Australian hospitals can be safely reduced by up to 20% when a coordinated series of interventions is applied to pregnant women, according to researchers at The University ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why only half of Australians downloaded the COVIDSafe app

Australians who have chosen not to download the COVIDSafe app are not as concerned about security and privacy—they just don't think COVID-19 is severe enough to make them download the app, according to research by The University ...

Vaccination

New research prepares for COVID-19 vaccine roll-out

As the world waits for a COVID-19 vaccine, University of Western Australia researchers are part of a new study designed to prepare parents and government for a potential Australia-wide vaccination program.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Every Australian needs to keep a lid on social distancing backlash

While each Australian is dealing with pandemic mental health stressors in their own way, COVID denial is an ineffective approach to dealing with anxiety that could prove dangerous to the country if it emerges as a social ...

Health

Clearing up confusion over hand sanitizers

The need to wash our hands during the COVID-19 crisis has led to unprecedented demand for hand sanitizer. However, despite the label, cosmetic hand sanitizers may not be as effective as they claim to be.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Changes to COVID restrictions likely to trigger more anxiety

The winding back of a limited number of COVID restrictions is likely to trigger a new wave of anxiety among Western Australians and it's crucial that support is tailored to suit everyone's needs across the entire community, ...

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