Research

Pilbara conservation research to bring global benefits

February 22nd, 2018

Endangered species: The research will focus on mammal species like the northern quoll (Credit: Mark Cowan DBCA)

Murdoch University researchers have won major funding to develop new tools that protect the environment in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.

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Murdoch wins grant for Indigenous Queer research

February 20th, 2018

In the first state-funded research of its kind, Murdoch University will investigate the impact of discrimination on the mental health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members of the LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Intersex) community.

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Caladenia Counselling Clinic re-opens to the public

February 18th, 2018

Image of Mr Gaston Antezana

The Caladenia Counselling Centre at Murdoch University is now open for 2018, offering affordable counselling services to members of the public and Murdoch students.

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Researcher seeks participants for scar sensitivity study

February 15th, 2018

A Murdoch University researcher is seeking participants for his study on the effectiveness of a topical cream to reduce the pain experienced by skin with keloid scarring.

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Biodegradable plastics get Naked

February 13th, 2018

Research into developing biodegradable plastics from wastewater at Murdoch University has hit the international spotlight with an appearance on the BBC’s The Naked Scientist, one of the world’s most popular science podcasts.

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Mother and son duo graduate against the backdrop of fireworks

February 12th, 2018

As fireworks lit up the sky for Murdoch University’s graduation ceremony, a mother and son shared the stage to celebrate their achievements.

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International exchange opens door to new side of Bali life

February 9th, 2018

Arriving on the day of the Mount Agung volcano eruption proved to be a baptism of fire for a group of Murdoch University students on an international cultural exchange program.

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Generous donations support University appointment

February 8th, 2018

Professor Vijay Mishra and Dr Rahul Gairola

Donations from Perth cardiologist Dr Krishna Somers are funding a new academic position at Murdoch University, to support the research of transnational cultures, literature and diasporas.

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Microplastics pose threats to iconic ocean giants

February 5th, 2018

Manta with plastic in Indonesia - Elitza Germanov, Marine Megafauna Foundation

Scientists are warning that microplastics in our oceans are posing a significant risk to filter-feeding marine animals like manta rays and whale sharks.

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Opinion: Australia’s student visa immigration policy needs a re-visit

February 5th, 2018

Australia’s current immigration policy in relation to granting student visas to those with a disability or health issue is illogical and discriminates against people with disabilities, according to Adjunct Associate Professor Jan Gothard from Murdoch University.

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