Research

WA’s biodiversity decline the focus of prestigious PhD scholarship

February 24th, 2017

Rowena Burch has wond the inaugural Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute PhD Scholarship

A Murdoch University student has been awarded the inaugural PhD scholarship by the Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute (WABSI). Rowena Burch will study native mammals and reptiles in the jarrah forests of the South West to determine how they respond to prescribed burns, timber harvesting and to programs aimed at controlling predators such as cats and foxes.

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Explainer: how Australia decides who is a genuine refugee

February 23rd, 2017

Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny

Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny from Murdoch University’s School of Law explains the refugee determination process in Australia for the Conversation.

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Secret lives of microbats investigated

February 21st, 2017

PhD student Diana Prada is investigating microbats

The secret lives of microbats in the mid-west region of Western Australia are being revealed through a new research project at Murdoch University.

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Murdoch arts professor in live discussion of ‘challenging’ theatre piece

February 17th, 2017

Prof Helena Grehan to co-host PIAF artist talk

Professor Helena Grehan from Murdoch University’s School of Arts will co-host an artists’ talk about one of the more complex and innovative works at the Perth International Arts Festival.

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Australia's post-Trump trade agenda: Making sense of limited options

February 17th, 2017

Dr Jeff Wilson

In a policy report for the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney , trade policy expert Dr Jeff Wilson from Murdoch University’s Asia Research Centre has outlined his thoughts on the future of Australia’s trade policy in the Asia Pacific region.

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‘Undercover’ lecture series to reveal research secrets

February 16th, 2017

Dr Paola Magni

World leading researchers from Murdoch University will be presenting a series of free public lectures on topics as diverse as covert whale research and the use of insects to help solve crimes, starting later this month.

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Everyday moments celebrated in new poetry collection

February 15th, 2017

David Moody

A new poetry collection written by a Murdoch University academic reveals the treasures to be found in everyday lives, in both quiet moments alone and in encounters with other people. Ordinary Euphoria is the first collection of poetry by Dr David Moody from Murdoch’s School of Arts. Dr Moody is best known as a playwright, […]

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Fear of blushing could become a thing of the past

February 14th, 2017

Researchers at Murdoch University have been the first to investigate the underlying psychological mechanisms that leads to a fear of blushing.

Researchers at Murdoch University have been the first to investigate the underlying psychological mechanisms that leads to a fear of blushing. This research could greatly reduce the number of sufferers opting for nerve destroying surgery to treat blushing. For some people the fear of blushing, also known as Erythrophobia, is so intense they occasionally resort […]

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Genetic researcher shares insights on TEDxPerth

February 10th, 2017

Professor Steve Wilton

Murdoch University’s Professor Steve Wilton shared insights into his groundbreaking work on developing a revolutionary new treatment for genetic disease with a worldwide audience at TEDx Perth.

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Public seminar: Call for collaboration between ADHD researchers

February 9th, 2017

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A Murdoch University scholar is calling for collaboration among researchers with differing views on Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). Dr Martin Whitely, who is a prominent critic of ADHD child prescribing, will be presenting a seminar on the potential for what he terms ‘contested research’ to improve medical and psychiatric practice. Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder […]

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