Research Impact Series

At UWA our world-leading researchers tackle global, national and regional issues to make the world a better place. Discover more about the impact of UWA research through our Research Impact Series.

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    • Museum of Sound Series

      Do you remember the sound of dial-up internet? What about the whistle of an old kettle or a wine cork popping? Sounds, noise and music are fundamental to our lives. Join us to explore our sonic past and present and learn how our lives are shaped by sound and listening. Presented in collaboration with the City of Perth Library.

    • Australia's Great Southern Reef: Our best kept biodiversity secret

      The Great Barrier Reef is famous around the globe, yet Australia’s Great Southern Reef, a series of pristine, cold-water reefs, is relatively unknown.

    • Highlights: Western Australia's Natural History Collections

      Swans were never meant to be black; in medieval Europe unicorns had more credibility. Yet for us, the black swan exemplifies how a non-human species has come to represent a particular place and people. By uncovering and analysing how WA's landscape, species and societies have been visualised as unique and peculiar, we explore how WA collections both at home and abroad have embodied representations of place, people and experience.

    • Coastal Garbage Patches: Where does our rubbish go?

      Plastic pollution is a serious threat to our oceans, marine life and human health. Yet all of us, scientists included, still know very little about where our rubbish goes once it ends up in the ocean.

    • Achieving Your Research Outcomes
      (Day 1)

      This series of presentations will give you an understanding of the processes and functions available at UWA to help you achieve your research outcomes.

      On day 1, find out how to: publish Open Access for free, get the media to notice your research, use data to find collaborators, use social media, create impact through IP and commercialisation and navigate the invention process. Events are suited to UWA researchers (staff and postgraduate students).

    • Achieving Your Research Outcomes
      (Day 2)

      This series of presentations will give you an understanding of the processes and functions available at UWA to help you achieve your research outcomes.

      On day 2, find out how to: show your best self with UWA Profiles, write for The Conversation, find and develop new research opportunities, access the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre services, plan for impact and measure your research performance. Events are suited to UWA researchers (staff and postgraduate students).

    • A Giant Leap for Mankind

      "Lift-off! We have a lift-off...32 minutes past the hour...lift-off on Apollo 11."

      The excitement about the first manned moon landing by Apollo 11 still resonates today. The touch down of the Eagle 50 years ago was a defining moment of the last century.

      Join UWA astrophysicist and microgravity specialist Danail Obreschkow to commemorate this milestone and celebrate its game changing impact on science, industry, politics and human culture.

    • Listening to Sea Country: Blending traditional knowledge with contemporary science

      Can traditional ecological knowledge and contemporary science combine to manage marine estates in a time of rapid environmental change?

      Indigenous Australians have a cultural and spiritual obligation to take care of Country, and have been sustainably managing their marine estates for millennia. But the rapid environmental changes we see today are challenging traditional protocols.

    • A Global Perspective on Marine Megafauna Movement

      Join us to learn about the latest research in global migration of marine megafauna, and gain insight into how these species are affected by human activities.

    • 2019 UWA Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Semi-finals

      Join us for the semi-finals of the University of Western Australia’s Three Minute Thesis as Doctoral and Masters by Research students from across the University outline their research topic and it significance in 3 minutes or less, using language anyone can understand. Ten finalists will be selected by our judging panel.

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    • 2019 UWA Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Final

      Ten speakers will inspire you with their dynamic, engaging and accessible 3-minute account of their doctoral research topic and its significance. The winner will represent UWA at the Asia-Pacific 3MT in early October. Audience members will vote for their People’s Choice.

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    • WA BioInnovation Showcase and Networking Event - by invitation only

      Hear about the latest WA biotech and healthcare investment and collaboration opportunities and network with pharma and med-tech companies and investors

    • Raising the Bar

      UWA is proud to bring back the hugely popular Raising the Bar lecture series to Perth. With the aim to make higher learning a part of our city's popular culture, Raising the Bar will help 20 of UWA's world leading researchers to escape their lecture theatres and labs to host free talks in Perth CBD bars.

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