Research Impact Series

The Research Impact Series showcases some of our key research and discoveries. Come and learn about the problems we are working on, and how research has contributed to change in our community.

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      • Community

        Loneliness during pandemic lockdown life – role of social activity and depression

        This webinar takes a look at the effect of lockdown on those who already suffer loneliness. What measures can help promote resilience and what has the most protective effect?

      • Community

        Western Australian Legacies of British Slavery

        Profesor Jane Lydon reviews the WA Legacies of British slavery project, which aims to trace the movement of people, goods, capital, and practices from the Caribbean to WA by applying a biographical method

      • Community

        Stories of Transnationalism

        This talk explores the embededness of a 'here and there' dynamic that has come to reflect a profoundly felt sense of interconnectivity between loved ones.

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        Impact of Transnational mobilities on youth wellbeing and support networks and the role of new media in transnational care

        This talk explores two notions: mobile transitions and mobile personhood as lenses to explore and provide a mixed methods analysis of how moving between different countries to live, work and study in Australia impacts upon the wellbeing and support networks.

      • Community

        Raising rare-breed livestock: A counter-hegemonic project towards an agroecological transition in Australia

        This talk explores how non-indigenous farmers acknowledge, engage with and draw upon local Aboriginal relational ontologies.

      • Community

        I am not a Kanaka or a N__' Slave pasts and kidnapped men in the Pacific

        This talk explores questions about slavery, freedom, and ‘blackness’ of black seamen within the colonial Pacific Labour arena.

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        Representation of Pacific cultures and heritage in European comics

        This talk focuses on the depictions of the Pacific cultural heritage within European comics traditions.

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        Pastoralism, Aboriginal labour and the shift towards convict transportation in Western Australia

        Jeremy Martens examines the WA pastoral industry’s demand for and dependence on Aboriginal labour from the late 1830s until the mid-1840s, in the aftermath of the conquest of the Avon valley.

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        Saying sorry: How states can effectively apologize (and have long-lasting positive effect on the aggrieved party)

        This talk argues that most state apologies are qualitatively about rehumanizing the apologizer.

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        Oldest dates for painting in Australia, Sulawesi and Borneo

        The earliest dates for in situ rock art in Australia have just been published. Co-authors discuss how these results were obtained, how they fit in to wider patterns of symbolic practice in the Kimberley and their significance in the wider context of Wallacea, Eurasia and Europe.

      • Academic

        Ask Me Anything: Scheduling on Computers

        Pawsey Hour AMA is an opportunity to join in a discussion with Pawsey expert staff and an online community of peers. This session will focus on scheduling on supercomputers. This event is suited to UWA researchers (staff and postgraduates).

      • Community

        The Irwin Street Collective: Lunchtime Concert taster - 4 seasons

        Be transported from the everyday by our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the best musical talent from within the UWA Conservatorium of Music and around the country.

      • Community

        Future-ready crops for a changing climate: the role of bioinformatics

        With bush fires and record droughts, the effects of climate change are impacting Australia now. This team work closely with plant breeders to bring useful genes into breeding pipelines to breed improved crops, that have the potential to be future-proofed.

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        James Stirling, first governor of Western Australia and imperial investor

        This talk explores whether the intergenerational biographical method expands and enlivens, or reduces our understanding of the legacies of British slavery in the Australian settler colonies.

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        The Irwin Street Collective: 4 seasons

        This event celebrates the Baroque era’s love affair with the virtuosic brilliance of the violin and the soprano voice, and the three composers who have come to define this era: Bach, Handel, and Vivaldi. Tickets from $20.

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        Panel 1 Session - Researchers' reflections on Covid-19: 12 months on

        In this first panel session, four PhD candidates whose projects were severely impacted by COVID-19 will speak about the adjustments they made and what researchers can learn about the activity of doing social research.

        Zoom password: 588304

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        Is archaeology a 'western science'? Indigenous interpretations

        Are there alternative archaeologies to the European style of Archaeology? This talk discusses ways of interpreting the past through cultural materials and landscapes and describes a form of archaeology conducted by people in part of the Papuan Gulf.

      • Community

        2021 Laki Jayasuriya Oration “Multiculturalism and the politics of fear and exclusion”

        The 2021 Laki Jayasuriya Oration, delivered by human rights advocate and writer Nyadol Nyuon who will be speaking on multiculturalism and the politics of fear and exclusion.

      • Community

        Pingelly Astrofest 2021

        This astronomically awesome FREE event will have a myriad of interesting and engaging activities to help stargazers young and old learn more about the night sky.

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        Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Inclusion Seminar: `Building meaningful connections: Moving beyond multicultural food to multicultural connection?

        The seminar by Immigration, Race and Representation Researcher, Cathy Martin will be followed by a panel who will discuss their lived experiences and how we can make meaningful connections as a diverse community.

      • Academic

        Kindness to the Environment: Sustainable science

        HDRs and EMCRs: Understand the importance of sustainability and how we can implement strategies to improve waste reduction in the scientific community. This event is exclusive to HDR students (Honours, Master, PhD) and EMCrs in WA.

      • Community

        Echoes of slavery in the colonisation of Western Australia's north

        This talk takes a look at the agitation of the 1880’s in WA. A time when colonists were demonstrating their ability to control the vast last with cheap, reliable labour.

      • Community

        Mapping the regional variability of self-injurious and suicidal behaviour in Australian adolescents to inform suicide prevention strategies

        This talk will discuss the study; the first to investigate regional variability of self-injurious and suicidal behaviours, and their related risk and protective factors, in Australian adolescents.

        No registration required.

      • Community

        Going Further, Faster ? A Policy Agenda for WA 2021

        Join us for the official launch. Experts will also offer their views on what needs to be done to make rapid progress in securing future prosperity and a sustainable and fair society for WA.

      • Community

        Researching the Covid-19 experience

        Three speakers will share their research on the COVID experience: health and social impacts, major shifts in the macro-geographies of consumption patterns and working from home, connectivity and social isolation. Zoom password is 900468.

      • Community

        Archaeology and community engagement at the new WA Museum

        This event shares some of the processes that lie behind the developments of an entirely new Museum, and the relationships with community that underpin the stories shared in Boola Bardip.

      • Academic

        Ask Me Anything: Quantum Computing at Pawsey

        Pawsey Hour AMA is an opportunity to join in a discussion with Pawsey expert staff and an online community of peers. This session will focus on Quantum Computing at the Pawsey Centre. This event is suited to UWA researchers (staff and postgraduates).

      • Community

        Homophobic COVID-19 Surveillance on South Korean Social Media

        This talk will explore how homophobic COVID-19 discourses have shaped a network of surveillance against LGBTQI+ people on South Korean social media, and how LGBTQI+ Influencers have coped with the surveillance.

      • Community

        National biographies and transnational lives: legacies of British slavery across the empire

        This talk explores how Britain and its other settler colonies remembered, forgot, or suppressed, the legacies of British slavery in their national biographical dictionaries.

      • Community

        Beethoven Sonata Project

        Cecilia Sun and Shaun Lee-Chen near the end of their exploration of Beethoven’s ten sonatas for piano and violin—the most important and extensive cycle of works for this combination of instruments. Tickets from $20.

      • Community

        Book Discussion: Islam, Authoritarianism, and Underdevelopment

        Join us for this seminar led by Professor Ahmet T. Kuru, discussing his book: Islam, Authoritarianism and Underdevelopment.

      • Community

        An international political ecology approach to the Himalaya

        In this webinar, Dr Alexander E Davis, an International Relations lecturer at UWA, proposes a new theoretical approach for understanding the India-China-Pakistan tensions in the Himalaya. He terms this approach the 'international political ecology' approach.

      • Community

        Exhibiting slavery

        This talk investigates the recent shifts in narrative and interpretive strategies, within global social, political and historical contexts, in relation to past exhibitions from the Americas, Africa, Europe and Oceania.

      • Academic

        Kindness to the Community: Oral communication

        HDRs and EMCRs: You will learn and develop oral skills to explain your research in an ‘elevator pitch’, use of analogies, how to answer prickly questions in a way that is kind but also informative. This event is suited to HDR students (Honours, Master, PhD) and EMCrs in WA.

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        Influencing environmental policy with science

        This seminar explores the challenges, pitfalls and strategies in making research influential with those who manage or regulate our environment.

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        Linking the legacies of British slave-ownership to Australian colonisation

        This final session in the Writing Slavery into Australian History series brings together members of the Western Australian Legacies of British Slavery project research team in Australia and the UK.

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        How do we diversify WA?s economy successfully?

        The events of the past year have pointed to a clear need to build a solid and future-proof economy. Hear from our panel of speakers who will share their insights.

      • Community

        Beyond Piano: Studio Teachers' Professional Development Day

        The West Australian Music Teachers’ Association in conjunction with the University of WA Conservatorium of Music presents a full day of professional development which will be relevant for teachers across all instrumental and vocal areas.

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        The Song Project

        The extensive song repertoire offers pianists and singers unparalleled opportunities for close collaboration. Tickets from $20.

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        Are our children filial? Understanding what it means to be filial amongst the Straits Chinese in the Australian context

        This presentation discusses how the role of filial piety, its evolution, and how Chinese religion and social policy influence how the Straits Chinese contextualise the meaning of filial piety and its practice in Australia.

      • Community

        Is there such a thing as hunter-gatherer archaeology?

        This talk considers what, if anything, is distinctive about hunter-gatherer archaeology compared to other kinds of archaeology.

      • Academic

        Kindness to the Community: written communication

        HDRs and EMCRs: You will learn and develop written skills to communicate your research and science in lay words, building your personal brand or showing your research in social media. This event is suited to HDR students (Honours, Master, PhD) and EMCrs in WA.

      • Community

        2021 Alan Sevier Memorial Lecture: he future of sheep artificial breeding

        This lecture will outline recent advances and upcoming work that will underpin the future of sheep artificial breeding.

      • Community

        Human-Animal Relations and Urban Sustainability

        This seminar will includes two talks on environmental themes. Talk 1 delves into the links between human and animal populations in the Kimberley Region. Talk 2 explores landscape values to help local governments make sustainable park planning decisions.

      • Community

        Virtual Regional Community Conversation - Value based Healthcare Conference

        An opportunity for consumers and community members in the regional areas of Albany, Geraldton, Bunbury or Far North WA to discuss key factors related to value based healthcare.

      • Community

        Book Talk: Islam, Authoritarianism ,and Underdevelopment

        Join us for this seminar led by Professor Ahmet T. Kuru, discussing his book: Islam, Authoritarianism and Underdevelopment

      • Community

        China and geocultural diplomacy

        This presentation examines China's geocultural ambitions, and considers some possible long-term implications.

      • Community

        2nd International Indian Ocean Expedition and UN Decade of Ocean Science

        Learn more about the UNESCO IOC Perth office's coordinate science portfolio across ocean/climate, biogeochemistry, and ecosystem sciences.

      • Community

        Cultural Dilemmas, National Habitus and Cultural Continuity in Small Communities: The Experiences of Russian speakers in Perth and Madrid

        The presentation draws upon the results of a study of small Russian-speaking communities in Perth and Madrid. The aim, to examine the experience of culture and cultural continuity in the daily lives of migrants, and to answer questions about what community is for small migrant groups.

        Zoom link: https://bit.ly/2Pl7jWG
        Password: 162094

      • Community

        Preliminary results from the UWA 2020 Fieldschool excavation: York

        This presentation discusses preliminary results from one part of the UWA Archaeology undergraduate Field School held at Balardong/York in 2020.

      • Academic

        Kindness to the Community: visual communication

        HDRs and EMCRs: You will learn and develop visual skills to communicate your research and science visually as posters, infographics and diagrams. What should we use and what we shouldn't when presenting images of our research. This event is suited to HDR students (Honours, Master, PhD) and EMCrs in WA.

      • Academic

        Creating impact through Intellectual Property and Commercialisation

        Everything you need to know about Intellectual Property and Commercialisation at UWA - in 45 mins or less!

        This event is suited to UWA researchers (staff and postgraduate students)

      • Community

        The African diaspora in Australia and transnational political, economic and socio-cultural engagement: preliminary findings from a Delphi study

        This seminar looks at transnational contributions of the African-Australian diaspora to the socio-economic, political and cultural landscapes of home and host regions.

      • Community

        Interdisciplinary archaeo-linguistic approaches

        This talk examines the interdisciplinary archaeo-linguistic approach to intercultural exchanges: the integration of Polynesian communities in Central Vanuatu.

      • Community

        Meet your immune system

        Join us for a science fair and talks by scientists and learn about your amazing immune cells! Who are your immune cells? What is a virus? How do vaccines work? Why do we have allergies? How do immune cells fight cancer?

      • Community

        Caring for our children - addressing the youth mental health crisis in WA

        This event will focus on the 'Going Further, Faster' chapter ‘Supporting Mental Health Interventions for Young People’.

      • Community

        Callaway Seminar Series - Sem 1

        This free, weekly seminar series includes presenters from UWA and the wider community.

      • Community

        Developing better treatments for kids with brain cancer

        Very little research focuses on children’s cancers, and new treatments are desperately needed to improve both survival and quality of life. This talk focusses on finding ways to develop more effective treatments that have less side effects for kids with brain cancer.

      • Community

        Chamber Music Salon

        The artistic directors of the Irwin Street Collective present an evening of eighteenth and nineteenth-century chamber music on period instruments. Tickets from $20.

      • Community

        Introducing The Raine Study

        This session will give you an insight into the rich data collected on each Raine Study participant, how it has been used by researchers all over the world to better understand, and improve, human health and quality of life, and how you can access the data for your own research.

      • Community

        Pre-Conference Community Conversation - Value based Healthcare Conference

        An opportunity for consumers and community members to discuss key factors related to value based healthcare. This is a free event.

      • Community

        Value-Based Health Care Conference 2021

        The conference will showcase and celebrate value-based healthcare innovation, initiatives, implementation, research, and training from all areas of the health care system, with discussion on topics as diverse as cancer, stroke, dental health, and more.

      • Community

        Mental Health in Academia & how we can manage it

        HDRs and EMCRs: Kindness to yourself: Let's increase the awareness of mental health issues related to academia and reduce the stigma! This event is exclusive to HDR students (Honours, Master, PhD) and EMCrs in WA.

      • Community

        ISC Instrumental and Vocal Competition: First round

        First round of the inaugural Irwin Street Collective Instrumental and Vocal competition featuring UWA students performing works composed before1800 for the chance to perform with the UWA Chamber Orchestra, led by Shaun Lee-Chen.

      • Community

        Lunchtime Concert: Taster: Pastiche

        Be transported from the everyday by our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the best musical talent from within the UWA Conservatorium of Music and around the country.

      • Community

        Pastiche Opera

        In collaboration with UWA English and Literary Studies, the Irwin Street Collective present a new pastiche opera —a work stitched together from existing pieces—comprised of Italian baroque arias. Tickets from $20.

      • Community

        ISC Instrumental and Vocal Competition: Finals

        The inaugural Irwin Street Collective Instrumental and Vocal competition features UWA Conservatorium students performing works composed before 1800 with the Chamber Orchestra, led by Shaun Lee-Chen. Tickets from $20.

      • Community

        The Biodiversity Conference 2021: Resilient Landscapes

        Significant human and environmental factors erode the natural resilience of ecosystems with a profound impact on the delicate balance of biodiversity hotspots. This conference jointly organised by all 5 WA Universities, DBCA, WABSI & eLife seeks to share scientific knowledge, biodiversity informatics and best practice in biodiversity conservation.

      • Community

        Experiences of health and illness: emotions in health communication

        This talk investigates the recent shifts in narrative and interpretive strategies, within global social, political and historical contexts, in relation to past exhibitions from the Americas, Africa, Europe and Oceania.

      • Community

        Beethoven Sonata Project

        Cecilia Sun and Shaun Lee-Chen near the end of their exploration of Beethoven’s ten sonatas for piano and violin—the most important and extensive cycle of works for this combination of instruments. Tickets from $20.

      • Community

        Complex Systems Seminars

        Want to delve deep into complex engineering systems? Link up with engineers, scientists and mathematicians during this technical series.

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