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Australia needs to start math teaching earlier for success

Monday, 12 February 2018 News > News > 2018 > 02

Australia’s poor OECD rankings in mathematics might get a boost by teaching concepts earlier and instilling more positive attitudes in early childcare educators, Edith Cowan University (ECU) research suggests.

Extreme weight loss techniques may be putting MMA fighters at risk

Monday, 12 February 2018 News > News > 2018 > 02

MMA fighters are used to putting their body on the line every time they step into the cage. But new research has found that they are cutting extreme amounts of their body weight in the lead up to fights which could be putting them at even greater risk.

New home for WA's emerging filmmakers

Tuesday, 06 February 2018 News > News > 2018 > 01

ECU is backing the next generation of home-grown filmmakers with a major upgrade of the WA Screen Academy’s facilities, set to officially open on 15 February 2018.

Global study finds women hold different views of harassment

Monday, 05 February 2018 News > News > 2018 > 01

An international survey of 1,734 female undergraduate students in 12 countries has found that women often have very different views on what is appropriate and inappropriate behaviour by men.

Comedian, shipbuilder, author and dancer set for honorary awards

Friday, 02 February 2018 News > News > 2018 > 01

Comedian, author and self-confessed maths geek Adam Spencer (Triple J, Good News Week) will join six other honorary degree recipients and nearly 2500 ECU graduates in crossing the stage at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre this weekend.

Research offers insight into the American love of guns

Wednesday, 31 January 2018 News > News > 2018 > 01

It was the assault rifle used at Port Arthur, Tasmania, as well as Sandy Hook, Las Vegas and the Aurora movie theatre massacre. The AR15 has come to symbolise America’s gun-control debate. ECU researcher Dr Martin MacCarthy has immersed himself in the online world of these gun enthusiasts in order to better understand their devotion to the AR15 and what this can show us about America’s love of guns in general.

Australia Day 2018 Honours List awards for ECU

Monday, 29 January 2018 News > News > 2018 > 01

The University’s incoming head of research, a former ballet course coordinator and founder of Aboriginal education have all been recognised in this year’s List, announced on 26 January 2018.

A parent’s guide to why teens make bad decisions

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 News > News > 2018 > 01

Making bad decisions is part of being a teenager. But what can parents do to help their teens make better choices?

Study finds park exercise equipment nice, but use lagging

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 News > News > 2018 > 01

Outdoor exercise equipment has become a common sight in parks over the past few years, but do people use it and see it as value for money?

Research questions self-harm as cry for help

Thursday, 18 January 2018 News > News > 2018 > 01

While self-harm has long been thought of as a cry for help, a research review finds the majority of people do it to relieve emotional distress.

Research suggests public favour rehabilitation over punitive punishment for young offenders

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 News > News > 2018 > 01

The public has a more sophisticated view of sentencing for young offenders than is often portrayed by advocates of law and order policies, research from Edith Cowan University (ECU) reveals. A survey of over 500 participants and 72 interviews has revealed that rehabilitation is the public’s primary concern.

Rocky Horror allegations throw a spotlight on acting boundaries, on and off stage

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 News > News > 2018 > 01

In this article originally published on The Conversation WAAPA Lecturer Dr Leith Taylor discusses where the boundaries lie between exploring every possibility an acting role offers and still behaving appropriately, with respect to other performers.

New initiative aims to improve cancer outcomes in liver disease

Tuesday, 09 January 2018 News > News > 2018 > 01

A new initiative from Fiona Stanley Hospital and Edith Cowan University is set to improve research training and provide real-time tracking of outcomes for liver cancer. The hope is that Improving the Cancer Outcomes in Liver Disease (iCOILD) initiative will improve outcomes for a disease that costs Australians over $5 billion annually and sees more than 100 patients undergoing treatment at Fiona Stanley Hospital every week.

Heading back to the office? Bring these plants with you to fight formaldehyde (and other nasties)

Monday, 08 January 2018 News > News > 2018 > 01

In this article, originally written for The Conversation, ECU PhD candidate Danica-Lea Larcombe looks at why and how certain plants can help improve the air and atmosphere of office environments.

Research shows mining boom added $4.8 billion to WA dining sector

Thursday, 21 December 2017 News > News > 2017 > 12

The Western Australian mining boom added $4.8 billion to the state’s dining industry between 2004 and 2015, Edith Cowan University (ECU) research has found. A further $900 million boost came from a growing coffee culture, the proliferation of ‘small bars’, busier lifestyles and food fashion, including the rise of cooking shows and dining apps.

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