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