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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.

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.

Creating an enchanting opera for kids is no child's play

Friday, 15 December 2017 News > News > 2017 > 12

An ECU PhD candidate wants to bring the joy of opera to an entirely new demographic: Australian children. And the secret to engaging this notoriously discerning audience could be to create an original performance just for them, rather than adapting an adult opera.

Motorsports course takes pole position in national university awards

Thursday, 14 December 2017 News > News > 2017 > 12

ECU's Motorsport course has been judged one of the most innovative university programs in Australia.

Research snapshot shows women keen on co-working spaces

Thursday, 14 December 2017 News > News > 2017 > 12

A research snapshot on co-working spaces in Perth shows they have doubled in the past three years and are popular with women looking to escape the often male-dominated traditional workplace.

Study finds high rates of nurse bullying, but managers make a difference

Thursday, 14 December 2017 News > News > 2017 > 12

A new Australia-wide survey on nursing has found high rates of bullying, but also evidence that effective managers make a huge difference.

Age no barrier to University

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 News > News > 2017 > 12

A group of primary school students attended a graduation ceremony at ECU as part of the Children's University program.

Research finds juvenile burglars differ from adults

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 News > News > 2017 > 12

Interviews with 87 young people facing the Children’s Court of Western Australia have provided insight into how and why juveniles are different from older burglars.

This includes that 8 per cent steal toys and 20 per cent break in for food.

Research grant to ease prostate cancer side effects by improving gut health

Friday, 08 December 2017 News > News > 2017 > 12

Researchers will examine if exercise can improve the gut health of men undergoing treatment for Prostate Cancer thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Prostate Foundation of Australia.

Aussie owls fall foul of rat poisons

Wednesday, 06 December 2017 News > News > 2017 > 12

Lethal toxins from commercial rat poisons (rodenticides) have been found in more than 70 per cent of Australia’s smallest and most common owl species, the Southern Boobook (Ninox novaeseelandiae).

Holiday opening hours 2017-18

Monday, 04 December 2017 News > News > 2017 > 12

Opening hours for future, current and graduating student services will change over the Christmas-New Year break.

ECU welcomes new Innovation Hub to Joondalup

Friday, 01 December 2017 News > News > 2017 > 12

ECU’s Joondalup Campus has been announced as the location of the Western Australian Government’s first Innovation Hub.

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