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ECU researchers examine WA’s online sex offender registry

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 News > Media releases > 2013 > 06

Researchers from ECU are investigating the public’s attitude toward the WA Government’s child sex offender registry website, including whether parents feel their children are safer.

New role for optic fibre

Wednesday, 15 May 2013 News > Media releases > 2013 > 05

Edith Cowan University (ECU) researchers have developed a new water quality sensor utilising fibre optic nano technology.

Accreditation for ECU Health Simulation Centre sees significant health workforce benefits

Tuesday, 07 May 2013 News > Media releases > 2013 > 05

ECU has gained full accreditation to deliver training in anaesthetic crises, making it the only organisation in WA to provide training in this area and cementing the University’s position as a global leader in health simulation.

Kinect the key to in-home monitoring

Wednesday, 24 April 2013 News > Media releases > 2013 > 04

A student research project is using the built-in motion detection features of a popular games console to provide a low-cost, 24-hour home monitoring system for the sick, elderly or those with a disability.

Social media a threat to fair trial

Tuesday, 23 April 2013 News > Media releases > 2013 > 04

Social media poses a serious threat to Australia’s justice system, according to Edith Cowan University’s Head of School of Law and Justice, Professor Anne Wallace.

Do 457 visas give SMEs a stamp of approval?

Tuesday, 09 April 2013 News > Media releases > 2013 > 04

Are migrant workers on 457 visas turning down the chance to work for resources industry giants and instead choosing employment with smaller firms? This question is the focus of a new study by Edith Cowan University (ECU) researchers.

Harassed women work harder: study

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 News > Media releases > 2013 > 03

New research from Edith Cowan University (ECU) and the University of New England has found women experience more rude and disrespectful behaviour in the workplace, but they tolerated it by working harder.

New approach to tackle covert bullying in schools

Friday, 15 March 2013 News > Media releases > 2013 > 03

Teachers and parents have been so effective in reducing bullying behaviour in schools that it has gone ‘underground’, with young people who bully turning to covert methods to avoid detection.

Women through the looking glass

Wednesday, 27 February 2013 News > Media releases > 2013 > 02

Australian artist Brooke Zeligman has used more than 80 handmade glass and mixed media objects to explore the roles of women in modern society in her newest exhibition, opening on International Women’s Day.

ECU versus Monash: the rematch

Wednesday, 13 February 2013 News > Media releases > 2013 > 02

Edith Cowan University’s (ECU) motorsport team is looking to settle a score when they take on the reigning champions from Monash University at a unique racing event at Barbagallo Raceway on 14 -15 February.

Search and destroy lasers used in the fight against weeds

Friday, 08 February 2013 News > Media releases > 2013 > 02

Laser technology developed in Western Australia is set to change the way farmers target and eliminate weeds, reducing herbicide use by up to 75 per cent while also eliminating the need to blanket spray crops.

Chemical link in WA mums to be

Tuesday, 18 December 2012 News > Media releases > 2012 > 12

Prenatal exposure to a chemical commonly found in plastic food and beverage containers and tin cans requires further investigation after an Edith Cowan University (ECU) study found Bisphenol A exposure in pregnant women.

Inside the mind of a burglar

Sunday, 09 December 2012 News > Media releases > 2012 > 12

Burglars are opportunistic, generally choose their targets at random and know the all the tricks householders try to use as deterrents, according to a new study from Edith Cowan University (ECU).

Smartphone users at risk of man-in-the-middle

Tuesday, 04 December 2012 News > Media releases > 2012 > 12

Smartphone users who remotely check their emails are at risk of online hackers gaining access to their devices, ECU researcher Mr Peter Hannay has found.

Building a resilient future

Thursday, 29 November 2012 News > Media releases > 2012 > 11

Murder, intrigue, cyber security, computer hacking and counter terrorism are just some of the topics on offer at the 2012 secau Cyber Security Congress.

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