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Happy kids, happy future

Wednesday, 28 November 2012 News > Media releases > 2012 > 11

At-risk children are more likely to successfully transition to secondary school if they take part in support programs during upper primary, a new study by Edith Cowan University (ECU) researchers has found.

ECU professor tallest poppy

Friday, 16 November 2012 News > Media releases > 2012 > 11

Edith Cowan University (ECU) Professor Daniel Galvão has won the Western Australian Young Tall Poppy Science Award 2012 for his leading work into the use of exercise as medicine for cancer patients.

Transforming artwork

Thursday, 15 November 2012 News > Media releases > 2012 > 11

Edith Cowan University (ECU)’s School of Communications and Arts will transform into an interactive gallery space as it celebrates the best and brightest in student artwork.

Moving to WA akin to going overseas

Wednesday, 07 November 2012 News > Media releases > 2012 > 11

Workers from Australia’s eastern states view relocating to WA as moving overseas, with the cost of living, social isolation and remote job locations compounding the reasons why skilled workers are staying put, a new study has found.

Working together to protect Barrow Island

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 News > Media releases > 2012 > 10

An acoustic sensor, the size of a smartphone, is helping to protect Barrow Island’s unique native fauna from the Asian House Gecko.

Students need better transferable skills

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 News > Media releases > 2012 > 10

Universities and employers need to collaborate so students can successfully transition their skills into the workplace; a new study by Edith Cowan University (ECU) has shown.

Safety concerns for construction supervisors

Thursday, 18 October 2012 News > Media releases > 2012 > 10

Inexperienced workers are being promoted to supervisory roles within the civil construction sector without the specialist training required, according to a new study by Edith Cowan University (ECU).

Diaries to the rescue

Thursday, 11 October 2012 News > Media releases > 2012 > 10

Can a simple diary prevent psychological complications in those who have spent a prolonged period in an intensive care unit (ICU)?

Resource industry workers oblivious to hazards

Thursday, 04 October 2012 News > Media releases > 2012 > 10

Workers in the resources industry are starting work without the skills needed to identify hazards in the workplace, according to new research from Edith Cowan University.

FIFO workers choose Bali

Friday, 14 September 2012 News > Media releases > 2012 > 09

Are some fly-in-fly-out (FIFO) workers choosing to go to Bali between rosters to escape from reality rather than returning to their hometowns in Australia? This is the focus of a new study by Edith Cowan University (ECU).

Wonders of the Cape

Thursday, 13 September 2012 News > Media releases > 2012 > 09

The Northwest Cape is renowned worldwide for several attractions: Ningaloo Reef, Monkey Mia and Coral Bay.

Rejected for your sexuality

Friday, 07 September 2012 News > Media releases > 2012 > 09

Gay men and lesbians who are rejected and unloved by their family and friends when they come out are ultimately stronger for the experience a new study by ECU researchers has found.

Muscle pain reduced in thirty minutes

Thursday, 06 September 2012 News > Media releases > 2012 > 09

Using a hand held device the size of a computer mouse for just 30 minutes could significantly change how people deal with, and recover from, the pain associated with musculoskeletal conditions.

Looking at the health of the Bay

Thursday, 30 August 2012 News > Media releases > 2012 > 08

Researchers from Edith Cowan University (ECU) are undertaking an important monitoring project in Geographe Bay in the south west of Western Australia to understand the impacts of agriculture and urbanisation on the health of local seagrass meadows.

Mental health workers are burning out

Tuesday, 21 August 2012 News > Media releases > 2012 > 08

Mental health professionals in Western Australia (WA) are highly susceptible to burnout, with more than 70 per cent suffering from the condition at some point during their career.

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