As COVID-19 lockdown measures are lifted, some children may experience social anxiety about the prospect of returning to school.
The recent Federal Court ruling that an on-going casual employee has essentially the same leave entitlement as an on-going permanent employee has sparked much concern among employers.
Jacinda Ardern's coolness under pressure, self-discipline and the decisiveness of her government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has led some to call her the most effective national leader in the world.
New Zealand can emerge from the COVID-19 crisis as a leader in tourism innovation, according to Edith Cowan University’s Dr Greg Willson.
The need for interdisciplinary work around COVID-19 is clear as true knowledge discovery rarely occurs in isolation.
Not only does slashing environmental regulation invite lasting harm to nature, it also makes little economic sense.
Nurses will continue to be a driving force in the global effort to ensure every single person has access to health care by 2030. To achieve this, 9 million more nurses and midwives will be needed.
As the world looks beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, will nurses' vital role be forgotten, once again becoming invisible to policy, resourcing and planning?
From conflicts with specialised medical devices, through to unresolved problems with iPhone functionality, COVIDSafe is in need of updates. A major one may come within the next few weeks.
The sudden shift to a completely online workday has left many people overwhelmed and exhausted. ECU business etiquette expert Dr Nathalie Collins has some advice for managing your digital day.
Just as office workers need to be aware of cyber risks when setting up a home office, parents need to think about the increased exposure their children will face to cyber threats at home.
The Australian National University is turning to digital proctoring to replace the role of a walking invigilator. But who watches the proctor, what are the risks, and what data will be collected?
Large households, poor health literacy, not enough soap and vaccines, scepticism of mainstream services. These are some of the reasons urban Aboriginal people face increased risks.
People hate boredom. Some would rather get a painful shock than sit in a room with nothing to do for 15 minutes. But boredom spurs us on to create and can help focus our attention.
With the COVID-19 pandemic beginning to flatten in most parts of Australia, now is the time to seriously consider how we best support teachers and students in schools for term 2 and the rest of the year.
Why do you lose your voice when you scream too much? ECU Speech pathology expert Associate Professor Deborah Hersh answers this ‘curious kids’ question.
Most attacks happen without a victim even realising it. And you're not 'safe' just because your device is in sleep mode or hibernation.
During this time of social isolation, it’s tempting to reach for food, but a healthy balance remains important.
Apps like Houseparty and Netflix Party are helping people stay in touch with friends - but do these apps have cyber dangers that we need to be aware of?
The panic caused by novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is being exploited by threat actors for phishing and data exfiltration, and malware distribution. The massive increase of remote workers, many of whom apply poor security measures on their computing devices, have opened new avenues for exploitation.
Despite intense preparations currently underway at schools to roll out online instruction there are real concerns that some students will be left behind.
With #StayAtHome and social distancing now becoming a way of life, an increasing number of people are relying on the internet for work, education and entertainment. This has placed greater demand on our network infrastructure, reducing the bandwidth available for each user, and is leaving people frustrated at seemingly slow internet speeds.
With many people now self-isolating and social distancing at home, the need to stay active has never been greater. ECU exercise science expert Professor Ken Nosaka has created two quick and simple exercise programs for seniors and younger people to do from the comfort of home
Instead of going after large corporate networks, which often have multiple defences, cybercriminals can now simply target people's home networks.
Etiquette is a cornerstone of social interaction, and what we learn from it is this: it is not the distance that matters. Showing each other we care is what brings us closer together.
Need ways to get your culture hit from home? Experts including ECU’s Dr Donna Mazza have recommendations to help arts lovers stay connected.
Panic buying, shop shelves emptied of toilet paper, hand sanitiser, pasta and other household supplies, supermarkets policing limits on buying products, Amazon and eBay stopping opportunists from selling items at exorbitant prices. When will things get back to normal?
Firefighting will always remain an incredibly dangerous occupation. The exposure to catastrophic bushfires will only increase as the effects of climate change continue to worsen.
Just as the public are getting to grips with the Coronavirus fallout, cyber criminals are taking advantage of the wave of fear.
Stay calm, stick to the facts and talk to your children about your own feelings on coronavirus and COVID-10 disease, according to Dr Mandie Shean via The Conversation.
Australia should work towards adopting a mandatory age-verification system for gambling and pornography websites, according to a recommendation from the federal parliamentary cross-party committee on social and legal issues.
The wool industry was paralysed for several days after hackers held to ransom the IT system that governs almost all wool sales in Australia and New Zealand. More attacks are a case of if, not when.
The older we are, the more likely we are to drink on a daily basis. However, older people are also more vulnerable to alcohol’s interactions with medicines so they may be placing themselves at risk.
The internet is awash with videos that claim to use 'binaural beats' to improve your focus or relieve stress. But while they can influence your brain, the touted mood-enhancing effects may not be.
Much faster identification of the cells that spread cancer throughout the body has been made possible by ECU researchers using advanced artificial intelligence (AI) technology.
Women’s sport is providing compelling stories and the brands involved are reaping the benefits.
Nearly half of the jobs in OECD countries are at significant risk of being automated over the next ten to 15 years.
With so many swear words on book covers, where do writers go from here to express fear, horror, rage and disgust? Dr Donna Mazza writes for The Conversation.
Most of us are familiar with the concept of psychological trauma. But what is collective trauma, and how can we tackle it in the wake of the bushfire crisis?
Only 18% of books available in four Australian childcare centres include non-white characters. Animal characters make up around half the books available, with the animals largely leading lives, and adhering to values, of middle-class Caucasians.
The way you pursue your goals can be the difference between maintaining happiness or feeling stressed. Try not to overthink it and break big goals up into smaller, more manageable ones.
New cannabis cultivation and possession laws come into effect in the Australian Capital Territory on Friday, January 31. However, as Dr Stephen Bright explains they’re not what most cannabis enthusiasts would be hoping for.
Whether you are looking to supercharge your career or just want to take that next step in your education, a postgraduate degree could give you the skills, expertise and industry contacts you need.
We observed how and when students were using their digital devices in schools. They often weren’t used, and when they were, students were sometimes just distracting themselves from learning.
Research tells us goal setting is important, but not all goals are created equal. Here are five things to consider when setting goals for your final year in school.
A lack of diverse books is failing children from minority backgrounds. This is something that should concern all Australians.
As bushfires intensify, we need to acknowledge the mental strain on our volunteers, argues ECU expert Associate Professor Erin Smith
From monokinis to burkinis Dr Lydia Edwards explains how swimwear has evolved through the ages.
Edith Cowan University and MSWA have formed a research partnership to identify new ways to personalise treatments for people living with a neurological condition.
Now the high of Game of Thrones has faded, another pop culture token has arrived. It takes the form of a green alien baby from the Star Wars television series The Mandalorian – a key offering from Disney+ when it launched last month.
Facebook is planning to put end-to-end encryption on all its messaging services soon. But governments aren’t happy about it, as it could make it harder to catch criminals.
Do older Australians want to keep working? The answer is mostly yes, though not in the same way and for the same reasons they did earlier in their lives.
New research focusing on the power of Aboriginal on-Country performance aims to further revitalise Noongar language and song traditions in south-west WA.
A burglary occurs in Australia every three minutes and the end-of-year holiday period is peak season. The best way to protect your home against burglary is to know how burglars think.
Getting ready for the summer beach bod? Here are some of the more popular sports supplements on the market today, separated into categories based on how effective and safe research shows they are.
During the end-of-year holidays families often come together to exchange gifts and, sometimes, to confront long-held grudges. What better gift than a peace offering?
In an era when we want children to be empowered, to be in charge of their bodies and to be able to say no, why do we allow our kids to be hugged and kissed against their will at family gatherings?
Dying doesn’t disappear at Christmas. For those who know death will come soon but don’t know exactly when, the festive season, when the air is thick with “joy”, can be particularly unsettling.
Brain training programs are touted as a way to keep the mind sharp as we age. But what evidence is there that they actually work?
Romance scammers prey on people to build a relationship and defraud their victims. Dr’s Natalie Gately and James McCue explain how to avoid being duped.
There are thousands of sports supplements on the market that promise to make you stronger, fitter and faster. Watch Dr Krissy Kendall’s video where she explains which supplements work, and which ones to avoid.
Twitter's proposed policy would result in the prolific spread of fabricated, but highly realistic images and videos. This could allow widespread misinformation on the platform according to Dr David Cook via The Conversation.
Millions of new devices are going online as the Internet of Things expands. But many have security or privacy holes. Here’s what to look for to keep yourself safe online.
We've all done it: enjoyed a delicious meal only to nod-off in a comfy chair for a while. A habit for some but unavoidable for others, what is it about food that can make us so sleepy?
Teenagers often do things that seem outlandishly stupid, but now research can tell us why – and it's not entirely their fault.
Here's some advice for concerned working parents with kids at home during school holidays, based on our research on home security, burglaries and young offenders.
There is a common perception that children are more likely to read if it is on a device such as an iPad or Kindles. But new research shows that this is not necessarily the case.
Given the eyebrows' power to transform a face, it’s little wonder these communicative markers of facial punctuation have been such a feature of beauty and fashion since the earliest days of recorded civilisation.
Schoolies is a right of passage for young people. But for parents of teenagers it can cause anxiety. Dr Stephen Bright explains how communication is the key to having a happy and safe schoolies experience.
Leakware attacks, where hackers threaten to publish citizens' sensitive data, is a new cyber security threat facing Australian governments.
In a three-year project, students were taught STEM skills by designing solutions for real-world problems. An evaluation of the project found most students were stimulated and engaged.
In a world-first, scientists have counted the greenhouse gas absorbed and emitted by Australia's mangroves, seagrass and other ocean ecosystems.
Since the revival of the Australian film industry in the 1970s, there have been notable female pioneers, but they are the exception to the rule. To this day, women are still under-represented on-screen and in the production process.
ECU offers a range of support services and resources for LGBTIQ students, staff and supporters.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a floating accumulation of rubbish the size of a continent, has whales and dolphins in its heart.
A major cyber attack on a data lake could have immense consequences for any of us. And the damage could be felt anywhere from banking to the healthcare sector.
While a cure for Alzheimer's disease remains elusive, there are things you can do right now to reduce your risk of developing the devastating condition.
Dr Mandie Shean explains in this article via The Conversation that the way we see stress can make a difference to how it affects us.
ECU’s Zoe Leviston explores the complex psychology of denial through the lens of the Greta Thunberg moment.
Graduate employment outcomes will determine 40% of the $80 million extra government funding for universities. This is a problem for three reasons.
Untitled Goose Game is an indication of what the Australian games industry is capable of with funding and support, according to Dr Luke Brook.
Drones are now an integral part of defence force capability, from intelligence gathering to unmanned theatre engagement. But what happens if our own technology is turned against us?
Whether you took a gap year or it’s been a while since you graduated high school, options are available to achieve your dream of going to university and making a positive change in your life.
The idea of an addictive personality is more pop-psychology than scientific, writes Dr Stephen Bright.
There's a worry some students don’t get enough opportunity to enjoy silent reading in schools. Here's some advice on how to change that.
Friends started airing more than 25 years ago. You might think of it as just a nostalgic sitcom: but it actually has a lot to teach us about how to be a good manager.
PayID has been misused and compromised in various ways since its 2018 launch. The system deals only in incoming payments, not outgoing ones – but that doesn’t mean users are safe from cyber crime.
Genetic testing could help us build targeted and effective training routines for athletes, but the emerging science could also introduce opportunity for discrimination in the sporting world.
Apple devices are not immune to malicious software, but there are steps you can take to protect yourself.
AFL players spend years putting their bodies through gruelling training regimes just for the chance to play in a Grand Final. But it is just as important that teams are prepared mentally if they want premiership success.
The protests in Hong Kong have led to some open clashes here in Australia. Our research suggests the differences in the curriculum studied by mainland Chinese and Hong Kong students may help explain the beliefs underpinning the protest movements.
Professor Rob Newton believes exercise, not bed rest, is the key to helping cancer patients better recover from treatments and fight the deadly disease.
Professor Alfred Allan explains the power of a good apology apologies in the latest episode of Body of Knowledge.
Author John Marsden’s new book The Art of Growing Up is based on his own experience as a principal, rather than research argues Dr Mandie Shean.
Most Indigenous art works are produced in around 90 Indigenous art centres located in very remote regions. But there are staff and management issues, which can be solved by better VET programs according to ECU research.
With so many different scholarships out there and a seemingly endless list of criteria, the application process can sometimes feel overwhelming. Here’s some top tips to help guide you through the process.
Athletes should not be ladled as “drug cheats” until the doping control process has determined that they have violated the rules, according to Professor Greg Haff.
Despite reports of a horror flu season, the 2019 vaccine is showing early signs of being a good match for the most common strains circulating this season, according to ECU health expert Lauren Bloomfield.
There are hundreds of sport supplements on the market that claim to make you fitter, faster or stronger. But which ones actually work?
Like to work in a noisy environment while your colleague prefers silence? It could be your brain is simply less “noisy” so this extra, external noise improves your cognitive functioning.
Improving care for Aboriginal brain-injury survivors is the focus of Professor Beth Armstrong and her research team at ECU and collaborators throughout WA.
Karaoke and sharing songs via bluetooth are just two of the tactics that Wirlomin man and ethnomusicologist Associate Professor Clint Bracknell is using to breathe new life into ancient Noongar music.
In the wake of reports about US cyber attacks on Russia’s power grid, discussion has turned to Australia’s vulnerability. ECU’s Andrew Dowse explains the level of threat.
Ever wondered why after you shop for a specific product you’re swamped by Google and Facebook ads for similar things? The answer is surveillance capitalism.
If you’ve taken time off after high school, have been travelling or working or are thinking of going back to study later in life, mid-year entry could be the ideal time to start your degree.
Pill testing for ecstasy users is not guaranteed to save lives but it should be part of the broader community response, says researcher Dr Ross Hollett.
ECU is using climate change modelling to save a species with fewer than 150 birds left.
Australian kids are increasingly reporting that they are feeling anxious. Childhood resilience expert Dr Mandie Shean explains what may be causing this anxiety and shares some tips to help manage young people’s stress.
In April 2019, the government-commissioned Joyce review made 71 recommendations to reform the VET sector. Here's what the report said, and what the government is doing about it.
Titanium is known for its strength and lightness so it’s ideal for making replacement hips, knees and other parts of our bodies, but it’s also used in other industries.
The do’s and definite do-not’s to put into play if you want to land that position.
Have you ever wondered why fruit and vegetables are so good for us? In the second episode of Body of Knowledge podcast, Dr Catherine Bondonno explains how certain compounds found in apples and leafy greens are so good for our health.
Researchers have developed a blood test to diagnose a deadly skin cancer—melanoma—at its earliest stage.
Dr Luke Hopper’s dance research has been identified as having a high impact in the Australian Research Council’s recent Engagement and Impact 2018 assessment.
ECU research is helping to create safer, more productive workplaces.
ECU researchers teamed up with youth workers and public transport authorities to reduce anti-social behaviour on the Perth rail network.
ECU research is shaping our understanding of how children connect to the world through the internet.
ECU research has developed a powerful new method for determining whether some criminals will reoffend.
ECU research has helped to rewrite the rules on using exercise as part of a holistic cancer treatment program.
ECU research has established global guidelines for looking after groundwater supplies and associate ecosystems.
ECU’s seagrass research is providing important insight on the health and management of one of the ocean's most important organisms.
Researchers have developed a crystalline alloy that can strip impurities from wastewater in just minutes.
Researchers have developed a way to use data already gathered in Australia’s most commonly ordered blood test to detect the iron overload disorder HFE Haemochromatosis.
A performing artist, a young entrepreneur, the founder of a teacher college in Ghana and the head of a Malawian university have all been recognised at ECU’s inaugural Alumni Awards.
The health benefits claimed by proponents of the paleo diet are many - but do they stack up scientifically?
ECU’s Centre for Schooling and Learning Technologies is leading research into how digital innovation can transform teaching and assessment.
An ECU-WA Police Force collaboration has boosted cybercrime convictions and helped lock up some of our worst offenders.
ECU research demonstrates the vital link between adequate staffing of nurses, and positive patient outcomes.
Dr Luke Hopper is one of the world’s leading authorities on how dance floors are constructed, and how this impacts dancer performance and health. His work has been identified as having a ‘high impact’ in the Australian Research Council’s recent Engagement and Impact 2018 assessment.
The first study in Australia to investigate offences carried out in prison could be used to improve security and safety for staff, prisoners and visitors.
We observed how and when students were using their digital devices in schools. They often weren't used, and when they were, students were sometimes just distracting themselves from learning.
A shortage of male psychologists could be preventing men from looking after their mental health, new research has found.
Eating just one cup of leafy green vegetables like spinach each day may help maintain muscle strength and mobility into old age.
In a time before radio or even gramophones, songs were shared between Aboriginal groups at large social gatherings. Some songs were so popular they spread enormous distances. One such song known as Wanji-wanji has travelled some thousands of kilometres.
The #MeToo movement has undoubtedly opened up an important discourse, challenging the stigma of speaking out against exploitation and harassment. However, the larger task of engineering a culture shift at the grassroots of arts remains.
Despite what every spy movie in the past 30 years would have you think, fingerprint and face scanners used to unlock your smartphone or other devices aren’t nearly as secure as they’re made out to be.
When it comes to personal cybersecurity, you might think you’re doing alright. Maybe you’ve got multi-factor authentication set up on your phone so that you have to enter a code sent to you by SMS before you can log in to your email or bank account from a new device.
Far from preventing cramps, drinking water after exercise can actually cause them, according to new research.
ECU academic Dr Donna Mazza has observed an unusual and possibly disturbing trend in Australian literature.
Dance composer Azariah Felton has joined an impressive global group including world leaders and Nobel Laureates in receiving a 2019 Fulbright Scholarship.
ECU’s Dr Nathalie Collins argues that much like HAL of 2001: A Space Odyssey, today’s ubiquitous voice assistants aren’t really our friends.
Love Studies, a field newly emerged in the last couple of decades, is becoming an increasingly significant area of application and research. But what exactly is it? Dr Elizabeth Reid-Boyd explains.
Dr James Croft explains how parkour athletes scramble up walls, and get down safely again.
Why more diversity in children’s literature is overdue and critical.
How many times have you applied for a job you were certain would be yours, only to have the generic ‘you have not been successful’ email drop into your inbox a week later?
Dr Elizabeth Reid Boyd encourages giving your creativity a work out by picking up some poetry, repeating your reading, building your movie muscle, letting art energise you and music move you.
The final year of high-school is one of the most significant periods of a young person’s life. But one of the least enjoyable by-products is the stress associated with year 12. Associate Professor Joanne Dickson says how you set goals, think about them and pursue them can either promote well-being or worsen anxiety.
ECU’s new exercise medicine cancer management postgraduate courses equip healthcare professionals with the skills to deliver supervised exercise programs for people with cancer.
Which tennis surface is safest? Which do the players prefer? What’s the most fun to watch?
The serve is arguably the most important component of the modern tennis game – and the faster, the better. But when broken down to very simplistic scientific considerations, the speeds we routinely see top players reach when they deliver a serve are theoretically impossible.
As the festival season ramps up this summer, so has the ecstasy death toll. But drug testing doesn’t only have to take place festivals.
Many Australians will take a trip to one of our national parks over the holidays. Few if any of us would expect not to make it out of one alive.
The end-of-year holidays is a good time to offer an apology – or accept one.
In many households, Christmas means visits from relatives eager to smother kids with kisses. But respectful parenting means giving the kids fair warning so they can decide whether that's ok.
It can be difficult at the best of times for parents to provide a consistently healthy diet for their kids, but Christmas really ups the ante.
Dying doesn’t disappear at Christmas. For those who know death will come soon but don’t know exactly when, the festive season, when the air is thick with “joy”, can be particularly unsettling.
ECU Associate Professor Joanne Dickson, who has completed a body of goal-setting research, has five simple tips to help you pursue your 2019 aspirations with more purpose and vigour.
ECU’s Natalie Gately has all the advice parents need to get through the long school holidays.
The brief abalone season is a social and dining highlight of the year for many Australians – particularly Chinese immigrants, but more needs to be done to communicate how to fish for abalone safely and sustainably.
People in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease may soon have access to personalised treatment advice, tailored to their genetic profile, to help slow the progression of the debilitating condition.
PhD candidate David Preece explains how new ECU research is helping clinicians assess patients’ levels of alexithymia to improve mental health outcomes.
ECU's Dr Shane Rogers breaks down the purpose of dreaming for the young and curious.
Researchers have developed a way to use data already gathered in Australia’s most commonly ordered blood test to detect the iron overload disorder HFE Haemochromatosis.
Anna Macfarlane was already a believer in the value of exercise when struck down with a cancer diagnosis two years ago. But she had no idea it could help save her life.
More than twice the amount of a key biomarker linked closely to heart disease has been found in the blood of people on the paleo diet.
If you’ve ever considered a postgraduate degree, you might be wondering how you can juggle your already busy life with study.
Adopting a forward standing position during a sprint could give professional cyclists a speed boost of up to 5kph.
Parading your patriotism might look like a corporate plan that can’t possibly go wrong but as Dr Mehran Nejati writes, there's some lessons to learn from Virgin Australia's ill-fated attempt at honouring veterans.
A child’s early experiences with books both at home and later in school have the potential to significantly affect future reading performance writes ECU's Simmone Pogorzelski.
Australia’s numeracy and literacy testing across the country in years 3, 7, and 9 is a fairly standard literacy and numeracy test. It is also a decent, consistent, reliable, and valid assessment process. Dr Shane Rogers explains why he believes the National Assessment Program-Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is a solid and useful assessment.
New clinical trials seek to overhaul rehabilitation services for patients early in their recovery.
As technology advances and crimes become more complex, law enforcement organisations are relying on solving crimes through analysing digital trace.
Stroke, traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury can have large impacts on the ability to move independently. Research focusing on the use of robotics for rehabilitation could hold the key to effective treatments.
As the nation’s suicide rate tragically increases, Dr Colleen Carlon says it’s important society supports the people bereaved by suicide.
Research to improve swimming teacher training aims to tackle the grim global drowning statistics.
A team of ECU researchers is hoping to significantly improve health outcomes for patients undergoing hip surgery.
Gifted with a world-significant collection of historic keyboard instruments, the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) at ECU seeks to lead the world in historical keyboard instrument teaching and research.
Middle managers need additional training and resources to better deal with organisational change and bad behaviour in the workplace.
We need to eat food and drink water every day to keep our body going, explains Professor Amanda Devine.
In this article published in The Conversation Dr David Robinson explains the history behind the racial divisions in South Africa and the end of Apartheid.
A new crime prevention program in Western Australia is training young Australians of African descent to become peer mentors to at-risk youths in their communities.
There’s more than one way to gain entry into university. Just ask Savanna Oats, who undertook a preparation course to boost her skills and confidence before commencing study.
Facebook's ubiquity and use as a single sign on means the recent hack of 50 million accounts could be way more serious than it's being made out to be.
Sex education could have a role to play in combating domestic violence, mental health for LGBT youth and increasing rates of STIs.
The World Wide Web was invented almost 30 years ago by Tim Berners Lee to help people easily share information around the world. As Dr Jo Jung explains, over the following decades it has changed significantly - both in terms of design and functionality, as well as its deeper role in modern society.
Australia should follow England's lead and move towards a more inclusive sex education curriculum, writes Dr David Rhodes.
In this article from The Conversation Dr Cath Ferguson discusses whether positive education is a fad? The answer perhaps, but research into positive psychology indicates long-term benefits for adults.
Around the world, the idea of adulthood - when it happens and how it is defined - is being challenged according to Dr James McCue..
It is time for Australia to launch an independent inquiry into the use of torture during the war on terror Dr Jamal Barnes argues.
A blood test that can detect melanoma in its early stages has been developed by ECU's Melanoma Research Group.
No one likes to see their children fail but our trying to protect children self-esteem and feelings could be making them less resilient later in life writes Dr Mandie Shean.
Nyoongar Yamatji woman Teresa Moore is on her way to Los Angeles later this year as part of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts' US showcase of up and coming actors.
Australians in need of personal transport other than taxis have many options — Shofer, Taxify, GoCatch, Shebah and Uber. India's Ola launched a few months ago, and now Chinese DiDi has also launched here.
Life is busy for Aboriginal student Craig Wright who juggles raising his family with study, work and coaching his son’s football and basketball teams, but it’s about to get a little bit easier, thanks to a scholarship win.
The way “gig workers” are paid and protected might be about to change, as a result of legal proceedings brought by the Fair Work Ombudsman according to ECU's Dr Tom Barratt.
Technology is becoming a larger part of the workplace and to keep up, internships must ensure it's a central part students' on the job learning.
Sandpaper figs are the Swiss Army knife of Australian flora.
They’re some of the most beautiful fish in the sea, but for some reason different species of angelfish on remote Christmas Island are interbreeding. ECU researcher Federico Vitelli is trying to find out why, and what the implications of that interbreeding are.
Sport, wine and international students are three key ways Western Australia can maximise its appeal to hundreds of millions of Chinese tourists according to ECU's Professor Sam Huang.
Young children using technology like tablets and educational games could actually be developing quicker than those without according to ECU researcher Dr Donell Holloway.
Softball is making its long awaited return to the Olympic games at Tokyo in 2020 and ECU sports science researcher Associate Professor Sophia Nimphius is making sure our softball team is in tip top shape to bring home gold in Japan.
No one ever forgets their favourite teacher. If you want to leave a lasting impression – and help shape tomorrow’s generation – then a career in the classroom could be for you.
ECU is set to become one of the world’s leading centres in the fight against cyber criminals, playing a key role in ensuring Australia remains a secure place to do business.
Online learning is a great option for those who want to fit study around existing work or family commitments. But it does require a different approach than on-campus study.
University is more than just hitting the books. At ECU, there are more than 38 social clubs and associations, offering students the chance to connect with like-minded people.
Innovative nanotechnology is being used by ECU researchers to turn windows into ‘energy harvesting clear glass’ to help create the green buildings of tomorrow.
Disruptive technology, a changing climate and new industry trends means the world of work is constantly evolving.
If you want a career which offers strong employment prospects and tremendous job satisfaction, then perhaps nursing is for you?
By studying at ECU, you’ll not only be sharing the university grounds with up to 27,000 students and 4000 staff, but a variety of animals that call campus home.
The world’s most successful business people have drive, ambition and vision. They also have a mentor.
Employers want more than a university qualification, and soft skills are at the top of their list.
Discover the secrets of this essential professional skill.
It’s never too early to begin preparing for the job hunt. Follow these tips to stand out from the crowd.
Do you like challenges and working independently? Or do you prefer more structure, with someone else taking the risks? Personal preferences can determine whether you’re suited to being an employee or employer.
Combining business acumen with a creative passion, arts managers are often the driving force behind high profile festivals, performances and artists.
Digital cameras and smartphones may have lowered the barrier for entry into photography, but there is still strong demand for professionals who can make great images.
If you like problem solving, being creative and fast cars, this career could be for you.
Learn about the career that has a skills shortage estimated at 33,000 people and growing.
Sports has become a big business in Australia. Behind every successful individual and team are the professionals who help athletes achieve their maximum potential.
Find out how a law degree can lead to a wide range of career outcomes, from civil and criminal law, to policy, journalism, banking and even politics.
Your links to university don’t end with your graduation. Tap into the ongoing networking and support services available through ECU’s global alumni community.
Get the job you want with these six essential tips from ECU’s careers advice expert.
They say the best things in life are free. Here are six activities for budget-conscious students that are absolutely free.
Every person has a unique ‘fingerprint’ pattern of how our eyes move during conversation and ECU's Dr Shane Rogers wants to know why and what those patterns mean.
Starting your studies this semester? ECU graduates and current students share their tips for getting ahead.
WiFi access is something we take for granted, but accessing the wrong 'free' networks could be putting our devices and identities at risk according to ECU researchers.
Do you want a career with good employment prospects? Environmental health is one area where demand for workers is outstripping supply.
For those already juggling work, family and a social life, further study can seem like one commitment too many. But with the option of flexible learning and the lure of a bigger pay check, a postgraduate course may not be as out of reach as you think.
It’s not only your degree that counts when trying to clinch a job.
Starting your studies this year? It's never too early to create a profile and build your professional network.
Find out how ECU postgraduate researchers are combining time in the ocean and the lab to combat a potential ecological menace in Shark Bay.
Whether you’re moving out of home for the first time or just wanting to be closer to your classes, on campus accommodation is a chance to enjoy university life to the fullest.
Did you know there are six Nyoongar seasons for the South West region of WA? Birak season (December - January) is characterised by hot weather and cooling afternoon seabreezes.
Many modern toys are internet connected devices that can harvest data from unsuspecting children. ECU researchers explore the risks, but also the potential benefits of the internet of toys.
There are currently millions of organisms living in your gut. ECU researchers explain how these tiny creatures play a big role in your overall health.
Improve your health, protect your home and secure your data by following these simple tips from Edith Cowan University researchers.
WAAPA's new Head of Classical Voice is returning to the place where her career began to teach performance.
Aerodynamics are everything in the world of professional cycling and now ECU researchers are helping the world's best riders boost their performance with innovative new techniques.
Racing prodigy Calan Williams is working with ECU researchers to make sure his body can go the distance on the Formula 3 circuit.
Australians throw away about $8 billion worth of food every year. ECU researchers explain how we all have a role to play in the war on food waste.
Nail Brewing Australia head brewer John Stallwood started with a home brew kit and an ECU marketing degree. He turned an experiment into a career — but the path to success has not been an easy one.
Despite how it sounds, eccentric exercise does not involve going for a run in a silly costume.
In the wars of the future, our IT capability will matter just as much as tanks and warships. Experts from ECU's Security Research Institute discuss how we're training the next generation of cyber warriors.
Sports sponsorship is big business, but how do we value brands’ association with sports teams and leagues? That's what sports management researcher Dr Ashlee Morgan is hoping to find out.
Professor Sam Huang suggests football, red wine and clean air could be massive drawcards for Western Australia to attract Chinese tourists.
A growing trend in Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs around the world is a focus on specific industries. ECU’s MBA course now offers nine new specialisations.
ECU’s cybersecurity experts are among the best in the business, regularly assisting Interpol, WA Police and the Attorney General. But they can also help keep your own personal information safe from attack.
Dr Guanglou Zheng is working to protect medical devices, like pacemakers, embedded in our bodies from cyber criminals.
ECU business alumnus Kashif Saleem has turned a good idea into a thriving company.
We assume that low-fat products are automatically better for us but a new study at ECU looking at children's consumption of dairy could turn that assumption on its head.
ECU has received a five star rating for teaching quality for a record 11 years in a row in the Good Universities Guide 2018.
As society changes, our families are changing too. ECU researchers explore if there is such a thing as a "typical" family?
ECU has released its report on sexual assault and harassment and committed to implementing all recommendations.
Flooding rains, tropical disease and local politics are the price Dr Rob Davis is happy to pay in uncovering the secrets of bird life on the remote islands of Papua New Guinea.
Get ready to set your career in motion with a visit to one of ECU’s three campuses. Check out our expert tips to make the most of your Open Day experience.
Meet Rebecca, Jayden and Tamara, three Aboriginal students from diverse backgrounds who all have something in common.
ECU was recently ranked one of the world’s top Gen Y universities. But just how does it share the attributes of this age group, which value being tech-savvy, globally connected and able to make a difference?
ECU will lead Australia’s efforts to train the thousands of cyber security professionals required to fill a global skills shortage.
A snap decision to start a postgraduate degree in broadcasting has led to Michael Genovese becoming one of the most recognisable faces on our TV screens. Read how postgraduate study is transforming the careers – and lives – of people like Michael.
We can teach a computer to recognise signs of deadly disease, just by showing it a picture of your face. Find out how AI is improving medical diagnosis.
Floyd Holmes wants to know what birds can tell us about how well we're restoring native bushland on Rottnest Island.
From TV studios to race car workshops to hospital wards, today’s modern university now boasts a surprising range of facilities on campus.
How did a high-school drop-out end up as one of the foremost authorities on Aboriginal men’s reproductive health?
We can look thousands of years into the past to help plan for the future using seagrass growing off our coast.