Cathy Burke is a woman whose inspirational leadership at the helm of The Hunger Project saw her lauded as a 'global change-maker'. It seems inconceivable, then, that she started her university degree with no thought for her future.
How many festival-goers have previously used ecstasy? How many female athletes are iron deficient? We dive into the data to answer these questions and more.
A decade-long investment in research and collaboration is bearing fruit for this ECU team and the stroke and traumatic brain injury survivors they’re committed to helping.
More than two in five cyber crimes in Australia target small business. But most small business owners never give their cyber security any thought.
Constance Wiebrands has witnessed the rapid shift of libraries from monuments that once housed tomes of print and paper to suppliers of the expansive online collections of today.
Improve your life by following six simple tips from some of ECU's best health, business, education and psychology experts.
Take a look behind the curtain to discover what goes into making Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts' (WAAPA's) mid-year musical.
Protector of shipwrecks and buried treasure, custodian of environmental records and defender of prehistoric sites… seagrass is nature's secret keeper. Michelle Wheeler discovers what's hiding beneath the surface.
The information age has so overwhelmed us with countless ways to lie longer, stronger and happier, it’s no wonder we sometimes feel we’ve fallen short. Keep it simple with these expert tips for better living, writes Julie Hosking.
In Australia and around the world, governments are grappling with the many fraught issues attached to voluntary assisted dying. Talking about death is still seen as taboo but, as ECU experts argue, it’s a conversation we should all be having.
When Carmen Jacques visited the site of the Bali bombings, the emotional impact was achingly raw. It led her to document the trauma of four people touched by terror globally.
Children often know more, feel more and are more cognitively capable than adults give them credit. Edith magazine explores the mounting evidence that shows when given the opportunity, kids have a lot they can teach us.
Taking on a PhD commands a huge commitment from students to produce a large and complex body of work examining a unique idea. Edith Magazine speaks to four ECU graduates whose theses have taken them in some surprising directions.
How much faster can cyclists sprint using a forward-standing position? How many kids are hospitalised each day for sports injuries? We dive into the data to answer these questions and more.
Aerial drones have the potential to cause damage and disruption far in excess of what their relatively low price tag would suggest. With Australia’s aviation watchdog estimating the country is home to more than 120,000 drones, how can we combat the threat of an attack?
Australia recently regained the unenviable title of the melanoma capital of the world, knocking New Zealand off the top spot. But Australian researchers are also leading the way in developing a blood test that can catch the deadly cancer in its early stages, before it has a chance to spread around the body.
A performing artist, a young entrepreneur, the founder of a teacher college in Ghana and the head of a Malawian university are ECU’s inaugural Alumni Award winners who are making an impact locally, nationally and abroad.
Computer science student Georgia Maher is one of a growing number of women studying in this traditionally male-dominated field. Edith magazine finds out what makes her tick.
Scrambling up walls, sprinting along rooftops and jumping off buildings are all part of the sport of parkour. As well as being exhilarating to watch, Dr James Croft explains how studying parkour can help us better understand how we navigate our environment in everyday life.
Improve your life by following six simple tips from some of ECU’s best health, tourism and psychology experts.
In 2016, Australia’s first piano found a new home at ECU. Three years on, thanks to community support, this national treasure has embarked on its next journey.
ECU PhD graduate Dr Claire Alexander is a visual ethnographer whose photography encompasses the Perth and international drag community.
Photomedia students Atanga Mungandi, Michael Angelo Gomez and Alec Thomas captured life on ECU’s three campuses in the second week of Semester 2, 2018.
What do students really think of their teachers? What proportion of young people use their mobile phones while driving? We dive into the data to answer these questions and more.
Nobody notices a good accent, but a bad accent can ruin a show. Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts researcher Luzita Fereday explains how she makes sure actor accents are on point.
It’s one of our most popular timbers – but pine presents an increasingly knotty problem.
Despite all the natural advantages of WA, the State still struggles to attract international tourists, writes Rob Payne. So what needs to be done?
Perth's small but thriving comic scene is a place where independent artists are beginning to make their mark in new and diverse ways.
International Account Manager Wilson Msiska’s sense of style and fashion gives him the confidence to navigate the world.
Improve your life by following six simple tips from some of ECU’s best health, tourism and education experts.
Pole vaulting and operatic singing are strange bedfellows. But for soprano Amy Manford, the two stand at opposite ends on the continuum of her award-winning success – from gold medals in pole vaulting and rhythmic gymnastics at the Australian National Championships to landing the female lead in The Phantom of the Opera for her debut at London’s West End.
A student-led campaign to rid the world of single-use plastics has taken its first step at ECU.
Communication is key to keeping any relationship running smoothly – and workplace relationships are no exception, writes Rob Payne.
Eye-tracking and facial recognition technology could offer new ways to help detect disease. But unless we're careful, they could also spell the end to privacy as we know it.
WA is at a crossroads for infrastructure, with hopes a new independent organisation will reshape the planning agenda as well as the skyline of Perth.
The concept of a smart city may conjure visions of a Jetsons-inspired city of the future, but many features of what makes a city smart are already part of everyday life.
ECU Contemporary Fashion student eco designs include repurposed tablecloths, reworked woven cloth, hand-printed natural dyes and zero-waste cutting methods, however Course Coordinator Justine McKnight says sustainable fashion is not just about using recycled or repurposed materials.
Get ahead with lessons for your life from how tea and plants can help your health and busting a common misconception around video games all backed up by ECU research.
John Hurney has been helping to "grease the wheels" for ECU's Motorsports Team since 2006.
Why do burglars break into houses? Does anyone even use exercise equipment in public parks? We delve into the data to answer these questions and more.
A football science program that engages young indigenous players with life at university is having implications that extend beyond the game.
In the 14 years since graduating from ECU, renowned photojournalist Claire Martin's passion for social and environmental causes has taken her around the world.
In the hyper competitive world of professional sport, science is the key to staying ahead of the competition.
It sounds like the worst kind of horror novel, but a new book on the genealogy of the torture taboo by Dr Jamal James is anything but.
A curiosity about the world and a desire to inform society are two reasons why Vanessa Vlajkovic, a deafblind student, decided to study journalism at ECU.
WAAPA's new Head of Classical Voice is returning to the place where her career began to teach performance.
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.
Improve your health, protect your home and secure your data by following these simple tips from Edith Cowan University researchers.
Perth 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.
Months-long research trips across the world’s oceans are just part of the job for Dr Viena Puigcorbé Lacueva. Find out about the challenges of research on sea ice and glaciers of Antarctica.
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.
To reach pole position, racing prodigy Calan Williams knew he had to be at his best both on and off the track.
In the wars of the future, our IT capability will matter just as much as tanks and warships. ECU's cyber security experts discuss winning the cyber wars.
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.
Take a look at the numbers behind ECU's world-leading research. How can grandparents live longer and how can we improve kids' knowledge of fractions.
For emerging photographers, photo books still have an important place in the age of Instagram and Facebook.
ECU’s final year photomedia students produce a photographic monograph that may include work they have done during their three years of study as well as exploring new themes and ideas.
ECU business alumnus Kashif Saleem has turned a good idea into a thriving company.
Take a look at some of ECU's world-class research laid out by the numbers.
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.
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.
Mountains of rotting seaweed caused an almighty stink for residents of Busselton in WA's South West - but ECU researchers were a big part of the solution.
PhD candidate Adam Johnson is working with people with disabilities to help solve their problems with accessibility.
How do we find love in the modern world? Three ECU experts give their take on how trust, science and society influence how we find love.
As society changes, our families are changing too. Yet in the modern world, is there such a thing as a "typical" family?
A new exhibition at ECU is exploring the emotionally fraught subject of mothers who killed their children in colonial Western Australia.
Behind every extraordinary advancement in medicine stand ordinary people who have volunteered time, blood and more for the greater good. Meet some of the volunteers who help make medical science happen.
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