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Who’s looking after the parents of sick kids in hospital?

Tuesday, 07 May 2019 News > News > 2019 > 05

New ECU research finds parents’ decision-making skills are compromised by stress when their children are in hospital.

New tool in the fight against Huntington’s

Monday, 06 May 2019 News > News > 2019 > 05

A new assessment tool has been developed that can predict the clinical onset of Huntington’s disease.

Psychedelics to treat mental illness? Australian researchers are giving it a go

Friday, 26 April 2019

Australia needs a paradigm shift in the way we treat mental illness, according to Dr Stephen Bright in this article from The Conversation. Scientific research is increasingly pointing to psychedelic drugs like psilocybin and MDMA as viable options.

Homeschooled children are far more socially engaged than you might think

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Whether homeschooled children have enough opportunities for socialisation is one of the most common questions homeschooling parents get asked.

Explainer: what is explicit instruction and how does it help children learn?

Monday, 15 April 2019

Explicit instruction is a type of teaching model where students are shown what to do and how to do it.

My girlfriend is intimated by the idea of having sex. What should I do?

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Dr David Rhodes explains that communication is everything when it comes to intimate relationships in The Conversation’s ‘I Need To Know’ section for teenagers.

Poor food access impacts girls’ self-esteem

Wednesday, 10 April 2019 News > News > 2019 > 04

Girls who worry about getting enough food to eat are significantly more likely to have low self-esteem, according to new research.

Casual academics aren’t going anywhere, so what can universities do to ensure learning isn’t affected?

Monday, 08 April 2019

Research suggests the higher education sector is the third largest employer of casual staff nationwide. How can universities manage their casualised staff more effectively and equitably while also maximising learning outcomes?

High-intensity hope for spinal cord patients

Monday, 08 April 2019 News > News > 2019 > 04

A form of strength training rarely used on spinal cord patients due to concerns about its intensity has been shown to deliver a raft of health benefits in a small but potentially ground-breaking study.

An official welcome for ECU’s new Chancellor

Friday, 05 April 2019 News > News > 2019 > 04

ECU welcomed its fourth Chancellor – and first female to hold the role – at an event featuring the WA Police Pipe Band, Indigenous performers and musicians.

For political parties in Indonesia large social media followers have little effect on electoral issues

Thursday, 04 April 2019

In other countries, such as the US and the UK, political parties use social media and intensify their digital political marketing during elections. But, what about Indonesia?

ECU makes an impact with sixth place global ranking for gender equality

Thursday, 04 April 2019 News > News > 2019 > 04

ECU has been ranked sixth in the world for Gender Equality and is in the top 50 overall in the new Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings.

Calling out ‘alternative facts’ – How we’re helping students to identify false sources of information

Wednesday, 03 April 2019 News > News > 2019 > 04

A curriculum redesign project at Edith Cowan University has embedded information discernment into learning, to strengthen students’ capacity to engage critically with contradictory sources and competing world views.

Student project at the forefront of global drone defence and security

Monday, 01 April 2019 News > News > 2019 > 04

Rogue drones are causing havoc around the world but a new ECU research project is making it easier to track malicious drones, disable them and find their owners.

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