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Children giving endurance athletes a run for their money

Thursday, 26 April 2018 News > News > 2018 > 04

Ever wondered why children can run around all day without getting tired? Researchers have discovered the answer and it's all to do with their muscles.

Bird futures uncertain in comprehensive review

Tuesday, 24 April 2018 News > News > 2018 > 04

Climate-change driven forest fires and human actions are threatening the mound-building birds known as megapodes.

Prevention better than cure when it comes to amateur sport

Friday, 20 April 2018 News > News > 2018 > 04

The first Professorial Lecture for 2018  will focus on how we can prevent injuries in amateur sport.

Cancer crusaders recognised

Thursday, 19 April 2018 News > News > 2018 > 04

Research projects using exercise to improve cancer treatments in prostate, breast and bone cancers have received funding from the Cancer Council WA.

Sexism and the city: how urban planning has failed women

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 News > News > 2018 > 04

We need to have a conversation about sexism and the city. ECU's Professor Kerry Brown and Dr Dorothy Wardale discuss how poor urban planning decisions disproportionately affect women.

More to pioneering Perth author's story than D.H. Lawrence connection

Thursday, 12 April 2018 News > News > 2018 > 04

Western Australian author Mollie Skinner co-wrote TheBoy in the Bush with British novelist D.H. Lawrence but this local writer’s important place in history has since faded into relative obscurity.  However, one WAAPA researcher is determined that she won’t be forgotten.

Film propels ECU graduate onto the big stage

Thursday, 12 April 2018 News > News > 2018 > 04

A film about a friendship between two Indigenous teens has catapulted ECU graduate Quentin Curzon into the spotlight, landing him his dream job and a prestigious nomination from the Australian Directors Guild.

Poor NAPLAN communication reduces parents’ view of value

Wednesday, 11 April 2018 News > News > 2018 > 04

Parents want better communication about how NAPLAN data can help their children, new ECU research has found.

Brew master returns and Brewing Short Course approaches

Wednesday, 11 April 2018 News > News > 2018 > 04

Alumnus Paul Wyman (Post Graduate in Brewing, 2011) is crafting a special brew for GABS - warming up Degrees Brewery for ECU's upcoming Brewing Short Course.

Majority of young drivers use phones while driving, think they won't get caught

Monday, 09 April 2018 News > News > 2018 > 04

Three-quarters (76 per cent) of young adults in Western Australia use their mobile phones while driving despite knowing it is illegal, new Edith Cowan University research has found.

$50m Cyber Security CRC open for business to close down cyber criminals

Thursday, 05 April 2018 News > News > 2018 > 04

A new $50 million cyber security research centre will be based at ECU's Joondalup Campus.

Research finds travel, not money, motivates Gen Z hospitality workers

Tuesday, 03 April 2018 News > News > 2018 > 04

Generation Z could be the solution to chronic shortages in the hospitality industry. Our researchers are helping employers understand the motivations of young people, which are different from previous generations.

Five tips to help you make the most of reading to your children

Tuesday, 03 April 2018 News > News > 2018 > 04

Reading to your child is one of the most successful ways of instilling a love of reading in them. But in a recent study more than one-quarter of primary-school-aged respondents claimed they were never read to at home.

Why some migrant school students do better than their local peers (they're not 'just smarter')

Tuesday, 03 April 2018 News > News > 2018 > 04

Australians from some migrant backgrounds achieve better results than their local peers, according to recent reports on the academic performance of school students.

Neuroscientist brings US research to Perth

Thursday, 29 March 2018 News > News > 2018 > 03

Neuroscientist Professor Dylan Edwards has been appointed as a Professorial Research Fellow.

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