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MSWA partners with ECU to tackle neuro conditions

Monday, 16 December 2019

Edith Cowan University and MSWA have formed a research partnership to identify new ways to personalise treatments for people living with a neurological condition.

Diet, not exercise, may be key to addressing our biggest cause of liver disease

Friday, 13 December 2019

Researchers have found that a chronic disease affecting up to 80 per cent of overweight people may be causing an iron deficiency that simply leaves them too tired to get off the couch.

Future heart and stroke risk predicted by the touch of a button

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

The National Health and Medical Research Council will provide $467,980 to fund a three-year collaborative project led by a team of Edith Cowan University (ECU) researchers.The team will investigate how machine learning can automate the task of identifying and quantifying an individual’s blood vessel disease from a routine scan, years before symptoms arise.

ECU awarded $1.2M for Aboriginal culture and driverless vehicle projects

Friday, 06 December 2019

Edith Cowan University has secured more than $1.2 million for two very different research projects in the latest round of Australian Research Council (ARC) funding. Projects examining ways to preserve Aboriginal language and song and the future development of autonomous vehicles were both successful in gaining three years of funding support.

Bad dates and boring lives – do smartphones offer the ultimate escape?

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

A new study has suggested a possible reason why people are increasingly turning to smartphones rather than engaging with life around them. ECU technology expert Associate Professor Nicola Johnson from the School of Education believes smartphones offer users a way to disengage from unpleasant or awkward situations and wrestle back control in their dull lives.

Is breakfast giving you a bellyache?

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

A new study has the secret ingredient to improve the safety of common breakfast foods. Professor Michelle Colgrave, a researcher based at Edith Cowan University and CSIRO, is using revolutionary protein technology to detect “hidden” gluten and other proteins causing food allergies.

ECU engineering researcher named one of the world’s best

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Professor Hongqi Sun joins 23 Nobel Laureates on an exclusive list of the world’s most influential researchers.

Teen literacy woes require fresh thinking

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

An ECU researcher has called for a rethink in the way Australian schools support the rising number of Australian teens struggling with literacy. Nearly one in five Australian adolescents performs poorly in literacy --and that number is growing.

Australian school students learn online more than average but their marks have flatlined

Friday, 15 November 2019

Australian students spend more time online than the OECD average, and our students' screen use is growing over time. Research suggests that the countries who have invested the most in technology in schools have seen no appreciable improvements in reading, mathematics or science achievement.

ECU Career Destination Survey

Wednesday, 06 November 2019 Research > News > 2019 > 11

Have you completed a Higher Degree by Research degree at ECU? If so, we would like to hear from you!

Breaking the silence: What it means to be Indigenous and queer

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Participants are being sought for a WA-first study exploring the impact of discrimination on people who identify as both Indigenous and queer.

Tough as nails: Older people reluctant to ask for mental health support

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

New ECU research has found that more than 40 per cent of older Australians with chronic disease would be unlikely to seek help for mental health conditions even if they needed it.

New $35 million research centre to unlock the power of proteins

Monday, 28 October 2019

Edith Cowan University researchers will work with a team of national and international experts to unlock the potential of proteins and peptides – the essential building blocks of life - within Australian flora and fauna.

Landmark book explores the great journeys of Aboriginal people in WA

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

A new book sheds a fascinating light on the heroic journeys made by Aboriginal people in Western Australia.

Simple test predicts dangerous pregnancy disorder

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Researchers have developed a simple, low-cost way to predict preeclampsia, a potentially deadly condition, responsible for the death of 76,000 mothers and 500,000 babies each year.

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