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2011 News

Celebrating research success

Friday, 02 December 2011 Research > News > 2011 > 12

A researcher who developed an iPad app to replace traditional paper-based marking of student work has been named the ECU Innovator of the Year for 2012.


New test for Alzheimer's

Wednesday, 30 November 2011 Research > News > 2011 > 11

Mental health illness accounts for 25 per cent of the health burden in Australia.

The newly created Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Mental Health has been awarded $23 million from the federal government to develop diagnostics and early treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Schizophrenia and other related disorders.


Children our most precious resource

Tuesday, 29 November 2011 Research > News > 2011 > 11

FBI agents, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and leading researchers have attended an international child protection conference at ECU.


Professor Donna Cross named WA Australian of the Year

Monday, 21 November 2011 Research > News > 2011 > 11

Professor Donna Cross has been named the WA Australian of the Year 2012, in recognition of her work to improve the health and wellbeing of young people.


Research@ECU Child Health Promotion Research Centre

Friday, 18 November 2011 Research > News > 2011 > 11

ECU’s Child Health Promotion Research Centre (CHPRC) is a multi-disciplinary research team led by Associate Professor Stacey Waters.

The work of the CHPRC is documented in this edition of ECU’s innovative series, Research@ECU.


Vibration therapy to help prostate cancer patients

Thursday, 17 November 2011 Research > News > 2011 > 11

Researchers have been awarded $55,000 to investigate how vibration therapy could help in the fight against prostate cancer.


Kids and Technology

Wednesday, 16 November 2011 Research > News > 2011 > 11

Two leading Edith Cowan University (ECU) researchers will explore how children use the internet, the dangers they are exposed to and the strategies required to stay safe, at a free public lecture at the Mount Lawley Campus.
 
School of Communications and Arts Professor Lelia Green and ECU Sellenger Centre for Research in Law, Justice and Social Change Associate Director Dr Julian Dooley will deliver the lecture, entitled Kids and Technology, on Tuesday, 6 December 2011 at 5.30pm.


Health and Wellness Institute receive Premier’s recognition

Tuesday, 15 November 2011 Research > News > 2011 > 11

ECU’s Health and Wellness Institute has been awarded a top three spot at the 2011 Premier’s Awards.


ECU researchers sharing expertise with Australian Defence Force

Friday, 11 November 2011 Research > News > 2011 > 11

ECU researchers have been invited to share their expertise with the Australian Defence Force (ADF).


Funding awarded to tackle prostate cancer

Thursday, 03 November 2011 Research > News > 2011 > 11

Researchers have been awarded nearly $400,000 to investigate how physical exercise can help in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer.


Aussie kids early adopters online

Thursday, 03 November 2011 Research > News > 2011 > 11

Australian children are among the earliest in the world to use the internet, but three in 10 have been bothered by something online. This is more than twice as many as the 12 per cent average for 25 other countries.


ARC funding to create WA music archive

Tuesday, 01 November 2011 Research > News > 2011 > 11

ECU researchers and their industry partners have been awarded $220,000 to create an archive of contemporary art music from Western Australia.


ECU’s students SOARing with postgraduate support program

Wednesday, 19 October 2011 Research > News > 2011 > 10

A pilot program at ECU to support higher degree by research students has proved so successful it is now being replicated at universities in Australia.


Research@ECU with Professor Ralph Martins

Friday, 14 October 2011 Research > News > 2011 > 10

Chair in Aging and Alzheimers Disease, Professor Ralph Martins is set to feature in the latest instalment of the Research@ECU series, which profiles the groundbreaking research of ECU’s academics.


Fly-in fly-out study

Thursday, 13 October 2011 Research > News > 2011 > 10

ECU researchers are investigating the effect that a parent’s fly-in fly-out (FIFO) employment has on the health and wellbeing of their adolescent children.


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