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

Monday, 29 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.

Poor food access impacts girls’ self-esteem

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

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

High-intensity hope for spinal cord patients

Monday, 08 April 2019

ECU’s Professor Tony Blazevich says a new study involving high-intensity electrical stimulation of the muscles of spinal cord injury patients delivered results beyond expectations.

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

Thursday, 04 April 2019

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.

Student project at the forefront of global drone defence and security

Monday, 01 April 2019

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.

New ERA for ECU research

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

ECU has doubled the number of its research groups rated at 'well above world standard' in the latest Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) round results, released today.

New approaches to unlocking intergenerational poverty

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Adequate funding for poverty-impacted children to participate in sports and the arts may be a powerful way to help them break free from the welfare dependency cycle, according to new ECU research.

Customer not always right when it comes to food wastage

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Gen Z hospitality workers blame customers ordering too much food for the majority of food waste in their workplaces according to ECU research.

Tim Minchin comes BACK to the Mount Lawley Campus where it all began

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Australian musician, composer, songwriter, actor, comedian and writer Dr Tim Minchin has received an honorary doctorate from ECU.

Food delivery workers underpaid, undervalued, but grudgingly content

Friday, 15 March 2019

What are the costs of Australians' new-found love of convenient food delivery services?

The key to your heart could be the key to your home

Friday, 15 March 2019

Car keys and house keys could be made redundant by our own heartbeats, according to a cyber-security expert from Edith Cowan University.

How pursuing goals can help people living with chronic pain

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Positive goal engagement can play an important role in helping people to maintain a sense of well-being when living with chronic pain, according to new ECU research.

Rethinking the Rs in waste education

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Could the conventional methods of teaching young children about waste be re-engineered?

ECU appoints head of WA AustCyber Node

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Dr Ian Martinus has been appointed to lead the WA AustCyber node.

New research debunks importance of eye contact

Tuesday, 05 February 2019

Using eye tracking technology, ECU researchers have demonstrated that people don’t need to mindfully look at the eyes of their audience to be perceived as making eye contact during face-to-face conversation. Simply gazing somewhere around the face or head will suffice.

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