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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.

Ask kids how they want to learn: study

Friday, 01 February 2019

Teachers should be asking five-year-olds how they want to be taught at school, according to new research from ECU.

Bringing science to the pub and the plate

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Pale ale loving hipsters of the world rejoice, a new ECU research team is bringing cutting edge technology to the world of brewing to make your beer taste better.

What’s driving WA’s 'tough on crime’ mentality?

Thursday, 24 January 2019

Western Australians are ill-informed about the criminal justice system, fuelling a ‘get tough on crime’ mentality that is at odds with how the system actually works.

ECU Wins Olympic Selection

Thursday, 10 January 2019

A new ECU research centre is one of only 11 worldwide to be selected by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to study the prevention and treatment of sports injuries and illness.

Study will trace deadly germ’s move into the community

Monday, 17 December 2018

Researchers will track how a deadly bacteria moves through the community thanks to a major grant.

Teen access to online pornography under the spotlight

Monday, 10 December 2018

The emotional impact of teenagers’ access to online sexual content will be investigated by Edith Cowan University (ECU) in a bid to provide harm reduction strategies.

Battle of the sexes key in marketing to China

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Understanding gender and generational differences within the Chinese population is key to cashing in on Australia’s biggest tourism market, according to new research from Edith Cowan University

Who’s groping who in nightclubs these days?

Thursday, 29 November 2018

It is more socially acceptable for women to be 'handsy' in a nightclubs than men, new research has found.

WA's abalone reminds migrants of home

Monday, 26 November 2018

For four days every summer Perth’s beaches are teeming with Asian immigrants eager to catch their share of abalone, but what’s really behind the fascination?

Mediterranean diet key to delaying Alzheimer’s

Wednesday, 07 November 2018

Eating a Mediterranean diet could delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease by years, new research has found.

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