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Western Sydney University prescribes health plan for the West

Western Sydney University has made an unprecedented commitment to Western Sydney with the launch of its ‘Western Health’ plan, a 20-year vision for health and medical research that addresses the immense health challenges of the region.


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Research reveals the dangerous impact increasing temperatures are having on our children

New Western Sydney University research found dangerously high surface temperatures in outdoor play spaces, raising important questions about children’s safety and learning outcomes.

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Western receives $1million donation from Harvey Norman

Western Sydney University has received a generous donation from Harvey Norman Holdings Limited, its Chair Gerry Harvey and Chief Executive Katie Page.

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From refugee to PhD: the power of resilience and an unwavering smile

Born and raised in refugee camps in Uganda after losing both of his parents by the age of 12, and then facing social and financial challenges when arriving in Australia in 2013 – recent PhD recipient Dr Alfred Mupenzi has many reasons not to smile, but he does.

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Western Sydney community comes together for inaugural Greening Day

Community groups in Western Sydney came together today for Western Sydney University’s inaugural ‘Greening Day’ to encourage Aussies to plant more in urban areas.


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Research reveals the dangerous impact increasing temperatures are having on our children

New Western Sydney University research found dangerously high surface temperatures in outdoor play spaces, raising important questions about children’s safety and learning outcomes.


Dr Alfred Mupenzi

From refugee to PhD: the power of resilience and an unwavering smile

Born and raised in refugee camps in Uganda after losing both of his parents by the age of 12, and then facing social and financial challenges when arriving in Australia in 2013 – recent PhD recipient Dr Alfred Mupenzi has many reasons not to smile, but he does.




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Adenomyosis causes pain, heavy periods and infertility but you’ve probably never heard of it

Adenomyosis is a condition of the uterus (womb), where the tissue that grows on the lining of the uterus (also known as the endometrium) is also present on the inside muscular wall of the uterus.


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How the open banking API could transform financial services to benefit consumers

Until recently, the idea of waiting a day or two for a bank transfer to reach your account was normal, however consumers are starting to demand immediate and seamless payment alternatives.




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Researcher recognised with Churchill Fellowship

Dr Penelope Abbott, Senior Lecturer at Western Sydney University’s School of Medicine has been awarded an esteemed 2018 Churchill Fellowship from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.


Atlas award for Western

A team of international physical activity researchers, including Dr Joseph Firth from NICM Health Research Institute, has been awarded an Atlas for outstanding research into mental health in low- and middle-income countries.