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Western Sydney University introduces its Commonwealth Games contenders

Western Sydney University will cheer on three of its students, who are tipped to be medal contenders in the 2018 Commonwealth Games.


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Measuring waist line

Study: Australian public hospitals cannot meet the rising demand for obesity care

Despite our national waistline being touted as a major public health concern – new research, led by Western Sydney University, has found that public hospitals are not adequately resourced to treat the one million adults who currently live with clinically severe obesity in Australia.

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Research shows social class has a strong influence on cultural tastes

A major national survey of over 1,200 Australians, led by Western Sydney University, found that social class has a strong influence on a person’s cultural tastes – with level of education and occupation being key factors in determining cultural preferences.

Ivor Indyk

Alexis Wright’s Tracker wins the 2018 Stella Prize

Alexis Wright’s ground-breaking collective memoir Tracker, has won the 2018 Stella Prize – one of Australia’s most prestigious literary prizes.

Frederico Girosi

WSU to play a key role in multi-million dollar digital health research and development Initiative

Western academics are set to play a key role in the Digital Health CRC, with the University’s Associate Professor Federico Girosi named as Chief Scientist and Director of Research of the Centre, and Professor Athula Ginige named as research theme co-leader.


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Cultural graffiti wall

Research shows social class has a strong influence on cultural tastes

A major national survey of over 1,200 Australians, led by Western Sydney University, found that social class has a strong influence on a person’s cultural tastes – with level of education and occupation being key factors in determining cultural preferences.


Frederico Girosi

WSU to play a key role in multi-million dollar digital health research and development Initiative

Western academics are set to play a key role in the Digital Health CRC, with the University’s Associate Professor Federico Girosi named as Chief Scientist and Director of Research of the Centre, and Professor Athula Ginige named as research theme co-leader.




Expert opinion

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Cannabis and psychosis: what is the link and who is at risk?

There has been a recent global rise in “green fever”, with various jurisdictions either decriminalising or legalising cannabis.


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Being a property investor or house hunter makes Sydneysiders more supportive of foreign investment

Property investors are more likely to support foreign investment in the property market than people without such investments, we have found in a survey of Sydneysiders’ views about foreign real estate investment.




Awards and appointments

Ragbir Bhathal

Western Sydney University lecturer reaches for the stars

A Western Sydney University academic has been recognised for his work in astronomy, extra-terrestrial (ET) intelligence and physics, with an induction into one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious international scientific societies.


Sharon Taylor

Western academic announced as Chair of the Financial Planning Education Council

Associate Professor Sharon Taylor from the School of Business at Western Sydney University has been appointed as Chair of the Financial Planning Education Council (FPEC).



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Clinical incidents and early career graduate nurses

Researchers at Western Sydney University are investigating the experiences of recent graduate nurses who have had involvement in the reporting of a clinical incident.


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Researchers call on young women to share their experiences of visiting the city at night

A Western Sydney University study is seeking to understand young women’s perceptions of risk and danger, and any precautions they might take when visiting the city at night.