Research success

Holding hands through tough conversations

Research helps facilitate tough conversations about dying

In a world-first, the Talking End of Life (TEL) project assists Australians with intellectual disabilities to understand the concept of death and their own mortality.


Accupuncture

Fertility study finds acupuncture ineffective for IVF birth rates

A study of over 800 Australian and New Zealand women undergoing acupuncture treatment during their IVF (in vitro fertilization) cycle has confirmed no significant difference in live birth rates.


A traditional smoking ceremony at the Parramatta Youth Koori Court

Report: Koori Court effective for young offenders

Western Sydney University researchers have reviewed the pilot Youth Koori Court in Parramatta, and determined the model to be an effective and culturally appropriate means of addressing the underlying issues that lead many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people to appear before the criminal justice system.


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 – Western Sydney University research has found that public hospitals are not adequately resourced to treat the one million adults currently living with clinically severe obesity.


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.


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.


Art by Dave Foster, 380 language groups for Australian Geographic.

Indigenous language link reveals common ancestor

New research has found a ground-breaking link between Australian Indigenous languages, demonstrating for the first time that all Indigenous languages descend from one common ancestor.



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