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Revolutionary approach to adoption unveiled at Parliament House

In an Australian first, Adopt Change and Western Sydney University will unveil a joint research report at Parliament House in Canberra which considers the views of people with a lived experience of adoption and out-of-home care.


First western Sydney microclimate maps reveal extent of heat variation in region

Researchers from Western Sydney University have found communities in western Sydney experience extreme heat more frequently according to new microclimate mapping.


Australian women turning to cannabis to treat endometriosis symptoms

A new study published today, has found one in eight Australian women with endometriosis use cannabis to alleviate pain and other symptoms, rating the plant based medicine as the most effective way to self-manage the disorder.


Western Sydney University academic wins prestigious Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellowship

Professor Belinda Medlyn from the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment has been named the 2019 ARC Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellow.


MARCS Institute research keeping our skies safe

Research by Dr Dominique Estival, MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development, has guided the development of the Australian Government’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority's Communication Module.


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Students face "confronting" levels of racism at school and in wider society

One-third of NSW and Victorian government school students have experienced racial discrimination from their peers, and close to one-third have experienced racial discrimination from wider society, a major new survey has found.


Refugee researcher Rami Alsaberi at the Penrith Observatory

Refugee researcher leads extragalactic discovery

After waiting for three years for his refugee status to be acknowledged, Western Sydney University PhD student Rami Alsaberi has made a new life in Casula, Australia, and an unusual celestial discovery.


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Western research backs Parramatta Light Rail green track

Western Sydney University research has confirmed the viability of green track in western Sydney, in a study commissioned by Transport for NSW for the Parramatta Light Rail project.



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