Research success

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New study recommends watching your waistline as a first step to maintaining good health

An expanding waistline is a main predictor of whether people will go on to develop serious and potentially life-threatening diseases such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.



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Study finds access to green space not equitable in nation's largest cities

Green space in our cities is important to improve and maintain good health. Yet new research reveals that some of our poorest communities don’t fare as well as their affluent neighbours when it comes to green space availability.


Hawkesbury campus sign

Study to shine a light on nocturnal habits of feral cats

The secret life of feral cats in the Hawkesbury will be revealed when a catch and release study begins in late April.


Professor Kevin Dunn

Racism survey shows public supports existing Racial Discrimination Act

Research has found the Federal Government’s plan to unwind parts of the Racial Discrimination Act does not have majority public support.


Siobhan Schabrun

International scholarship to aid UWS brain researcher

A UWS researcher exploring therapies to help people ‘rewire’ their brains after damage from injury or disease has received a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the US National Institutes of Health.


Scientists take readings of volunteers

New funding for UWS to safeguard Australia’s future

Through two new Cooperative Research Centres UWS will play a key role in finding solutions to two of Australia’s most pressing challenges, healthcare and funding the retirement of an ageing population.


School of Medicine building at dusk

ARC grant to open new window on a hidden world

One of the world’s most powerful MRI machines will be installed at UWS giving scientists the ability to produce previously inaccessible and detailed images of living tissue and other materials.


Andrea Halpern

Music key to better understanding of ageing mind

One of the world’s foremost cognitive psychologists will present research on how music can be used to gauge our brain functions.



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