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Study calls for better inclusion of same-sex attracted and gender diverse youth in sport

Western Sydney University researchers have found same-sex attracted and gender diverse young people want to participate in sport, but past and current negative experiences, can hold them back.


Western Sydney University research to be deployed to the International Space Station

Western Sydney University, in partnership with the United States Air Force Academy, are deploying ground-breaking camera technology to the International Space Station for a research and development (R&D) project investigating atmospheric phenomena.


New study links swipe-based dating apps to poor mental health

Research by Western Sydney University and the University of Sydney has found people using swipe-based dating apps (SBDAs) experience especially higher rates of psychological distress than non-users.


Western Sydney needs a safe drug injecting facility

Western Sydney should have a safe injecting facility to help tackle the emerging opioid crisis in Sydney.


Dr Hani Bittar

Overworked and undervalued: Study warns of the ‘dying breed’ local GPs struggling to keep afloat in western Sydney

A new research paper has painted an inspiring picture of local General Practitioners (GPs) who, despite the heavy personal and financial toll, are deeply committed to serving their communities.


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Researchers unite on international road map to insect recovery

As evidence grows that insect species all over the world are under serious threat – more than 70 scientists from 21 countries have joined together to develop an international road map for insect conservation and recovery.


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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.



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