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.
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.
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.
Alexis Wright’s ground-breaking collective memoir Tracker, has won the 2018 Stella Prize – one of Australia’s most prestigious literary prizes.
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.
A team of leading international researchers have found significant links between medical interventions used in the birthing process – such as caesarean section and induction – and a child’s long-term health.
Research led by The University of Notre Dame Australia, NICM and Western Sydney University, shows antenatal education not only reduces the rates of medical interventions during childbirth, but can save the healthcare system up to $97 million per year.
A team of researchers from Western Sydney University are on track to significantly improve the lives of children and adults with cataracts thanks to their development of a world-first process able to generate light-focusing lenses from stem cells.