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Curtin alumna awarded prestigious Fulbright Scholarship
Curtin University alumna and Perth Clinical Psychologist, Dr Gayle Maloney has been awarded a prestigious scholarship to study at Yale University by the Australian-American Fulbright Commission.

WA’s first Cancer Prevention Unit opens at Curtin
Preventing cancer is high on the agenda as Western Australia’s first Cancer Prevention Research Unit (WACPRU) has open at Curtin University.

Psychology gets a boost
Psychology at Curtin has been given a major boost with the opening of new, state-of-the-art laboratories within the Faculty of Health Sciences.

VIDEO: Curtin develops a world-first avatar for student training
Curtin University has developed a life-like computer simulated avatar of an elderly Australian gentleman with dementia, which has the potential to improve pre-clinical skills of healthcare students. Channel 9 news takes a look at the avatar and speaks with the project leader, Dr Janet Beilby.

Dr Beilby wins competitive innovation award
Dr Janet Beilby, from the School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, has won the Innovation in Education Prize in the 2014 Curtin Commercial Innovation Awards for developing an innovative computer-simulated avatar.

Alcohol warning labels gain momentum
Curtin University researchers have found the development of cancer warning labels for alcoholic drinks would be accepted by the Australian community and therefore recommend their application.

The socioeconomic zeitgeist and musical taste
It has been reported that there is a strong correlation between the number of heavy metal bands in a particular country and various measures of quality of life, such as economic output per person, the number of people with a degree, and life satisfaction.