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Collaborative research encourages older people to move

Curtin University is partnering with Amana Living on a collaborative research project designed to get older people moving, enhance their wellbeing and improve their quality of life.

Curtin researchers take the long view to produce significant results

Curtin Parkinson's disease research is taking a different approach, and producing results with impact.
Parkinson’s disease is progressive, incurable and currently affects millions of people worldwide. Curtin researchers are taking a different approach to data analysis and producing unexpected results.

Evaluation shows WA drug users can save lives with naloxone

An evaluation of WA’s first take-home naloxone program has found that the program saves lives and should be continued and expanded.

Online therapy key to helping young people with OCD

Curtin University research has reinforced the importance of online therapy in significantly reducing the symptoms and severity of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in young people.

Children with reading difficulties are at elevated risk for mental health problems

Curtin University researchers have identified and are examining potential research streams which could shed light on why children with reading difficulties are at increased risk of mental health.

30 June 2016

New book tackles disability from Aboriginal perspective
Psychology masters candidate Caris Jalla recently published Yarning About Disability, a breakthrough illustrated book that looks at health, wellbeing and disability in children and young people from an Aboriginal perspective. Caris won an Endeavour Scholarship to produce the work.

Download the book for free: Yarning About Disability [3.6MB .PDF]
7 March 2016

Funding and awards 2015/2016
In the last year the School of Psychology and Speech Pathology secured significant funding from international, national and state bodies, including the International Olympic Committee, the National Institute of Deafness and other Communication Disorders, and Parkinson's Western Australia.

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.