Research success

Breastfeeding mothers turn to social media for support

Facebook groups offer emotional and practical support to breastfeeding mothers

A Western Sydney University study has shed new light on the ways that mothers use social media for breastfeeding support.


Aerial view of houses

Single women facing housing insecurity

Dr Emma Power wants to hear stories of how older women aged 55 and over who are not home owners are grappling with housing security in the Illawarra region.


New guidelines to revolutionise patient heart care

Two Australian-clinical guidelines, co-authored by Western Sydney University’s Dr Caleb Ferguson and Professor Phillip Newton, are set to revolutionise patient heart care.


World’s largest study of catheters reveals major inconsistencies in clinical practice

New global research led by Western Sydney University has found major problems with the management of short peripheral catheters - with two thirds of catheter insertions found to be placed in non-recommended sites or at risk of failure.


Genevieve Steiner

Two WSU researchers awarded prestigious Young Tall Poppy Science Awards

Two Western researchers, Dr Kate Umbers and Dr Genevieve Steiner, have been awarded the prestigious 2018 Young Tall Poppy Science Award.


Dementia patients’ lives transformed through music tech pilot program

Researchers from Western Sydney University have collaborated with aged-care services provider, Fresh Hope Care, and I’m Soul Inc on a music project to improve quality of life for dementia patients.


New research suggests it’s all about the bass

When we listen to music, we often tap our feet or bob our head along to the beat – but why do we do it? New research led by the MARCS Institute suggests the reason could be related to the way our brain processes low-frequency sounds.


WSU launches new resource to help educate communities about periods and endometriosis

Researchers from Western Sydney University have launched a new online resource aimed at reducing the incidence of undiagnosed menstrual disorders and improving the way young women learn about and deal with menstruation.



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