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UWA Forward

Vice-Chancellor's Voice

Good morning. Medical Research Week starts tomorrow and as the State's first medical school we have a lot to be proud of. For generations UWA medical research has contributed to improvements in the community's health through breakthroughs such as spray-on skin to treat major burns and the inclusion of folate in bread to reduce the incidence of spina bifida. Our medical researchers are committed to helping make people's lives better for generations to come.

Now more than ever it is important that research across all disciplines translates into economic, social and environmental benefits both nationally and internationally. Demonstrating how our research creates impact is a priority for the University and our new Research Impact website shares some of the excellent work being completed at UWA and emphasises our value to the communities we serve.

Sincerely,
Professor Paul Johnson
Vice-Chancellor

Paul Johnson
Paul Johnson
Vice-Chancellor

Forward Focus

Unravelling the connection between our environments and what we eat

Associate Professor Gina Ambrosini, nutritionist and epidemiologist from the School of Population Health, has dedicated her 20 year career to nutrition research and hopes her latest project will go some way to explaining why young people eat the way they do.

Gina Ambrosini

Our environments are so conducive to over-consumption and we need to change this. We'd like to make it easier for people to make healthier choices in the environments they live in and occupy most often.

Gina Ambrosini

Awarded a WA Health Department Merit Award last month, Associate Professor Ambrosini is working with UWA colleagues to test and develop new methods to measure the diets of young people and try to understand what drives their dietary decisions.

Read more about the research Gina and her team are conducting.

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