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Displaying from Wednesday, September 24, 2014
 September 2014
Wednesday 24
16:00 - SEMINAR - Reorganising the brain with electromagnetic stimulation. : This seminar is part of the Centre for Water Research seminar series. More Information
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) uses electromagnetic pulses to change brain activity, and is a promising new treatment for many neurological and psychiatric disorders, including depression, schizophrenia, tinnitus, and epilepsy.

However, what rTMS does to the brain (...)

18:30 - SEMINAR - SPAMH presents Q&A: Out of Sight, Out of Mind : An expert panel, including Tim Marney, will be exploring the issue of stigma and discrimination against mental illness in a question and answer session with audience involvement. Website | More Information
“Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all.” Bill Clinton

In Australia, it is estimated that 45 per cent of people will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime.

This prevalent condition should be at the forefront of social (...)
Tuesday 30
9:00 - COURSE - Surveys: Instrument Design and Testing : A Short Course Website | More Information
This course is aimed at anyone wishing to improve their survey questionnaires. This course is useful for both people new to questionnaire design and those who have experience and would like to extend their knowledge. It will be a benefit not only for people who anticipate designing a questionnaire (...)

13:00 - SYMPOSIUM - Symposium of WA Neuroscience : Half day symposium featuring an invited lecture and selected presentations Website | More Information
This year The Symposium of WA Neuroscience will constitute a half day symposium beginning with an invited lecture by Dr Julian Heng (NHMRC CDF, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research) entitled "Understanding the Neurobiology of Childhood Brain Disorders", followed by oral (...)

 October 2014
Wednesday 01
13:00 - Colloquium - Are individual health emergency risk perceptions, experiences with previous disaster events, and anxiety level associated with household based health emergency preparedness in Hong Kong? More Information
Professor Chan is the Director of Centre of Global health at SPHPC and the Director of the Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC), which was established in 2011 and aims to conduct research, teaching and engage in knowledge (...)
Friday 03
13:00 - PRESENTATION - 3MT UWA Final : An inspiring insight into PhD/Masters research at UWA Website | More Information
Ten dynamic speakers will each have 3 minutes in which to explain the significance of their research using language that everyone can understand.
Saturday 04
10:00 - EVENT - SpringArts 2014 : St George's College Open Day of all things Art! Website | More Information
St George's College will throw open its doors for everyone to visit, explore and discover what life is like in the 'castle'! In conjunction with Open Gardens Australia the day will feature building and garden tours, a variety of musical performances, extensive art exhibition (including works by (...)
Monday 06
11:00 - FESTIVAL - UWA Mental Health Week : The Health Promotion Unit & Student Guild will be hosting the UWA Mental Health Week for students & staff from the 6-10 of October Website | More Information
Join in to raise awareness and promote the mental health of those who study and work in higher education along side 30 other universities across Australia.

Mental Health Week 2014 is coming up from October 6-10 and is a good opportunity to take some time out to consider what you can do (...)
Tuesday 07
11:00 - FESTIVAL - 2014 UWA Mental Health Day : Join in to raise awareness & promote the mental health of those studying & working in higher education Website | More Information
The Health Promotion Unit & Student Guild will be hosting the inaugural Australian and New Zealand University Mental Health Day (ANZUMHD) on October 7 as part of UWA Mental Health Week, to raise awareness and promote the mental health of those who study and work in higher education. Over 30 (...)

13:00 - EXPO - Mini pop-up Postgraduate Expo : Mini Postgraduate Expo on Tuesday 7 October between 1-2pm in the Bayliss Building More Information
Missed out on the Postgrad & Honours Expo? No problem! Come along to our mini pop-up Postgrad Expo on 7 October between 1-2pm in the Bayliss Bldg. Staff from eight faculties will be there to answer your questions about postgraduate study - and to hand out free pizza!

13:00 - WORKSHOP - Laughter Yoga for students and staff : Free Laughter Yoga workshop as part of UWA Mental Health Week Website | More Information
Come and have a giggle and let off steam at the free Laughter Yoga workshop hosted by the Health Promotion Unit as part of the UWA Mental Health Week. Janni Goss from Laugh WA will teach you how to giggle your way to stress relief! Spaces are limited so register today!
Thursday 09
18:00 - EXHIBITION OPENING - Under the Rug Exhibition Opening Night Website | More Information
Under the Rug is an open-entry art competition aiming to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing on campus. All welcome to attend this official exhibition opening, and view the outstanding artworks on display. Prizes will be awarded and light refreshments will be provided.
Friday 10
18:30 - TALK - Twilight Drinks with Dual Olympian, Richard Pengelly : "Future Talent - Nurture It Now": How can we provide positive environments to help young adults prosper and realise their true potential in life? Website | More Information
Join us for what promises to be a fascinating presentation from Richard Pengelly, Dual Olympian and Chairman of True Blue Dreaming, a not-for-profit youth and community development mentoring program which seeks to link university students as mentors to educationally disadvantaged youth and children (...)
Monday 13
18:00 - EVENT - Smoking Cessation Group More Information
The Robin Winkler Clinic at The University of Western Australia will be conducting a smoking cessation treatment program commencing in October. The group will meet for two hours each week for ten sessions, with an initial assessment session before the group commences and a follow-up session one (...)
Tuesday 14
13:00 - Colloquium - Basic assumption and possible underlying processes in Attentional Bias Modification More Information
Dr Bram Van Bockstaele obtained his master’s degree in theoretical and experimental psychology at Ghent University in 2007. After his studies, he completed his PhD as a member of the Learning and Implicit Processes Lab at Ghent University, under supervision of Prof. Dr. Geert Crombez and in close (...)
Tuesday 21
13:00 - Colloquium - Accessing groups in working memory More Information
Theories of working memory (particularly serial recall) have assumed that people structure information in a hierarchical fashion. I’ll discuss some recent research asking how people access this hierarchically structured information. Evidence from experiments manipulating the grouping of information (...)
Monday 27
18:30 - PUBLIC TALK - A Future Made Together: New directions in the ethics of autism research Website | More Information
A public lecture by Liz Pellicano, Director of the Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE), Institute of Education, University of London.

In this talk, Dr Pellicano will suggest that we not only need greater investment in currently under-researched areas in autism and under-ser (...)

18:30 - PUBLIC TALK - A Future Made Together : New directions in the ethics of autism research More Information
Autism affects millions of people’s lives. There have been many legislative, policy and service initiatives in recent years aiming to improve the life chances and opportunities of autistic people. There has also been an explosion of autism research. But the focus of research is largely on the (...)
Tuesday 28
13:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Targeting transdiagnostic processes and using imagery to optimise clinical outcomes from cognitive behaviour group therapy for anxiety disorders : School of Psychology Colloquium More Information
Presenter: Associate Professor Peter McEvoy

Associate Professor Peter McEvoy completed his masters in clinical psychology and PhD in the School of Psychology at UWA in 2004, after which he worked as a clinical psychologist and service co-ordinator at the Anxiety Disorders Unit, St (...)

 November 2014
Tuesday 04
16:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - RESEARCH WEEK EVENT: Teacher wellbeing and its impact on student learning : This presentation will discuss the relationship between school staff’s and students’ wellbeing and achievement Website | More Information
Given the development of young people’s academic, social and emotional competencies in school settings is highly dependent on the presence of skilled and competent school staff, this presentation will discuss the relationship between school staff’s and students’ wellbeing and achievement.



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