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Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW)

The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) at Curtin University, together with the Economic Society of Australia’s Women in Economics Network (WEN) are pleased to announce the Australian Gender Economics Workshop. View the AGEW 2018 Program. While substantial progress toward gender equity has been made over the past decades, key gaps in various life aspects relating to family, education, employment, wealth, security, voice and agency remain….

Curtin-Aberdeen PhD scholarships now open

…Theme: Engineering and energy Apply now ‘Analysis of micro level property data’ Curtin supervisor: Associate Professor Greg Costello Aberdeen supervisor: Dr Rainer Schulz Theme: Business Area of research: Housing economics Apply now ‘Reprogramming of pancreatic cells towards an insulin secretory phenotype’ Curtin supervisor: Professor Philip Newsholme Aberdeen supervisor: Professor Kevin Docherty Theme: Health and…

Wunderbar! Using digital storytelling to teach German economics students

Curtin mass communication graduate Jerome Goerke has played a key role in trialling an innovative online, soap opera–style series of short videos about commerce and trade in Germany. The videos were implemented as part of the German state-funded Digitale Narrationen als innovativer didaktischer Ansatz für eine ökonomische Bildung im Handel (DiNöB) program (‘Digital Narration as an Innovative Didactic Approach for Economic Education in Trade’…

New project offers snapshots into the lives of WA’s refugee community

…-Australian education, trauma and health issues, as well as cultural adjustment.” The project, Our images and voices: Using photovoice to explore refugee women perspectives of resettlement in Western Australia, was funded by Healthway and undertaken in conjunction with community partner, Ishar Multicultural Women’s Health Centre. A selection of the photographs taken by the refugee women will be showcased at the Town of Victoria Park Library, 27…

Listen up: decolonisation is a collective effort by all Australians

…, autonomy and strength. CAS has worked in collaboration with the broader University to implement multiple initiatives such as the 2008 Reconciliation Action Plan, a compulsory Indigenous Cultures and Behaviours unit for all Health Sciences students, and programs for staff to develop greater cultural awareness and working relationships with Aboriginal people. While Dowling says it’s important to recognise the progressive work between CAS and the…

Research reveals importance of whooping cough, flu vaccines for pregnant women

…wa, is currently researching this area. “Although maternal vaccination is not a new idea by any means, until 2015, relatively few pregnant women received these vaccines. As a result, there is little known about the long-term health effects on children,” Regan says. “Dr Fell and myself are starting a study which will look at the long-term health effects of influenza vaccines and pertussis vaccines given during pregnancy on children in Australia…

Cost of living pressures easing in Perth, but not for all

…d an average 10 per cent to 12 per cent more on housing compared to the rest of WA households. This increase is offset not just by cutbacks in discretionary expenses, but also by reductions in spending on necessities such as health and transport. Single parents commit a greater share of spending towards housing costs – nearly a third of total expenditure, almost 10 percentage points more than couples. Single parents also spend a lower share of…

An unexpected education

…h Aboriginal people. My main learnings about Aboriginal people had come from units at university taught by white lecturers,” she said. “The Jiji program gave me an opportunity to witness first-hand the social determinants of health relating to Martu people in Punmu, but also provided me a glimpse of their strength and resilience. I now feel that I’m more capable of understanding the impact of health determinants, while also gaining the…

Research recommends home HIV tests in Australia

…born in sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia, explores the barriers to HIV testing among people born in both regions to better understand the reasons for late diagnoses. Lead author Ms Corie Gray, from the School of Public Health at Curtin University, said people born in sub-Saharan Africa and North East and South East Asia have consistently recorded the highest rates of HIV diagnoses in Australia by region of birth. “Over the past decade,…

Win-Win for Economics Grad

…surgery, Primus clicked straight back into gear, not only writing a thesis which won the prize for the best economic honours thesis in Western Australia but also earning the Economics Society of Australia (WA) prize for top economics honours student at Curtin. Always passionate about economics, Primus studied a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in economics and international relations, and graduating in 2016 with first class honours. Although she…