Social Science

ABORIGINAL Australians are more than twice as likely to suffer a stroke or traumatic brain injury than non-Aboriginal Australians, leading to acquired communications disorders (ACD) – and Edith Cowan University researchers are working to improve their rehabilitation prospects.

POORER school students and those with a disability require additional support to successfully manage the transition from primary to secondary school, according to a longitudinal study by Curtin University.

INCREASING homelessness among older women is a disturbing national trend with Perth seniors at greater risk because of high rents.

YOUNG adults with Down syndrome have a strong desire to be self-sufficient by living independently and having a job, according to a study into the meaning of wellbeing among young people affected by the disorder.

WORLDWIDE, programs aiming to give safe, efficient cooking stoves to people in developing countries haven’t had complete success—and local research has looked into why.

PARENTS of burn victims experience significant psychological distress for at least three months after the incident and may compromise the post-operative recovery of their child, WA research has found.

BIOLOGICAL grandparents are more likely to invest in their grandchildren on a regular basis than non-biological grandparents, an Edith Cowan University (ECU) study has found.

WHILE almost all Australian outdoor workers use some form of sun protection, less than 10 per cent are fully protected against harmful solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR), says a new study.

ELITE athletes’ attitudes towards performance enhancing drugs are being successfully assessed, according to research that aims to expand into psychological profiles of drug-susceptible athletes.

THINKING about your mobile when you’re not using it, worrying about whether people can reach you and interrupting what you’re doing when you’re contacted on your phone are linked to increased depression and stress, according to a study involving an ECU researcher.