Leaders who create a shared sense of purpose and identity within their work teams can help improve employee health and wellbeing.

Researchers from The University of Queensland have found managers can increase productivity levels and prevent burnout by helping employees feel part of a group.

17 December 2014
A mantis shrimp's compound eyes are 'superbly tuned' to detect polarised light. Image: Roy Caldwell

Mantis shrimp eyes are inspiring the design of new cameras that can detect a variety of cancers and visualise brain activity.

5 December 2014
Image: Evidence suggests that men who react adversely to romantic rejection and act violently towards women are more likely to be socially dominant (iStock).

University of Queensland researchers have found evidence to suggest that men who react adversely to romantic rejection and act violently towards women are more likely to be socially dominant. In two online surveys of more than 550 men, researchers...

4 December 2014
Associate Professor Marcus Meinzer.

Forgotten where you’ve put the car keys? Can’t remember the name of your next-door neighbour?

18 November 2014
Above: Nineteenth century recreational fishers would regularly catch hundreds of fish off the coast of Queensland, often in just a few hours of fishing (Photo: T. Welsby, 1905)

Queensland scientists delving into newspaper archives have discovered that catch rates for Queensland’s pink snapper fishery have declined almost 90 per cent, since the nineteenth century.

17 November 2014
A team of UQ-led plant scientists has discovered that the Pinot Noir grape variety owes a significant part of its genetic heritage to ancient plant viruses. Photo: iStock

Next time you pour a glass of wine, raise a toast to the 30-million-year-old viruses that have contributed to the genetic make-up of modern grapes.

12 November 2014
Nurses play a crucial role in decisions surrounding treatment of terminally ill patients.

A University of Queensland study has found nurses play a crucial role in decisions surrounding treatment of terminally ill patients.

10 November 2014
Dr Felicity Brown will undertake research at Harvard University into refugee mental health

A University of Queensland researcher is bound for Harvard University, thanks to the Australian Government’s Endeavour Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship for 2015.

7 November 2014
Lioness in tree. Copyright - WCS: Wildlife Conservation Society

Just 2.5 per cent of the world’s annual military expenditure could increase the effectiveness of protected areas and provide environmental, social and economic benefits, according to a UQ researcher and conservation leader.

6 November 2014
Dr Cameron Parsell received $388,376 for his project on sustainable housing.

The Australian Research Council has invested $37.6 million in University of Queensland research, recognising the potential practical benefits of UQ’s research excellence.

5 November 2014
Dr Geeske Peeters from UQ’s Centre for Research on Exercise, Physical Activity and Health received the Wendy Ey, Women in Sport Award.

A University of Queensland researcher has been recognised for her work on reducing the risk of developing osteoarthritis in Australian women.

4 November 2014
In Queensland alone, an estimated 11,000 people a year sustain an acquired brain injury, of which about 4000 can be expected to develop a serious disability, which often results in family members assuming carer duties.

University of Queensland researchers are examining how family members are affected when a loved one is unable to drive following a brain injury.

3 November 2014

The dream to help develop new and innovative rehabilitation strategies for people after stroke has secured a UQ researcher a prestigious fellowship from the American Australian Association.

3 November 2014
The number of patients diagnosed with oesophageal cancer has doubled in the past 20 years and is expected to double again in the next two decades.

Queensland researchers have found that sudden “chromosomal catastrophes” may trigger a third of oesophageal tumours, the fastest rising cancer in Australia.

3 November 2014
The University of Queensland’s Professor José Torero

A lifetime of fire safety and civil engineering research has led to a fellowship with the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering for The University of Queensland’s Professor José Torero.

30 October 2014
The Queensland node of the centre will be led by Professor Graeme Hammer from UQ’s Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation.

Queensland scientists will play a key role in a new Australian research centre working to increase major food crop yields. University of Queensland researchers will form the Queensland node of the $22 million Australian Research Council Centre of...

24 October 2014
UQ was awarded a total of 77 health and medical research grants today

Australia’s first Centre of Research Excellence in Chronic Kidney Disease will be established at The University of Queensland with a $2.5 million grant announced today.

17 October 2014
During the first three years, 13 young scientists will be trained in areas such as health and nutrition, consumer and sensory science, commercialisation and business leadership. Above: UQ PhD student Ms Titlayo Falade

An industry-backed centre dedicated to creating healthier food choices for Australian and Asian consumers opened at UQ this week. Funded by the Australian Research Council, the ‘Industrial Transformation Training Centre’ has been tasked with...

17 October 2014
UQ has been consistently ranked highly for its undergraduate programs in civil engineering – Advanced Engineering Building (AEB)

The University of Queensland continues to strengthen its international competitiveness, gaining 11 places to rank 56th globally in the National Taiwan University (NTU) Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities.

14 October 2014
Life Course Centre Director Professor Janeen Baxter and Australian Research Council Chief Executive Officer Professor Aidan Byrne

Experts from universities, governments and NGOs across seven countries are set to tackle urgent problems of deep and persistent disadvantage through a $28 million centre led by the University of Queensland and launched in Melbourne last night.

8 October 2014