A stocktake of Australia’s animal havens – conservation areas free of cats and foxes – has found that they have already prevented 13 mammal extinctions.

5 March 2019
A clinician works with a child at the UQ Audiology clinic.

University of Queensland experts are available to comment on hearing loss during Hearing Awareness Week this week. Journalists can contact the experts below or search by topic or name at UQ Experts.

4 March 2019

Research has revealed some large whale populations have defied over-exploitation and near-extinction to reach ‘peak’ abundance – or will do so early in the next decade.

4 March 2019

Dementia is one of the leading causes of death in Australia, but University of Queensland research has found the disease affects men and women differently.

4 March 2019

The risk of developing melanoma is significantly multiplied for people who have red hair and more than 20 large moles, University of Queensland researchers have found.

4 March 2019
An operator prepares to launch a drone.

Researchers are launching a $9 million study which aims to embed ethics and the law into autonomous defence systems, such as self-driving military vehicles.

1 March 2019
Dr Ubide and her team have analysed variations in the chemical composition of volcanic crystals

Research shedding light on the internal “plumbing” of volcanoes may help scientists better understand volcanic eruptions and unrest.

1 March 2019
Cows being milked at the UQ Gatton dairy ... UQ ranks highest in Australia in Agriculture and Forestry

The University of Queensland has jumped to the top of the national table in Agriculture and Forestry, and it also ranks first in Australia for Environmental Sciences and Sports-Related Subjects, according to the latest international rankings survey.

28 February 2019
Dr Katalin Trencsényi

Internationally renowned drama expert, researcher and theatre-maker Dr Katalin Trencsényi has been named The University of Queensland’s Creative Fellow for 2019.

28 February 2019
A paddock showing a large tract of pasture dieback.

University of Queensland researchers trying to pinpoint the mystery killer behind ‘pasture dieback’ find their research is fascinating – but they would much prefer to watch grass grow.

28 February 2019
A silhouette of a mum with a baby in a pram.

A clinical psychologist who personally experienced ‘mum-shaming’ is leading a study aimed at addressing the effects of self-criticism among new mothers.

27 February 2019
Associate Professor Timothy McIntyre and Associate Professor April Wright

Two University of Queensland teachers have been given top marks for their dedication and innovative approaches to student learning at the Australian Awards for University Teaching.

26 February 2019
A visiting student from Africa examines a gem stone.

Australia’s world-leading expertise in small-scale mining is being showcased to 30 emerging leaders from the African mining sector as they visit the Gladstone and Emerald regions in Central Queensland.

26 February 2019
Reduced growth hormone receptor signalling improves insulin signalling within the body.

University of Queensland researchers have discovered a hidden metabolic advantage that prevents people with a specific type of dwarfism from developing type 2 diabetes or cancer.

26 February 2019
A bird stands on the shore.

Research has shown that international cooperation has been critical in protecting migratory shorebirds in the Asia Pacific, but ongoing challenges exist.

21 February 2019