School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

At the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences we are leaders in our field, nationally and internationally. We ensure that our graduates have real world skills to tackle current and future global challenges. Our students have access to rare specialist equipment and techniques, and opportunities to acquire practical and application-based learning through fieldwork. Our academic staff are committed to designing educational experiences that are engaging, challenging and relevant. Our degrees are taught by staff at the forefront of their fields of research, and this shines through in the quality of our graduates.

Pioneering Biomedical Research
Pioneering a new field of biomedical research to better understand neurodegenerative diseases

Scientists at UOW are using novel tools derived from Earth sciences to better understand the role of metals in the development of neurodegenerative diseases including MND and Alzheimer’s. 

UOW scientists are at the forefront of an exciting new field of research that aims to use metals, such as copper, iron and zinc, to diagnose and treat disease.  

Associate Professor Anthony Dosseto, from UOW’s School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, explained the emerging field of isotope biochemistry, which applies methods that have been developed in Earth sciences. 

The Mike Morwood Memorial Website

A dedicated website has been developed and will be used as a memorial to Mike and the legacy he has left. Visit Mike's memorial website.