Pushing ahead

In Australia people with disability often live on the fringes of society. In the latest issue of Uniken, we hear how UNSW research is ensuring their voices are heard.

In Australia people with disability often live on the fringes of society. In the latest issue of Uniken, we hear how UNSW research is ensuring their voices are heard.

The inaugural Chair of Intellectual Disability Mental Health, Associate Professor Julian Trollor, is launching a longitudinal study into ageing among people with an intellectual disability.

Read about this and other research on pages 14 and 15 of the May-June issue of Uniken.

Also in this issue, we head to Africa to find out about the origins of human evolution (pages 6-8). UNSW researchers have been involved in two significant developments. The first is the discovery of a skeleton being hailed as the possible "missing link" between our ape-like ancestors and modern humans. The second development relates to one of the earliest known members of our own family - the Homo genus.

We also reveal UNSW's link with one of the world's most iconic buildings, the Sydney Opera House (page 11); and we show how new tricks have found that the world's oldest dog is right here in Australia (page 9).

Media contact: Susi Hamilton, Editor | 9385 1583 | susi.hamilton@unsw.edu.au