Eavesdrop on Experts
Hear researchers obsess, confess and profess – changing the world one experiment, one paper and one interview at a time
Launching the SpIRIT satellite
University of Melbourne researchers describe plans to build the SpIRIT satellite– to be launched in space by 2022, with Australian and Italian Space Agencies.
How better data on death can improve lives
By studying causes of death, Professor Alan Lopez says we can better target health interventions, including increases in cardiovascular disease in Australia.
Towards faster treatment for major depressive disorder
Physiologist Professor Scott Thompson studies how the brain changes in patients with major depression to identify more effective, faster acting antidepressants.
What’s behind COVID-19 conspiracy theories?
Robin Canniford studies conspiracy theories at the University of Melbourne, he says people are more susceptible during heightened times of anxiety like pandemic
Innovation during crisis
Mark Quigley, Earth Sciences Professor at the University of Melbourne explains how the Canterbury earthquakes and COVID-19 both inspired innovative responses.
Lessons for a future pandemic
Professor Peter Doherty from the University of Melbourne discusses the latest COVID-19 drug and vaccine research, and how best to prepare for future pandemic
The isolation of domestic violence
A University of Melbourne expert discusses the risks of family violence during COVID-19 isolation and the learnings of which support services are working well.
The mental marathon of COVID-19
University of Melbourne's Dr Grant Blashki helps us understand our mental health during isolation and what we can do to maintain our routines and resilience.
The dynamics of disease
Professor Tony Blakely, a University of Melbourne epidemiologist and public health specialist, discusses COVID-19 infection control models and exit strategies.