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    Dr Andi is a self-confessed research raconteur. She has loved to tell stories about science and culture on-air, online, in print and in person ever since she was let out of the lab a long time ago. Watch out because on the odd occasion she has exploded into interpretive dance when explaining anything from the history of inventions to the action of molecules . She is currently a staff writer and podcast presenter for the University of Melbourne.

  1. Podcast30 September 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    The brain benefits of music

    The University of Melbourne's Professor Sarah Wilson discusses music neuroscience and why no other species uses a complex musical system like we do.

  2. Podcast16 September 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    New targets for epilepsy treatment

    Associate Professor Reid is developing new drugs for epilepsy, with the view of treating a larger population of people with epilepsy.

  3. Podcast19 August 2020 - Science Matters

    Catching sight of dark matter

    One the biggest challenges in research this century is to understand the nature of dark matter, explains University of Melbourne's Professor Elisabetta Barberio

  4. Podcast5 August 2020 - Science Matters

    Why are there so few drugs to treat viruses?

    As coronavirus case numbers surge, University of Melbourne experts explain why we have effective drugs for bacterial diseases, but relatively few for viruses.

  5. Podcast22 July 2020 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    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.

  6. Podcast8 July 2020 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    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.

  7. Podcast24 June 2020 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    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.

  8. Podcast10 June 2020 - Inside Business

    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

  9. Podcast27 May 2020 - Science Matters

    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.

  10. Podcast20 May 2020 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    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