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  • Dr Andi Horvath

    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. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. Podcast6 May 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  6. Podcast29 April 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  7. Podcast15 April 2020 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    How have plagues and pandemics influenced the arts?

    University of Melbourne experts describe how throughout history, writers and artists have explored the impact of plagues and pandemics on humanity.

  8. Podcast1 April 2020 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Our flesh after fifty

    Professor of gynaecology Martha Hickey explains how a new exhibition, Flesh after Fifty, came about and its celebration of positive images of older women in art

  9. Podcast17 March 2020 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Shaping the brain: Before, during and after birth

    Neurologist Professor Tracy Bale looks at how our life experiences can be transmitted biologically to the next generation and how that shapes our unique brains.

  10. Podcast7 March 2020 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    On the hunt for ancient reefs

    As we mark International Women's Day, the university of Melbourne's Dr Ashleigh Hood describes the inspiration behind her worldwide search for ancient reefs.