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  1. 5 May 2022 - Health & Wellbeing

    We have to stop child sexual abuse before it happens

    A University of Melbourne expert says the shorter sentences handed down for child sexual abuse in Australia tells us the system isn’t working and has to change

  2. 3 May 2022 - Health & Medicine

    Uncovering the triggers of severe COVID-19 in kids

    New University of Melbourne research finds that proteins in the blood may tell us the triggers of severe COVID-19 in children.

  3. 31 December 2021 - Learning & Teaching

    What we know about our children after 2021

    2021 brought challenges for children, parents, carers and educators; University of Melbourne experts discuss what we need to focus on for the future

  4. 29 November 2021 - Health & Medicine

    When kids get stressed out by the stress of others

    Empathy is vital for our social functioning. But new University of Melbourne research finds that children who are particularly empathic are also more anxious.

  5. 21 September 2021 - Health & Medicine

    The facts of vaccinating our kids against COVID-19

    Does the risk versus benefit equation justify having my Year 7 child vaccinated against COVID-19? A University of Melbourne expert says the clear answer is yes

  6. 6 June 2021 - Learning & Teaching

    Parenting during lockdown

    COVID-19 restrictions made 2020 a challenging year for many parents; University of Melbourne research asks how it all affected their levels of life satisfaction

  7. 7 April 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    Victorian kids’ mental health hit hardest during 2020

    The pandemic affected the mental health of young Victorian children more than those in other states in 2020 says study including University of Melbourne experts

  8. 16 February 2021 - Inside Business

    Children with same-sex parents outperform others in school

    Same-sex-parented children outperform their peers in many areas of academic achievement finds a new study led by the University of Melbourne.

  9. 3 December 2020 - Health & Medicine

    Should schools close during the COVID-19 pandemic?

    Research including the University of Melbourne finds schools are unlikely to play a role in COVID-19 community transmission, provided key measures are in place.

  10. 20 November 2020 - Inside Business

    Separated parents getting better at shared care?

    HILDA Survey shows children increasingly staying over with non-resident parent suggest separated couples getting better a sharing care says University of expert