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Under the Microscope

University of Melbourne academics and researchers have experienced much on some amazing journeys – and share them here.

  1. 3 November 2020 – COVID-19, Nursing, Psychology, Wellbeing, Work-Life Balance

    What does a great day at work look like?

    The University of Melbourne's Dr Rebecca Jarden’s training in nursing led her to research what a balanced approach to measuring wellbeing for nurses looks like.

  2. 19 August 2020 – Biology, Evolution, Indigenous, Mathematics, National Science Week

    The mathematics of evolution

    Dr Jared Field’s work in mathematical biology is working to understand real-world issues – and has landed him in the ABC's Top 5 Media Residency Program.

  3. 22 June 2020 – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders, Black Lives Matter, COVID-19, Cardiovascular, Indigenous Health

    Connecting culture and health

    University of Melbourne cardiologist Associate Professor Luke Burchill grew up on country and was inspired by his grandparents to study medicine.

  4. 4 June 2020 – COVID-19, Clinical Trials, Coronavirus, Ebola, Infectious diseases

    Lessons for COVID-19 from the Ebola frontline

    The University of Melbourne's Dr Amanda Rojek was on the frontline of the Ebola epidemic, and is now drawing on those lessons during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  5. 22 April 2020 – Chemistry, Disability, Research, Sciences, Women In Science

    My eyesight is weak, but my vision is strong

    University of Melbourne PhD student Nisha Mehta was born with albinism; but with support she has overcome challenges to pursue an academic career in chemistry.

  6. 17 November 2019 – Bionics, Blindness, Eyes, Health, Surgery

    A vision for the future

    Associate Professor Penny Allen helped implant Australia’s first bionic eye, but the University of Melbourne expert says the future is even more exciting.

  7. 9 September 2019 – Dark Matter, Galaxies, Particle Physics , Physics, Space

    The dark matter detective

    The University of Melbourne's Professor Elisabetta Barberio is leading groundbreaking Australian research in the hunt for elusive dark matter.

  8. 13 August 2019 – Bioscience, STEM, Women In Science, Workplace Diversity

    Becoming a STEM-inist

    When University of Melbourne's Amy Shepherd started in science, she didn’t dream she'd soon be travelling the world rubbing shoulders with Nobel Prize winners.

  9. 16 July 2019 – Avian Influenza, Birds, Flu, Immunology and Infection, Viruses

    Viruses on the wing

    The University of Melbourne's Dr Michelle Wille studies wild ducks and shorebirds to understand how they spread viruses across the globe, including influenza.