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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. 13 November 2020 – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders, Indigenous, NAIDOC Week, Social Work, Therapy

    Decolonising social work

    Proud Durrumbal/Kullilli and Yidinji woman, University of Melbourne educator and social worker, Tileah Drahm-Butler, is working to decolonise social work.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.