Under the Microscope
University of Melbourne academics and researchers have experienced much on some amazing journeys – and share them here.
Instrumental reward of the harpsichord
Dr Erin Helyard has been praised as a virtuosic soloist as well as an inspired and versatile conductor. Here he talks opera, harpsichord and music education.
Stories from the Indian Himalayas
Researcher Jane Dyson spent years living and working in a remote, high-altitude village in the Indian Himalayas, and tells the story of its people through film.
Building a society that thrives, not just survives
We need to move beyond the concept of sustainability in relation to the built environment, and think about ways our society can not only survive, but thrive.
The economist who knows us all
Overseeing the Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey has given Professor Roger Wilkins a unique insight into the state of Australia.
Stepping up to the challenge of domestic violence
Professor Kelsey Hegarty is working closely with health practitioners to recognise domestic violence as a health issue, so they can intervene and help
Music therapy from woe to go to AO
Denise Grocke initiated Music Therapy as a discipline in Australia in the face of stern opposition, and is being celebrated with the Order of Australia
The climate legacies in our lakes
Dr Michael-Shawn Fletcher works to understand the environmental history of Tasmania and Chile, by using lake cores – what is considered a 'natural archive'.
From life in the zoo to breakthroughs in the lab
Professor Fabienne Mackay’s passion to make a difference drove a breakthrough in the treatment of lupus
How renewable energy empowers women in remote communities
Access to renewable energy is positively affecting social and gender equity across developing countries in Asia.
Avoiding diabetes is harder than you think
Reducing risk of diabetes means lifestyle changes. Professor Brian Oldenburg wants to understand what is it about human behaviour that makes this so difficult.