Experts and researchers in conversation -- in science, health, technology, law, the arts, and business.
Towards cancer care that listens to patients
Oncologist Lidia Schapira on how health outcomes improve when we respond to patients' lived experience of cancer and support them to engage with their own care.
The rise and reach of transnational policing
Criminologist Ben Bowling on how policing is increasingly crossing national borders, raising serious questions about governance and public accountability.
Coming to grips with a ‘silent killer’
Infectious diseases expert Dr Ben Cowie on why viral hepatitis is fast becoming a hidden epidemic with significant public health consequences.
Why feeling pain is key to our happiness
University of Melbourne psychologist Dr Brock Bastian on the value of experiencing pain and accepting unpleasantness in our pursuit of pleasure and happiness.
Political thinker John Keane on the rise of corrupt political regimes that employ democratic rhetoric, social media and economic growth to win over the public.
How attitudes disable
Social epidemiologist Eric Emerson argues we've yet to grasp how disability arises not from impairment but from the interaction between health and our society.
Confessions of a professional baby maker
Reproductive biologist David Gardner explains what we're still learning about healthy embryo development and how it's being applied to improve IVF technologies.
Embracing the finite
Ecologist Peter Vitousek explores how living in the Anthropocene will force us to make our way with diminished natural resources.
Rivers as persons
Environmental law researchers Erin O’Donnell and Julia Talbot-Jones discuss recent moves to give legal personhood to rivers in India, New Zealand and elsewhere.