Episode 14: Islam and Sharia in Today's Indonesia
Professor Tim Lindsey looks at attempts in Indonesia to introduce Sharia law, and its implications for the largest democracy in Southeast Asia. Prof Linsdsey talks about current Australia - Indonesia relations.
Guest: Professor Tim Lindsey from the Asian Law Centre, and the Cent
Episode 15: Crystal Meth (Ice) Use - Myths and Realities
Associate Professor John Fitzgerald
Dr Frances Bramwell
Topic: Crystal Meth: Myths and Realities
Episode 16: The Leap from Frogs to Plastic Solar Cells
Prof Andrew Holmes of Bio21 Institute recounts how a poisonous South American frog inspired research into development of plastic solar cells.
Guest: Professor Andrew Holmes from the Bio 21 Institute
Topic: How the poison arrow frog inspired research into plastic solar cells.
Episode 17: Post-compulsory Education for a Knowledge Economy
Assoc Prof John Polesel discusses the changing job markets in Australia and overseas brought about by the so-called "knowledge economy", its effect on young people, and the need to change perceptions about Vocation Education and Training.
Guest: Assoc Prof John Polesel the Centre for Post-Compulsory Education and
Episode 18: Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Updated Look
Professor Margot Prior discusses the latest research into autism spectrum disorder, its effects on sufferers and their families, and the latest developments on diagnosis and treatment.
Guest: Professor Margot Prior, AO from the School of Behavioural Science
Topic: Autism Spectrum Diso
Episode 19: Individual Privacy vs Public Benefit in Health (Medical) Informatics
Prof Loane Skene and Assoc Prof Jim Black discuss the debate on medical informatics with Sian Prior
Professor Loane Skene, Chair of the Board of Undergraduate Studies, and Professor of Law at the Melbourne Law School and the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Assoc Prof Jim
Episode 20: Genetically modified (GM) crops: the wheat from the chaff
Professor Rick Roush examines the realities and myths around Genetically Modified (GM) or transgenic Crops. With Dr Shane Huntington.
Guest: Professor Rick Roush, Dean, Faculty of Land and Food Resources.
Topic: Genetically modified crops: the wheat from the chaff
Episode 21: Barry Tuckwell: A Life with French Horn
Triple Grammy nominee, Professor Barry Tuckwell, chats with Sian Prior about his art and life.
Guest: Professor Barry Tuckwell, OBE and AC from the Faculty of Music
Topic: A Life with French Horn
Note: For legal reasons, this episode will not be available as an on-deman
Episode 22: Geopolitics of Climate Change
Dr Peter Christoff explores the global politics of climate change with Sian Prior.
Guest: Dr Peter Christoff, School of Social and Environmental Enquiry.
Topic: Geopolitics of Climate Change
Episode 23: India and China, Globalized
Dr Pradeep Taneja and Dr Salim Lakha discuss how globalisation is shaping India and China. With Sian Prior.
Dr Pradeep Taneja, School of Political Science, Criminology and Sociology
Dr Salim Lakha, School of Social and Environmental Enquiry
Topic: The effects of globali
Episode 24: Simon Phillips: Theater is No Drama
Simon Phillips joins Up Close host Sian Prior for a wide-ranging discussion of the role of theatre in contemporary society, and its continuing relevance in the digital age.
Guest: Simon Phillips, Artistic Director of the Melbourne Theatre Company
Topic: Contemporary theatre
Episode 25: Abundance And Extinction: Species Under Pressure
Prof Nigel Stork talks to podcast host Dr Shane Huntington about the crisis of global extinction of species, its bio-historical backdrop, and a future of reduced diversity.
Guest: Prof Nigel Stork, School of Natural Resource Management
Topic: Global Extinction of Species
Episode 26: Post-Soviet Crime and Its Impact Abroad
Prof Leslie Holmes examines the wide-ranging impact of organised crime in post-Communist Russia and Eastern Europe. With host Sian Prior.?
Guest: Prof Leslie Holmes, School of Natural Resource Management
Topic: Former Soviet Union, Central Eastern Europe and the internationalization of crim
Episode 27: Mindful Leadership
Prof Amanda Sinclair talks about how mindfulness contributes to effective leadership. With Sian Prior.
Episode 28: Post-Natal Depression Across Cultures
Post-natal, or perinatal, depression is found beyond the wealthy, Europeanised societies with which this phenomenon is usually associated. In this podcast, Assoc Prof Jane Fisher of the Key Centre for Women's Health discusses PND and its incidence in poorer countries, especially Vietnam. With host Sian Prior.
Episode 29: Engineering Ice Cream
Chemical Engineer Dr Ray Dagastine explains the crucial role of emulsions and surfactants in everyday items like shampoo and ice cream. The first of our special "Up Close Summer Season of Science". With host Dr Shane Huntington.
Episode 30: Love Life of the Mountain Brushtail Possum
Behavioural ecologist Dr Jenny Martin explains how studying Australia's Mountain Brushtail Possum has helped us understand how ecological change affects animal mating behaviour. This is the second of our "Summer Season of Science" mini series. With Up Close science host Dr Shane Huntington.
Episode 31: Genetic Testing and Young People
Dr Rony Duncan discusses the ethical issues surrounding genetic testing of young people. With host Dr Shane Huntington. This episode concludes our "Summer Season of Science". Up Close will resume its regular programming with the next episode.
Episode 32: Birds, Nations and Empires
Dr Lewis Mayo gives a historical perspective of how birds have symbolised nations' political struggles and aspirations. With host Sian Prior.
Episode 33: Mathematics of Biology
Prof Kerry Landman chats with Dr Shane Huntington about how mathematics sheds light on biological phenomena like the growth of cancer cells.
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