Associate Professor Denise Grocke explores Music Therapy with host Jacky Angus
Guest: Associate Professor Denise Grocke, Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Music and Head of Music Therapy.
Topic: New Directions in Music Therapy
Episode 4: Stem Cell Research
Professor Loane Skene and Professor Peter Rathjen discuss the debate on stem cell research with Jacky Angus
Professor Loane Skene, President of the Academic Board of the University of Melbourne, a member of the Council of the University, and Pro Vice-Chancellor of th
Episode 5: Malaria Resurgent
Professor Graham Brown discusses the resurgence of malaria, and the role of the Nossal Institute of Global Health in the war on malaria and other global health problems.
Guest: Professor Graham Brown, Foundation Director of the Nossal Institute of Global Health
Topic: Malaria Resurgent
Episode 7: A Quantum Leap in Computing
Professor David Jamieson discusses Quantum Computing, the new frontier in computer design, with Science host, Dr Shane Huntington.
Guest: Professor David Jamieson, Director of the Melbourne node of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computer Techno
Episode 8: Getting Public Transport Back on Track
Dr Paul Mees explores integrated public transport systems with Humanities host, Sian Prior
Guest: Dr Paul Mees from the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning.
Topic: Public transport systems for dispersed cities
Episode 10: Coping Strategies for Adolescents
Assoc Prof Erica Frydenberg and Dr Katrina McFerran discuss strategies to help teenagers cope with the stresses of adolescence.
Associate Professor Erica Frydenberg
Dr Katrina McFerran
Topic: Coping Strategies for Adolescents
Episode 12: War Against the Cotton Bollworm
Assoc Prof Phil Batterham and Prof Derek Russell describe how genetics, proteomics, chemistry and field work join forces in the war against the cotton bollworm - a 5 billion dollar pest that is the scourge of farmers from Australia to Africa.
Associate Professor Phil Batterham
Professor Derek Rus
Episode 13: Medical Tourism in Asia
Dr Andrea Whittaker explores the phenomenon of medical tourism in Asia with Sian Prior. Dr Whittaker also talks about her research in illegal abortions in Thailand.
Guest: Dr Andrea Whittaker from Asia Institute
Topic: Medical Tourism in Asia
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 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 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 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
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