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31 Mar 2020Working from home: utopia or chaos?

Dr Jodi Oakman - Associate Professor in Ergonomics, Safety and Health at La Trobe University

27 Mar 2020COVID-19 and the Social Security System

Dr Darren O'Donovan - Senior Lecturer in Administrative Law, La Trobe University

27 Mar 2020COVID-19 and global politics

Adjunct Professor Tony Walker - School of Communications, La Trobe University

25 Mar 2020A shift towards long-term rental homes

Associate Myfan Jordan - Health Ageing Research Group (HARG), La Trobe University

25 Mar 2020The importance of social distancing

Hassan Vally - Associate Professor in Public Health, La Trobe University

23 Mar 2020Renewed interest in localisation

Professor Chrish Roche - Developmental Practice, La Trobe University

23 Mar 2020The social disruption of COVID-19

Professor John Carroll - Emeritus of Sociology, La Trobe University

23 Mar 2020Thucydides and the plague of Athens

Professor Christopher Mackie - Classics & Ancient History, La Trobe University

20 Mar 2020Human security during COVID-19 crisis

Vice - Chancellors Fellow Professor Dennis Altman, La Trobe University

20 Mar 2020At least 6 months of disruption expected

Senior Lecturer Joel Miller - Applied Mathematics, La Trobe University

18 Mar 2020Cancelling events over 100 people

Associate Professor Hassan Vally - Public Health, La Trobe Univeristy

18 Mar 2020Hidden women of history - Sonia Revid

PhD Candidate Averyl Gaylor - Humanities and Social Sciences, La Trobe University

17 Mar 2020Why are older people more at risk of coronavirus?

Associate Professor Hassan Vally - Public Health, La Trobe Univeristy

17 Mar 2020Questions over US leadership

Adjunct Professor Tony Walker - School of Communications, La Trobe University

11 Mar 2020What links autism and the gut?

Ashley Franks - Senior Lecturer, Department of Microbiology, La Trobe University & Elisa Hill - Researcher in Enteric Neuroscience and Autism, RMIT University & Sonja McKeown - Lecturer, Department of Anatomy & Developmental Biology, Monash University

09 Mar 2020Searching for Shakespeare's library

Stuart Kells - Adjunct Professor at La Trobe University's College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce

04 Mar 2020Netanyahu's chances in Israeli election

Adjunct Professor Tony Walker from School of Communications, La Trobe University

02 Mar 2020Logging is last thing our wildlife needs

Doug Robinson - Honorary Visiting Fellow, Department of Ecology, Environment and Evolution, La Trobe University & David Lindenmayer - Professor, The Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University

02 Mar 20203 ways public health has saved lives

Hassan Vally - Associate Professor in Public Health, La Trobe University

28 Feb 2020Concussion and Australian Rules Football

Associate Professor Alan Pearce

27 Feb 2020Iran could change its action in Syria

Adjunct Professor Tony Walker - School of Communications, La Trobe University

27 Feb 2020The cuter the dog the more we want it

Research Fellow Tiffani J. Howell - School of Psychology and Public Health & Professor and Head of Department Pauleen Bennett - Psychology and Counselling, College of Science, Health and Engineering, La Trobe University

19 Feb 2020How GM sold us the Australian dream

Jack Fahey, PhD candidate, Department of Archaeology and History, La Trobe University

06 Feb 2020What we learn from fish that change sex

Professor Jenny Graves, Vice Chancellor's Fellow & Distinguished Professor, Ecology, Environment & Evolution, La Trobe University, Erica Todd, Lecturer, Deakin University, and Neil Gemmell, Sesquicentennial Distinguished Professor, University of Otago

30 Jan 2020Unis have vital role in times of crisis

La Trobe University Vice-Chancellor Professor John Dewar AO

23 Jan 2020Adam Smith, kidnapped

Stuart Kells - Adjunct Professor at La Trobe University's College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce

20 Jan 2020Habitat up in smoke

Dr Jim Radford - Principal Research Fellow, Research Centre for Future Landscapes, La Trobe University , and others

10 Jan 2020The women of the League of Nations

Dr Yves Rees - David Myers Research Fellow, La Trobe University

09 Jan 2020Raising regional educational aspirations

Associate Professor Carol McKinstry - Head, Rural Department of Allied Health, La Trobe University Rural Health School

05 Dec 2019Can ethics/arts stop a tech apocalypse?

Dr Sara James - Senior Lecturer, Sociology, La Trobe University & Dr Sarah Midford - Senior Lecturer, Classics and Ancient History and Director of Teaching and Learning (ugrad), School of Humanities and Social Sciences, La Trobe University

05 Dec 2019Is fingerprint login really secure?

Dr Nalin Asanka Gamagedara Arachchilage - Senior Research Fellow in Cyber Security, La Trobe University

29 Nov 2019Launch of Sydney Rare Book Week

Stuart Kells - Adjunct Professor at La Trobe University's College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce

20 Nov 2019The wild west of pulp advertising

Stuart Kells - Adjunct Professor at La Trobe University's College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce

14 Nov 2019When literature was a weapon

Robert Manne - Emeritus Professor of Politics and Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at La Trobe University

13 Nov 2019Bushfire preparation: black spots

Dr Stanley Shanapinda - Research Fellow in Computer Science and Information Technology, La Trobe University

13 Nov 2019Victims of abuse still face barriers

Dr Laura Griffin - Lecturer in Law, La Trobe University.

22 Oct 2019Culture helps heal Aboriginal survivors

Carlina Black - PhD candidate, La Trobe University, Margarita Frederico - Professor, Social Work & Social Policy, La Trobe University, Muriel Bamblett - Adjunct Professor, Social Work & Social Policy, La Trobe University

11 Oct 2019Rugby World Cup: Do bonus schemes work?

Liam Lenten - Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics and Finance, La Trobe University

10 Oct 2019Is this study legit?

Hassan Vally - Associate Professor in Public Health, La Trobe University

08 Oct 2019Trump: withdrawing troops from Syria

Tony Walker - Vice-Chancellor's Fellow & Adjunct Professor, School of Communications, La Trobe University

04 Oct 2019Trump: the impeachment inquiry

Dennis Altman - Vice-Chancellor's Fellow & Professorial Fellow in Human Security, La Trobe University

03 Oct 2019What’s fuelling interest in veganism?

Matthew Ruby - Lecturer in Psychology, La Trobe University & Tani Khara - PhD student in Sustainability, University of Technology Sydney

02 Oct 2019Philip K. Dick: Pulp author and prophet

Stuart Kells - Adjunct Professor at La Trobe University's College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce

02 Oct 2019The myth of the white Aussie bloke

Andrea Waling - Research fellow, La Trobe University

26 Sep 2019Everyday sexism & women's mental health

Beatrice Alba - Research Fellow at the Australian Research Centre for Sex Health and Society, La Trobe University