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29 Jul 2021Olympic skating reveals lurking misogyny

Dr Brigid McCarthy - Lecturer in Journalism

17 Jun 2021Student revenue fall a blow to research

La Trobe Vice-Chancellor Professor John Dewar AO

02 Jun 2021Would I let my kids play football?

Alan Pearce - Associate Professor at La Trobe University, and research manager at the Australian Sports Brain Bank (Victoria)

28 May 2021Shakespeare, Trump and tyranny

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

12 May 2021Celebrating International Nurses Day

Professor Lisa McKenna, Dean and Head, School of Nursing and Midwifery

14 Apr 2021Health benefits of laughter are no joke

Ros Ben-Moshe - Adjunct Lecturer in Public Health, La Trobe University

31 Mar 2021Chronic conditions and loneliness

Karen Willis - Professor in Allied Health Research, La Trobe University

05 Mar 2021Why is vaccine supply so limited?

Deborah Gleeson - Associate Professor in Public Health, La Trobe University

04 Mar 2021A woman of her time

Kacey Sinclair - PhD student at La Trobe University

17 Feb 2021Why COVID vaccinations can be trusted

Dr Priscilla Robinson - Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Public Health, La Trobe University

03 Feb 2021Schools can support youth mental health

Dr Anne Southall - School of Education, La Trobe University

02 Feb 2021How will we remember 2020?

Katie Holmes - Professor of History, La Trobe University

09 Dec 2020How COVID-safe Santa can save Christmas

Hassan Vally - Associate Professor in Public Health, La Trobe University & Nathan Grills - University of Melbourne

30 Nov 2020Online learning brings greater choice

Professor John Dewar AO - Vice Chancellor, La Trobe University

11 Nov 2020Joe Biden and the US-China relationship

Nick Bisley - Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor of International Relations at La Trobe University, La Trobe University

05 Nov 2020Does Victoria need a COVID hospital?

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

05 Nov 2020The challenge of leading a divided USA

Dennis Altman - Professorial Fellow in Human Security, La Trobe University

27 Oct 2020How would Biden presidency impact Aus?

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

26 Oct 2020Old freedoms return to Victoria

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

22 Oct 2020WHO is right about lockdowns

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

22 Oct 2020Apple 5G iPhones not yet in Australia

Dr Stanley Shanapinda - Research Fellow, La Trobe University

06 Oct 2020La Trobe committed to kickstart Victoria

Professor John Dewar AO - Vice Chancellor, La Trobe University

02 Oct 2020La Trobe committed to a regional future

Professor John Dewar AO - Vice Chancellor, La Trobe University

02 Oct 2020NZ opens travel bubble with some states

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

02 Oct 2020Public naming practices: The gender gap

Clare Wright - Professor of History, La Trobe University

09 Sep 2020‘Died from’ or ‘died with’ COVID-19?

Dr Marc Trabsky - Senior Lecturer, La Trobe Law School and Director, Centre for Health, Law and Society, La Trobe University & Courtney Hempton - Associate Research Fellow, Deakin University

01 Sep 2020Should I stop running if my knee hurts?

Christian Barton - Senior Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, MRFF Fellow, La Trobe University & Ewa M Roos - Professor of Muscle and Joint Health, University of Southern Denmark

01 Sep 2020The rights of people with disabilities

Professor Christine Bigby - Director of the Living with Disability Research Centre, La Trobe University

27 Aug 2020The complexity of the China-US rivalry

Nick Bisley - Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor of International Relations at La Trobe University, La Trobe University

21 Aug 2020How the dark gets in

Professor Clare Wright - La Trobe University

31 Jul 2020Rethink needed on flawed rugby research

Adam White, Joe Piggin, John Batten, Gary Turner, Alan Pearce, Rachael Bullingham, Eric Anderson

10 Jul 2020Who was William Shakespeare?

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

10 Jul 2020Death the Leveller

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

07 Jul 2020Airborne transmission and COVID-19

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

24 Jun 2020Watching Hamilton today

Dennis Altman - Professorial Fellow in Human Security, La Trobe University

23 Jun 2020Coronavirus and sex hormones

Jenny Graves - Distinguished Professor of Genetics and Vice Chancellor's Fellow, La Trobe University

23 Jun 2020We need a royal commission into robodebt

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

22 Jun 2020Coal addiction comes at huge cost

Judith Brett - Emeritus Professor of Politics, La Trobe University

17 Jun 2020Deaths in custody, the law and police

Dr Laura Griffin - Lecturer in Law, La Trobe University

17 Jun 2020Committing to gender equity in pandemic

By Dr Tasha Weir, Project Manager of La Trobe’s SAGE Athena SWAN, Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Industry Engagement)

16 Jun 2020How do you stay safe on the slopes?

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

15 Jun 2020Better breastfeeding data needed

Lisa Amir - Professor in Breastfeeding Research, La Trobe University & Julie P. Smith - Honorary Associate Professor, Australian National University

12 Jun 2020Should I wear a mask on public transport?

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

10 Jun 2020Cutting the ABC cuts public trust

Andrea Carson - Associate Professor, Department of Politics, Media and Philosophy, La Trobe University

10 Jun 2020Attending G7 carries diplomatic risks

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