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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 2020Attending G7 carries diplomatic risks

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

10 Jun 2020Cutting the ABC cuts public trust

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

02 Jun 2020Navigating public transport safely

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

02 Jun 2020Leadbeater’s possum has its day in court

Dr Julia Dehm - Lecturer, La Trobe University Law School

01 Jun 2020Lab experiments moved online or mailed

Brian Abbey - Professor of Physics, La Trobe University & David Hoxley - Senior Lecturer, Physics, La Trobe University

24 May 2020Beware the ‘cauldron of paranoia’

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

22 May 2020Socialising safely as restrictions ease

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

21 May 2020Is taking hydroxychloroquine wise?

Dr Teresa G. Carvalho - Senior Lecturer in Microbiology, La Trobe University

14 May 2020Aus-China relationship is in a hole

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

12 May 2020COVID throws fuel on US-China relations

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

12 May 2020COVID hurting abortion access nationwide

Dr Erica Millar - Lecturer in Crime, Justice and Legal Studies, La Trobe University

07 May 2020How George Pell failed sex abuse victims

Timothy Jones, Senior Lecturer in History

01 May 2020Reflecting on death and ageism

Chris Mackie - Professor of Classics, La Trobe University

30 Apr 2020Why Singapore’s COVID-19 cases growing

Lecturer Sallie Yea - Interdisciplinary Studies, La Trobe University

30 Apr 2020Universities more important than ever

La Trobe Vice-Chancellor Professor John Dewar AO

29 Apr 2020Private health insurance during COVID-19

Professor Karen Willis - Allied Health Research, Melbourne Health, La Trobe University, Senior Research Fellow Sophie Lewis - Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW

28 Apr 2020COVID-19: China and Australia relations

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

28 Apr 2020Violence at work: the new normal?

Senior Lecturer Dr Evelien Spelten - Public Health, La Trobe University

24 Apr 2020COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America

Vice - Chancellors Fellow Professor Dennis Altman, La Trobe University, Professor Juan Carlos Valarezo - International Relations, Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador

21 Apr 2020COVID-19: how Australia should prepare

Senior Lecturer Dr Deborah Gleeson - Public Health, La Trobe University, Emeritus scholar Dr David Legge - School of Public Health & Human Biosciences, La Trobe University

20 Apr 2020Why do we need quality health reporting?

Associate Professor Andrea Carson - Department of Politics, Media and Philosophy, La Trobe University, Associate Professor (Clinical)Andrew Brett, University of Melbourne, Senior Manager Timothy B. Gravelle - Research and Data Insights, The University of Queensland

20 Apr 2020High rates of COVID-19 deaths in men

Vice Chancellor's Fellow & Distinguished Professor Jenny Graves - School of Life Sciences, La Trobe University

17 Apr 2020Can sex in isolation be fulfilling?

ARC DECRA Research fellow Andrea Waling, La Trobe University, Senior Research Fellow Jennifer Power - Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University

16 Apr 2020Reconstructing fossils

Jesse Martin - Graduate Researcher, Archaeology, La Trobe University

14 Apr 2020COVID-19 and long-term drinking habits

Dr Sarah Callinan and Dr Michael Livingston - Senior Research Fellows at La Trobe University’s Centre for Alcohol Policy Research

13 Apr 2020Great time to start a vegetable garden

Phd candidate Rachel Goldlust - Environmental History, La Trobe University

11 Apr 2020Should we relax COVID-19 restrictions?

Associate Professor Hassan Vally - Public Health, La Trobe Univeristy

09 Apr 2020The Pell verdict: what happens now?

Dr Gideon Boas - Professor of Law, La Trobe University

07 Apr 2020 5G and COVID-19 conspiracy theories

Dr Stanley Shanapinda, La Trobe University

07 Apr 2020What do all these numbers mean?

Dr Daswin De Silva - Deputy Director of the Centre for Data Analytics and Cognition at La Trobe University

03 Apr 2020New findings of the Homo erectus

Professor Andy I.R. Herries - Head of Department of Archaeology and History, La Trobe University, PhD Researcher Jesse Martin, La Trobe University, Stephanie Baker - Researcher in Palaeoanthropology, University of Johannesburg, Lecturer Matthew Caruana - Archaeology, University of Johannesburg, Renaud Joannes-Boyau - Senior research fellow, Southern Cross University, Angeline Leece - Palaeoanthropologist

02 Apr 2020Who can get tested for coronavirus?

Associate Professor Hassan Vally - Public Health, La Trobe Univeristy

02 Apr 2020Viral spread of COVID-19 misinformation

Associate Professor Andrea Carson - Department of Politics, Media and Philosophy, La Trobe University, Associate Professor Aaron Martin - School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne, Senior Lecturer Erik Baekkeskov - Public Policy, University of Melbourne

31 Mar 2020Working from home: utopia or chaos?

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

31 Mar 2020COVID-19 and climate change connected

Lecturer Fiona Armstrong - School of Public Health and Human Biosciences, La Trobe University

27 Mar 2020COVID-19 and the Social Security System

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