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04 May 2022Children helping our aged care crisis

Darren Midgley, Graduate Researcher at La Trobe University’s John Richards Centre for Rural Ageing Research

23 Mar 2022Russia's long history of neo-Nazis

Dr Robert Horvath, Senior Lecturer at La Trobe University

15 Mar 2022Unequal access to vaccines harm recovery

Associate Professor Deborah Gleeson, La Trobe University

04 Mar 2022Fact-checking can harm trust in media

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

11 Feb 2022Coalition plays up China fears

Tony Walker, Vice-Chancellor's Fellow, La Trobe University

10 Jan 2022Young people drinking less

Associate Professor Sarah J MacLean, Research Fellow Amy Pennay, PhD Research Officer Gabriel Caluzzi

20 Dec 2021Embracing positivity in 2022

Ros Ben-Moshe

30 Nov 2021Omicron shows the cost of greed

Professor Deborah Gleeson

23 Nov 2021Broaden your understanding of paramedics

Associate Professor Evelien Spelten, researcher in the La Trobe Rural Health School

09 Nov 2021How to ask someone if they're vaccinated

Professor Vijaya Sundararajan, Public Health

26 Oct 2021How the pandemic made phishing worse

Dr Jabed Chowdhury, Lecturer in Cybersecurity at La Trobe University

07 Oct 2021Revealing the colour of cancer cells

Professor Brian Abbey, Physics, La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science and Associate Professor Belinda Parker, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

05 Oct 2021World Teacher's Day 2021

Professor Bernadette Walker-Gibbs

28 Sep 2021The Auslan interpreter is not just the side show

Ramunas McRae, Australian Sign Language (Auslan) Lecturer at La Trobe University

08 Sep 2021Asking R U Really OK?

Dr Kirstie McKenzie-McHarg, Associate Professor Psychology Practice at La Trobe University

31 Aug 2021Breaking down stigma of FASD

Dr Kerryn Bagley - FASD researcher at the Living with Disability Research Centre (LIDs), La Trobe University

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 2020NZ opens travel bubble with some states

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

02 Oct 2020La Trobe committed to a regional future

Professor John Dewar AO - Vice Chancellor, 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 2020The rights of people with disabilities

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

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