Locking children up is not the answer

Criminologist Professor Ross Homel, AO,  is challenging the whole crime and punishment equation, especially for young children. Getting in early, sometimes before children have even started school, he says, is the key to changing life outcomes, before criminal behaviour and antisocial activities become entrenched.  His research has guided government policies and in turn has the potential…

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2017 Australian of the Year

Professor Emeritus Alan Mackay-Sim, the world authority on the human sense of smell, has given hope to thousands of people around the world with spinal cord injuries. His research is being used to find drugs to treat neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia and other less common brain diseases.

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How animal robots can benefit dementia patients

As our life expectancy continues to be extended the world faces a new and growing challenge—dementia. Professor Wendy Moyle’s research on the use of robots as a therapeutic tool could change the face of dementia care globally, while also allowing people to stay in their own homes longer.

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A pop idol with the X Factor

She sees herself as a girl from Logan who loves to sing and play piano. But this Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University graduate is  much more than that. She is taking the music world by storm.

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