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Impact - Series 1 Trailer

Impact - Series 1 Trailer

October 2, 2020

Impact is CQUniversity's latest podcast series, exploring ground-breaking research projects, and their real world impacts.

Hear about changemaking research across Australia as CQUni experts share first steps, struggles, and eureka moments.

In season one, we discover:

- How loving our leftovers could halt Australia's $10 billion household food waste habit,

- Why perinatal care is changing lives for pregnant women in the prison system,

- Whether citizen scientists planting seagrass meadows could save the Great Barrier Reef, 

- When can dog poo go in the compost bin, and many more innovative and practical projects to improve our lives, our communities, and our world. 

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The Bulb | Ep 2 | A yarn with Indigenous social workers Jamie Anderson and Larissa Fewquandie

The Bulb | Ep 2 | A yarn with Indigenous social workers Jamie Anderson and Larissa Fewquandie

October 1, 2020

In this episode, Jamie Anderson and Larissa Fewquandie, experienced Indigenous social workers yarn about worker self-care when responding to gendered violence and give practical tips to those coming into the field. 

In each episode of The Bulb, the podcast will explore aspects of gendered violence – what is thought about it, what we know about it, and what is yet to be revealed.

The QCDFVR is funded by The Queensland Government and is based at CQUniversity Australia.

www.noviolence.org.au

The Bulb | Ep 1 | Introducing The Bulb with Dr Heather Lovatt

The Bulb | Ep 1 | Introducing The Bulb with Dr Heather Lovatt

September 17, 2020

In this episode, Dr Heather Lovatt, Director of the Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research (QCDFVR) gives a brief introduction to The Bulb – a podcast that shines a light on gendered violence.

In each episode of The Bulb, the podcast will explore aspects of gendered violence – what is thought about it, what we know about it, and what is yet to be revealed.

The QCDFVR is funded by The Queensland Government and is supported by and based at CQUniversity Australia.

www.noviolence.org.au

CQUniversity Commentary | Ep 12 | High stakes as COVID-19 restrictions relax

CQUniversity Commentary | Ep 12 | High stakes as COVID-19 restrictions relax

June 11, 2020

Punt-loving Australians gambled away $25 billion in 2019 – but after COVID-19 restrictions shut down pokies venues and limited sports betting options, gambling habits have seen some dramatic shifts.

Now as lockdowns begin to lift, CQU gambling and psychology researcher Dr Alex Russell looks at how the community might react as gambling options flood back to pubs, clubs, and online.

A senior postdoctoral fellow with CQUniversity’s Experimental Gambling Research Laboratory, Alex warns that stress around health and employment impacts, as well as the injection of government stimulus funds, have created a high-risk environment for people prone to gambling harm.

This is episode 12, and the final episode, of CQUniversity Commentary, a podcast and video series from CQUniversity Australia, focusing on issues around COVID-19, and how the global crisis impacts on our communities and lives.

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Music: Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

CQUniversity Commentary | Ep 11 | Binge study to upskill for crisis

CQUniversity Commentary | Ep 11 | Binge study to upskill for crisis

June 10, 2020

Tough economic times created by the COVID-19 pandemic means many people are looking for work, and hoping to upskill for new roles during lockdown.

CQU Associate Professor Dr Celeste Lawson is Head of Course for Professional Communications, and a self-confessed ‘binge-studier’ who holds six higher education degrees, is about to complete her seventh and already has plans for the eighth.

Celeste explains how she’s seen online and remote study get more accessible, and the opportunities that come with tackling online education.

This is episode 11 of CQUniversity Commentary, a podcast and video series from CQUniversity Australia, focusing on issues around COVID-19, and how the global crisis impacts on our communities and lives.

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Music: Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

CQUniversity Commentary | Ep 10 | Planning for post-COVID-19 fitness

CQUniversity Commentary | Ep 10 | Planning for post-COVID-19 fitness

June 4, 2020

With COVID-19 restrictions locking Australians out of gyms and exercise centres, many fitness trainers and coaches have taken their classes online.

CQU physical activity behaviour expert Dr Amanda Rebar discusses some of the ways the industry adapted, and what gyms will look like in the new normal post-COVID-19.

This is episode 10 of CQUniversity Commentary, a podcast and video series from CQUniversity Australia, focusing on issues around COVID-19, and how the global crisis impacts on our communities and lives.

Follow CQUniversity Australia on social media for more information.

Music: Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

CQUniversity Commentary | Ep 9 | Cancelled NAPLAN good for students

CQUniversity Commentary | Ep 9 | Cancelled NAPLAN good for students

June 2, 2020

The Australian Government decision to cancel National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) means students across Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 are spared the annual testing.

And CQU school testing and educational neuroscience expert Professor Ken Purnell says it’s a good chance for schools to shift focus.

Ken explains that other important areas of learning are often neglected in the stressful efforts to maximise NAPLAN test scores.

This is episode nine of CQUniversity Commentary, a podcast and video series from CQUniversity Australia, focusing on issues around COVID-19, and how the global crisis impacts on our communities and lives.

Follow CQUniversity Australia on social media for more information.

Music: Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

CQUniversity Commentary | Ep 8 | Antivirus hope from native Australian plans

CQUniversity Commentary | Ep 8 | Antivirus hope from native Australian plans

May 27, 2020

As COVID-19 continues its spread worldwide, scientists are racing against time to develop vaccines and treatments.

CQU scientist Dr Mani Naiker is working with Indigenous communities to explore Australian native plants as treatment options for COVID-19 and other viruses.

Mani says his team of researchers have identified antiviral potential in a number of plants, and hopes tests could deliver a commercially-available drug in the near future.

This is episode eight of CQUniversity Commentary, a podcast and video series from CQUniversity Australia, focusing on issues around COVID-19, and how the global crisis impacts on our communities and lives.

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Music: Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

CQUniversity Commentary | Ep 7 | Protecting victims locked down with abusers

CQUniversity Commentary | Ep 7 | Protecting victims locked down with abusers

May 27, 2020

The Australian community has been told to stay home during COVID-19 lockdowns – but for thousands of women and children, home isn’t safe.

CQU domestic violence researcher Dr Brian Sullivan says pandemic restrictions are increasing tension in high-risk domestic and family violence environments across the country.

He reflects on how social support systems could better coordinate to help victims despite the challenges of lockdown.

If this episode raises concerns or if you are experiencing domestic or family violence, call 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732 for 24/7 support.

This is episode seven of CQUniversity Commentary, a podcast and video series from CQUniversity Australia, focusing on issues around COVID-19, and how the global crisis impacts on our communities and lives.

Follow CQUniversity Australia on social media for more information.

Music: Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

CQUniversity Commentary | Ep 6 | Stimulus must drive business innovation

CQUniversity Commentary | Ep 6 | Stimulus must drive business innovation

May 19, 2020

Australia’s unprecedented stimulus package is protecting the economy amidst the COVID-19 pandemic – but what’s next?

CQU economist Professor John Rolfe outlines the Australia Government response to COVID-19, discusses how disruption to the economy can bring about innovative changes.

For example, as more businesses try to meet consumer needs from a distance, John says there’s potential for ongoing increases in automation and virtual service in sectors such as health care.

This is episode six of CQUniversity Commentary, a podcast and video series from CQUniversity Australia, focusing on issues around COVID-19, and how the global crisis impacts on our communities and lives.

Follow CQUniversity Australia on social media for more information.

Music: Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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