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IMPACT | Ep 11 | Understanding gambling harms in Australian community

IMPACT | Ep 11 | Understanding gambling harms in Australian community

December 9, 2020

Australians are the world’s most prolific gamblers, losing close to $25 billion a year. But despite growing awareness of harms caused by the national habit, researchers from CQUniversity’s Experimental Gambling Research Laboratory say the problem is unlikely to improve without significant changes in the gambling industry.

EGRL head Professor Matt Rockloff, Research Professor - Gambling Studies Nerilee Hing and Psychology Professor Matthew Browne share their recent work with fellow EGRL team member Dr Alex Russell, and explain why gambling problems in Australia are bigger than simply “problem gambling”.

This is the 11th episode of CQUniversity’s podcast series IMPACT, and the final episode in this series. Subscribe to "CQUniversity Podcasts" via your podcast app and you'll be the first to know when next season launches in 2021. 

IMPACT | Ep 10 | Underbelly and beyond, does TV shape police procedure?

IMPACT | Ep 10 | Underbelly and beyond, does TV shape police procedure?

December 7, 2020

Conducting face-to-face interviews with convicted underworld murderer and drug trafficker Carl Williams, CQUniversity Criminology researcher Dr Anne Ferguson found herself part of the police investigation after his prison murder in 2010.

Her research, which began with the popular Underbelly series, aimed to highlight the conflict between fact and fiction in how the Australian entertainment industry dramatises the criminal world.

In this episode Dr Ferguson and Forensic Psychology lecturer Rebecca Wilcoxson discuss the research with Tiahna Fiddling from CQUni Corporate Communications, raising concerns that police initiatives to work closely with TV producers are impacting our perceptions of crime and policing.

This is the tenth episode of CQUniversity’s podcast series: IMPACT, exploring groundbreaking research projects and their real-world impacts.

IMPACT | Episode 9 | Inflatable wavey people could solve dingo problem

IMPACT | Episode 9 | Inflatable wavey people could solve dingo problem

December 1, 2020

The wavey, inflatable people often used to attract the attention of customers to businesses like used car yards have found a new use in dingo management in Australia.

The CQUniversity study showed that oversized, inflatable human effigies, which researchers have since dubbed ‘Fred-a-scare’, could deter captive dingoes from accessing food, providing some hope that dingoes and humans can coexist successfully without resorting to lethal management techniques.

Lead researcher Dr Bradley Smith talks about the potential impact of this quirky research for livestock producers, campgrounds and mining operations.

This is the ninth episode of CQUniversity’s podcast series: IMPACT, exploring groundbreaking research projects and their real-world impacts.

The Bulb | Ep 6 | On the shoulders of giants: Dr Anne Butcher

The Bulb | Ep 6 | On the shoulders of giants: Dr Anne Butcher

November 26, 2020

In this episode, Executive Director of Mackay Women’s Services, Dr Anne Butcher describes how she has embraced - and thrived within- her role in the gendered violence sector.  As she nears the end of her working career Anne reflects on her legacy and shares the inspiration she draws from those with whom she works. 

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

IMPACT | Episode 8 | Supporting industry to innovate with AgTech

IMPACT | Episode 8 | Supporting industry to innovate with AgTech

November 23, 2020

Agribusinesses across Bundaberg and Wide Bay are getting a cutting-edge boost, with a new AgTech initiative led by CQUniversity's Institute for Future Farming Systems.    

The Hinkler AgTech Initiative, funded by the Federal Government's Hinkler Regional Deal, is focused on technology utilisation, data analysis, research and testing for the Queensland food bowl.  

Director of Institute for Future Farming Systems Professor Phil Brown and Associate Professor Simon White share the early progress with Jocelyn Sticklen from CQUni Communications.  

This is the eighth episode of CQUniversity’s newest podcast series: IMPACT, exploring groundbreaking research projects and their real-world impacts.

IMPACT | Episode 7 | Slowing the flow could solve Australian water issues

IMPACT | Episode 7 | Slowing the flow could solve Australian water issues

November 17, 2020

In major flood events tonnes of sediment and nutrients flow out of river systems into the ocean, and in some parts of Queensland directly onto the Great Barrier Reef.  But what if we slowed the flow?

CQUniversity flood and water expert Dr Adam Rose believes slowing the velocity of water during flood events could have huge benefits for the environment, economies and communities.

After researching multiple floods in Central Queensland, he recommends that retaining water upstream in river systems, through contouring, revegetation, and specialised water storage areas, could give water more time to infiltrate and percolate into our soils reducing sediment, nutrients and plastics flowing into the reef.

And it's Adam's research that is making its way into a children's storybook in the hope of changing the current narrative about water issues in Australia.

On today's podcast we chat with Dr Rose and book illustrator Yvonne McDonald. 

This is the seventh episode of CQUniversity’s newest podcast series: IMPACT, exploring groundbreaking research projects and their real-world impacts.

The Bulb | Ep 5 | In her own words: the Pauline Woodbridge story

The Bulb | Ep 5 | In her own words: the Pauline Woodbridge story

November 12, 2020

In this episode, QCDFVR Director Dr Heather Lovatt explores the life of feminist and advocate, Pauline Woodbridge OAM in an in depth interview.  Pauline’s story is a fascinating one and listeners will hear of a life well lived.

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

IMPACT | Episode 6 | Sleep biodata key to COVID-19 challenges

IMPACT | Episode 6 | Sleep biodata key to COVID-19 challenges

November 9, 2020

Nearly half of adult Australians track their fitness with wearable monitors – but could the same technology also help us battle a pandemic?

CQUniversity researchers from the Appleton Institute for Behavioural Science have used data from wrist-worn health trackers to analyse respiratory signals of COVID-19 – and explore how lifestyle changes during lockdown affected our health.

Sleep and circadian rhythms expert Professor Greg Roach and PhD researcher Dean Miller share their findings with Mary Bolling from CQUni Communications. Read more here.  

This is the sixth episode of CQUniversity’s newest podcast series: IMPACT, exploring groundbreaking research projects and their real-world impacts locally and globally. Explore our strengths here

IMPACT | Ep 5 | Compost trials tackling dog poo problem

IMPACT | Ep 5 | Compost trials tackling dog poo problem

November 3, 2020

Australia’s 4.8 million dog owners are used to scooping poop - but could composting our pup's output be the next step for responsible dog ownership?

CQUniversity Environmental Science PhD candidate and dog owner Emily Bryson has spent two years analysing decomposing dog poo for her research – and COVID-19 restrictions have meant the project is true backyard science.

In this episode, she shares the project and her progress with CQUni Adelaide colleague and canidae researcher Dr Bradley Smith.  

This is the fifth episode for CQUniversity’s newest podcast series: IMPACT, a podcast that explores groundbreaking research projects and their real-world impacts.

The Bulb | Ep 4 | Exploring the history of Queensland’s domestic and family violence sector

The Bulb | Ep 4 | Exploring the history of Queensland’s domestic and family violence sector

October 29, 2020

This episode shares a practitioner’s perspective. Pauline Woodbridge OAM takes the listener on a journey through time, navigating a history of the domestic and family violence sector in Queensland from the 1980’s to the 21st Century. 

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

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