Faculty in the Media

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March 2017

Faculty in the Media – 30 March 2017

  • ABC Radio (RN Drive, NewsRadio) and Sky Business News interviewed Professor Simon Tormey from the School of Social and Political Sciences about the UK Prime Minister giving notification of Article 50.
  • Adjunct Professor Nicholas Rowley from the Department of Government and International Relations spoke to Sky Business News about the notification that will trigger Britain’s exit from the European Union.
  • An article in the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, WA Today and Canberra Times referenced a book written by Emeritus Professor Rodney Tiffen from the Department of Government and International Relations about leadership spills in Australian politics.
  • News.com.au and The New Zealand Herald quoted Ashley Townshend, Research Fellow at the United States Studies Centre, about disputes in the South China Sea.

Faculty in the Media – 29 March 2017

  • Associate Professor Helen Proctor and Dr Arathi Sriprakash, Honorary Senior Lecturer, from the School of Education and Social Work authored an article about selective schools’ history with diversity issues, published on The Conversation. The article was also republished by the Sydney Morning Herald, Age and Canberra Times.
  • The Australian reported on a book co-authored by Professor Stephen Garton, Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, and Associate Professor Julia Horne from the Department of History, about how the University of Sydney negotiated the reform agenda of Federal Education Minister John Dawkins.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Dr Jean Jonathan Bogais, Adjunct Associate Professor from the School of Social and Political Sciences, about the upcoming French presidential election.
  • Crikey.com.au reported on changes to the United States Studies Centre. A column by Andrew Bolt in the Herald Sun and an article in The Australian also mentioned the changes.
  • AWOL reported on a study of 5,000 surf breaks that found their discovery boosts economic growth. Lead researcher, Dr Sam Wills from the School of Economics, was quoted.
  • Insider (US) and Gulf News (United Arab Emirates) quoted Dr Sam Wills from the School of Economics a study of 5,000 surf breaks that found their discovery boosts economic growth.

Faculty in the Media – 28 March 2017

  • Emeritus Professor Graeme Gill from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on ABC (The World Today) about Russian police arresting hundreds of people during anti-corruption protests.
  • A Canberra Times column quoted Professor Danielle Celermajer from the School of Social and Political Sciences about the rhetoric used by politicians when speaking about ‘ordinary’ Australians.
  • The Sydney Morning Herald reported on changes at the United States Studies Centre.
  • The Conversation published an article by Adjunct Associate Professor Michael West from the School of Social and Political Sciences about how business utilise late payment systems with their suppliers.
  • BBC (UK) quoted Dr Ross Jones, Honorary Associate in the Department of History, about Professor Richard Berry, an anatomy professor at the University in the 1900s.

Faculty in the Media – 27 March 2017

  • Dr Sarah Phillips from the Department of Government and International Relations was quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald, Sunday Age and Canberra Times about the tactics used in Saudi Arabia’s bombing campaign in Yemen.
  • In the Sydney Morning Herald, Age and Canberra Times, Senior Fellow of the United States Studies Centre Tom Switzer writes about how to deal diplomatically with China.
  • The Sydney Morning Herald mentioned PhD candidate David Brotherson from the Department of Archaeology is a member of the Greater Angkor Project team headed by the University.
  • ABC Local Radio interviewed Dr Jean Jonathan Bogais, Adjunct Associate Professor from the School of Social and Political Sciences, about the upcoming French presidential election.
  • Dr Justine Humphry from the School of Literature, Arts and Media spoke to ABC Radio Sydney about the benefits and challenges Sydney-siders face living in a digitally-connected city.
  • SBS Mandarin interviewed Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about Australia’s political ties with China.
  • Visiting Fellow of the Sydney Democracy Network, Esha Sen Madhavan, wrote an article published on The Conversation about the Indian Government’s announcement that all high-denomination notes in circulation would cease to be legal tender.
  • Daily Star (UK) quoted Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre about the United States’ international engagement.

Faculty in the Media – 24 March 2017

  • Dr Justin Hastings from the Department of Government and International Relations spoke to 5AA Adelaide about terror attacks in regards to an incident at the UK Parliament.
  • Professor John Keane from Sydney Democracy Network and Professor Simon Tormey from the School of Social and Political Sciences co-authored an article in The Conversation about the movement of Los Indignados in Spain and the impact of the movement for Spanish politics and democracy.
  • Yahoo! (US, Canada), CNBC Asia (Singapore) and MSN (US) quoted Professor James Der Derian from the Centre for International Security Studies about an attack at the British Parliament.
  • VOA (China) quoted Research Fellow Ashley Townshend from the United States Studies Centre about China’s increasing economic presence in Australia.

Faculty in the Media – 23 March 2017

  • The Washington Post (US) published an article co-authored by Professor Dirk Moses from the Department of History about the common threads between US President Donald Trump and General Juan Perón of Argentina.
  • Research Fellow Brendan Thomas-Noone from the United States Studies Centre was quoted in the Daily Telegraph and News.com.au about the implications of the FBI investigation into Russia’s influence on the 2016 US Presidential election.

Faculty in the Media – 22 March 2017

  • ABC News Online featured an interview with PhD candidate in Indigenous literatures, Evelyn Araluen, about learning the Bundjalung language of northern NSW.
  • Augusta Margaret River Times and other regional newspapers quoted Dr Sam Wills from the School of Economics about new research that tracked the fastest-growing surf breaks in terms of economic performance in Australia.
  • The Drum on ABC TV interviewed Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre about the FBI investigation into Russia’s influence on the 2016 US Presidential election. The Daily Telegraph, Gold Coast Bulletin, Herald Sun and News.com.au quoted Research Fellow Brendan Thomas-Noone from the United States Studies Centre about the implications of the investigation.
  • Visiting Fellow Max Friedman from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on Sky News about Donald Trump’s allegations that former US President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower.
  • Timeout (US) published an article by Dr Chin Jou in the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry on the spread of fast food restaurants in poorer neighbourhoods of the US in the 1970s.
  • CNN (US) quoted Dr Jean Jonathan Bogais, Adjunct Associate Professor from the School of Social and Political Sciences, about diplomatic and economic ties between Asia and the Middle East. Dr Bogais was also interviewed on Channel News Asia (Singapore) about an investigation into the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar.
  • South China Morning Post quoted Research Fellow Ashley Townshend from the United States Studies Centre about China’s increasing economic presence in Australia.

Faculty in the Media – 21 March 2017

  • Dr Marianne Fenech from the School of Education and Social Work was quoted in the Inner West Courier about recommendations for accessing quality early childhood education for young children.
  • Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on Radio Adelaide about new anti-currpution legislation the Government hopes to introduce.
  • ABC Online republished an article from The Conversation by Professor Duncan Ivison, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) about the political and philosophical questions raised by claims that breaking the law can be justified at times.
  • Dr Hayley Fisher from the School of Economics wrote an article on The Conversation about child support reducing poverty among single mothers in Australia.
  • The Conversation published an article by Adjunct Associate Professor Michael West from the School of Social and Political Sciences about the Federal Government abandoning plans to privatise the NSW Land and Property Information Office.
  • Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on Sky News about the Australian-US alliance during a Donald Trump presidency.
  • Dr Sam Wills from the School of Economics was quoted in Bloomberg (US) and Yahoo! (US) about new research that tracked the fastest-growing surf breaks in terms of economic performance in Australia.
  • The Diplomat (Japan) published an opinion piece by Sarah Teo, PhD candidate in the Department of Government and International Relations, about the ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting.

Faculty in the Media – 20 March 2017

  • Dr Elizabeth Hill from the Department of Political Economy was quoted in the Sun Herald, Sunday Age and Canberra Times about the influence of Australia’s ageing population on workplace policy, in the context of a proposal for a four-day working week.
  • Professor Duncan Ivison, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), wrote an article published in The Conversation about the political and philosophical questions raised by claims that breaking the law can be justified at times. The article was also republished in the West Australian.
  • PhD candidate Hussain Nadim from the Department of Government and International Relations was quoted by SBS World News Australia about alleged radicalisation of students at a Sydney primary school.
  • A new report from the United States Studies Centre on the security of the Asian region was quoted in the Weekend Australian.
  • The Australian Financial Review mentioned Honorary Fellow Stephen FitzGerald from the China Studies Centre and Australia’s first ambassador to the People’s Republic of China delivered the 2017 Whitlam Oration.
  • The Weekend Australian reviewed Disposable Leaders: Media and Leadership Coups from Menzies to Abbott by Emeritus Professor Rodney Tiffen from the Department of Government and International Relations.
  • Honorary Associate Professor Michael Hogan from the Department of Government and International Relations was quoted in The Guardian about the influence of the issues of council amalgamations on the NSW Government.
  • Business Insider republished an article on The Conversation by Adjunct Associate Professor Michael West from the School of Social and Political Sciences about the gas market in Australia and Japan and corresponding pricing.
  • The Conversation published an article that argued magazines still play an important role in the media market and society. It was co-authored by Dr Megan Le Masurier from the Department of Media and Communications and Dr Rebecca Johinke from the Department of English.
  • CNN (US) quoted Research Fellow Ashley Townshend from the United States Studies Centre about US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit to China.

Faculty in the Media – 17 March 2017

  • Education Review quoted Dr Rachel Wilson from the School of Education and Social Work about the need for long-term strategy and change to address Australia’s declining results in the latest Programme for International Student Assessment.
  • Research Fellow Ashley Townshend from the United Stated Studies Centre was interviewed on ABC PM about a new report that highlights the need for Australia to intervene where US foreign policy fails, particularly in regard to security in Asia. Research Fellow Townshend was also quoted in Bloomberg (US) and Yahoo! (US, Singapore) about the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s calls on North Korea to abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile programs and refrain from any further provocations.
  • The Conversation published an article by Assocate Professor Graham White from the School of Economics on why economics cannot be free from ideology.
  • The Conversation published an edited extract of the 2017 Whitlam Oration, delivered by Honorary Fellow Stephen FitzGerald from the China Studies Centre and Australia’s first ambassador to the People’s Republic of China.

Faculty in the Media – 16 March 2017

  • Dr Sam Wills from the School of Economics was interviewed on ABC (South West WA) about new research that tracked the fastest-growing surf breaks in terms of economic performance in Australia. The Gold Coast Bulletin, Daily Telegraph and NT News also reported on Dr Wills’ research.
  • Research Fellow Ashley Townshend from the United States Studies Centre wrote an article published in The Australian about the need for Australia to intervene where US foreign policy fails, particularly in regard to security in Asia. The Australian also published an article about the new report from the United States Studies Centre, quoting Ashley Townshend.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Professor Michael Anderson from the School of Education and Social Work about the recent Program for International Student Assessment results and strategies to improve discipline in classrooms.
  • Honorary Associate from the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, Dr Tim Dean, was interviewed on ABC Radio Sydney about the word ‘epicurean’ as well as food and wine culture.
  • PhD candidate from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies, Tara Moss, spoke to 2UE Sydney about her new series on ABC2, Cybernate.
  • Crikey.com.au quoted Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Gallop from the Graduate School of Government about the influence of the Western Australian government’s proposal to privatise Western Power on the swing towards Labor in the recent election.

Faculty in the Media – 15 March 2017

  • Dr Sam Wills from the School of Economics was interviewed on ABC Radio (Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Newcastle) and Gizmodo about new research that tracked the fastest-growing surf breaks in terms of economic performance in Australia. Sky Business News also discussed the study.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Professor Michael Anderson from the School of Education and Social Work about discipline in schools and the future of teaching.
  • The Australian Financial Review published an article about North Korea’s nuclear capability and the approach by US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson. It was authored by Research Fellows Ashley Townshend, Brendan Thomas-Noone and Dougal Robinson from the United States Studies Centre.
  • ABC News 24 interviewed Adjunct Professor Nick Rowley from the Sydney Democracy Network in the School of Social and Political Sciences about the UK Parliament clearing the way for Prime Minister Theresa May to trigger Brexit.
  • Eleanor Gordon Smith, PhD candidate in the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, spoke to ABC Radio Sydney about responding to ethical dilemmas.
  • The Conversation published an article by Professor John Keane from the Sydney Democracy Network about political science trends in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly in Korea.
  • The Gulf Today (UAE) quoted Associate Professor Ahmar Mahboob from the Department of Linguistics about the role language plays in the way knowledge is communicated.
  • Sohu (China) reported on a study published in the Journal of Human Resources by University of Sydney and University of Edinburgh researchers, which found first-born children score higher than siblings in IQ tests as early as age one. The sentence
  • Phys.org (US) reported on new research that tracked the fastest-growing surf breaks in terms of economic performance in Australia by Dr Sam Wills from the School of Economics.

Faculty in the Media – 14 March 2017

  • The Australian Financial Review, West Australian, and Business Insider reported on new research that tracked the fastest-growing surf breaks in terms of economic performance in Australia. Dr Samuel Wills from the School of Economics was quoted on the study, which was conducted with Oxford University.
  • Newcastle Herald, Burnie Advocate and other regional newspapers quoted Professor Garry Barrett from the School of Economics about new research that found a quarter of all growth in household debt in the past decade was fuelled be existing homeowners increasing their borrowings. Professor Barrett, Dr Kadie Atalay, Dr Rebecca Edwards and Dr Chaoran Yu from the School of Economics authored the study.
  • ABC The World Today interviewed Research Fellow Ashley Townshend from the United States Studies Centre about the US Secretary of State’s visit to Asia this week and relations between the two regions.
  • Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on Radio Adelaide about the incoming Labor Government of Western Australia, following the election over the weekend.
  • The Conversation published an article by Adjunct Associate Professor Michael West from the School of Social and Political Sciences about the gas market in Australia and Japan and corresponding pricing for consumers.
  • The Wall Street Journal and Al Jazeera (Qatar) quoted Professor Rodney Smith from the Department of Government and International Relations about the implications of the Western Australian election results.
  • Business Insider (US) reported on a new study that found the discovery of high-quality surf breaks by the surfing community boosts economic growth in nearby areas. Dr Sam Wills from the School of Economics was quoted.
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Duncan Ivison was interviewed on ABC Radio National’s Best Practice about the potential career paths for graduates in the arts and humanities.

Faculty in the Media – 13 March 2017

  • The Guardian quoted Professor Carole Cusack from the Department of Studies in Religion about the changing rituals around funerals throughout history.
  • Channel 7’s Weekend Sunrise interviewed Professor Michael Anderson from the School of Education and Social Work on how the education system can adapt to the future, including a focus on creativity and collaboration.
  • The Australian’s High Wired reported Emeritus Professor Denise Bradley AC has received an honorary doctorate (honoris causa) from the University of Sydney for her outstanding career in education and educational administration.
  • The Sun Herald and Sunday Canberra Times quoted Professor Garry Barrett from the School of Economics about new research that found a quarter of all growth in household debt in the past decade was fuelled by existing homeowners increasing their borrowings. Professor Barrett, Dr Kadie Atalay, Dr Rebecca Edwards and Dr Chaoran Yu from the School of Economics authored the study.
  • Ballina Shire Advocate, Northern Star and The Northern Rivers Echo quoted Dr Rachel Wilson from the School of Education and Social Work in a story about what parents think of the future of schools.
  • Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Gallop from the Graduate School of Government was quoted in the Australian Financial Review about the priorities of the incoming Labor Government in Western Australia.
  • Associate Professor Alexander Lefebvre from the Department of Government and International Relations was quoted in AFR Weekend about the right-wing populist party, One Nation.
  • News.com.au quoted Research Fellow Brendan Thomas-Noone from the United States Studies Centre about the Trump Administration’s review of its North Korea policy.
  • PhD candidate Hussain Nadim from the Department of Government and International Relations was quoted in SBS Online about the effectiveness of government-funded deradicalisation programs in schools.
  • The Telegraph (UK) and Yahoo! (US, UK, Singapore) quoted Dr Nicole Hemmer, Visiting Research Associate at the United States Studies Centre, about the phrase “deep state” being used by US politicians.

Faculty in the Media – 10 March 2017

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Sheila Fitzpatrick from the Department of History about the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution.
  • Associate Professor Justin Hastings was quoted by CNBC on the impeachment of South Korea’s President.

Faculty in the Media – 9 March 2017

  • Dr Elizabeth Hill from the Department of Political Economy was interviewed on SBS World News and ABC North Coast NSW about economic gender inequality and childcare workers striking for better wages on International Women’s Day.
  • 2TM Tamworth interviewed Associate Professor Melinda Cooper from the Department of Sociology and Social Policy about the achievements of women since the first International Women’s Day.
  • Professor Michael Anderson from the School of Education and Social Work spoke to ABC Newcastle and 3AW Melbourne about the evolution of 4C schools that encourage creativity, critical reflection, collaboration and communication in the classroom.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Bruce Isaacs from the Department of Art History about the aesthetics and cinematic techniques of a scene in the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
  • Smithsonian (US) interviewed Dr Chris Neff from the Department of Government and International Relations about efforts to overcome people’s fears around sharks through social media campaigns.

Faculty in the Media – 8 February 2017

  • Professor Michael Anderson from the School of Education and Social Work wrote an article published in the Sydney Morning Herald, Age, Canberra Times and Brisbane Times about the evolution of 4C schools that encourage creativity, critical reflection, collaboration and communication in the classroom.
  • The Age, WA Today, Canberra Times and regional newspapers quoted Dr Rachel Wilson from the School of Education and Social Work about the latest NAPLAN results on the Federal Government’s My School website and the low participation rates in maths and literacy in secondary schools.
  • Dr Elizabeth Hill from the Department of Political Economy was interviewed on ABC North Coast NSW about gender income inequality.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations about conspiracy theories in politics, in the context of claims made by the US President.
  • Associate Professor Jingdong Yuan from the Department of Government and International Relations was quoted in The Australian about defence modernisation in China.
  • Dr Harry Melkonian from the United States Studies Centre was interviewed on ABC News 24 about the US President’s new executive order on immigration.
  • 2SM Sydney spoke to Tom Switzer, Senior Fellow at the United States Studies Centre, about former Prime Minister Tony Abbott and was quoted in the Daily Telegraph about Trump’s new executive order.
  • Dr Stewart Jackson from the Department of Government and International Relations spoke to Radio Adelaide about the upcoming state election in Western Australia.
  • RT (Russia) quoted Professor Simon Jackman, CEO of the United States Studies Centre, about US President Donald Trump’s move to ask Congress to investigate the leaks of classified government information.

Faculty in the Media – 7 February 2017

  • The Australian quoted Professor Simon Jackman from the United States Studies Centre about the US President’s allegations against former President Barack Obama and their potential long-term impact.
  • The Guardian, The Sydney Morning Herald and BBC reported Ali Cobby Eckermann, Honorary Associate of the School of Education and Social Work, has won the Windham-Campbell prize administered through Yale University.
  • Al Jazeera (Qatar) published an article by Associate Professor Salvatore Babones from the Department of Sociology and Social Policy about the 2017 National People’s Congress in China this week and the country’s economic growth.
  • Dr Philippa Hetherington, a research fellow in the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry was interviewed by RN Earhot about Alexandra Kollontai, a Russian advocate of working women’s rights during the Russian Revolution.
  • The Conversation published an article by Adjunct Associate Professor Michael West from the School of Social and Political Sciences about the Macquarie Bank and its growing profits.
  • Dr Lucia Sorbera from the School of Languages and Cultures was interviewed on SBS Italian about the state of affairs of women's rights in the world.

Faculty in the Media – 6 March 2017

  • Dr Elizabeth Hill from the Department of Political Economy was quoted in the Sun Herald, Sunday Age, Canberra Times and online regional newspapers about the representation of women in the Australian workforce in relation to their advanced levels of education.
  • Professor Simon Tormey from the School of Social and Political Sciences spoke to ABC NewsRadio about the upcoming election in the Netherlands on 15 March.
  • Asia Times republished an article from The Conversation by PhD candidate Natali Pearson from the School of Literature, Art and Media about the disintegration of World War II battleships around Indonesia.

Faculty in the Media – 3 March 2017

  • ABC News 24 interviewed Associate Professor Bronwyn Winter from the School of Languages and Cultures about the upcoming Presidential election in France and the campaigns of the main candidates.
  • The Conversation published an article by Jeffrey Bleich, former US Ambassador to Australia and Visiting Professor at the US Studies Centre, on Trump, disruptive technology, and the role of education in a changing economy.

Faculty in the Media – 2 March 2017

  • The Australian Financial Review published an article by Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre about the tone of Donald Trump’s first address to Congress. Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre also spoke to ABC (PM, Radio Perth) and Sky Business News about the US President’s speech.
  • ABC (Radio National Breakfast, Radio Sydney, Radio Canberra) interviewed Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Gallop from the Graduate School of Government about former NSW Premier Mike Baird accepting the role of National Australia Bank’s Chief Customer Officer.
  • PhD candidate from the Department of Government and International Relations, Hussain Nadim, spoke to 4KQ Brisbane and 96 FM about deradicalisation programs that may be effective in Australia and the Federal Government’s response so far.
  • Bloomberg (US) quoted Professor James Curran from the Department of History and United States Studies Centre about Foreign Minister Julie Bishop’s move to recall Australia’s top diplomats to help shape a new foreign policy agenda.
  • TIME (US) published an opinion piece by Assistant Professor Julio Capó, Jr., from the University of Massachusetts and a visiting scholar at the United States Studies Centre, about how Oscar-winning film Moonlight is a window into Florida’s past.
  • Yahoo! Finance (US) and MSN Money (US) published a video featuring Associate Professor Brendon O’Connor from the United States Studies Centre about US President Donald Trump’s statements on tax and trade during his address to Congress.
  • Dr Tim Anderson from the Department of Political Economy was interviewed on SBS World News about the Syrian Oscar-winning film White Helmets.

Faculty in the Media – 1 March 2017

  • The Sydney Morning Herald, Age, Canberra Times, ABC Radio Sydney and regional newspapers reported Associate Professor Jackie Manuel from the School of Education and Social Work, former chief HSC English examiner, has described the changes to the HSC as an unprecedented watering down of the English syllabuses.
  • Dr David Smith from the United States Studies Centre spoke to ABC Radio Sydney about US President Donald Trump’s budget outline including spending on defence.
  • Eleanor Gordon Smith, PhD candidate in the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, was interviewed on ABC Radio Sydney about resolving a variety of ethical dilemmas.
  • Dr Peter Chen from the Department of Government and International Relations was interviewed on Radio Adelaide about the resignation of George Christensen, chief whip of the Nationals.
  • Adjunct Associate Professor Michael West from the School of Social and Political Sciences wrote an article published on The Conversation about multinational tax avoidance.