Calling for Volunteers

Annie Simpson

Weight Loss

The Boden Institute’s Annie Simpson highlights successful studies involving volunteers, the challenges in recruiting volunteers and the benefits involved.

Louise Sharpe

Asthma and Anxiety

Professor of Clinical Psychology Louise Sharpe is investigating the development of anxiety in children with asthma.

Julia Chapman

Sleep Apnea

PhD candidate Julia Chapman is devising a lifestyle program for sleep apnea sufferers and explained how assisting with medical research helps society as a whole.

War and Conflict

Brian O'Toole

PTSD sufferers aren't alone

Dr Brian O’Toole’s research on the physical and mental health of Australian Vietnam War veterans has revealed that Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) still prevails more than 30 years after military service.

Ben Goldsmith

Forecasting mass atrocity and genocide

Ben Goldsmith’s Atrocity Forecasting Project has developed a tool for predicting and hopefully preventing mass atrocities around the world.

Michael Humphrey

Violence, Fragmentation and Neoliberalism

Michael Humphrey’s research into urban renewal in recently instated Latin American democracies has uncovered increased criminal violence and fragmentation

Open research

Matthew Todd

Open source drug discovery

Matthew Todd’s team employs open source methods to create drugs for chronic illnesses.

Deborah Lupton

Digital sociology

Deborah Lupton is using social media to promote her research outside the usual academic forums, reaching a much wider audience.

Sten Christensen

Open library

Sten Christensen, from the University Library, explains how researchers can use the University's open repository.

Creative work

Adam Geczy

Adam Geczy

Adam Hill and Adam Geczy confront the tokenism and corporatisation of Aboriginal art and culture in a forthcoming exhibition in Utrecht.

Design Lab in action

Design Lab

The Neighbourhood Scoreboard project is an example of how the Design Lab focuses on the valuable role design plays in the application of new technologies.

Damien Ricketson

Damien Ricketson

Damien Ricketson based a performance on the theme of secrecy in music, he was astounded by the many ways people had tried to hide music from listeners.

Mental health month

Adam Guastella

Multidisciplinary approach to autism

Adam Guastella's multidisciplinary approach to developing new treatments is at the forefront of the global effort to improve outcomes for people with autism.

Sally Poulton

A growing concern

Sally Poulton's work has found that in children with Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder (ADHD), the balance between effort and reward is less favourable than for their unaffected classmates.


3 minute thesis: exercise and PTSD

Simon Rosenbaum's thesis explores the use of exercise in the treatment of post-traumatic stress: watch him explain it in 3 minutes.

Sciences and technologies of learning

Michael Jacobson

Learning with technology

Michael Jacobson’s research challenges young minds to tackle complex scientific problems.

Peter Goodyear

changing the design of learning

Australian Laureate Fellow Peter Goodyear argues that design is a crucial element to consider when thinking about the learning environment.

Rafael Calvo

Affective learning and writing

Rafael Calvo’s Engineering group aspires to complement traditional teaching methods by developing tools that support different forms of learning.

Equity Fellowships

Stacy Carter

Stacy Carter

Stacy Carter’s Thompson Fellowship gave her the opportunity to fully commit to a field she was eager to sink her teeth into – public health ethics.

David Price

David Price

The Laffan Fellowship allowed Price to continue his important work in chemistry after being diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


Alexandra Sharland

The Thompson Fellowship came at just the right time for Alexandra Sharland, giving her research into transplantation tolerance the added boost it needed.

Our reseachers at the Sydney Writers' Festival

Fiona Giles

Stories of O

Fional Giles explains what it means to 'queer breastfeeding' and how a Shakespearean protagonist might have the potential to destroy cancer cells.

David Brooks

Sons of Clovis

David Brooks discusses his new book Sons of Clovis, and explains how hoaxes like the Ern Malley affair can liberate the writer.

Simon Tormey


Simon Tormey appearred at OccupySWF. He explains how Bono, Public Enemy, an enigmatic Mexican rebel and you are part of a new political paradigm.

The brain

Claire Goldsbury

Cell biology: Alzheimer's Disease

Claire Goldsbury’s Alzheimer’s Cell Biology Laboratory at the Brain and Mind Research Institute attempts to understand the disorder at the most fundamental level.


Change blindness

Alex Holcombe’s research tests the limits of the human brain to process multiple objects in a visual scene, uncovering why we experience ‘change blindness’.

Paul Ginns

Education and psychology

Paul Ginns is using psychology to shed light on how distractions like the internet can inhibit how much information we absorb in the classroom and beyond… with a little help from Doctor Who.

Marking Alan Turing Year

Judy Kay

Pervasive computing

Judy Kay, whose work on pervasive computing tackles how to manage our 'digital footprint', ponders the lasting significance of the Turing Test.

Robert Aldrich

Turing, homosexuality and espionage

Author of Gay Life Stories Robert Aldrich explains why homosexuals - like Alan Turing - were once considered a great threat to democracy.


Mathematical passion

The University's first female professor of Mathematics, Nalini Joshi, talks about her passion for maths, her research in nonlinear systems and her soft spot for Alan Turing.

International collaborations

Michael Biercuk

Quantum science

Quantum physicist Dr Michael Biercuk spearheads a US-funded international collaboration investigating error suppression in quantum systems. When searching for scientific expertise, he explains, one shouldn’t be constrained by borders.

Vietnamese woman

Innovation and entrepreneurship

The Innovation and Enterprise program is educating entrepreneurs through an innovative research-led teaching program complemented by international outreach activities that bring the real world into the classroom.


Mathematics and biology

Combining mathematics and biology a group of Sydney researchers work with international collaborators in an effort to understand the social interaction of Apis florea – the red dwarf honey bee. Assuming no one eats your research first.