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Our researchers and centre leadership team regularly appear in the media, offering their opinions and expert advice. We actively promote brain and mind science and engage in academic debates on issues that affect our communities.

2017


August

  • West Australian and an AAP article - syndicated across Fairfax media, SBS News, Yahoo!7 News and Nine News - quoted Professor Ian Hickie from the Brain and Mind Centre about the treatment of depression and the Australian Genetics of Depression Study, The study is the nation's largest on depression.

  • El País (Spain) republished an article from The Conversation that quoted Professor Mark Dadds from the Brain and Mind Centre about children with behavioural problems who do not respond to disciplinary action.
  • Professor Ian Hickie from the Brain and Mind Centre was interviewed on ABC Radio Sydney about the cognitive processes involved in habit forming and breaking.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Dr Sally Gainsbury from the Gambling Treatment Clinic at the School of Psychology about news laws to be introduced to curb online gambling. The article was syndicated across Fairfax.
  • Professor Ian Hickie from the Brain and Mind Centre was part of the ABC’s The Drum panel where they discussed topics including the wellness industry and building resilience in adults.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Dr Amit Lampit from the School of Psychology and the Brain and Mind Centre about how technology can assist with brain training.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Dr Amit Lampit from the School of Psychology and the Brain and Mind Centre about how Australians spend more on improving their bodies than their mind. The article was syndicated across Fairfax.
  • Associate Professor Daniel Hermens from the Brain and Mind Centre was quoted in the Adelaide Advertiser about the rates of mental illness in Australian young people.

July

  • Professor Adam Guastella from the Brain and Mind Centre was interviewed in the Sunday Telegraph about research on hormone treatments for autism. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia.
  • The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Dr Sally Gainsbury from the Gambling Treatment Clinic in an article about Australian casinos being interested in a new style of ‘skill-based’ slot machines. The article was syndicated across Fairfax.
  • Marie Claire quoted Professor Nick Glozier from the Brain and Mind Centre about the warning signs for depression.
  • Associate Professor Daniel Hermens from the Brain and Mind Centre was quoted in the Daily News (Tweed Heads) about the rates of mental illness in Australian young people.
  • Dr Sally Gainsbury from the Gambling Treatment Clinic at the Brain and Mind Centre was quoted in The Straits Times (Singapore) about gambling in Australia.
  • Daily Mail (UK) mentioned previous research from the University that found brain training was useful for healthy older adults and those with Parkinson's disease.
  • Professor Mark Dadds from the Brain and Mind Centre was interviewed in the Sunday Telegraph about his new research project that will investigate how disciplining children impacts them at a genetic level. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia.
  • Associate Professor Daniel Hermens from the Brain and Mind Centre was quoted in the The Sunday Telegraph about new research that indicated rates of mental illness in Australian young people are at their highest. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia.
  • Sunday Age quoted Dr Sally Gainsbury from the Gambling Treatment Clinic at Brain and Mind Centre about a new style of ‘skill-based’ slot machines being rolled out in some of the world’s biggest casinos. The article was syndicated across Fairfax.
  • Triple J interviewed Associate Professor Muireann Irish from the Brain and Mind Centre and Dr Nicky Ringland from the Faculty of Engineering and IT as two of the recently announced Superstars of STEM, an initiative of Science and Technology Australia that aims to highlight female scientists. ABC News TV (Sydney, Canberra) also covered the initiative, interviewing Associate Professor Irish.
  • Professor Adam Guastella from the Brain and Mind Centre was quoted by The Saturday Paper about his research investigating oxytocin and its effect on children with autism.

June

  • Radio National's All In The Mind, and Radio National (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Hobart, Adelaide and Darwin) interviewed Professor Ian Hickie on the Australian Genetics of Depression study.
  • Associate Professor Muireann Irish wrote a NatureJobs blog post reflecting on the L'Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science program, celebrating diversity in science.
  • Professor Sharon Naismith discusses dementia and keeping the aging brain healthy on the Good Thinking podcast.
  • Associate Professor Michael Valenzuela contributed to a University of Sydney '6 ways men can take better care of their health' story for Men's Health Week.
  • ABC Radio Sydney and ABC Central Coast (Erina) interviewed Professor Ian Hickie about the fear of terrorism, the fear of needles, the fear of rats, natural vocations, anxiety, food fears, and training one's brain against fear, in the continuing regular segment 'Midweek Conference with Dr Ian Hickie'.

May

  • Radio National (Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Hobart, Adelaide and Darwin) played a recorded discussion with Professor Muireanne Irish about how memory works.
  • The Huffington Post featured Professor Muirenne Irish in its discussion about the important of taking time out.
  • SciMex reported a new discovery that may offer hope to Parkinson's disease patients.
  • ABC (Hobart, Darwin, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Regional Queensland, Regional Victoria, Regional NSW and Albany) and The Drum had Professor Ian Hickie on a panel discussion about state enquiries.
  • 5AA Adelaide interviwed Professor Ian Hickie about children choosing vocations, and youth mental health.
  • Professor Ian Hickie wrote a column in the Sydney Morning Herald on patient seclusion in psychiatric hospitals.
  • Channel 10, WIN, Southern Cross Cairns, and West Digital Television's The Project interviewed Professor Ian Hickie about a mental health patient dying at the Lismore Base Hospital. Professor Hickie also appeared in further interviews on Sky News.
  • Sebastian Rosenberg writes for the Daily Bulletin and The Conversation on mental health funding in the 2017 federal budget.
  • Professor Matthew Kiernan appeared on his ABC Radio Sydney regular segment Waiting Room, speaking about motor neurone diseases.
  • Professor Ian Hickie appeared on 2MCE (Orange) and other stations, arguing that the Australian health system needs serious reform.
  • The Senior promoted dementia seminars led by Professor Sharon Naismith and postdoctoral research fellow Dr Shantel Duffy.

April

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Ian Hickie on The World Today, discussing Australia's mental health network needing a desperate change.
  • The Sydney Morning Herald reported on the MCA's partnership with the Brain and Mind Centre for the three-year Artful program, assisting people with dementia and their carers through creative engagement with contemporary art.
  • The British Journal of Pharmacology published an article on neuroinflammation.
  • Professor Ian Hickie was interviewed on the ABC News about the joint report from Mission Australia and the Black Dog Institute, finding that nearly one in four Australian teenagers meets the criteria for having a probably serious mental issue.
  • The Maitland Mercury promoted a free seminar by Alzheimer's Australia NSW on living well with dementia, with Professor Sharon Naismith on the panel.
  • The Weekend Australian features Professor Muireann Irish describing Professor Michelle Simmons' drive and passion.
  • ABC Radio Melbourne interviewed Professor Ian Hickie about the causes and treaments for depression.
  • 2SM Sydney and other stations interviewed Ian Hickie about his study looking into the genetic architecture of clinical depression.
  • Triple J, ABC Radio Canberra, Cruise Adelaide, 2SM Sydney, MIX FM 102.3 Adelaide, and others called for volunteers for the Brain and Mind Centre's global study into clinical depression.

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