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31 October 2018

Shark bites and negative media linked to PTSD

Nearly a third of shark bite survivors experience post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - an outcome compounded by negative media experiences, a new study by the University of Sydney's Brain and Mind Centre reports.
30 October 2018

Five wins at the NSW Premier's Prizes for Science & Engineering

University of Sydney researchers have been recognised for their work by the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian at an awards ceremony held at Government House, hosted by Governor David Hurley.
30 October 2018

Mentoring prepares women for the workforce

The 2018 Women's Mentoring Program connects female engineering students with alumni mentors to learn valuable insights, helping them navigate the transition from the university lab to the workplace.
29 October 2018

Report injuries and monitor standards for safe children's playgrounds

Safety standards alone are not enough to prevent injuries, so robust injury surveillance and data analysis are required to guide risk minimisation strategies, says Dr Lisa Sharwood.
26 October 2018

Peer review must remain at heart of research assessment system

University of Sydney's Vice-Chancellor Dr Michael Spence defends the principle of peer review, following revelations former Education Minister Senator Simon Birmingham vetoed federal funding for 11 projects recommended by the Australian Research Council.
26 October 2018

Tackling Indigenous youth mental health challenges

The University of Sydney marked Mental Health Month by bringing together health experts and Indigenous community heroes to discuss their experiences and different approaches to tackling Indigenous youth mental health challenges in the 21st century. 

26 October 2018

The top 10 horror films of the last 20 years

Looking for a good scream this Halloween? Our very own horror expert, Film Studies PhD graduate and lecturer Dr Olivia Oliver-Hopkins, reveals her top 10 horror films from the last 20 years.
25 October 2018

NDIS funding decision prevents successful parenting program take-up

A parenting program that brings benefits for parents and children with developmental disabilities will become unavailable for most families under the National Disability Insurance Scheme, says a new research report.
25 October 2018

Climate change: eminent Australians slam government inaction

Climate change is already harming health in Australia and around the world by amplifying the frequency, intensity and duration of extreme weather events such as heatwaves, bushfires, droughts and tropical storms.
25 October 2018

Five decades of scholarship in the visual arts and film

The University of Sydney's Power Institute is celebrating 50 years of teaching art history and visual culture through the Department of Art History.