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20 November 2019

How a Sydney student champions the LGBTIQ community globally

Amy McCarthy has been instrumental in improving support for transgender students at the University of Sydney. Now, the undergraduate student is pushing for change on a global scale.
20 November 2019

Employer engagement key to boosting jobs for refugees

A groundbreaking report on barriers to refugee employment has called on the government to consider measures including employer education programs as ways of encouraging firms to hire and retain humanitarian migrants.

20 November 2019

NSW Governor, Margaret Beazley, starts with a move to Government House

She helped make the law more welcoming to women and in the process became the first female judge of the Federal Court. Now, Margaret Beazley, with her husband, Dennis Wilson, has taken on a new role: Governor of NSW.

20 November 2019

You know medicine's placebo effect. Now meet the nocebo effect

The placebo effect has been known for some time, but how it works has been a mystery. Now, Dr Ben Colagiuri is using new insights to identify the mechanisms at work and how they can be used to improve treatments.
20 November 2019

Wood is back as architecture goes beyond cement and steel for building

Physics says a skyscraper can be made of wood. There are also some good reasons it should be. Handled properly wood can be the most ethical and sustainable building material there is. And no, fire isn't a deal breaker

20 November 2019

The 3D printing revolution in orthopaedic devices for children

Most orthopaedic devices only come in adult sizes, but using biomedical engineering, Dr Tegan Cheng is changing that. Based at Westmead and using 3D printing, her most useful tools are imagination and determination.

20 November 2019

Multispecies justice: A new approach to a growing environmental threat

Confronting another climate change summer of extremes, it's obvious the future of humans and the health of the environment are inextricably linked. New theories of justice must respond to this ecological entanglement.

20 November 2019

Biomimicry and polymer surfaces recreate nature for industry use

Surfaces in nature can be anything from super water-repellent to super slippery, or able to pull water from the air. Now Dr Chiara Neto and her team are working on recreating those surfaces to solve human problems.

20 November 2019

The Getty Museum director's journey from archaeology to art

Being the director of one of the world's most powerful and forward-thinking, private art organisations isn't a job that many people could do well. For Tim Potts, it's as if he was meant for it.

20 November 2019

Monitoring childbirth and labour is moving beyond the limits of CTG

When an almost universal piece of medical equipment nearly brought tragedy to the birth of her second child, Sarah McDonald decided to build something better. She just needed a PhD in medicine to do it.