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UOW Knowledge Series

The UOW Knowledge Series showcases University of Wollongong thought leaders in various locations, discussing a range of engaging topics. Check back later in 2018 for more Knowledge Series events.


We have showcased the following academics and alumni across 3 countries:

  • Dr Jen Roberts in Wollongong on Anzac: Men, Myth and Memory
  • Associate Professor Robert Gorkin III in Wollongong on A measure of please: building the next generation condom
  • Professor Glenn Salkeld in Bangkok, Thailand on Cross-cultural learning from overseas student placements - stories from the field
  • Brendan Castle in New York on Leadership, now and into the future and the secrets of talent spotting for Google
  • Distinguished Professor Bert Roberts in Wollongong on Our story: the epic human and natural history of Australia
  • Distinguished Professor Antoine van Oijen in Wollongong in Fighting disease, one molecule at a time
  • A panel discussion on Disruptive Technologies

Professor Katina Michael, Dr Shahriar Akter, Dr Alex Badran, Kylie Cameron, Dr Thomas Birtchnell and Dane Sharp

The disrupted digital frontier: How emerging technology of today will shape who we become tomorrow

Distinguished Professor Antoine van Oijen

Fighting disease, one molecule at a time

Distinguished Professor Bert Roberts

Our story: the epic human and natural history of Australia

Brendan Castle

Leadership, now and into the future and the secrets of talent spotting for Google

Professor Glenn Salkeld

Cross-cultural learning from overseas student placements - stories from the field

Associate Professor Robert Gorkin

A measure of please: building the next generation condom

Associate Professor Robert Gorkin is an expert in biomedical engineering and 3D printing. His research focuses on advancing micro and nano technologies for practical uses in healthcare, energy and industrial applications. His team are working on a new generation condom made of hydrogels which feel more like skin than a traditional condom. The aim of Project Geldom is to cut STIs and unintended pregnancies with a new generation condom that is a pleasure to wear. The program has been funded in part by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, with a particular interest in sexual health in the developing world

Dr Jen Roberts

Anzac: Men, Myth and Memory