Knowledge Series

The UOW Knowledge Series showcases UOW thought leaders discussing a range of engaging and timely topics.

What does it take to have a healthy personality?

Presented by Senior Professor Brin Grenyer

Contact alumni@uow.edu.au for transcript.

Highlights

Mark Donovan Creating cooperative kids & connected families
Dr Katrina Green A Gut Feeling
Professor Justin Yerbury Proteins: a story about the stuff of life
Sharon walking in Antarctic snow Antarctica Biodiversity Under a Changing Climate
Portrait of Belinda Gibbons Shaping the Future

What does it take to have a healthy personality

Brin Grenyer is Senior Professor of Psychology at the University of Wollongong and Director of the Project Air Strategy for Personality Disorders, an internationally recognised leader in research, education and treatment. He is currently Vice-President of the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders.

In 2020 he was the recipient of the Ian M Campbell Memorial Award presented by the Australian Psychological Society's College of Clinical Psychologists to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the scientific or professional status of clinical psychology in Australia as a ‘scientist-practitioner’, including contributions to research, therapy and social applicability.

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Artificial Intelligence in health

We chat with Professor Stacy Carter, Director at the Australian Centre for Health Engagement, Evidence and Values (ACHEEV), part of UOW’s Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS). She is also one of several ethicists in NSW working on allocation of resources—especially ventilators and ICU beds—during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Creating cooperative kids & connected families

Ever wondered why kids become uncooperative or how you can help your kids to stay calm and be more cooperative at school and at home? Manager of UOW's Northfields Clinic, Mark Donovan answers your questions around how to create cooperative kids and connected families.

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Remote learning ready: UOW's response to COVID-19

We hear from Professor Theo Farrell, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Education at the University of Wollongong, on changes in education/teaching in response to COVID-19 and long-term effects.

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How people respond to law and governance in a crisis

We hear from Associate Professor Cassandra Sharp on social media engagement during crises.

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Outsmarting cancer: overcoming the barriers to therapy

Dr Kara Vine-Perrow is Group Leader of the Targeted Cancer Therapeutics Research Laboratory and co-founder of Cancer Drug Discovery Group (CDDG) at the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute, University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia. This stream is Dr Vine-Perrow’s presentation.

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The role of virtual reality in transforming organisations

UOW alumna and Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Dean Patricia Davidson hosted a panel discussion with some world leading innovators who are using technology to shape the way individuals and organizations learn, develop, and grow in to the future.

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Proteins: a story about the stuff of life

Professor Justin Yerbury discusses how proteins shape our understanding of Motor Neurone Disease.

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The disrupted digital frontier

A panel discussion featuring Professor Katina Michael, Dr Shahriar Akter, Dr Alex Badran, Kylie Cameron, Dr Thomas Birtchnell and Dane Sharp.

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A Gut Feeling: Does bacteria in our gut influence the brain & behaviour?

Dr Katrina Green explores whether the bacteria in our gut influences the brain and our behaviour.

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Fighting disease, one molecule at a time

Presented by Distinguished Professor Antoine van Oijen.

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Our story: the epic human and natural history of Australia

Presented by Distinguished Professor Bert Roberts.

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

UOW alumnus Brendan Castle's global career took him from working for CitiGroup Sydney to Hong Kong, Singapore, London and New York before radically changing direction to work for Google in San Francisco.

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A measure of pleasure: building the next generation condom

Presented by Associate Professor Robert Gorkin III.

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