UOW expert commentary this week (19 - 23 November)

UOW expert commentary this week (19 - 23 November)

UOW academics provide expert comment, opinion and analysis on a range of ongoing and breaking news stories.


Dr Owen Price can speak about bushfires. His research focuses on bushfire risk and the impact on human health, houses and the environment. Dr Price is a Senior Research Fellow with the Centre for Environmental Risk Management of Bushfires at UOW. He recently developed a new method for mapping bushfire risk based on past fire patterns.


Professor Charles Areni can provide commentary on Twitter’s new policy banning political ads . He says “If social media companies begin filtering political content, would this not also give them the power to distribute politically advantageous messages?”. Prof Areni is the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business.


Professor Tony Okely is available for interviews about World Children’s Day (Wednesday 20 November). This year World Children’s Day also coincides with the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. He is a Senior Professor in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Director of Research at Early Start.



Dr Luis Gomez Romero is available for interviews about the current situation in Bolivia. Dr Gomez Romero is a Senior Lecturer in Human Rights, Constitutional Law and Legal Theory in the School of Law.


Dr Adam Lucas can provide comment about climate change policy. Dr Lucas’ research focuses on energy policy response to climate change and the peaking of world oil, coal and gas production. He is a Senior Lecturer in Science and Technology Studies in the School of Humanities and Social Inquiry.



The University of Wollongong has an in-house Globelynx camera for TV interviews. This means we can facilitate reliable, live and high-quality television interviews from our Wollongong campus. 


Kate Mayhew, UOW Media & Public Relations Coordinator
M: +61 475 388 887 | E: kmayhew@uow.edu.au 

UOW academics exercise academic freedom by providing expert commentary, opinion and analysis on a range of ongoing social issues and current affairs. This expert commentary reflects the views of those individual academics and does not necessarily reflect the views or policy positions of the University of Wollongong.