UOW expert commentary (22-26 November)

UOW expert commentary (22-26 November)

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

New computing technologies curriculum

Associate Professor Sarah Howard is available for interviews about the new computing technologies curriculum released this week by the NSW Government. The new syllabus will have a greater focus on cyber safety and cyber security; and closer links to learning in other subjects such as maths and science. Associate Professor Howard is an expert on technology use in classrooms and sat on two of the previous Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards boards that wrote the previous curriculum. She is an Associate Professor of Digital Technologies in the School of Education.

COP27 wraps up

Professor Anthony Dosetto can discuss the United Nations Climate Changes conference (COP27) which wrapped up over the weekend. Professor Dosetto’s research focuses on environmental response to past climate change. He is a Professor in the School of Earth, Atmospheric and Life Sciences and founder of the Wollongong Isotope Geochronology Laboratory.   

Young Aboriginal people and the juvenile justice system in WA

Dr Summer May Finlay can provide expert commentary on the conditions young Aboriginal people face in the juvenile justice system in Western Australia. In a new article Dr Finlay co-authored for The Conversation she says:

Data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare revealed that more than 30% of young people in detention were survivors of abuse or neglect. Rather than supporting the most vulnerable within our community, the Australian justice system is imprisoning traumatised and often developmentally compromised young people.

Dr Finlay is a Yorta Yorta woman and is a passionate advocate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. She is a Senior Lecturer in Indigenous Health in the Faculty of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Dr Rachel Loney-Howes can discuss the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25 November). Dr Loney-Howes is a Lecturer in Criminology in the School of Health and Society. Her research focuses on violence against women.

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.