UOW expert commentary 4 December

UOW expert commentary 4 December

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

Interest rates

Dr Paul Mazzola is a banking and finance expert who can talk about interest rates. Dr Mazzola is a lecturer in banking and finance in the School of Business and has more than 25 years’ banking and finance experience in the Australian, European and Asian pacific markets.  

New medical school programs to benefit regional Australia

Associate Professor David Garne can discuss the Australian Government’s plans to invest $90 million in end-toend rural medical training at six new medical school programs, including UOW, benefiting 160 students Australia-wide. Associate Professor Garne is the Director of Community, Primary, Remote and Rural in UOW's School of Medicine.


Professor Kerrylee Rogers can discuss the United Nations Climate Change conference (COP28) which is currently taking place in Dubai. Professor Rogers expertise is in coastal and marine environments, and rising sea levels. She is an Associate Professor in the School of Earth, Atmospheric and Life Sciences and Co-Director of the GeoQuest Research Centre. 

Artificial intelligence in hospitals 

Professor Stacy Carter can discuss the growing use of artificial intelligence in hospitals. In an article for The Conversation Professor Carter says consumers and communities must have a say in how AI is used in health care settings. She writes:

This critically important consumer and community engagement needs to take place before managers design (more) AI into health systems, before regulators create guidance for how AI should and shouldn’t be used, and before clinicians consider buying a new AI tool for their practice.

Professor Carter is a Professor of Empirical ethics in health and the Director of the Australian Centre for Health Engagement, Evidence and Values at UOW.

Bushfire preparedness

Associate Professor Owen Price can provide interviews about Australia’s upcoming bushfire season. Associate Professor Price is the Director of the Centre for Environmental Risk Management of Bushfires at UOW. His research focuses on bushfire risk and the impact on human health, houses and the environment.

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.