UOW expert commentary (28 May)

UOW expert commentary (28 May)

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

Conflict in Gaza and international justice

Professor Markus Wagner is available for interviews about the conflict in Gaza and international justice. He can provide insight into the law and politics of the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court. Professor Wagner is an internationally recognised expert in international economic law and governance, international peace and security, as well as US and Australian constitutional law. He is a Professor in the School of Law.

Senate inquiry into regional bank closures

Associate Professor Andy Schmulow can discuss the impact of bank closures in regional communities. He said he is pleased that the final report of a federal inquiry into the issue has adopted many of the recommendations he made. Associate Professor Schmulow is from the School of Law and is a prudential regulation expert.

I’m looking for a man in finance – sampled sound bites

Music psychologist Dr Timothy Byron can talk about sampled sound bites and how they can turn dance tracks into earworms. In an article for The Conversation Dr Byron writes:

As we argue in our book, an audio sample such as “I’m looking for a man in finance” has to capture our attention and be memorable to be a hook. There is a barrage of noise on the internet and in our phones. For a sample to rise above that barrage, it has to have attention-grabbing audio properties, but also fit with our expectations and desires.

Dr Byron’s research focuses on music psychology and the way that music interacts with memory. He is a Lecturer in the School of Psychology.

World MS Day – Thursday 30 May

Associate Professor Yasmine Probst can speak about World MS Day, her experience living with Multiple Sclerosis and her research into the disease. Earlier this year she was appointed an MS Australia Senior Research Fellow and will advance a clinical trial that will test lifestyle management to help people living with MS to make positive changes to their eating patterns, exercise routine and overall self-management of their disease. Associate Professor Probst is from the School of Medical, Indigenous and Health Sciences.

World No Tobacco Day - Friday 31 May

Dr Jody Moller is available to talk about World No Tobacco Day. Dr Moller is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Chemistry and Molecular Bioscience and researches vaping and e-cigarettes.

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.