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UOW academics provide expert comment, opinion and analysis on a range of ongoing and breaking news stories. The expert commentary in these videos reflects the views of individual experts and not necessarily those of the University of Wollongong.

Dr Jody Morgan

Dr Jody Morgan discusses e-cigarettes and the growing trend of vaping. She says e-cigarettes can be used to vape illicit drugs, a factor that hasn’t been considered in the legalisation of these devices.

E-cigarettes and vaping

Associate Professor Jioji Ravulo

Associate Professor Jioji Ravulo talks about mental illness in Pacific communities in Australia. He is the Academic Program Director of the Master of Social Work course, based at the UOW campus in Liverpool.

Mental illness in Pacific communities

Dr Sarah Loughran

Dr Sarah Loughran talks about the hype surrounding the roll-out of the 5G network across Australia and says it won't harm our health. Dr Loughran is the Director of the Australian Centre for Electromagnetic Bioeffects Research at UOW.

Roll-out of the 5G network

Mark Donovan

Mark Donovan on why children get anxious and what you can do to help. Mr Donovan is the Director of Northfields Psychology Clinic at UOW.

Anxiety in children

Dr Betty Frino

Dr Betty Frino talks about the growing prevalence of wage theft by employers and who’s most at risk. Dr Frino is a Lecturer in the School of Management, Operations and Marketing.

Wage theft

Ben Mostyn

Ben Mostyn talks about overdose deaths at music festivals and says drugs should be decriminalised and regulated. He is a Lecturer in the School of Law, based at the UOW South Western Sydney campus in Liverpool.

Overdose deaths at music festivals

Associate Professor Martin O'Brien

Associate Professor Martin O’Brien talks about the impact of penalty rate cuts on employment outcomes in the retail and hospitality sectors. Professor O'Brien is an economist and MBA Director in the Sydney Business School at UOW.

Penalty rate cuts

Mark Donovan

Mark Donovan gives an insight into behavioural problems in children. Mr Donovan is the Director of Northfields Psychology Clinic at UOW.

Children and behavioural problems