July_ The two of us: Natalia Hanley and Helen Simpson
Helen Simpson is a PhD candidate, researcher & sessional teacher at UOW and is currently completing her PhD research focusing on the evaluation of Domestic Violence Evidence-in-Chief. Her supervisor Natalia Hanley is a qualitative researcher interested in how people experience the institutions and processes of criminal justice.
Prioritising Emerging Research Leaders
UOW recently announced 28 research fellows as part of its Prioritising Emerging Research Leaders (PERL) Fellowship Scheme. The Fellowships, supported by $5 million from a Federal Government research support program initiative were available to academics and designed to mitigate the impact of of COVID-19 on Australia’s research workforce, initiatives and activities. We speak to four recipients.
Staying on top of wasted efforts
It was once believed that the concrete used to build our cities’ sewer pipes would easily last a hundred years or longer. A ‘build and forget’ service, with maintenance only required for what enters its tunnels, and not for the structure itself.
Improving the ocean starts at our coast
The Second World Ocean Assessment was released in April, in connection with Earth Day 2021. The assessment involved contributions from more than 300 scientists from the UN’s group of experts chosen from around the world, and provides a comprehensive and integrated review of scientific information on the state of the marine environment.
The three of us: Faisal Hai, Ashley Ansari and Michael Stapleton
Michael Stapleton is an Environmental Engineer who through his PhD, is investigating the interconnection of two emerging water pollution issues- microplastics and antibiotics. Michael has two amazing academics and researchers supporting him on his journey- Professor Faisal Hai & Dr Ashley Ansari.
Human evolution: Past and Future
Researchers investigating the archaeological record of southern Africa are helping identify when our species’ capacity for innovation and cultural diversification emerged.