Dealing with Disasters with Diversity in mind
When disaster strikes, Dr Christine Eriksen doesn’t just see a city or community at the mercy of nature. She sees a diverse population trying to survive, and a complex network of services trying to save lives and get people back on their feet.
Environmental research making an impact
As a university with a focus on research quality and impact, UOW academics are driving projects of excellence that are making a difference. The Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) framework identifies research excellence at Australian universities compared to national and international institutions.
With almost 60,000 kilometres of coastline, Australians are highly reliant and connected to the ocean and the coastal waterways that surround us. These waterways have supported communities that have resided on our coasts for thousands of years with food and a means for travel. As a nation we are passionate about our coasts and the ocean, there is a feeling of it being important to our culture.
July: Future Of: Investigating Climate
Associate Professor Tim Cohen is a geomorphologist and Quaternary scientist in the School of Earth, Atmospheric and Life Sciences (SEALS) at UOW. He researches landscapes, their evolution and past climates. He is the Theme leader for Climate in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH), and the recipient of an ARC Future Fellowship.
PhD Stories Vanessa Cavanagh
The University of Wollongong (UOW) has so many high achieving PhD students, working towards solving real world problems. Each month we will meet one and hear their story,
Communicating Science ABC-style
Geologist Dr Dominique Tanner, who is researching how precious metals are concentrated in undersea volcanoes, is back from a 2-week internship at the ABC studios as part of the Top 5 Scientists program for 2019. She was kind enough to share what she learnt from broadcasters like Robyn Williams, Norman Swan and Cassie McCullagh on communicating science to the public.