Uni In The Brewery

Uni in the Brewery 

Our Uni in the Brewery events bring prominent UOW academics to the community to explain their research in a relaxed and participatory environment. Now in its 15th year, Uni in the Brewery has included talks on topics as diverse as childhood obesity, big data, endangered frogs and dumpster diving.

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Uni in the Brewery 2019

Our first Uni in the Brewery event on 27th March coincided with our Environmental Impact theme for the month. Researchers shared personal stories about fieldwork, discussed their research and shared their passion for the work they do for the environment. Speakers included:

  • Dr Voltaire Velazco – whose research focus is understanding the effects of man-made pollution and Carbon emissions in the atmosphere using measurements from the ground, ships, balloons and satellites.
  • Dr Marian Wong – who is investigating behavioural ecology and conservation behaviour of social fishes in both marine and freshwater environments.
  • Dr Dom Tanner – who analyses the chemistry of minerals to understand how magmas and hot fluids concentrate precious metals beneath volcanoes.

Uni in Brewery Collage landscape

View the presentation here  |  Photos from the event


Uni in the Brewery | Past Events


Dr Emma Heffernan, Dr Andrew Johnstone & Dan Yang

22 August 2018 | New Steel: Innovation & technology through collaboration | Watch the Presentation here


Professor Lorna Moxham, Chris Hinder & Kayleen Booth

15 August 2018 | Recovery Camp and Mental Health Watch the presentation here


Dr Sarah Hamylton, Rachelle Balez & Claudia Kielkopf

11 April 2018 | Women as science leaders: A voyage to Antarctica and beyond Watch the presentation here


Dr Michelle Eady, Corinne Green and Michelle Peden

29 November 2017 | Community strengths: Inspiring change in teaching and learning Hear the audio here


Dr Shahriar Akter

5 April 2017 | The Future of Business Analytics is in Big Data Watch the presentation here


Dr Phillip Byrne

28 September 2016 | Sex Cells: Using assisted reproductive technologies to save Australia's endangered frogs Watch the presentation here


Associate Professor Karen Charlton and Associate Professor Shady Cosgrove

23 March 2016 | Dumpster diving across disciplines: A creative writer and dietitian discuss edible food and the bin Watch the presentation here


Dr Stewart Vella

18 November 2015 | Mental health and sport: Supporting the wellbeing of young men through organised sport Watch the presentation here


Professor Chris Gibson and Dr Andrew Warren

25 March 2015 | The history of surfing Watch the presentation here


Professor Dan Hutto

12 November 2014 | Expert Sporting Performances: Lessons from the Philosophy of Cognitive Science


Dr Lezanne Ooi

11 June 2014 | Reprogrammed skin cells: Revolutionising medical research


Dr Ben Maddison

26 March 2014 | Tales from Antarctica - beset in ice


Dr Susan Hayes

20 March 2013 From homicide to Hobbits


Professor Paul Cooper

10 April 2013 | Designing a sustainable future


Associate Professor Samantha Thomas

14 August 2013 | The impact and extent of sports betting marketing in Australia


Professor Tony Okley

17 October 2012 | Childhood obesity: The skinny of what really works in preventing unhealthy weight gain in kids Watch the presentation here


Dr Peter Siminski

15 August 2012 | I was only 19 45 years ago: What can we learn from Australia's Conscription Lotteries?


Professor Lesley Head

2 May 2012 | Dilemmas of household sustainability


Dr Siobhan McHugh

2 November 2011 | The power of voice


Professor David Griffith and Dr Clare Murphy

17 August 2011 | Greenhouse gases from fires and farming


Dr Simon Moulton

25 May 2011 | Medical bionics


Associate Professor Stephen Blanksby and Dr Phil Barker

16 March 2011 | From clothes pegs to cataracts to COLORBOND steel: Free-radicals in everyday life

Last reviewed: 2 May, 2019