Human Sciences

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Backpacking around Australia

Living in Australia for an extended period of time offers opportunities for language learning, skills acquisition, and cultural exchange. In 2015, over 14,000 young German nationals embarked on a work and travel gap year, constituting the largest group of working holidaymakers from a non-English speaking background.

Dr Louise Gosbell

Freed from Suffering

Taste, touch, hearing, smell and sight. The senses exist throughout the Gospels and are an important component of interactions with Jesus.

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A history of firsts

The first MEG system in the Southern Hemisphere, the world’s first child MEG system and the world’s first MEG brain imaging system for people with hearing devices – the KIT-MQ Brain Research Laboratory is a hub of innovation.

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EXPERTise 2.0

What does a doctor learn from someone’s skin colour, oxygen saturation and breathing? If a cricket bowler grips the ball in a certain way, what kind of delivery will he bowl?

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Changing the minds of dementia patients

“I’m ecstatic about the impact our programs have on kids, and knowing that we’ve changed their lives for the better. But we need to ask ‘what about our retirees?’” says Professor Ron Rapee, ARC Laureate Fellow, and former Director of the Centre for Emotional Health.

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Helping patients cope with cancer

Pairing psychology with cancer treatment has a profound impact on the wellbeing of patients, Associate Professor Maria Kangas and her team at the Centre for Emotional Health have found.