The importance of Faculty of Arts research in dealing with global challenges has been highlighted by the COVID-19 crisis. Our experts have been providing media commentary on many aspects of the pandemic.
Associate Professor Penny Van Bergen from the School of Education contributed the article 'Kids at home because of coronavirus? Here are 4 ways to keep them happy (without resorting to Netflix)' to The Conversation.
Professor Bronwyn Carlson from the Department of Indigenous Studies was featured in The Conversation recommending books, shows and music by Indigenous people to occupy those at home in isolation.
Associate Professor Matt Bower from the School of Education provided comment to the Sydney Morning Herald regarding schools' use of video conferencing to teach children at home.
Associate Professor Ben Spies-Butcher from the Department of Sociology contributed the article 'How universities can soften virus blow and inject further stimulus' to the Sydney Morning Herald.
Jodie Torrington from the School of Education was interviewed on Radio National Breakfast regarding the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on education.
Dr Henry Kha from the Macquarie Law School contributed the article '‘With this ring, I thee and (your proxy) wed’: a new form of marriage in the time of coronavirus?' to The Conversation.
Dr Yves Aquino from the Department of Philosophy provided comment to Esquire Magazine regarding the ethical considerations of doctors needing to evaluate which patients to treat if hospitals reach their capacity.
Dr Eva Anagnostou-Laoutides from the Department of Ancient History contributed the article 'Leaders as healers: Ancient Greek ideas on the health of the body politic' to The Conversation.
Vincent Hurley from the Department of Security Studies and Criminology was featured on ABC's The Drum regarding new police measures to enforce COVID-19 social distancing rules.
Professor Wendy Rogers from the Department of Philosophy was featured on ABC News and Sydney Morning Herald regarding the Government's reported lack of advice to doctors on decision making processes for the provision of care should the hospital system be overwhelmed by COVID-19 cases.
Dr David Baker from the Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations provided comment to the Sydney Morning Herald regarding the shutting down of church services during the 1919 Spanish Flu pandemic and again for Easter this year.
Susan Caldis from the School of Education was featured on The Conversation in a podcast about how people are coping with life in the city during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Professor Jean-Philippe Deranty from the Department of Philosophy was featured in The Australian regarding whether we are approaching a 'post-work' world due to the economic and workplace impacts of COVID-19.
Professor Bates Gill from the Department of Security Studies and Criminology was interviewed on The Little Red Podcast regarding China and its public diplomacy in relation to COVID-19.
Dr Keith Rathbone from the Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations contributed the article 'The NRL should reconsider its comeback: it’s too soon' to The Conversation.
Dr Dean Dudley from the School of Education was featured in the Sydney Morning Herald regarding motivating teenagers to be active during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Dr Albert Atkin from the Department of Philosophy was featured on Channel 9 Today on Sunday regarding celebrities partnering with health officials to provide information about COVID-19.
Professor Catharine Lumby from the Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies was interviewed on 2SER Breakfast about how women's sport has been impacted by COVID-19.