Education & teaching

RESEARCH
 Encouraging risk-taking in children may reduce the prevalence of childhood anxiety

Encouraging risk-taking in children may reduce the prevalence of childhood anxiety

A new international study suggests that parents who employ challenging parent behavioural (CPB) methods – active physical and verbal behaviours that encourage children to push their limits – are likely protecting their children from developing childhood anxiety disorders. Researchers from Macquarie University’s Centre for Emotional Health, along with partners from the University of Am...

ALUMNI FOCUS
 Happy Lunar New Year

Happy Lunar New Year

Macquarie University wishes you and your family good health, happiness and success for the 2018 Lunar New Year....

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 Its Been An Eventfull Alumni Year

Its Been An Eventfull Alumni Year

Over 3,000 Macquarie alumni have shown their professional and social spirit by attending over 27 Macquarie alumni events held in Sydney, across Australia and across the world in 2017. The Macquarie University Global Alumni Impact Series continues to offer a range of thought-leadership discussions featuring alumni and industry experts.  Topics included: Leadership (Sydney) Healthy min...

RESEARCH
 Dr Daniel Ghezelbash: Senior Lecturer; Social Justice Clinic Director

Dr Daniel Ghezelbash: Senior Lecturer; Social Justice Clinic Director

Dr Daniel Ghezelbash’s affiliation with refugees is in his blood; his own family came to Australia as refugees in the early 1980s. “Growing up, I was acutely aware of how lucky I was that my family managed to get to safety, and of the fact that there were millions of people around the world facing persecution with nowhere to run to,” he says. This awareness has driven his own caree...

RESEARCH
 $8 million awarded in ARC Funding towards research into hearing, language and neuroscience

$8 million awarded in ARC Funding towards research into hearing, language and neuroscience

No fewer than 22 Macquarie research projects have received funding in the latest ARC Major Grants round, amounting to $8, 447, 451 in total. The Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham, made the announcement this morning for funding commencing in 2018. Separated by category, Macquarie was successful in receiving funding for Discovery Projects (DP; $5, 709,...

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 Male teachers headed for extinction in Australia

Male teachers headed for extinction in Australia

Macquarie University researchers have calculated the proportion of male teachers from 1965 to 2016 in Australia, and report that with their current declining rate, male teachers will no longer exist in Australian primary schools by the year 2067. The study is the first ever to track the trajectory of male teachers in any country, with the researchers calling for a review of Australian workforc...