Research

Major study of homelessness finds housing policy is failing Sydney’s most vulnerable

5 March 2018

There is an urgent need for more low-cost housing and alternative housing models of supported housing for Sydney’s homeless, given …

Helping people with chronic diseases through quality pathology testing

14 February 2018

Dr Rae-Anne Hardie, researcher from the Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research within the Australian Institute of Health Innovation at Macquarie University, …

Australian book publishers lift their game to be more competitive but some are faring better than others: new study

8 February 2018

New Macquarie University research released today reveals Australian book publishers are lifting their game to be more competitive. The Australian …

Nicer to you, nicer to me: Research finds generous acts are rewarded, regardless of intent

1 February 2018

Macquarie University experimental economists have investigated if the perceived intent behind generous acts impacts how they are rewarded Using the …

New perceptual pathway identified that can lead to body size misperception and increase risk of eating and exercise disorders

1 February 2018

New study identifies a perceptual pathway that can lead to body size and shape misperception in individuals Those who are …

New continental-scale data from Australian marine tracking system maps a decade of widespread movements of our iconic sea species

31 January 2018

A new continental-scale marine animal tracking dataset has been published from the Integrated Marine Observing System’s Animal Tracking Facility, based …

Tracing lead contamination in NSW bees and their honey

15 January 2018

This is the first systematic Australian study of its kind that traces the source of contaminating metals in NSW bees, …

Boogie flights: how scientists are monitoring whale health by using drones to collect their blow

12 January 2018

Macquarie University researchers have led the design and construction of a new system that can be fitted to a custom-built, …

Headphone listeners think they’re hard of hearing: new study indicates that up to 41 per cent of Australians may believe they have some form of hearing loss

18 December 2017

Up to 41 per cent of a cohort of 4185 study participants felt they had a hearing loss Headphone listeners …

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

12 December 2017

New study suggests challenging parent behaviour (CPB) has a protective role in childhood anxiety Fathers of sons demonstrate more competition …

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