Professor Jennie Hudson from the Centre for Emotional Health spoke on the issue of child anxiety on Channel Nine's Weekend Today
Professor Jennie Hudson from the Centre for Emotional Health spoke on the issue of child anxiety on Channel Nine's Weekend Today

In the media

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A snapshot from recent reports

Associate Professor Culum Brown from the Department of Biological Sciences received extensive media coverage on new research that found that fish have feelings and intelligence on a par with other animals, and deserve better consideration of their welfare. Coverage included the Australian (an AAP article also syndicated in the Courier Mail, SBS, NZ Herald, Belfast Telegraph, and Irish Examiner),, the Gold Coast BulletinTownsville BulletinNewcastle HeraldCanberra TimesHerald Sun, the Northern Territory NewsHuffington PostNBC News3 News NZBusiness StandardNature World NewsNewstalk ZBZee Newsand theDaily Press. Radio coverage included 5AA Adelaide, 666 ABC Canberra Breakfast, 3AW Melbourne Drive, and 774 ABC Melbourne Breakfast.

Read more about the success of Culum’s story.

Associate Professor Blake Johnson and Professor Stephen Crain from the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD) featured in several news pieces alongside Wally Lewis’ daughter Jamie Lee-Lewis, who recently kicked off a brain scanning program for children with cochlear implants. Coverage appeared in the Sydney Morning HeraldWA TodayHealth Canal, the Northern District TimesChannel 10 Eyewitness NewsChannel 9 News Sydney, Channel 9 News Brisbane, Channel 9 News Darwin, WIN Hobart, SBS World News, and SKY News PVO Newshour.

Dr Sally Fitzpatrickfrom the Centre for Emotional Health has received further coverage discussing new intervention programs to assist primary schoolers to overcome and protect themselves against bullying. Coverage appeared the Daily Telegraph piece, Herald Sun and Perth Now. Radio coverage included 2GB Sydney 15:00 News, 2GB Sydney19:00 News, 2SM Sydney 16:00 News, 2SM Sydney 19:00 News, 2DAY FM 16:00 News, and 2HD Newcastle Breakfast.

Vice-Chancellor Professor S. Bruce Dowton featured in several media pieces explaining new university selection criteria that looks for all-round qualities, not just academic ranking. Coverage appeared in the Daily TelegraphSydney News, 2GB Sydney 6:00 News, 7:00 News,8:00 News, and 11:00 News, 2SM Sydney 11:00 News, 2SM Sydney 12:00 News, 2UE Sydney14:00 News, and Channel 9 Weekend Today.  

 Professor Ron Rapee from the Centre for Emotional Health featured extensively in the media following discussion around the fact that one or two children in every Australian classroom suffer an anxiety disorder, and many of them go untreated. Coverage included the Daily Telegraph, NineMSN, Herald SunCourier Mail, Adelaide AdvertiserHobart MercuryWeekend Post Cairns, Newcastle Herald, Daily Advertiser2SM Sydney 6:00 News6PR Perth 6:00NewsWAVE FM News Wollongong 9:00 NewsWAVE FM News Wollongong 11:00 News3AW Melbourne 9:00 News2UE Sydney 11:00 Newsi98 FM Wollongong 11:00 News2CC Canberra12:00 News, and 3AW Melbourne 12:00 News. Professor Jennie Hudson, also from the Centre for Emotional Health, spoke on the same topic on Channel Nine’s Weekend Today.