Dr Adam Lockyer from the Centre for Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism spoke on ABC Radio National The World Today about the Mexican government’s handling of the disappearance and probable murder of more than 40 student teachers in Mexico.
Dr Viviana Wuthrich from the Centre for Emotional Health shared her expertise in stress management for HSC students. Speaking on a program that has a huge audience in the high schooler and future student space – Triple J Hack – Viviana told listeners that experiencing stress in the lead up to exams is normal (and can be productive!), but if it escalates to high levels of stress, there are management steps that can be taken.
Dr Simon McCarthy-Jones from the Department of Cognitive Science spoke to ABC 612 Brisbane Afternoons about the potential causes of auditory hallucinations, how people respond to hearing voices, and current treatment options.
A pre-recorded audio clipping of Dr Vince Polito from the Department of Psychology was broadcast on Radio National The Science Show. Earlier this year Vince competed in the FameLab Finals in Freemantle, a science communicating competition. In a few short minutes, he shares his research into sense of agency, kicking off with the question: Are we simply a fleshy robot playing out a sequence of inevitable behaviours by the laws of physics?
Are you interested in engaging with radio, but hesitant to step up to the microphone? The Australian Science Media Centre’s Science Media Savvy offers a free online video series with tips for academics speaking in the media, including on radio.
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