In the media

TV, radio, print and online – our researchers share their expertise and profile their recent work across a range of media outlets. Here are some examples from the last month.

Don’t drink the water!
Professor Mark Taylor and Paul Harvey from the Department of Environmental Sciences have spoken extensively to media about the state of drinking water in North-East Tasmania, after testing revealed that dilapidated drinking water infrastructure has contributed to water lead levels well above the Australian Drinking Water Guideline (10 µg/L).

ABC 7:30 aired an investigation into the findings, and both Mark and Paul spoke with Tasmanian-based radio programs and print outlets including ABC News Tasmania, the Launceston Examiner, and the Hobart Mercury.


Melanoma breakthrough one of the biggest: expert comment
Professor Richard Kefford from the Department of Clinical Medicine, as a leading expert in melanoma management, offered his comments to the media regarding the registration of a new cancer drug to treat the disease in its advanced stages.

Coverage appeared on on SBS’s World News, ABC Radio online, the Australian Women’s Weeklyand extensively across radio news bulletins and online.


Don’t bank on it
Dr Jana Bowden from the Department of Marketing and Management was interviewed in a Sydney Morning Herald article on the ‘feel-good’ ad campaigns banks engage in and why they tend to backfire with consumers.

The Sydney Morning Herald article prompted further coverage in Marketing magazine, and Jana also spoke on 2UE  with Stuart Bocking and 6PR The Drive with Adam Shand.