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Do you know when you’re ready to learn and work?

December’s Macquarie Minds Showcase brings together a compelling group of visionaries, researchers and experts to discuss how we can shape a brighter future.  In the lead up, we are bringing you insights from Macquarie Minds presenters. Neuroscience research is undergoing a revolution, thanks to the recent proliferation of EEG headsets used to record brain activity for […]


Dr Annie Lau honoured with a Women in Research Citation Award

Dr Annie Lau (centre) with Professor Patrick McNeil (left), Executive Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, and Professor Peter Nelson (right), Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Performance and Innovation), at the recent Women in Research Citation Awards. Dr Annie Lau from the Australian Institute of Health Innovation has been honoured with a Women in […]


Grant to help infants with hearing loss

HearWorks, the commercial arm of the HEARing Cooperative Research Centre (which Macquarie is a member of), recently received a $750,000 grant from the NSW Medical Devices Fund. The grant will enable a team based at the Australian Hearing Hub to develop a test – known as ACORD – to determine the best solution for infants […]


Dread the lead: The poison risk still facing our communities

Professor Mark Taylor recently visited Indonesia with Bret Ericson of Pure Earth to test lead contamination levels in vulnerable communities. Despite it being one of Australia’s closest neighbours, the situation is markedly worse there. Jakarta is home to some 1,000 informal used lead acid battery recycling plants that cause significant human and environmental lead contamination. Next […]

Associate Professor of Psychology,  Viviana Wuthrich. Winner of a NSW Young Tall Poppy Award for 2016 .

Young Tall Poppy for anxiety expert Viviana Wuthrich

Anxiety and mood disorder expert Associate Professor Viviana Wuthrich has received a prestigious Young Tall Poppy Science Award for her work on developing manualised and computerised anxiety and mood treatment systems. Viviana accepted the award during a gala event recognising New South Wales’ best young scientists. “Several of Associate Professor Wuthrich’s programs have already been […]

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Do we need a re-think on ageing?

December’s Macquarie Minds Showcase will bring together a compelling group of visionaries, researchers and experts to discuss how we can shape a brighter future.  In the lead up to this exciting event, we will be bringing you insights from Macquarie Minds presenters. We kick off with Katya Numbers from the Department of Cognitive Science. While […]

Search 'Pioneering Minds' on iTunes or Soundcloud -- "One thing we've learned from children and learning language in general is that the richer input they get, the bigger positive effect that has on their language abilities later in life and that seems to transfer also to reading, academic skills," Katherine Demuth, Director, Child Language Lab.

Children have advantage on learning new languages

Why is it more difficult to learn a new language as an adult? Distinguished Professor Katherine Demuth answers this question in this week’s linguistic-themed episode of the Pioneering Minds podcast. We also discuss the latest innovative methods used to better understand and measure language development in young children. Listen to previous Pioneering Minds episodes on […]

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 31:  Professor Ewa Goldys and Mr Martin Gosnall are presented with ANSTO Eureka Prize for Innovative Use of Technology at the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes 2016 at Sydney Town Hall on August 31, 2016 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Ewa Goldys; Martin Gosnall

Cell colour technology wins Eureka Prize

Professor Ewa Goldys with fellow award winner Dr Martin Gosnell, at last week’s Eureka Prizes. Professor Ewa Goldys from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics has won the ANSTO ‘Innovative Use of Technology’ award at the 2016 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes, together with research colleague Dr Martin Gosnell. Professor Goldys and the team […]


Macquarie team recognised for outstanding cancer research

From left to right: Dr Natalie Taylor, Dr Janet Long and Dr Deborah Debono. A team led by Dr Natalie Taylor from the Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation was last week awarded with a Cancer Institute NSW Premier’s Award for Outstanding Cancer Research. Dr Taylor is chief […]