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Solving future problems through collaboration and consilience

More than 800 researchers and research administrators from across all Macquarie faculties participated in 20 workshops during July and August. The initiative was led by PVC (Research Performance and Development), Professor Amanda Barnier and Deputy Deans Research and Innovation. The Themed workshops and Open-Door workshops gave researchers an opportunity to explore research strengths and consilience, […]


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 […]