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Ocean predators help to prevent climate change

Interconnected - sharks play a key role in controlling turtle populations and sea grass volumes.
(Photos credit: Dr Peter Macreadie).
Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:00:00 +1000
Deakin ecologists have shown that predator populations are critical to maintaining blue carbon reserves.

Pioneering psychiatrist explores new pathways

Making an IMPACT - Alfred Deakin Professor Michael Berk.
Tue, 29 Sep 2015 11:17:00 +1000
Alfred Deakin Professor Michael Berk has received the American Colvin Prize for his research on mood disorders.

Chemists click onto promising TB treatment

Chemical breakthrough: Deakin researchers, Jarrad Altimari, Samantha Hockey and Dr Luke Henderson.
Mon, 28 Sep 2015 12:01:00 +1000
A Deakin team has discovered a group of molecules that target and kill TB bacteria.

Knowledge, Nudge or Nanny

Susan Jebb, Professor of Diet and Population Health, University of Oxford
Thu, 24 Sep 2015 11:59:00 +1000
What have we learnt from the recent UK efforts to change diets?

Is social media damaging our relationships?

Relationships expert - Dr Gery Karantzas is set to Chair the 14th APS-PORIG conference.
Wed, 23 Sep 2015 15:56:00 +1000
Deakin University is hosting a national conference on the psychology of relationships.

Supermarkets - convenience at a cost

Dr Adrian Cameron is seeking ways to improve our eating habits.
Tue, 22 Sep 2015 15:55:00 +1000
Epidemiologist Dr Adrian Cameron has been recognised for his research on obesity.

Entrepreneurial sparks fly at Deakin

Bright sparks - entrepreneur Henrik Scheel with secondary school students, Abbey McGeady, Nathan McGlynn, Zac Rushbrook and Jai Iacovella.
Mon, 21 Sep 2015 09:07:00 +1000
The Spark@Deakin program is fostering entrepreneurial skills.

Innovative centre for cars of tomorrow

Deakin University Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Lee Astheimer; Professor Jeong Yoon (Director of ICIM); Deakin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane den Hollander; Mr Hongju JO, Consul-General of the Republic of Korea, Melbourne; Dr Thoma
Wed, 16 Sep 2015 17:19:00 +1000
Deakin and GM lead initiative to develop new component materials and manufacturing technologies.

SAGE program to stem loss of women scientists

At the SAGE launch in Canberra - Deakin microbiologist Dr Melanie Thomson and Director of Equity and Diversity, Dr Nadine Zacharias.
Wed, 16 Sep 2015 14:59:00 +1000
Deakin is joining a national initiative to retain senior women scientists.

Nursing researcher shines light on ethical blind spot

One of the world's most respected nurse ethicists, Deakin's Chair of Nursing, Professor Megan-Jane Johnstone.
Mon, 14 Sep 2015 09:30:00 +1000
Professor Megan-Jane Johnstone has cemented her place in nursing ethics, completing two seminal texts.

Energy storage for a sustainable environment

Deakin University ARC Laureate Fellow Professor Maria Forsyth.
Thu, 10 Sep 2015 16:13:00 +1000
Prof Maria Forsyth will deliver an ANZAAS lecture on how new battery technology can support clean energy.

Deakin five join world's 'most highly cited'

Wed, 09 Sep 2015 15:42:00 +1000
Five researchers have been ranked in the top one per cent of their field.

Deakin electrospinning technology to take-off in China

Front row: Mr Liu Chengmu, Chairman of Dongwo Co Ltd; Prof Lee Astheimer, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research);
Back row: Mr Pan Yubin, Director of Laiwu Science & Technology Bureau; Mr Gao Yongsheng, Laiwu Laicheng District Governor; Prof Jian Xigao, Te
Mon, 07 Sep 2015 16:37:00 +1000
An agreement with textiles manufacturer Dongwo will see nanofibre face masks mass produced in China.

Health entries sought for 2015 Research Week Awards

An ethics debate has been included in this year's Research Week activities.
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 11:54:00 +1000
Barwon Health and Deakin are seeking applications for Poster, Research and Debate Competitions.

Finding re-enchantment through Australian writers

Fri, 04 Sep 2015 09:35:00 +1000
Prof Lyn Mc Credden is researching the sacred in works by Tim Winton and Nick Cave.

Collaboration to boost virtual training technology

Senior Vice President, GD IT Defence Solutions Division, Mr Al Whitmore and Deakin's Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Lee Astheimer.
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 11:21:00 +1000
CISR's haptic expertise will aid the development of high tech training opportunities.

Eureka award for Ecosystem Red List researchers

Prof Richard Kingsford (UNSW), Dr Tracey Regan (Arthur Rylah Institute), Prof David Keith (UNSW), Dr Emily Nicholson (Deakin), Dr Lucie Bland (Uni Melbourne), Dr Nick Murray (UNSW) and Dr Tony Auld (NSW Office of Environment and Heritage).
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:56:00 +1000
Emily Nicholson has received a Eureka Award as part of a global team researching the conservation of ecosystems.

Design takes centre stage at CADET

A running shoe prototype is created on a 3D printer at CADET.
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:49:00 +1000
New facilities and curriculum will prepare Industrial Design and Engineering graduates for a 'smart future.'

Agricultural research centre created in Griffith

City of Griffith Mayor John Dal Broi, Deakin Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane den Hollander, Giffith City Council General Manager Brett Stonestreet, Professor Trevor Day, Professor Guy Littlefair, Associate Professor John Hornbuckle, Riverina Institute of TA
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:35:00 +1000
A new branch of the Centre for Regional and Rural Futures will foster agricultural productivity.

Mahatma Gandhi award for econometrics pioneer

Alfred Deakin Professor Paresh Narayan.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:50:00 +1000
Paresh Narayan has received a prestigious award for Indian high achievers.

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

27th February 2015