Latest media releases
Stress of social disadvantage increases risk of osteoporosis
10 February 2016
New research shows that the stress of social disadvantage could be putting people at higher risk of developing osteoporosis.
New research from Deakin University has questioned the assumption that shark control programs designed to reduce the numbers of shark attacks on NSW and southern African beaches actually work.
Personal mobile therapist keeps watch on blue moods
8 February 2016
A personalised mobile therapist developed by Deakin University psychology experts could be the answer to treating depression.
Fellowship targets University playing field
5 February 2016
Dr Nadine Zacharias, Director of Equity and Diversity at Deakin University, has been awarded one of three national Equity Fellowships for 2016 that aim to improve university access for people from low socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds.
Virtual Drag queers virtual reality for Midsumma Festival
4 February 2016
Southbank has hit peak fabulousness with drag kings and queens virtually taking over the Studio at Testing Grounds from 1 – 7 February as part of the 2016 Midsumma Festival.
The international financial sector is taking stock of Deakin University research that is improving the predictability of the notoriously volatile financial markets.
Less than half of Australia’s recent engineering graduates are working in their field, but most of them are likely to work in highly skilled and highly paid jobs, new Deakin University research has found.
A new report launched today at the Islamic Museum of Australia highlights the important role of the museum in creating a positive image of Australian Muslims and fostering social inclusion.
Make 2016 an alcohol free year, for the kids
28 January 2016
Deakin University health experts are calling on parents to make 2016 an alcohol free year, for their kids.
Get on board with Tram Talks
27 January 2016
This summer, embark on a whole new train of thought and let Tram Talks get you up to speed with the latest research by some of Deakin University’s most inspiring academics.
Deakin Alumni Lieutenant General David Morrison a fine choice for Australian of Year
27 January 2016
Deakin University has congratulated this year’s Australian of the year, Lieutenant General David Morrison AO, who in 2015 received the university’s Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award.
Young adults needed for snacking and meal skipping study
21 January 2016
Young adults are showing some of the highest rates of snacking and skipping meals - especially breakfast - and yet, until now, there has been very little research into the likely influences that may cause these behaviours.
Seemingly harmless comments like ‘My thighs are huge’ or ‘I hate my calves’ are feeding the body image problems of many women.
Prepping your Preppie for the start of their school life
18 January 2016
With a new school year set to start in just nine sleeps, Professor Christine Ure, Head of School in the Faculty of Arts and Education, has some timely words of advice for parents of prep children in 2016.
Chinese demand boom and the Australian baby formula shortage: how can Australia get it right?
18 January 2016
Images of empty supermarket shelves and angry parents unable to buy baby formula for their children highlight the impact of a trading practice that needs to be better regulated in Australia, according to Deakin University economic experts.