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Deakin researchers on track with anti-obesity drug

Dr Yann Gibert, Head of Deakin's Metabolic Genetic Diseases Research Laboratory.
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:03:00 +1000
A team from the Metabolic Research Unit has found a promising new approach to tackling obesity.

Grant supports one-punch homicide research

Deakin criminologist Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon.
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:45:00 +1000
Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon will examine a decade of Victorian one-punch legal cases.

Three Minute Thesis

Deakin's 2014 3MT winners - Michael Do, Morgan Burcher and Jane Wilcox.
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:57:00 +1000
Audience required for the final on Thursday 13th August.

TEDx set to energise Geelong

TEDxDeakinUni speaker Prof David Cross challenges traditional views of public art with his work 'Pump.'
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:35:00 +1000
Innovative thinkers, artists and scientists will share their passions with Geelong.

Unruly Symposium seeks new ways to unite disciplines

'Unruly Techniques' symposium director, Dr Jondi Keane.
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:46:00 +1000
Cross collaboration between the arts and sciences can deliver innovative solutions.

Deakin appoints new Alfred Deakin Professors

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:55:00 +1000
Four outstanding researchers have been awarded Deakin's highest honour.

Metals dynamo to forge new links for Deakin

Deakin's Pro Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Partnerships) Professor Peter Hodgson.
Mon, 20 Jul 2015 09:38:00 +1000
Prof Peter Hodgson is set to build large-scale collaborations for Deakin.

New Chair to foster intercultural dialogue

From left: Mr Mesut Lelik, CEO, Selimiye Foundation; Mr Ron Fairchild, Vice-President Advancement, Deakin; Vice-Chancellor Prof Jane den Hollander; Mr Omer Atilla Ergi, Adjunct Lecturer, Charles Sturt University; Prof Fethi Mansouri, Director, ADI; Mr Ahme
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:15:00 +1000
The Alfred Deakin Institute has created a Chair in Islamic Studies and Intercultural Dialogue.

New framework to hold food industry to account

Senior Research Fellow Dr Gary Sacks.
Wed, 15 Jul 2015 14:57:00 +1000
Researchers have developed a plan to monitor food industry efforts to shape government policy.

Is market volatility the new norm?

Associate Professor Victor Fang.
Wed, 15 Jul 2015 10:20:00 +1000
Researcher Victor Fang advises investors to brace for extended market uncertainty.

Diabetes hits 280 new Australians each day

Deakin Research Fellow Dr Jessica Browne.
Tue, 14 Jul 2015 13:57:00 +1000
Deakin researchers are helping to raise diabetes awareness.

Sports leaders must acknowledge their duty of care

The Hon Jeff Kennett AC delivered the 2015 David Parkin Oration for Sport and Social Change.
Wed, 08 Jul 2015 17:20:00 +1000
The Hon Jeff Kennett AC has put out a challenge to sports leaders at this year's David Parkin Oration.

Program reduces teen alcohol consumption

Professor John Toumbourou.
Wed, 08 Jul 2015 12:52:00 +1000
A clamp down on bottle shops has reduced the sale of alcohol to underage teens across 14 communities.

Double ARC success for metals research

Professor Jeong Yoon.
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 17:31:00 +1000
Deakin has been awarded two Australian Research Council Linkage Scheme awards.

Abuse and neglect of people with disabilities demands zero-tolerance response

People with disabilities have a high risk of experiencing violence, abuse and neglect - in public facilities, private facilities and within the community.
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 12:38:00 +1000
Violence, abuse and neglect of people with disabilities have historically been driven by exclusion, discrimination and institutionalisation.

Top 'one health' expert to lead infectious diseases centre

Professor Soren Alexandersen is preparing to take the helm at GCEID.
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 10:33:00 +1000
Prof Soren Alexandersen will draw on a stellar career in Europe, Canada and the USA for his new role as Director of GCEID.

Tough approach to crime doesn't work, claims Deakin expert

Professor Andrew Day.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:49:00 +1000
Professor Andrew Day has found that longer prison sentences only exacerbate problems.

Making the twain meet

Pursuing an ambitious undertaking - Professor Jack Reynolds.
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:29:00 +1000
Philosopher Jack Reynolds is attempting to bridge the great philosophy divide.

Researcher pioneers a new approach to diabetes

Trialling a new approach to diabetes research - Dr Kathryn Aston-Mourney.
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:07:00 +1000
Dr Kathryn Aston-Mourney is taking a new look at old drugs in a bid to improve diabetes treatment.

Deakin expert to join global aquaculture firm

Returning to Chile as Senior Scientist with BioMar - Dr Fernando Norambuena.
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 15:15:00 +1000
Dr Fernando Norambuena is returning to Chile to join the BioMar Group.

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

27th February 2015