Research news

Gems from a sporting legend

Kevin Sheedy AM recently delivered the second annual David Parkin Oration for Sport and Social Change at Deakin Edge in Melbourne's Federation Square.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:20:00 +1000
Kevin Sheedy has delivered the second David Parkin Oration for Sport and Social Change.

Access granted

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:45:00 +1000
Three AINSE awards provide Deakin researchers with valuable time on ANSTO equipment.

You are what you eat

Associate Professor Felice Jacka.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:45:00 +1000
Deakin expert sets her sights on the food industry in 'The Conversation.'

New hope for Australian parrots

Survival in the balance - the orange-bellied parrot. (Photo: Barry Baker)
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:54:00 +1000
ARC grant offers hope to the endangered, Geelong-based, orange-bellied parrot.

The price of free speech

Professor Simon Rice OAM
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:31:00 +1000
The proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act will be discussed by Professor Simon Rice in a School of Law Seminar.

Three Minute Thesis

Award winners from last year Rebecca Lindberg, Kim Anderson and Gayathri Devi Rajmohan.
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:10:00 +1000
Audience required for the final on Tuesday 12th August.

Building the anti-racism offensive

Dr Naomi Priest, has joined Deakin’s Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation.
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:50:00 +1000
Leading expert on racism and child health, Dr Naomi Priest, has joined Deakin's Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation.

Discovery signals malaria downfall

Associate Professor Tania de Koning-Ward.
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:31:00 +1000
Deakin researchers have discovered a gateway that could lead to the eradication of malaria.

Tackling the diabetes epidemic

Regular exercise is one key to managing diabetes type 2.
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:25:00 +1000
Deakin researchers are urgently seeking people with type 2 diabetes from Melbourne hotspot suburbs.

Watching tagged turtles from space

Turtle in sponges.
(Photo Credit: R.D Kirkby and B.S Kirkby)
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:37:00 +1000
Millions of kilometres of protected marine parks may not be enough to save some of the world's migrating sea life.

Research degree scholarships

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:43:00 +1000
2015 International Scholarship applications close 31 July. Apply now for a Postgraduate Research Scholarship.

Arresting the corrosion factor

Professor Mike Tan
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:17:00 +1000
Deakin's new Corrosion Research Centre offers unique research access to Australia's critical infrastructure sectors.

Snapped - miniature mammals discovered

Deakin ecologist Dr Euan Ritchie and Jim Thomas of the Tenkile Conservation Alliance set a camera trap.
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:14:00 +1000
Ecologist Euan Ritchie may have discovered three new mammal species in remote Papua New Guinea.

Pozible projects lift-off

The five successful projects.
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:49:00 +1000
Deakin's latest round of crowd-funding projects have all reached their goals.

Deakin salutes research luminaries

Six researchers have received Deakin's highest honour - Alfred Deakin Professorships.
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:53:00 +1000
Six researchers have received Deakin's highest honour - Alfred Deakin Professorships.

Process takes textile recycling to new level

Rasike de Silva examines fibres extracted using the ionic liquid
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:41:00 +1000
A new process to separate blends of cotton-polyester material provides a major breakthrough for recycling textile and other waste.

ARC Linkage Success

Professor Saeid Nahavandi will lead one of the Linkage Projects recently awarded by the Australian Research Council.
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 14:49:00 +1000
Deakin University has featured prominently in the Australian Research Council Linkage Project awards for funding commencing in 2014.

Global Financial Contagion - Have the risks been contained?

(From left) Professor Chris Doucouliagos, Professor Barry Cooper, Nobel Laureate Professor Joseph Stiglitz, Professor Mike Ewing and Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane den Hollander.
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 11:53:00 +1000
At a Deakin lecture, Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz has reflected on the Global Financial Crisis.

Stronger, lighter, tougher

Carbon fibres.
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 09:55:00 +1000
Linden Servinis is creating better carbon fibre for the future.

Osteoporosis - don't shrug it off!

Professor Julie Pasco
Mon, 23 Jun 2014 11:01:00 +1000
IMPACT researchers discover that many with osteoporosis don't know they have it.

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

20th August 2012