Procrastinating bosses trigger deviant staff behaviour: Deakin research

3 December 2018

Managers who put off making decisions can have a detrimental impact on workplace behaviour, Deakin research has found.

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Killer whales diving to record depths for dinner: Deakin research

3 December 2018

Killer whales are diving to record depths to pinch expensive catch from commercial fishing lines, expanding their role as an apex predator to the very depths of the ocean, Deakin researchers have found.

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New study examines ways to increase physical activity in children 0-5 years old

3 December 2018

Deakin University researchers have undertaken a comprehensive analysis of current research and developed recommendations for preschool and childcare industry workers and policymakers aiming to increase physical activity in young children aged 0-5 years old.

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20 October 2017

New research by Deakin University and the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) has put a spotlight on how adolescent girls' relationships with their parents can later affect their bonding experience with their own children.

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From crustaceans to camels: Deakin study tracks dingo diets

22 October 2018

Deakin University has published the largest, most comprehensive study of the dingo's diet, finding Australia's top predator dines out on at least 229 different vertebrate species, including dozens of threatened animals, as well as pests.

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Deakin politics expert calls for Upper House voting reform in Victoria

27 November 2018

A Deakin University politics expert is calling for reform of Victoria's Upper House voting system in the wake of Saturday's election, arguing group-voting tickets undercut the will of the people.

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New Colombo Plan supports Deakin students to study and work in Indo-Pacific

27 November 2018

Five Deakin students have been awarded the Australian Government's prestigious New Colombo Plan Scholarships, supporting them to study, work and live overseas in 2019.

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Consider manslaughter charge for suicide incitement: Deakin experts

15 November 2018

Deakin criminal law researchers are calling for individuals who cause someone else to commit suicide to be charged with manslaughter, an offence that carries a maximum penalty of 20 years' to life imprisonment.

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Deakin research to receive more than $8 million in ARC award funds

28 November 2018

Deakin will receive $8.42 million in Australian Research Council (ARC) grants funding for 23 new projects, with the Federal Government last night announcing the 2019 round.

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Deakin infant nutrition expert shares best practice tips for formula feeding

21 November 2018

While breastfeeding is the preferred approach to infant feeding, 80 per cent of parents in Australia introduce formula within the first year of life.

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How to keep physically active in the depths of winter: Deakin expert

25 July 2018

Are you a 'fair weather' exerciser? It can be really frustrating to work hard on getting fit over the warmer months, only to lose it all in the depths of winter.

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Cricket Australia review sweeping issues under rug: Deakin expert

29 October 2018

Cricket Australia's highly anticipated review after its ball tampering scandal offers little substance and is simply sweeping its biggest issues under a rug, according to a Deakin University sport management expert.

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First-of-its-kind Deakin technology to boost safety for older drivers

30 November 2018

Deakin University engineers have developed a first-of-its-kind mixed reality driving simulator designed to help older drivers make informed decisions about their safety on the road.

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Deakin Business School hosts EntreprenHer program for girls

30 November 2018

Teenage girls in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth will have the opportunity to learn life-changing business and problem-solving skills over the next two weeks, with Deakin Business School hosting free seminars for the renowned EntreprenHer social enterprise program.

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World first trial good news for coronary heart disease patients

28 August 2018

A new study published today has found that real-time remotely monitored exercise programs could be an effective way to reach more adults with coronary heart disease, especially those living in regional and rural areas.

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International study shows social isolation can quicken tumour growth

4 September 2018

Social interaction, or lack of it, can determine how quickly a cancerous tumour grows, according to a world-first study tracking stomach cancer in fruit flies co-authored by a Deakin University scientist.

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Deakin helps to deliver high-tech Warrnambool War Memorial

3 December 2018

Deakin staff and students have helped to deliver a new, digitally-focused memorial commemorating the wartime contributions of more than 8000 men and women from the Warrnambool district.

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Diet as strategy to slow cognitive decline and reduce the risk of dementia

3 December 2018

A researcher from the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition at Deakin University has found that one Brazil nut daily may help to slow cognitive decline and reduce the risk of dementia.

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Farm's dam good place to cut carbon emissions: World-first study

21 November 2018

A Deakin University study quantifying the greenhouse gas emissions from farm dams shows they are a significant contributor to manmade climate change, but emissions could be cut in half with targeted changes to farming practices.

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North East Victoria to become world leaders in fight against obesity

18 October 2018

Twelve local government areas in Victoria's north-east will take part in an innovative program to reduce the region's childhood obesity rates, thanks to $4.1 million in funding announced today.

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