Coronavirus – advice for staff and students

The following advice is provided to help our staff and students understand the recommendations of Australian authorities and the measures being taken, to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Australia.

Physically distant but socially connected

31 March 2020

While the world grapples with the impact of COVID-19, attention is turning to the long-term changes this pandemic will create. With social isolation and home offices becoming the norm, Dr Evita March explores how our lives may irrevocably change in the months and years to come.

Researchers and volunteers join forces to help protect the Latham’s snipe

3 April 2020

Researchers are tapping into the power of citizen science to study the Latham’s snipe, a migratory shorebird that breeds in Japan during the Australian winter and migrates to south-eastern Australia in spring.

Pollution to solution – is the key to soil health buried inside brown coal?

13 March 2020

A researcher is studying the brown coal that is used to fire a Victorian power station to determine if it holds substances that can improve soil health.

Telling the tales from Rat City

4 March 2020

Long-forgotten stories of Ballarat’s dark and bizarre past are being brought to life in an award-winning podcast series featuring the research of a Federation University Australia historian.

An antipodean dream in Milan

20 February 2020

Jill Orr’s work has appeared at exhibitions around the world, with her work held at major collections including the National Gallery of Australia and the National Gallery of Victoria.


The being of urban resilience

14 February 2020

Disaster management and policy responses have mainly focused on restoring environmental and physical structures. But what about the mental and emotional wellbeing of people affected by disasters?

What the National Apology means to me

13 February 2020

The National Apology starts the conversations to move forward in positive ways, focusing on Indigenous issues and what still needs to change to bring awareness, writes Alison McRae.

How a new book sparked a global technical community

12 February 2020

Academics have collaborated with the world’s leading authorities on positive displacement machinery to release a book combining the most influential research in the field from the past decade.