Reframing the work of ‘undervalued’ security officers in quarantine hotels

3 February 2023

The perception of poor practice by security officers employed on hotel quarantine duties needs to be reframed, with the workers seen as victims of circumstance, a Federation researcher says.

COVID safety at Federation University and Federation TAFE

6 January 2023

Federation University Australia offers welcoming and safe regional campuses and high-quality teaching and learning across TAFE, higher education and research.

We’re getting really good at making alcohol-free beer and wine. Here’s how it’s done

5 January 2023

There’s a growing trend towards opting for low- and no-alcohol versions of traditional drinks. What’s behind the big boom in this side of the industry? And where might it go from here?

Repeated head injury may cause degenerative brain disease for people who play sport – juniors and amateurs included

23 December 2022

Where there are players and a game to be won, you can expect some rough and tumble on the sporting field. But when do the bumps become a problem? And what can we do to protect them from brain injury?

How important is protein for recovery in cycling?

22 December 2022

Consuming large amounts of protein after training is part of the mythology of elite athletes. But what does the science say?

Supporting students into careers and further education

20 December 2022

A pilot program that helps young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples get the skills to find employment or progress to further education and training should be expanded, a researcher says.

Federation to launch national reconciliation centre in early 2023

20 December 2022

The National Centre for Reconciliation, Truth and Justice will engage with industry, community, academia, and government to become a leader in transformational change.

The pressure to be a ‘good mum’ – navigating the complexities of modern motherhood during the holiday period

16 December 2022

With only a week to go until Christmas, what is meant to be the most wonderful time of the year might be feeling a bit stressful.

Invisible skin mites called Demodex almost certainly live on your face – but what about your mascara?

9 December 2022

These eight-legged mites live in hair follicles and associated sebaceous or oil glands of mammals. While appear to be a normal part of our skin flora, some of us do react negatively to their presence.

Scoring goals on and off the pitch

9 December 2022

There have been a range of controversies in the lead-up and at the start of the World Cup, but the competition’s movement into the knockout stages and finals has brought the focus back onto the game.

Using AI and satellite images to measure soil carbon

30 November 2022

A project that uses AI and satellite images to help determine the level of carbon content reliably in soil could be a game changer for farmers.

10 tips to kickstart a lifelong love of cycling

25 November 2022

Sticking to a cycling routine for the first time can be challenging. We all make mistakes as newbies but we can all learn from the mistakes others have made before us, writes Dr Ryan Worn.

Adding a pillar of strength to meat processing industry

23 November 2022

A Federation University researcher has developed new cybersecurity measures that could help protect food industries from the growing number of cyber attacks.

Protecting a region famed for its biodiversity

17 November 2022

Federation University researchers will create highly detailed maps of a regional council area to highlight its rich biodiversity and to help overcome environmental planning issues.

There’s more to the wild weather than just La Niña

16 November 2022

Record rainfalls that have led to catastrophic floods on Australia’s east coast have been widely attributed to La Niña, but there’s a lot more going on, a Federation University climate scientist says.

Teachers are changing careers – but where are they going?

2 November 2022

Researchers hope the findings from a national study will provide a clearer picture of why people have left their teaching careers and what they have moved to in the next phase of their working lives.

Sponsorship pulls Diamonds out of the rough

1 November 2022

Sports sponsorships have made headlines in recent weeks, none more than the $15 million deal between Netball Australia and Hancock Prospecting and its subsequent collapse.

Meet GUS – a robot to help in the fight against poaching

27 October 2022

Federation University mechatronics researchers have developed a ground surveillance robot they hope could protect rangers from armed intruders in Africa’s vast national parks.

Closing the digital divide in regional Victoria

24 October 2022

The provision of digital services and support to access them needs to be more deeply considered as a social, economic and equity issue to close the digital divide for residents in rural Victoria.

Key link in the chain – the essential element for major event success

12 October 2022

A case study of the 2021 Road National Championships has been published in a book that explores the impact of COVID-19 on sport, detailing the challenges many organisers went through to survive.

Power, precision and the art of time trialling

11 October 2022

On paper, the road cycling time trial is a simple event to win. It requires the combination of high sustained power, an aerodynamic position and the ability to tolerate pain.

Review shows treatments effective for problem gamblers

10 October 2022

Pathological gambling remains a persistent global mental health condition that creates negative social and economic impacts for the gambler, their family and friends, and the wider community.

Why we lack digital empathy and how we can cultivate it

7 September 2022

Cyber abuse, including cyberbullying and internet trolling is a growing problem in Australia, where one in five young people have experienced harassment, social media exclusion, or online abuse.

Self-care through self-compassion

6 September 2022

During this Women’s Health Week, we need to spend time on ourselves to develop our self-care skills, writes Dr Lynne Reeder.

Why we need to take care of our ED nurses

6 September 2022

As a community, we may now be living with COVID-19, but the pressure on our healthcare front line is not over for our ED nurses.