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22 June 2021
For many athletes, competing at the highest level means rigorous daily training sessions, endless travel and times of isolation away from friends and family, leaving little time for anything else.
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They are a menace at backyard barbecues but the humble blowfly is playing a vital role in maintaining healthy ecosystems, cleaning up where others would rather not.
18 June 2021
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.
15 June 2021
With a wealth of leadership in Higher Degrees by Research, Wendy Wright has been appointed Federation University’s Dean of Graduate Studies.
9 June 2021
Cigarette smoking caused 7.7 million deaths in 2019 as the number of people who smoked tobacco rose to 1.1 billion, while more people also turned to smokeless products.
2 June 2021
A portrait from renowned artist and former student Graeme Drendel has been shortlisted for the Archibald Prize – Australia's most prestigious award for portraits.
31 May 2021
The stories of Aboriginal heroes who helped shape Victoria's history are being illuminated through a project that will use film and digital mapping to chronicle acts of heroism.
25 May 2021
The social aspects of participating in group exercise appears to play a key role in reducing the impact of depressive symptoms in older people, a study has found.
19 May 2021
Federation University’s new research centre will bring together expert research and local knowledge to tackle the challenges faced by regional Australia.
18 May 2021
A trial on Victoria's southwest coast is using electrical resistivity imaging equipment to give researchers an insight into the level of saltwater encroachment in the region's groundwater systems.
An international team of scientists has discovered kidney genes responsible for high blood pressure, paving the way for new opportunities to treat the disease.
12 May 2021
If you have been working from home in recent times, this may have impacted your core strength. So, what exactly is the core? And why is it important to have good core strength?
10 May 2021
Researchers hope a study of the relationship between the immune system and the protection provided by COVID-19 vaccines could give a better understanding of how people will respond to vaccination.
19 April 2021
A digital gallery celebrating the humanitarian efforts at the end of WWI details the efforts of women and men who helped Australian families in their quest for knowledge about their missing relatives.
15 April 2021
Many people will have seen one of the quaint old buildings bearing the name Mechanics’ Institute while out on a country drive or perhaps visited one for an event.
12 April 2021
We have low rates of COVID-19 and will soon receive a highly effective vaccine. Can we just forget 2020 ever happened and get back to living life without worrying about social distancing?
30 March 2021
Josh Piterman had the lead role in the West End production of The Phantom of the Opera when the COVID pandemic put an end to the show. A year on, he’s reprising the role much closer to home.
24 March 2021
A study at a busy Melbourne hospital has revealed that many people who present to the emergency department do not have an Advance Care Directive (ACD).
18 March 2021
Several European countries have paused administering AstraZeneca's vaccine. Professor Stuart Berzins explains why many scientists and medical bodies continue to support it in Australia.
15 March 2021
Researchers hope a new short film will help encourage farmers and agricultural groups to share more information to help the industry make better decisions about farm management.
7 March 2021
After developing ventilators in response to the fast-moving COVID-19 emergency, Gekko Systems still had a mountain of work to complete before the life-saving devices could be deployed in hospitals.
3 March 2021
A researcher is using complex mathematics to help in the battle against cybercrime, developing algorithms that can detect malware in computer systems and networks.
25 February 2021
Researchers are working to protect a plant community that is only found in a small number of salt lakes and has come under threat from grazing and climate change.
18 February 2021
A Federation University researcher is playing a key role in a project to determine whether groundwater in a pocket of south-eastern Kenya is safe to drink and use in agriculture.
10 February 2021
A key industry conference on maintenance and intelligent asset management will be held as a hybrid event at Federation University later this year.
4 February 2021
Adaptability became a buzz word for a whole range of reasons in 2020 but for Nicole Frain and her quest to enhance her reputation on the female pro cycling circuit, it is a word with a deeper meaning.
3 February 2021
Researchers will begin a multi-year study at this year’s Federation University Road National Championships, to look at the technical components and strategic decisions used at road racing events.
27 January 2021
Tylah Meunier is using the 2021 Federation University AusCycling National Championships as a first step into racing at national level away from the confines of a velodrome.
22 January 2021
A Federation University Australia cardiovascular genomics researcher has been awarded a Victoria Fellowship to progress her research at the University of Manchester.
13 January 2021
Professor of Immunology, Stuart Berzins, details the latest developments in the search for COVID-19 vaccines and treatments in this Q&A.
22 December 2020
A Federation University researcher is leading a project to identify the key individuals and their attempts to alert the Australian Army about the advantages of using Aboriginal Knowledge in WWII.
15 December 2020
The Federation University Road National Championships are the focus of a study which aims to better understand how hosting events can help regional communities recover post-COVID-19.
9 December 2020
A poster and a photograph produced by two Federation University Australia artists have been included in a National Gallery of Australia exhibition that is celebrating the work of women artists.
7 December 2020
Federation University Australia researchers will play a leading role in a project that will support major changes to the way agricultural research is conducted across Australia.
26 November 2020
Football is big business and after a season like no other, the AFL is back in the spotlight with its upcoming AGM and annual report.
25 November 2020
Turbulent economic times mean difficult people decisions as managers across the world consider the sustainability of present staffing levels while also thinking ahead to when economies recover.
A long-running study into the social and mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic is comparing the effects of the lockdowns on people in Australia and England.
24 November 2020
A study details the community-based experience of the worst pandemic of the 20th century, revealing the networks of support, and the community and voluntary efforts, which underpinned the response.
A short film that explores the concepts of a data democracy will screen at an international film festival held in the region that is home to many of the world’s tech heavyweights.
17 November 2020
A hybrid learning model was the key to completing semester two classes when staff and students were given the all-clear to return to their Brisbane campus in August.
12 November 2020
Research enabling is the quiet cog in the research process and a statistician can help researchers get the most from their project while allowing them to avoid ‘black holes’.
5 November 2020
Researching the scientific understanding of empathy and compassion has never been more important amid the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic and a volatile political landscape.
28 October 2020
The challenges experienced by Ballarat Technical Art School students during the first half of the 20th century are not dissimilar to the challenges many are having today.
27 October 2020
A Federation University Australia study has helped allay fears that high blood pressure and taking medication for the condition increases the chance of coronavirus infection and complications.
22 October 2020
Fast and accurate biochemical testing for COVID-19 could pave the way for international borders reopening, with world-leading technology under development at Australia’s National Phenome Centre.
21 October 2020
A warming climate is creating severe weather conditions that have sparked a rising number of bushfires, with modelling from climate researchers warning that these events will continue to increase.
20 October 2020
Ongoing restrictions, social isolation, economic impact and feelings of uncertainty are impacting on the psychological wellbeing of many Australians, researchers find.
14 October 2020
More women now have tattoos than men but they are judged more harshly, mirroring other behaviours where women are judged more negatively than men for engaging in ‘masculine’.
12 October 2020
A leading apprenticeship researcher warns the wage subsidies for apprenticeships and traineeships announced in the Federal Budget need to be administered properly to avoid adverse consequences.
24 September 2020
Researchers have teamed up with Australia’s largest semi-trailer maker to develop a ‘virtual rail’ steering system to make trucks safer for other road users and reduce road damage in urban areas.
22 September 2020
Liam Sloan credits the VET sector for transforming his life and giving him opportunities that he otherwise would never have had.
17 September 2020
The Post Office Gallery has had to get creative for the shows to go on after the premature end of a key exhibition and the cancellation of others.
16 September 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that this year has been a tumultuous one for many of us, and even more so for those who work in education and health.
15 September 2020
Amid the lockdown, staff and students are building skills that can be used to problem-solve, visualise and experiment with ideas and materials, contributing to communities, workplaces and industries.
9 September 2020
If we as a society are going to move forward towards better mental health outcomes beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to find a way to better engage with our communities and the people around us.
7 September 2020
A Federation University researcher will take part in a STEM leadership program that is supporting mid-career women who want to progress into leadership roles across academia, government and industry.
1 September 2020
A hydrogen project in the Latrobe Valley that is tapping into the abundant reserves of brown coal long used to produce electricity could be a game-changer for energy generation.
28 August 2020
Researchers are studying koala DNA in a project that aims to bolster the animals' conservation in Brisbane and across southeast Queensland.
24 August 2020
New Vice-Chancellor Professor Duncan Bentley spent his youth on coffee plantations and game reserves in Africa, which provided lessons that he has carried through his life.
14 August 2020
Global warming and severe weather events are taking a heavy toll on ecosystems and raising fears for global food security.
31 July 2020
Play-based learning is providing opportunities for children with disabilities to demonstrate their individuality and independence, a researcher has found.
23 July 2020
Like many other tertiary students across the world, this year has been very different from the one Gemma Foord imagined when she attended face-to-face classes in week one of 2020.
21 July 2020
It's a new financial year and with more employees working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, there is increased interest in what expenses taxpayers can claim deductions for.
20 July 2020
Researchers are discovering the ways in which people have been learning about key aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
16 July 2020
Concussion has attracted great interest in the sport science and health research community over the past few decades. But what about head knocks where there is no concussion?
13 July 2020
Researchers are working to protect the mysterious burrowing crayfish, a tiny threatened crustacean that lives deep underground near waterways in Gippsland.
2 July 2020
The 2020 AFL season has started like no other because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Amid all the changes and early season upsets, what is certain is the impact that supporters have on their teams.
26 June 2020
It has been used in Asian cooking for centuries and is becoming a favourite on Australian menus, now researchers are looking into the health benefits of miso.
19 June 2020
Researchers are using mathematical modelling to improve the quality and distribution of water, a precious resource that is often taken for granted because of its simple journey from reservoir to tap.
12 June 2020
Criminalised women are among the most disadvantaged and vulnerable groups within our community. The COVID-19 pandemic means they are encountering adversities beyond those they usually face.
5 June 2020
Researchers at Federation University’s Exercise and Sport Science and Psychology disciplines have teamed up for a worldwide study into the social and mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
29 May 2020
Cyber security experts are using artificial intelligence to combat a rise in online scams and fraud during the COVID-19 pandemic.
25 May 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has placed an enormous strain on businesses of all sizes. But with the gloom, there are opportunities for some to adapt and thrive.
21 May 2020
Researchers are taking time during coronavirus restrictions to learn about sport’s role in physical, mental and social health.
14 May 2020
The effects of social media on our mental health and well-being is a question that becomes more important as our lives increasingly shift to the online space.
8 May 2020
Countries in resource-poor regions may be harder hit by the COVID-19 pandemic than others, with many residents already suffering parasitic infections which could change how coronavirus affects them.
6 May 2020
Tourism operators are being urged to start planning for life after COVID-19 isolation when tourist behaviours and spending will create a different travel landscape.
4 May 2020
Federation University Australia researchers are trialling the use of biosolids to improve soil fertility and increase crop productivity in Victorian grain-growing regions.
Federation University Australia researchers hope a new book will be a catalyst for change in Nepal’s forestry industry.
22 April 2020
They are tiny in stature but a newly discovered Antarctic springtail species has been named after an environmental activist making a giant impact.
15 April 2020
Join Lior, Arts Academy Director Associate Professor Rick Chew, an orchestra of 20 and a choir of 40 for a world class concert from two opuses – the Compassion Symphony and Stari Most.
9 April 2020
Remote and flexible learning offers both challenges and opportunities for teachers, students and parents.
3 April 2020
Researchers are tapping into the power of citizen science to study the Latham’s snipe, a shorebird that breeds in Japan and migrates to south-eastern Australia in spring.
31 March 2020
In a world where social isolation and home offices are becoming the norm, Dr Evita March explores how our lives may irrevocably change in the months and years to come.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
7 February 2020
On the anniversary of Black Saturday, it is a time to reflect not only on the trauma associated with these bushfires but the sense of support and community engendered by a common threat.
5 February 2020
Dundee’s renaissance has seen the city known for its industrial past to now be considered Scotland’s ‘coolest city’, driven by an ambitious vision to become a magnet for new talent.
30 January 2020
Australia's bushfire crisis has put an alarming number of species at a much higher risk of extinction as our ecosystems get pushed to, and in some instances beyond, their limit.
22 January 2020
Researchers have started a five-year project to study the threats to five endangered animals on the 40,000-hectare Nanya Station, home to several species only found in far western New South Wales.
21 January 2020
A Federation University academic has been awarded a Fulbright Research and Teaching Scholarship, one of the most prestigious international educational exchange programs in the world.
17 January 2020
If elite athletes are prematurely stopping matches and hospital admissions are increasing, then you might question whether you should be outside.
10 January 2020
Researchers are tapping into the power of artificial intelligence to help diagnose dyslexia, a lifelong learning disorder that affects an estimated one in 10 Australians.
6 January 2020
Nicole Frain has taken the road less travelled on her journey to becoming an elite cyclist.
24 December 2019
A Federation University Australia researcher has joined an international effort to protect a rarely seen and critically endangered mammal.
20 December 2019
Peter Gell has been recognised for his research across Australia’s wetlands where the cores he extracts from metres below the surface reveal the history of human impact on Australia’s ecosystems.
16 December 2019
World renowned mathematician Marco Lopez credits his high school teachers for fuelling his passion for the subject.
9 December 2019
A research team has won a research grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to battle the spread of typhoid fever – a bacterial infection which kills more than 100,000 people a year.
5 December 2019
From the latest touchscreen tools to virtual reality and artificial intelligence, digital technology offers an unprecedented number of opportunities and challenges in the classroom.
3 December 2019
The biggest collaborative soil research effort in Australia’s history could save the agricultural industry billions of dollars each year by giving farmers unprecedented access to information.
29 November 2019
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.
26 November 2019
Researchers are studying the role climate change is playing in the severity and frequency of tropical cyclones.
22 November 2019
The AFL draft is just days away and many of the country’s best young footballers will soon be living their dream at a new club. But before their name is called out, there is one final chance to shine.
21 November 2019
While the value of a later retirement is accepted by most observers, the notion that this is possible and desirable for all is open to question.
14 November 2019
Australian researchers are playing a key role in improving medical system responses in China where an ageing population is challenging the country’s health system.
13 November 2019
For a large contingent of Australian servicemen who served in World War I, the end to the conflict in November 1918 did not mean an end to their suffering on Europe’s battlefields.
12 November 2019
An innovative program offering free sport and recreation activities across the Latrobe Valley is getting more young people active and addressing a drop-off in sport participation.
6 November 2019
Some athletes have the ability to withstand the pressure and deliver in key moments. For others, it’s easy to understand but harder to do.
1 November 2019
The internet and social media may make mothers feel more connected, but it can also be stress inducing. Getting the balance right may be just one more thing contemporary mothers need to balance.
28 October 2019
Researchers have "raided the freezers” at the Australian Antarctic Division to begin work on a long-term study into the health of seabirds on the frozen continent.
21 October 2019
Researchers are uncovering the barriers which stop teachers from seeking jobs in regional schools, and how these schools can be made more attractive as preferred sites of employment.
Federation University researchers are playing a key role in establishing a surveillance network in Asian live animal markets; the‘hot spots’ where new pathogens and resistances are likely to emerge.
Researchers are playing a key role in a global education initiative which is aiming to revolutionise teaching by introducing social and emotional learning in the earliest years of school.
18 October 2019
A study which has found that immune cells that live in the walls of the bowel and can release chemical messengers to promote cancer has been shortlisted for a top award at a leading journal.
Sarah Wynen has taken up the position of Performing Musician in Residence at Malvern St James Girls’ School in Worcestershire.
17 October 2019
If you were to write a position description for being employed as a professional cyclist one key attribute would appear at the top of any contract – the ability to suffer and deal with pain.
It is a debate that reignited when Steve Smith was struck by a brutal Jofra Archer bouncer in the second Ashes Test at Lords.
Social sciences student Sam Brown is running a cafe and catering business while he chips away at other projects and ideas which he hopes will shape the next phase of his working life.
Blake Allison's exposure to basketball's elite levels convinced him that sports science was the career path for him. A curveball then came his way.
14 October 2019
A photo exhibition which evolved from research into the Latrobe Valley community’s recovery from the Hazelwood mine fire is on show in this year’s Ballarat International Foto Biennale.