Opportunity to innovate as restrictions begin to ease

The coronavirus pandemic has placed an enormous strain on businesses of all sizes, with many forced to enter a period of hibernation and others closing the doors of their ‘bricks and mortar’ shops for good. But with the gloom, there are opportunities for some to adapt and thrive.

Getting a healthy dose of sport

21 May 2020

As thousands of Australians who were forced out of their sport due to COVID-19 restrictions prepare to return to training and competition, researchers are taking the opportunity to learn about sport’s role in physical, mental and social health.

Coronavirus – advice for staff and students

26 May 2020

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.

Instagram, isolation and the motherhood experience

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.

Intestinal worms may affect severity of coronavirus

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.

Kick-starting tourism in a post-COVID world

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.

Using dried biosolids to boost grain production

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.

Planting the seeds of equality

4 May 2020

Federation University Australia researchers hope a new book will be a catalyst for change in Nepal’s forestry industry.

Tiny Antarctic springtail named after climate activist

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.