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Latest media appearances

  • Alternative Media Group (opens in a new window)mentions that Dr Abby Mellick Lopes will speak on the heat island effect and mindful design practices at the Rethinking the Urban Forest Conference, 22 May.
  • ABC 1233 Newcastle (syndicated to ABC Upper Hunter) interviewed Dr Joanne Orlando on how screen time can be turned into a positive activity, 22 May.
  • Blue Mountains Gazette mentioned research by PhD candidate Francesca Sidoti on post-school options in the Blue Mountains and how these can be improved and expanded, 22 May.
  • 1233 ABC Newcastle (syndicated to ABC Upper Hunter) interviewed Professor Paul James discussing the outcomes of the election including the impact of ‘good campaigning’ and Bob Hawke’s death as part of an analysis of the result, 21 May.
  • Dr Joanne Orlando published an article in The Conversation (opens in a new window)on the safety challenges young people face online and strategies for supporting them (republished by Daily Bulletin, Viw Magazine, Australian Business, Australasian Science, FirstPost and Yahoo! India Finance), 21 May.
  • ABC 24 The Drum (part 1 and part 2) interviewed Professor James Arvanitakis on outcomes of the election (syndicated to ABC NewsRadio, ABC 1 Perth, ABC 1 Darwin, ABC 1 Adelaide, ABC 1 Melbourne, ABC 1 Sydney, ABC 1 Brisbane, ABC Hobart, ABC Canberra), 20 May. James also spoke to ABC 24 Weekend Breakfast (syndicated to ABC 1 Brisbane, ABC 1 Sydney, ABC Canberra, ABC Hobart, ABC 1 Melbourne, ABC 1 Darwin, ABC 1 Adelaide, ABC 1 Perth), 19 May.
  • Yahoo!7 Lifestyle (opens in a new window)(syndicated to Yahoo! New Zealand) interviewed Dr Joanne Orlando on the debate around high smartphone use and mental health 16 May.
  • Neos Kosmos (opens in a new window)interviewed Professor James Arvanitakis, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Graduate Studies) and Institute for Culture and Society member on what actions he would take if he was the Prime Minister and what issues he feels need to be addressed, 16 May.
  • 7News (opens in a new window)interviewed Dr Joanne Orlando about why people risk their lives to take selfies in dangerous situations (story republished by News.com.au (opens in a new window), Gold Coast Bulletin, Herald Sun, Cairns Post, The Advertiser, Ntnews, Perth Now, The Courier-Mail, Townsville Bulletin, The Daily Telegraph, Geelong Advertiser).
  • ABC NewsRadio interviewed Professor James Arvanitakis for ABC Q&A Extra, responding to election questions, 13 May.
  • Research by Dr Emma Power on the challenges of renting with pets is mentioned in Savings.com.au, 13 May.
  • Campus Morning Mail (opens in a new window)mentions that Distinguished Professor Ien Ang and Professor Tony Bennett are members of the research committee of A New Approach, a new think tank championing investment in Australian arts and culture, based at the Australian Academy of the Humanities and funded by the Myer Foundation, the Keir Foundation and the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation, 13 May.
  • The Australian Financial Review (opens in a new window)interviews Distinguished Professor Ien Ang and Emeritus Professor David Rowe on their research into spaces for artistic production in the city and the role of councils and developers in retaining these spaces for cultural use, 11 May.
  • 1233 ABC Newcastle (syndicated to ABC Upper Hunter) interviewed Professor Paul James on the notion of a mandate and the fulfilment of election promises, 8 May.
  • Apolitical (opens in a new window)(UK) publishes an opinion article by Professor Sonia Livingstone from the London School of Economics which mentions research by Associate Professor Amanda Third on children’s rights in the digital age, 8 May.
  • The Australian features an article on the work and career of Professor Katherine Gibson following her appointment as the Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Visiting Professor of Australian Studies at Harvard University for the 2020-2021 academic year, 8 May.
  • Research by Dr Tanya Notley on how young Australians identify fake news online is mentioned in The New Daily, 7 May.
  • ABC News Riverland (opens in a new window)interviewed Emeritus Professor David Rowe on the impact of sporting rivalries and the ways in which sporting bonds are formed, 7 May.
  • PhD candidate Francesca Sidoti is mentioned in a Blue Mountains Gazette (opens in a new window) piece calling for participants for a project on post-school pathways, 6 May.
  • ABC 24 Weekend Breakfast interviewed Professor James Arvanitakis for the regular segment on what’s in the news, discussing issues including people’s lack of engagement in the election and voting patterns, 4 May.
  • Dr Joanne Orlando published an opinion article in The Sydney Morning Herald (opens in a new window)on young people’s behaviour on social media, following the publication of a video on Snapchat that shows a young woman in the moments of her heads-on fatal car crash. Syndicated to The Age, WAToday and Brisbane Times.
  • ABC Sydney (syndicated nationally including 666 ABC Canberra, 612 ABC Brisbane, 105.7 ABC Darwin, ABC Broken Hill, 891 ABC Adelaide, ABC Riverland, ABC North and West SA, ABC Alice Springs, ABC West Coast SA, ABC Gippsland, ABC Goldfields, ABC Northern Tasmania, ABC Western Queensland, ABC Esperance, ABC Great Southern WA, ABC Wide Bay, ABC South East NSW, 936 ABC Hobart, 91.7 ABC Coast, 1233 ABC Newcastle, ABC North Queensland, ABC Kimberley, ABC North West Queensland, ABC Far North Queensland, ABC Western Plains, ABC South West WA, 720 ABC Perth, ABC New England North West, ABC Southern Queensland, 774 ABC Melbourne, ABC Central West NSW, ABC North West WA, ABC North Coast NSW, ABC West Victoria, ABC Goulburn Murray, ABC Mid North Coast NSW, ABC Shepparton, ABC Sunshine Coast, ABC Capricornia,) discussed the Australian White Ibis and noted research co-led by Dr Andrea Connor, 27 April.
  • Dr Joanne Orlando was interviewed by 720 ABC Perth (syndicated to ABC Esperance), ABC NewsRadio and 774 ABC Melbourne on World Health Organization Guidelines around young children and screen time, 26 April. The Daily Telegraph (with widespread syndication including Ntnews.com.au, Geelong Advertiser, The West Australian, Herald Sun, Cairns Post, The Advertiser, The Courier-Mail, The Chronicle, The Queensland Times) interviewed Dr Orlando.
  • Dr Abby Mellick Lopes was interviewed by 2SER on the Cooling the Commons research, focusing on spatial inequalities in Sydney, 25 April.
  • Institute Associate Dr Keith Parry was interviewed by BBC World News about footballers boycotting social media in protest against the way social networks and football authorities respond to racism, 23 April.
  • Professor Paul James was interviewed by Channel News Asia Singapore on the terror attacks in Sri Lanka, 22 April.
  • ABC News Breakfast featured Professor James Arvanitakis as a panellist in the Friday Confab discussing the Melbourne Comedy Festival’s decision to drop Barry Humphries' name from the festival’s biggest award, the Barry Award (broadcast on ABC Hobart, ABC 1 Melbourne, ABC 1 Darwin, ABC 1 Sydney, ABC Canberra, ABC 1 Perth), 19 April.
  • Radio New Zealand broadcast an interview with Professor Gay Hawkins on today's high waste culture and how attitudes towards waste have changed over the years (syndicated to Radio New Zealand Pacific), 19 April. Originally broadcast in February.
  • Women’s Agenda (opens in a new window) reported that Professor Katherine Gibson will be the Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Visiting Professor of Australian Studies at Harvard University for the 2020-2021 academic year, 17 April. Campus Morning Mail features a second mention of the appointment.
  • Associate Professor George Morgan authored an article in The Sydney Morning Herald on why we value some cultural treasures more than others: ‘Cry for Notre-Dame, sure, but why not for treasures beyond the West?’ (opens in a new window)(republished by The Age, WA Today, Brisbane Times), 17 April. Associate Professor Morgan was interviewed by ABC 702 Sydney on Australian cultural heritage including the possibility of birthing trees in Victoria being removed to build a highway (syndicated to ABC Central Coast NSW), 18 April. Further comment by Dr Morgan was featured in Global News (Canada), 26 April.
  • ABC Radio National (opens in a new window)interviewed Dr Joanne Orlando on the pros and cons of banning smartphones in schools, 18 April.
  • Dr Joanne Orlando was also interviewed by Daily Mail (opens in a new window)(UK) for an article on online gaming addictions (syndicated to 24 Australia (opens in a new window)and InfoSurHoy (opens in a new window)), 17 April.
  • Campus Morning Mail (opens in a new window)announces that Professor Katherine Gibson will be the Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Visiting Professor of Australian Studies at Harvard University for the 2020-2021 academic year, 16 April.
  • 702 ABC Sydney interviews Professor James Arvanitakis for Richard Glover’s political forum discussing electric cars and policies for lower emissions, 8 April.
  • ABC 24 Weekend Breakfast interviewed Professor James Arvanitakis on the latest news, 6 April.
  • 774 ABC Melbourne interviewed Dr Joanne Orlando on the ethics of parents sharing pictures of their children online, 3 April.
  • Professor James Arvanitakis is mentioned in ArtsHub (opens in a new window)in his capacity as Diversity Arts Australia Chair, 1 April.
  • Research by Institute Associate Dr Keith Parry with colleague Dr Michelle Cull on the cost of participating in sport is featured in Courier Mail, Daily Telegraph, Geelong Advertiser, The Adversiter (Adelaide), Cairns Post, Gold Coast Bulletin and Herald Sun, 31 March.
  • Dr Kiu-wai Chu was quoted in Australian Financial Review noting artist Rose Wong and growing feminist movements in China, 30 March.
  • The Guardian (opens in a new window)features comment by Dr Joanne Orlando on the ethics of parents sharing photos and videos of their children online following Apple Martin publicly telling off her mother Gwyneth Paltrow for sharing a photo without consent. Dr Orlando received international coverage including CAN City News Albania, Newsstand Hub (Italy), ForHer (Germany), F3News (USA), MSN Schweiz (Switzerland), MSN Österreich (Austria), MSN Deutschland (Germany), Open PR (Germany), DR (Denmark), Navva (USA), Richard Hartley (UK), The Guardian (UK), Yahoo (UK), Satoshi Nakamoto Blog and UC News (India), 30 March.
  • The Conversation (opens in a new window)featured Associate Professor Philippa Collin as one of five experts commenting on whether Australia should lower the voting age to 16, 27 March (republished by SBS, Australian Business, Viw Magazine, NewsPronto, Hashtag, Daily Bulletin).
  • Fairfield City Champion and Liverpool City Champion feature comment from Emeritus Professor David Rowe on sexism in sport following mixed reactions to an action photo of Women's AFL player Tayla Harris, 26 March. Comment was also featured in Chinese media.
  • ABC Nightlife (opens in a new window)(broadcast on 702 ABC Sydney, ABC Radio Melbourne, 720 ABC Perth, 612 ABC Brisbane, ABC West Victoria AM, ABC North Coast NSW, 936 ABC Hobart, 666 ABC Canberra) interviews Dr Joanne Orlando about why smart phones are addictive and what steps people can take to reach for them less and look up more, 22 March.
  • Triple J featured comment by Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow Eric Sidoti on the issues motivating today’s youth and the impact young people can have on the election, 20 March.
  • ABC The Drum (syndicated to ABC 24, ABC 1 Perth, ABC 1 Darwin, ABC 1 Brisbane, ABC 1 Adelaide, ABC 1 Melbourne, ABC Canberra, ABC Hobart, ABC 1 Sydney and broadcast on ABC NewsRadio) featured Professor James Arvanitakis as part of a panel discussion including social media regulation, Australian politicians’ attitudes to race and immigration, and the media airtime given to them, 19 March.
  • Channel 7 The Daily Edition interviewed Dr Joanne Orlando on the spread of the live stream of the terrorist attacks in Christchurch New Zealand, the legalities around sharing content and what parents can do to protect their children online, 19 March. Syndicated to GWN7 Television, Southern Cross Mt. Isa, Southern Cross Alice Springs, Channel 7 Brisbane, Channel 7 Sunshine Coast, Channel 7 Gold Coast, Channel 7 Cairns, Channel 7 Mackay, Channel 7 Toowoomba, Channel 7 Townsville, Channel 7 Central Queensland, Channel 7 Wide Bay, Southern Cross GTS/BKN, Prime7 Port Macquarie, Channel 7 Adelaide, Southern Cross Launceston, Southern Cross Hobart, Channel 7 Melbourne, Channel 7 Sydney, Southern Cross Newcastle, Prime7 Albury, Prime7 Canberra, Prime7 Canberra, Prime7 Wagga Wagga, Prime7 Orange.
  • ABC Riverina FM (syndicated to ABC New England North West AM, ABC North Coast NSW, ABC Mid North Coast NSW, ABC Coffs Coast FM, ABC Upper Hunter AM, ABC NewsRadio, ABC Western Plains, ABC South East NSW) interviewed Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow Eric Sidoti on the issues motivating today’s youth and the impact young people can have on the election, 19 March.
  • Dr Joanne Orlando authored an article in The Conversation (opens in a new window)on how parents can protect their children from online hoaxes, 19 March. The piece was republished by ABC News, Viw Magazine, Australian Business, Essential KidsDaily Bulletin and PSnews.
  • ABC 24 interviewed Professor James Arvanitakis on responses to the terrorist attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand and the responsibilities of social media sites, public figures and leaders, 16 March.
  • Mirage News (opens in a new window), Medianet (opens in a new window), AAP and Mediaverse announce the HumanNature lecture series hosted by the Australian Museum in partnership with Western Sydney University and others, and featuring Professor Katherine Gibson and Associate Professor Juan Francisco Salazar as speakers, 14 March.
  • Associate Professor Philippa Collin authored an article in The Conversation: 'Young voters may hold the key to the NSW state election: here’s why' (opens in a new window), 14 March. The piece was republished by Viw MagazineBusiness Daily, Daily Bulletin and The Mandarin.
  • The New Daily (opens in a new window)interviewed Dr Tanya Notley on fake news in light of a fake video of final moments of the Ethiopian Airlines crash going viral, 13 March.
  • The Daily Telegraph published a piece by Dr Louise Crabtree on the importance of liveability and affordable housing in a developing Greater Western Sydney, 8 March.
  • ABC 24 Weekend Breakfast hosted Professor James Arvanitakis in a segment on gender equality, 8 March.
  • ABC Radio National (opens in a new window)spoke to Professor Tony Bennett about class and the power of privilege, particularly in education, based on research from the Australian Cultural Fields project on class and cultural tastes, 3 March.
  • ABC 24 Weekend Breakfast hosted Professor James Arvanitakis who commented on headlines including news about the National Rugby League’s new policy, the Banking Royal Commission fallout and strategies to save ageing Australians from the heat, including the Cool Schools project, 2 March.
  • Mirage News mentions Associate Professor Amanda Third as a moderator at an event releasing research by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner on young people assisting older relatives to use technology, 1 March.
  • Institute Associate Dr Keith Parry co-authored an article in The Conversation: 'Rugby league may finally have reached its tipping point on player behaviour and violence' (opens in a new window), 1 March.
  • ABC Radio National (opens in a new window)interviewed Dr Louise Crabtree about different ways of cooling the home, the effects of relying on air conditioning in the heat, and urban design solutions, 23 February.
  • Academic comment by Professor Ien Ang is featured in a Varsity Online (opens in a new window)article titled 'Lunar New Year and diasporic afterlives', 22 February.
  • 702 ABC Sydney (syndicated nationally across the ABC radio broadcast network including 666 ABC Canberra, ABC Coffs Coast, 1233 ABC Newcastle, ABC Illawarra, 666 ABC Canberra, ABC New England North West, ABC Mid North Coast NSW, ABC South East NSW, ABC Central Coast NSW, ABC Riverna, ABC Central West NSW, ABC Western Plains, ABC Upper Hunter, ABC North Coast NSW, ABC South East NSW) interviewed Dr Abby Mellick Lopes about helping urban areas cope with rising temperatures, 20 February.
  • ABC Radio National (opens in a new window)interviewed Emeritus Professor David Rowe from the Institute for Culture and Society on the debate about transgender athletes competing at the elite level after tennis champion Martina Navratilova’s comments on the topic sparked public criticism (syndicated nationally across 52 ABC stations) and published on ABC News online (opens in a new window), MSA Australia and MSN NZ, 18 February.
  • The Sydney Morning Herald (opens in a new window)interviewed Associate Professor Kate Huppatz on media scrutiny of Meghan Markle and the role that her being a woman has to play in attitudes towards her (republished in The Age, The Sun-Herald, The Canberra Times, Brisbane Times, WAToday, F3News, Stuff (New Zealand)), 17 February.
  • SBS Hindi (opens in a new window)interviewed Distinguished Professor Ien Ang about the history of Chinatowns, 11 February.
  • Property Update (opens in a new window)mentioned research by Dr Emma Power on renting with pets in Sydney, 11 February.
  • MENAFN (opens in a new window)(Philippines) republished a January 2017 The Conversation piece by Dr Anna Cristina Pertierra discussing the political landscape of the Philippines, 10 February.
  • ABC Radio National (opens in a new window)Blueprint for Living interviewed Professor Gay Hawkins about the history of bottled water from a boutique, luxury market to current mass markets, 9 February.
  • Further coverage of the Institute for Culture and Society’s Cooling the Commons research with Dr Louise Crabtree being interviewed by The Sydney Morning Herald (opens in a new window)on the effects of extreme heat and a reliance on air-conditioning to keep cool (also published in The Age (opens in a new window), The Canberra Times (opens in a new window), Brisbane Times (opens in a new window), WA Today (opens in a new window), The Sun Herald).
  • ABC News Breakfast interviewed Professor James Arvanitakis on the lack of diversity in the fashion industry, following the release of a new controversial Gucci design.
  • Dr Kiu-wai Chu authored an article in The Conversation, ‘One Infinity explores tension and connection between China and the West’ (opens in a new window), 6 February. The piece was republished by Viw Magazine, Daily BulletinBusiness Daily and Australian Arts Review.
  • SBS News (opens in a new window), ABC News (opens in a new window)(republished on WeatherZone), 4BC 1116 News Talk, Eagle FM, FIVEaa, 2SM, 2BH 567AM, Architecture & Design (opens in a new window), The New Daily (opens in a new window), Phys.org (opens in a new window), The Fifth Estate (opens in a new window), Pedestrian TV (opens in a new window), Blue Mountains Gazette and The District Reporter featured research from the Institute for Culture and Society’s Cooling the Commons project with Dr Louise Crabtree discussing how rising urban heat, a reliance on air-conditioning and lack of cool public spaces are leading to social isolation and sedentary lifestyles, 24-4 February.
  • Professor James Arvanitakis appeared on ABC Weekend Breakfast, 2 February, in his regular segment on what's making the news.
  • ABC Radio National (opens in a new window)interviewed Professor Paul James who discussed a research project supporting the stewardship of the Antarctic region by five key stakeholders, 27 January. Professor James also received syndicated international coverage with: CBC Radio One 1230AM (CFFB), CBC Radio One 88.5FM (CBME), CBC Radio One 91.5FM (CBO), CBC Radio One 1140AM (CBI) and CBC Radio One 1400AM (CBG).
  • 2SER (opens in a new window)and ABC Radio Melbourne (Shanthi begins at 48:55) interviewed Dr Shanthi Robertson on the long-term effects overseas experiences have on young people’s economic opportunities, social and family ties, and sense of citizenship (syndicated nationally to ABC Northern Tasmania, Shepparton, Goulburn Murray, Gippsland, West Victoria, Alice Springs, Darwin), 23-27 January. Also further coverage in Get Stem (opens in a new window) and E-Global Travel Media(opens in a new window).
  • Emeritus Professor David Rowe was interviewed by Finnish News Agency STT (opens in a new window)on debate around the date of Australia Day and Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s dress code comments, following The Sydney Morning Herald article on this topic.
  • Marina Khan authored an opinion piece in The Globe Post (opens in a new window)discussing the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, signed by 164 nations in Morocco last month, 24 January.
  • Dr Malini Sur authored an opinion piece in The Globe Post (opens in a new window)on India’s recent citizenship law amendments allowing the selective inclusion of non-Muslim minorities from the country’s Muslim majority neighbours, 24 January.
  • Liverpool Leader mentions Professor Donald McNeill as a panellist in the Ideas 2170 event on the topic of transport solutions in the 21st century, 23 January.
  • Associate Professor Kate Huppatz was interviewed for The Sydney Morning Herald (opens in a new window)on the topic of whether children should be paid to do chores, 20 January. The story is syndicated to The Age, The Sun-Herald, Brisbane Times, The Canberra Times and WAToday. Dr Huppatz is also mentioned on Triple M radio on the subject (syndicated to MIX 94.5, MIX 106.3, KOFM, Heart 107.3).
  • Emeritus Professor David Rowe was interviewed by The Sydney Morning Herald (opens in a new window)on the debate about what defines 'Australian values', 19 January. Syndicated to MSN Australia, The Age, WAToday, Brisbane Times and The Canberra Times. He was also interviewed by Finnish News Agency STT (opens in a new window).
  • Emeritus Professor David Rowe was interviewed by Crikey (opens in a new window)on the piracy of live sports, 18 January.
  • Dr Abby Mellick Lopes was quoted in GetSydney (opens in a new window) on the design of buildings and public space in relation to urban heat, 18 January.
  • SBS Radio interviewed Professor Ien Ang on the history of Chinatowns, 17 January.
  • Mirage News (opens in a new window), InDaily (opens in a new window), ArtsHub (opens in a new window)and The Music Network (opens in a new window)reported that Dr Sarah Barns has been appointed in a team of experts to undertake a comprehensive review of the South Australia’s arts, cultural and creative sector and its funding structures, 15 January.
  • Professor James Arvanitakis was interviewed by The Sydney Morning Herald (opens in a new window)on the idea held by some that Melbourne is more ‘progressive’ than Sydney, 13 January. The story also appeared in The Sun Herald and Brisbane Times.
  • Professor Gay Hawkins was interviewed for BBC World Service's The History of Wastefulness: Today's Trash Challenge (opens in a new window)program speaking about about today's high waste culture and how attitudes towards waste have changed over the years, 9 January (syndicated to BBC Wales). The interview was also aired on ABC NewsRadio, 10 January, and Radio New Zealand, 10 February.
  • Tips by Dr Abby Mellick Lopes and Dr Louise Crabtree on keeping cool in summer were published in the Hawkesbury Gazette, 9 January.
  • Dr Tanya Notley was interviewed by the Canterbury-Bankstown Express (opens in a new window)on a student project that documented climate change in Vanuatu, 8 January.
  • Emeritus Professor Tim Rowse spoke to ABC Radio National on assimilation in Australia, 6 January.
  • Professor James Arvanitakis appeared on ABC Weekend Breakfast, 5 January. In his regular segment Professor Arvanitakis speaks about the New Year and the rise of far right groups and the political landscape for 2019.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Emeritus Professor Tim Rowse on people's historical views of a declining Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Australia, 3 January.
  • Professor James Arvanitakis sat on The Drum panel to discuss the connection between tourism and major sport events, 3 January. Syndicated to ABC Sydney, ABC News 24 and various regional ABC TV stations.

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