Episodes: medicine

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Veterinary policy and mental health
12 Dec 2023

Veterinary policy and mental health with Dr Lydia Pethick

A common misconception about veterinary sciences is that it’s all about puppies and kittens, but that’s not always the case. Like other care providers, vets can have it tough in the service of the community and there is a lot of active work being done to ensure the vet industry, its people, the community, and not just the animals, can thrive. Join us as we speak with Dr Lydia Pethick, veterinarian, motivational speaker, and television presenter about working in policy and biosecurity as a vet, the state of mental health and wellbeing in the veterinary industry, and the actionable things we can do to positively impact our mindset and prevent burnout.

Health and medical research strategy
12 May 2023

Health and medical research strategy with Professor Moira Clay

Ever thought about asking a member of parliament about how to become prime minister? Moira Clay, a leading research strategist, asked that very question, and she has now cultivated a career helping leaders in health and medical research make an impact both in research and the community. Join us as we speak about Moira's journey in medical research, and developing a holistic and comprehensive approach to cancer treatment.

The human side of clinical development and re-inspiring curiosity in science
17 Feb 2023

The human side of clinical development and re-inspiring curiosity in science with Leah Elson

Leah Elson is a clinical development scientist, author, and science communicator whose research interests cover a wide range of medical fields. Join us as we speak about how Leah is here to help people through clinical development and research, her web series “60 Seconds of Science" where she dispenses accessible answers to scientific questions, and her new book "There Are (No) Stupid Questions… In Science".

Genetic Counselling & DNA
07 Sep 2022

Genetic Counselling & DNA with Kira Dineen

Kira Dineen is a genetic counsellor and podcaster who is passionate about science communication. Through Kira's main show DNA Today, she makes information about genetic technology, disorders, and news accessible to the world. Join us as we talk about Kira's journey to genetics, genetic counselling, and what we can and can't learn from DNA testing kits.

Better Patient Outcomes through Healthcare IT

Better Patient Outcomes through Healthcare IT with Robin Wiener

Robin Wiener is a leader and change agent in healthcare IT and is passionate about empowering patients for better engagement and outcomes. Join us as we talk about Get Real Health's digital front door, putting people first in healthcare and business, and finding your path.

Cultivating STEMM and Entrepreneurial Life Skills

Cultivating STEMM and Entrepreneurial Life Skills with Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen

Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen is a futurist, and Founder and CEO of Tech Girls Movement Foundation. She is also a champion of tech entrepreneurship, and an advocate for technological innovation and diversity in STEMM fields. Join us as we talk about Tech Girls Movement Foundation, cultivating an interest in STEMM, and teaching young girls life skills through entrepreneurship.

Leadership and the Arts in Science
20 Feb 2022

Leadership and the Arts in Science with Dr Naomi Boxall

Dr Naomi Boxall is an epidemiologist and Evidence Strategy Lead who is passionate about improving health for the population through her work in public health and now pharmacoepidemiology. Join us as we talk about epidemiology, leadership, and the art in scientific enquiry.

Alzheimer's and Science Communication
11 Dec 2020

Alzheimer's and Science Communication with Dr Sabine Bird

Dr Sabine Bird has a PhD in neurosciences in the area of Alzheimer's research and is passionate about STEM advocacy. She is also an endurance cyclist and holds the unconfirmed world record for most distance covered in a 24-hour period. Join us as we talk about STEM education and communication, Alzheimer's research, and endurance cycling.

Publishing and science communication

Publishing and science communication with Jasmine Fellows

Jasmine Fellows is Editor of Double Helix, CSIRO's STEM magazine for young readers. Join us as we talk about Double Helix, her love of music, and CSIRO's new book More Hands-On Science.

Surgery & Operating With Respect
21 Aug 2020

Surgery & Operating With Respect with Assoc Prof Rhea Liang

Associate Professor Rhea Liang is a general surgeon with a specialisation in breast surgery, and also works in the area of surgical education. Join us as we talk about her journey as a surgeon, the Operating With Respect program, and her interest in manual crafts.

Cell membrane biophysics & computational chemistry

Cell membrane biophysics & computational chemistry with Dr Evelyne Deplazes

Dr Evelyne Deplazes is a biophysical and computational chemist who is a Chancellor’s Research Fellow at the University of Technology Sydney and together with other researchers, runs the UTS Membrane biophysics group. Join us as we talk about her journey to computational chemistry, her research on honey and spider venoms in membrane biophysics, academic career development, and yoga.

Regenerative medicine and stem cell therapies
16 May 2020

Regenerative medicine and stem cell therapies with Rebecca Lim

Rebecca Lim is a stem cell biologist by training, and holds appointments at both the Monash Health Translation Precinct, as well as the Ritchie Centre at the Hudson Institute of Medical Research, where she runs her own research group. She also is an inventor in two patents in her area of research. Join us as we talk about weightlifting, her love of dogs, and her work in regenerative medicine and stem cell therapies.Rebecca Lim is a stem cell biologist, weightlifter, and lover of dogs. We chat about Rebecca's journey to regenerative medicine and how stem cell therapies make a difference.