Creative Industries


13 March 2017

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QUT to help transform Australia’s food and transport systems: QUT will play a key role in shaping the future of Australia’s food and transport industries following the announcement of two Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) with a combined value of nearly $444 million.

Growing Australian agriculture through the Internet of Food: QUT has welcomed the new $210 million Food Agility CRC announced by the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Senator Arthur Sinodinos.

QUT joins new intelligent transport centre: QUT will join a new research and development centre designed to deliver better transport systems for Australia – the iMOVE Collaborative Research Centre.

Fashion entrepreneurship course forges links with Indonesia's garment industry: QUT Fashion School is hosting 25 Indonesian fashion and textile designers, entrepreneurs and members of the Indonesian government this week for a two-week professional training course in international fashion business for the Government’s Australia Awards in Indonesia Program.

2017 QUT Indonesia profesional trainng course in international fashion

Shining a spotlight on school bullying: QUT’s leading Australian authority on school bullying Professor Marilyn Campbell will feature in ABC Television’s new documentary, Bullied, with its world premiere tomorrow night.

Snuggle, run or cry: What’s your ‘normal’ after sex?: A new QUT study is looking to lift the covers off people’s feelings, emotions and actions immediately after sexual activity.

Battle of the bands puts QUT ahead in musical excellence: It’ll be guitar picks at dawn for two QUT staffers later this month when they battle it out for Album of the Year at the Queensland Music Awards.

Partnering for progress – QUT connections addressing world challenges: Global problems need global solutions. That is QUT’s vision when establishing partnerships with key international companies - a shared goal to tackle some of the world’s most pressing issues.




March 17: Genomics and the Future of Medicine lecture @ Institute for Future Environments
March 18: Arthritis: Free Real Health Public Seminar @ GP
March 21-26: QUT & World Science Festival @ South Bank
March 21: STEM Teacher Professional Development @ QUT
March 25: Critical Connections: Art, Design, and STEM @ Creative Industries Precinct
March 26-31: MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp @ QUT
March 28Queensland's Chief Entrepreneur at the LPF Breakfast @ QUT
March 30: Twilight Wedding Showcase (free) @ Old Government House and Room Three Sixty
March 31 - April 5: Stones in His Pockets @ Gardens Theatre
April 1: Drawing for Contemporary Fashion Design @ Creative Industries Precinct
April 5-7: 2017 Times Higher Education (THE) Young Universities Summit @ Gardens Point
May 4: The 7 Stages of Grieving @ Gardens Theatre
Now - June 18: William Robinson: Genesis (free) @ William Robinson Gallery
Now - Sept 13: Season 2017 @ Gardens Theatre: Stories that connect  @ Gardens Theatre
Now - Nov 24STEM for Schools: What's on in  2017 @ QUT



- The QUT-led Food Agility CRC and Professor Bronwyn Harch made the news on ABC Rural, ABC Country Hour, ABC Goldfields, Zdnet, Food Processing, APN regional papers, and StartupDaily.
- and Campus Morning Mail reported QUT’s involvement in the new iMOVE CRC. 
- Dr Amanda Mergler’s research regarding school age starting times featured in the Sydney Morning Herald and TVN. She was also interviewed by ABC Radio Brisbane (at 1.21 mins) about girls' school uniforms.
Lawyers Weekly reported QUT Law Alumni president Judge Paul Howard has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship (Professional Scholar) and will head to Washington to examine court funding processes in the US’s federal jurisdiction.
Professor Clive Bean told AAP Queensland was One Nation’s heartland and its poor showing in the WA election didn’t mean it was a write off in the east, with the story running on Sky News, SBS, News Corp, Seven News, and Brisbane Times.  He was also interviewed by Steve Austin on ABC Radio Brisbane.
Professor Robert Schweitzer’s research into people’s experiences immediately after sex made it into News Corp papers across the country.
- Tomorrow night’s ABC documentary Bullied, which features Professor Marilyn Campbell and Ian Thorpe (pictured), received widespread coverage ahead of it going to air with previews run on ABC RN, ABCTV Breakfast, The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The West Australian, The Guardian,, The Young Witness, SBS Online, Q NewsQantas inflight magazineWHO online and The Weekly Review

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Professor Adrian Barnett’s article in Nature Index discussed problems with the NHMRC’s  funding system reforms.
BBC Click followed Troy Cordie’s efforts to digitally preserve Peel Island.
The Australian featured a piece about the QUT Creative Enterprise Startup Weekend, written by judge Mark Sowerby.
The Australian also profiled QUT CEA Startup Weekend winner ArtLife, which can sort your digital photos by life events.
Associate Professor Gary Mortimer spoke to 9 News about a cult cosmetics store opening in Brisbane and online supermarkets, to Seven’s Weekend Sunrise about supermarket tactics and to SmartCompany about the new Bunnings in Newstead.
The Courier-Mail’s Qweekend profiled architecture graduate Jonathan Morehen.
- The Body and Soul section across News Corp’s metro papers wrote about QUT research on post-workout carbs.
The Courier-Mail quoted CARRS-Q research in an article on using mobile phones while walking or driving.
Fairfax sites including The Sydney Morning Herald profiled QUT music lecturers John Willsteed and Zoe Davis (pictured below left with Cub Sport), both nominated for Album of the Year in the Queensland Music Awards.

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Associate Professor Thea Blackler was interviewed by Radio National’s Blueprint for Living about intuitive design of computers and other technology.
Dr Monique Mann spoke to ABC Radio Current Affairs about facial recognition technology trial in Toowoomba. The story was picked up by ABC online and IAPP.
Scope chatted to Professor Kerrie Mengersen about her VR project to protect jaguars and to student Josh Mario about the science of paper planes.
Associate Professor Wendy Scaife was interviewed for ABC News 24 and The World Today about research showing charities have to work harder to persuade Australians to give. The story was also on ABC The Drum.
Stephen Whyte and Professor Benno Torgler’s research on online dating received more coverage in  The London Evening Standard, Good Housekeeping UK, The Times,  YahooUK and The Australian, and Radio National’s Life Matters.
Dr Angela Daly spoke to The World Today about 3D-printed weapons, wioth the interview replayed on ABC NewsRadio.
Gay News Network reported on Dr Lisa van Leent and Michelle Jeffries’ call for fellow academics to join a research group that aims to support young LGBTIQ+ people in the education system.
Professor Karen Thorpe spoke to 2SER about strikes in the childcare sector.
Dr Mary Crawford was on ABC Radio Brisbane talking about current affairs ranging from gender issues in parliament to media coverage trends.
Professor Brian McNair’s Conversation article on fake news was republished by EconoTimes. He authored a separate Conversation article about the ABC’s lastest restructure.
- Professor Jonathan Roberts spoke to 2SER and ABC Radio Mid North Coast about what a future full of driverless cars might look like. His related Conversation piece was republished by Business Standard, ABC Online and My Express.
Beaudesert Times reported on Dr Lucy Reading’s groundwater sustainability project on Tamborine Mountain.
Professor Nic Suzor (pictured) told Radio Australia, ABC Online and Dotemirates Twitter does have grounds to block Donald Trump’s account but it should weigh the consequences before doing so.

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Associate Professor Michael Milford’s Conversation article on the problems of one day merging our brains with machines waqs republished by Electronics News and Sify.
Dr Andrew McGee’s Conversation article exploring the uptake of euthanasia in countries where it’s legal was republished by BioPortfolio, All4Women, Business Tech and NewsDog.
- Professor Marek Kowalkiewcz told the Fiji Times and coding will become a blue collar job into the future.
Time Out gave readers a heads-up on the QUT Careers Fair being held on March 20.  
9 Finance reported on QUT Business School’s upcoming Business Leaders Forum.
Professor Melissa Haswell’s review of health impacts of underground coal gasification was featured in Nursing Review.
The Dalby Herald reported on Elisabeth Irwin and five other QUT students traveling to Vietnam on a New Colombo Plan Scholarship.
The Whitsunday Guardian profiled local school student Katya Bandow who is taking part in QUT’s SPAR-Ed program for bright science students.
Susan Hetherington’s regular Family Affairs segment aired on ABC Radio Capricornia
- QUT rollercoaster researcher Malcolm Burt spoke to the 4KQ Breakfast program about the incident at Dreamworld involving the Buzz Saw ride.
Dr Dominique de Andrade co-authored a Conversation article on drunken violence, republished by Brisbane Times.
Professor Axel BrunsConversation article highlighting what made news on Twitter in Australia during February was republished by All Latest News.
Dr Desley Vine and Professor Laurie BuysConversation article on well-designed public spaces for seniors was republished by Daily Bulletin.


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