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QUT Media Highlights – July 2-9

9th July 2018

Here is a snapshot of QUT in the media for the week from July 2, 2018

Professor Margaret Sheil
More funding needed for pure research: The Australian, Campus Morning Mail, Times Higher Education



Associate Professor Leonie Barner
Plastic bag ban should only be the beginning of the war on waste: News Corp

Dr Mary Crawford
Super Saturday by-election in Longman: Fairfax Media 

Greg Creed (alumnus)
Among the top 100 influential Queenslanders: Courier-Mail

Dr Cassandra Cross
Third party app developers’ access to people’s gmail: ABC Radio Gold Coast Drive (1:00:50), ABC Radio Riverland SA
What to do if your data is breached: The Conversation, 2SER
Latest scam cloning myGov and Medicare websites: ABC News Online
Data breach fatigue breeding online security complacency: ABC News, ABC Radio Taree NSW Statewide Drive, ABC TV News Sydney
Increase in phishing attacks at tax time: ABC News Online 



Professor Jeremy Davey
Holiday high-visibility policing and road safety: ABC News Online

Mathilde Desselle
Herston Biofabrication Institute to transform future of healthcare: Create

Professor Matt Dunbabin
RangerBot protecting the reef: Australian Geographic

Dr Rebecca English
How unschooling is changing education: The Educator

Tim Fairfax, Chancellor
Among the top 100 influential Queenslanders: Courier-Mail

Alex Hahn (alumnus)
Founded a start-up developing education apps and gamified learning tools: Careers with STEM

Dr Katherine Hanna
Is eating alone bad for you?: The Guardian 

Dr Sue Keay
Bringing sight to robots: COSMOS Magazine

Professor Graham Kerr, Nadeesha Kalyani (PhD researcher)
Research findings on benefits of dancing for people with Parkinson’s: ABC Radio National Breakfast



Dr Mark King
Reducing speed limits on CBD streets: ABC Radio Brisbane Breakfast (2:34:24) 

Dr Juxi Leitner
Research into robot grasping:

Dr Mark McGovern
Calls for creation of a development bank in response to Haynes royal commission: Financial Review

Dr Lee McGowan
Researching the history of women’s soccer: ABC News Online

Professor Michael Milford
Robots can learn from nature if they want to see: The Conversation

Associate Professor Gary Mortimer
Supermarkets financial windfall from plastic bag ban: News Corp, Inside Retail
Supermarkets touting their ‘green’ credentials: International Business Times
Single use plastic bag ban: Australian Food News

Distinguished Professor Aileen Moreton-Robinson
Opinion, unsettling White Australia: ABC National Religion & Ethics

Dr Erin O’Brien
Ethical consumerism and modern slavery: ABC Radio Brisbane Evenings (1:53.48)
Opinion, human trafficking campaigns by celebrities can be misleading: ABC News Online

Dr Kylie Pappalardo
Jobs in creative fields and copyright in a digital age: ABC Radio Brisbane Drive (43:40)

Sofie Pringle (PhD researcher)
What creates happiness in an urban environment: Fairfax Media

Associate Professor Chamindie Punyadeera, Dr Arutha Kulasinghe
Developing a blood test to detect cancers likely to spread: 7 News


Simple blood test will help cancer sufferers

An Australian discovery is allowing doctors to quickly identify the risk of cancer spreading.

Posted by 7 News Australia on Thursday, July 5, 2018


Trials of bioreactor in north Queensland to improve Great Barrier Reef water quality: Queensland Country Life
QUT to join with four other unis for the next World Solar Challenge: Yahoo NZ, Mail on Sunday UK
Bowerbird and the Bride exhibition: Brisbane News

QUT Big Lift Club
Students spend their break giving a helping hand to rural Qld communities: Chinchilla News

QUT Robotics Club
Jessie McVicar, Marisa Bucolo and Doug Palmer on the Droid Racing Challenge: ABC Radio Brisbane Breakfast (24:28)

Professor Paul Roe
How Queensland became a leader in eco-acoustics: Fairfax Media

Leigh Sales (alumnus)
Among the top 100 influential Queenslanders:  Courier-Mail

Associate Professor Wendy Scaife
Research on fetes as school fundraisers: ABC Radio Brisbane Afternoons (45:25)
Feature on philanthropy: ABC Radio Brisbane Focus 

Associate Professor Prashant Sonar
New material that could make solar energy more efficient, stable and cheap: Energy Source Distribution

Associate Professor Cori Stewart
The science of making art and the role of robots: 2SER

Dr Daniel Timms (alumnus)
Among the top 100 influential Queenslanders:  Courier-Mail

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