News: Societal wellbeing

A cool change is coming to city streets

tree lined street

Our cities are heating up and we need to find innovative ways to lower urban temperatures, or life will become increasingly harder for residents. In Adelaide, the number of days when outdoor temperatures soared above 40°C increased from only two days per year in 2000 to six days per year in 2020.

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The solution to staying safe could lie in the virtual world

Virtual reality

Whilst many of us escape into virtual worlds as a fun diversion, Researchers believe the secret to teaching people to behave safely and act decisively in the real world can also be found amongst online realms.

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Battling the complexities of diagnosing Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson's patient with doctor

New research is hoping to create more accurate diagnostic tests to allow earlier intervention.

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What people’s beef is with gene editing?

Australian cattle

Gene editing in the beef industry could provide significant new strategies for producing far superior livestock. It could be used to produce cattle that are heathier, more environmentally resilient and allow for higher levels of animal welfare by eliminating the need for painful common procedures.

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Disjointed sleep can be a health nightmare for women

Disjointed sleep can be a health nightmare for women

Most people remember when they wake during the night. But it’s the many briefer moments of stirring from slumber that can dramatically impact health – particularly for women.

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The secret to powerful storytelling

The secret to powerful storytelling

Have you ever wondered why some stories draw people into another world or even affect their lives? What are the key elements a story needs to grab a reader’s attention, engage them with the subject, evoke emotions and prompt a change in their behaviour?

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Professorial Lecture Series: Professor Jodie Conduit

Professor Jodie Conduit

Engaging for Social Good: Using the principles of customer engagement to improve individual and societal well-being.

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Abuse of Powers of Attorney under the spotlight

Abuse of Powers of Attorney under the spotlight

In the face of increasing concerns about the abuse of Powers of Attorney, legal experts are asking for submissions as part of their review of existing South Australian law.

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A return to the wild for better immune health

Community Garden

Revegetating green spaces within cities can improve soil quality and has been linked to human health benefits.

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The many faces of social housing in Australia

House keys in front door

Social housing has been home to many Australians over its 80+ year history. 

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