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Eavesdrop on Experts

Hear researchers obsess, confess and profess – changing the world one experiment, one paper and one interview at a time

  1. Listen15 May 2019 – Obesity, Prostate Cancer

    The complex relationship between prostate cancer and obesity

    Men with obesity are linked with aggressive forms of prostate cancer that rely on fatty acids and Professor Matt Watt is researching why and how to prevent it.

  2. Listen1 May 2019 – Blindness, Eyes, Genes, Glaucoma, Vision-Impaired

    Reversing irreversible blindness

    Using innovative approaches, University of Melbourne Professor Keith Martin hopes restore sight and reduce the burden of blinding eye disease around the world.

  3. Listen3 April 2019 – Ancient History, China, Communication, History, Writing

    The history of paper

    Paper was invented in China before it spread through Central Asia and Europe, but how did paper evolve to become our modern-day office paper?

  1. Listen20 March 2019 – Architecture, Building and Planning, Cities, Design, Teaching

    Big and naughty architecture

    Sir Peter Cook’s ‘big and naughty’ architecture, beginning with co-founding the avant-garde architectural group Archigram, make him a design revolutionary.

  2. Listen8 March 2019 – Gender, International Women's Day, Jobs, Research, Women In Science

    My brilliant career

    This special International Women's Day episode unites leading women in science to discuss the challenge of the advancement of women in medical research.

  3. Listen6 March 2019 – Biology, Cryo-electron microscopy, International Women's Day, Physics, Women In Science

    Molecules in motion

    Professor Eva Nogales, 2019 Grimwade Medallist, explains how she uses the cryo-EM technique to study our cells' microtubules and improve disease management.

  4. Listen20 February 2019 – #MeToo, Bullying, Discrimination, Leadership, Workplace Culture

    Workplace bullying in the #MeToo era

    In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast, Dr Victor Sojo discusses the impact of #MeToo on workplace bullying.

  5. Listen6 February 2019 – Australia, Bushfires, Climate Change, Ecology, Fires

    Learning to live with fire

    In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast, Professor Cristina Montiel Molina discusses our attitudes to living with fire.

  6. Listen23 January 2019 – Australia, Climate Change, Melbourne, Resilience, Sustainability

    Australia: Liveability vs sustainability

    In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast Professor Lars Coenen looks at how Melbourne can become a truly sustainable city.