News, research and experts from the University of Melbourne
Moving towards gender equity in the built environment
Gender equity in the built environment professions – including architecture, design and construction – will come under the spotlight as more than 30 Australian and international speakers converge at the University of Melbourne this week.
Report exposes flaw in iVote system used in NSW election
Flaws in the iVote internet and telephone voting system used in the 2019 New South Wales election could have made it vulnerable to undetectable voter fraud, a new report has revealed.
Training family doctors to better support domestic violence survivors
Women who are experiencing domestic violence feel better supported, more confident and less depressed when they are counselled by trained family doctors, according to new research.
Breakthrough in dark matter underground lab
New photos show a breakthrough in the construction of the first underground physics laboratory in the southern hemisphere, at the Stawell Gold Mine in Victoria.
Australia to close the gap on Indigenous eye health by 2020
Australia is on track to close the gap for vision for Indigenous Australians by the end of next year, but this won’t be achieved without ongoing support for long-term solutions, according to a new report.
New society for open science launched
Dr Andrew Leigh MP has officially launched AIMOS (the Association for Interdisciplinary Meta-Research and Open Science), an organisation founded by academics from the University of Melbourne, Swinburne and Deakin Universities to promote the new academic field of meta-research aimed at improving scientific culture and practice in Australia and New Zealand.
Centre to train new generation of specialists designing personalised implant technologies
In a new evolution of personalised medicine, world-leading specialist biomedical engineers, scientists and clinicians will come together to develop individually tailored orthopaedic and maxillofacial implants, following the launch of the Australian Research Council Training Centre for Medical Implant Technologies (CMIT ARC) today.
Access to Seymour health services improving, study finds
More Seymour residents are visiting their local GP and smoking rates have declined in the past 15 years, according to the latest Crossroads study.
Philosophers make the case for global kidney exchange program
Three bioethicists have today published an argument in The Lancet, one of the world’s leading medical journals, in favour of a global kidney exchange (GKE) program that matches donors and recipients across low and middle-income countries with pairs in high income countries.
Study to better understand the experience of Australians living with complex mental health issues
A new national research survey that aims to understand the life experiences of people living with severe and complex mental health issues is seeking participants.