Up Close Research Talk Show http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episodes/rss Research · Opinion · Analysis en #382: Going viral: Global food security under threat from crop and livestock diseases http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/382-going-viral-global-food-security-under-threat-crop-and-livestock-diseases <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Virologist and infectious diseases expert Prof John Fazakerley details the myriad threats to the global food supply from pathogen infestations in crops and livestock, and how new genetic and surveillance technologies are lending hope to keeping them in check. Presented by Dr Andi Horvath.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="http://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep382_20161202_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(30.6 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/382-going-viral-global-food-security-under-threat-crop-and-livestock-diseases?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/382-going-viral-global-food-security-under-threat-crop-and-livestock-diseases?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/382-going-viral-global-food-security-under-threat-crop-and-livestock-diseases" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa agriculture animals Asia Australia biology birds climate economics environment Europe food security genetics globalisation health management public health public policy Science UK Up Close digest Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +0000 emvb 1079 at http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #381: Let's get physical: Designing cities with our health in mind http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/381-let-s-get-physical-designing-cities-our-health-mind <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Urban public health researcher Prof Mark Stevenson describes the better human health outcomes to be had in cities that emphasize active transport modes like cycling and walking, while discouraging dependence on cars. Presented by Lynne Haultain.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="http://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep381_20161118_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(26.1 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/381-let-s-get-physical-designing-cities-our-health-mind?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/381-let-s-get-physical-designing-cities-our-health-mind?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/381-let-s-get-physical-designing-cities-our-health-mind" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australia cities design environment Europe geography government health medicine planning politics public health public policy Science Society transport UK Up Close digest urban USA Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:00:00 +0000 emvb 1078 at http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #380: Recovery from stroke: Harnessing the brain's capacity to overcome disability http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/380-recovery-stroke-harnessing-brain-s-capacity-overcome-disability <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Stroke rehabilitation researcher Prof. Julie Bernhardt discusses the state of the science in stroke recovery. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, Prof Bernhardt and her team develop and test new exercises and rehabilitation measures that aim not only to reduce disability but promote recovery. This includes renewed attention to precise timing of therapeutic interventions, and to environmental enrichment of clinical spaces. Presented by Dr Andi Horvath.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="http://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep380_20161104_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(32.7 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/380-recovery-stroke-harnessing-brain-s-capacity-overcome-disability?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/380-recovery-stroke-harnessing-brain-s-capacity-overcome-disability?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/380-recovery-stroke-harnessing-brain-s-capacity-overcome-disability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ageing brain biology health health education medicine neuroscience public health Science therapy Up Close digest Thu, 03 Nov 2016 13:00:00 +0000 emvb 1077 at http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #379: Old and in the way? Aging workers and generational battle lines in the workplace http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/379-old-and-way-aging-workers-and-generational-battle-lines-workplace <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><span style="font-size: 14.666666666666666px; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"></span><strong id="docs-internal-guid-7bd84530-db45-53ac-1880-2c8d9b3adcc6" style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 14.666666666666666px; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">As populations in the developed economies continue to age due to longer life expectancies and lower birth rates, what will be the impact on the workplace? Is there a place for positive age discrimination at a time of high youth unemployment, or should the rights of all workers -- regardless of their years -- be respected? And to what extent do economics, culture and individual aspiration play into how societies decide how long one can or should work?</span></strong></p><p><strong id="docs-internal-guid-7bd84530-db45-53ac-1880-2c8d9b3adcc6" style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 14.666666666666666px; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><strong id="docs-internal-guid-7bd84530-db45-53ac-1880-2c8d9b3adcc6" style="font-weight: normal;"><span style="font-size: 14.666666666666666px; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Industrial relations and elder law expert Professor Mia Rönnmar, from Lund University, joins host Lynne Haultain for an international perspective on the place and plight of older workers in the workforce.</span></strong></span></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="http://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep379_20161021_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(27.7 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/379-old-and-way-aging-workers-and-generational-battle-lines-workplace?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/379-old-and-way-aging-workers-and-generational-battle-lines-workplace?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/379-old-and-way-aging-workers-and-generational-battle-lines-workplace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ageing economics Europe industrial relations law management public policy Society Up Close digest work Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:00:00 +0000 emvb 1076 at http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #378: Show me the data: Sifting pseudoscience from the real thing http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/378-show-me-data-sifting-pseudoscience-real-thing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In a world with a bewildering mix of fact and fiction, and in which social and mainstream media only add to the confusion, how do we separate out false or dubious claims from the well-founded and evidence-based? Research and clinical psychologist Prof Scott Lilienfeld joins science host Dr Andi Horvath to help us distinguish pseudoscience from the real thing by exploring popular myths that too often make fools of us.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="http://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep378_20161007_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(30.9 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/378-show-me-data-sifting-pseudoscience-real-thing?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/378-show-me-data-sifting-pseudoscience-real-thing?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/378-show-me-data-sifting-pseudoscience-real-thing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> behavior education ethics higher education psychology Science Society Up Close digest Thu, 06 Oct 2016 13:00:00 +0000 emvb 1075 at http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #377: Ways of engaging: Challenging harmful ideologies in belief and practice http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/377-ways-engaging-challenging-harmful-ideologies-belief-and-practice <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Philosopher and social theorist Prof Sally Haslanger outlines the persistence of ideologies like racism or sexism that entrench injustice or privilege, and how we might best combat deeply embedded misconceptions that endure in our societies in defiance of evidence or reasoned argument. Presented by Peter Mares.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="http://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep377_20160923_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(26.7 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/377-ways-engaging-challenging-harmful-ideologies-belief-and-practice?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/377-ways-engaging-challenging-harmful-ideologies-belief-and-practice?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/377-ways-engaging-challenging-harmful-ideologies-belief-and-practice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ethics gender language philosophy politics public policy Society Up Close digest USA Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:00:00 +0000 emvb 1074 at http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #376: Jihad and 'just war': Twisting the law on the way to the battlefield http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/376-jihad-and-just-war-twisting-law-way-battlefield <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>International law expert Prof Naz Modirzadeh and political scientist Assoc Prof Andrew March explore how the United States and other governments contort and stretch international and domestic laws to accommodate the waging of war on non-state Islamist forces, and how those forces themselves invoke Islamic law to justify their actions. Presented by Lynne Haultain.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="http://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep376_20160909_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(48.2 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/376-jihad-and-just-war-twisting-law-way-battlefield?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/376-jihad-and-just-war-twisting-law-way-battlefield?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/376-jihad-and-just-war-twisting-law-way-battlefield" target="_blank">read more</a></p> history Islam law middle east politics public policy religion security Society Up Close digest USA Thu, 08 Sep 2016 14:00:00 +0000 emvb 1073 at http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #375: Ear to the ground: Preparing for and recovering from earthquakes http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/375-ear-ground-preparing-and-recovering-earthquakes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Earthquake researcher Assoc Prof Mark Quigley explains the lessons learned from recent major earthquakes into how to better prepare regions at risk, the value of strong science communication to affected populations during crisis, and the importance of developing appropriate building codes in anticipation of the Next Big One. Presented by Dr Andi Horvath.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="http://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep375_20160826_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(28.3 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/375-ear-ground-preparing-and-recovering-earthquakes?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/375-ear-ground-preparing-and-recovering-earthquakes?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/375-ear-ground-preparing-and-recovering-earthquakes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> engineering environment geography geology natural history planning public policy Science Up Close digest Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:00:00 +0000 emvb 1072 at http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #374: Not merely emotion: Reclaiming "passion" as a driver of human behavior http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/374-not-merely-emotion-reclaiming-passion-driver-human-behavior <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Philosopher of the emotions Prof Louis Charland argues that we need to reinstate the notion of "passion" in our understanding of human behaviour. Now little mentioned outside of the arts and self-help domains, passion has deep historical roots and may have important contemporary use as a lens through which to view certain psychiatric conditions. Presented by Dr Andi Horvath.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="http://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep374_20160812_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(27.8 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/374-not-merely-emotion-reclaiming-passion-driver-human-behavior?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/374-not-merely-emotion-reclaiming-passion-driver-human-behavior?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/374-not-merely-emotion-reclaiming-passion-driver-human-behavior" target="_blank">read more</a></p> behavior health history language mental health philosophy psychiatry Society Up Close digest Thu, 11 Aug 2016 14:00:00 +0000 emvb 1071 at http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #373: Ongoing symptoms: Why isn't treatment for depression and anxiety leading to lower prevalence? http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/373-ongoing-symptoms-why-isn-t-treatment-depression-and-anxiety-leading-lower-prevalence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Public health researcher Prof Tony Jorm asks why prevalence of anxiety and depression in North America, Australia and elsewhere has not decreased despite a quarter century of more and better treatment for two of the world's most common mental health problems. Presented by Eric van Bemmel.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="http://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep373_20160729_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(28.1 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/373-ongoing-symptoms-why-isn-t-treatment-depression-and-anxiety-leading-lower-prevalence?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/373-ongoing-symptoms-why-isn-t-treatment-depression-and-anxiety-leading-lower-prevalence?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/373-ongoing-symptoms-why-isn-t-treatment-depression-and-anxiety-leading-lower-prevalence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> health health education medicine mental health psychiatry psychology public health Science Society therapy Up Close digest Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:00:00 +0000 emvb 1070 at http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #372: The road to dignity: Philip Alston on freedom from poverty as a human right http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/372-road-dignity-philip-alston-freedom-poverty-human-right <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Is extreme poverty merely evidence of failed economic policy or should it also be seen as a breach of human rights? Legal scholar and UN Special Rapporteur Philip Alston argues that the conversation around human rights has yet to take seriously how the world's very poor are excluded from a life of dignity -- underpinned by access to education, basic health care and housing -- while extreme inequality is itself in part sustained by the blocking of civil and political rights by elites. Presented by Peter Mares.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="http://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep372_20160715_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(37.8 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/372-road-dignity-philip-alston-freedom-poverty-human-right?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/372-road-dignity-philip-alston-freedom-poverty-human-right?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/372-road-dignity-philip-alston-freedom-poverty-human-right" target="_blank">read more</a></p> development economics ethics globalisation human rights indigenous law politics public policy Society Up Close digest Thu, 14 Jul 2016 14:00:00 +0000 emvb 1069 at http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #371: Slippery descent: Untangling the complexity of our evolutionary history http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/371-slippery-descent-untangling-complexity-our-evolutionary-history <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Renowned paleoanthropologist Bernard Wood explains how continuing research into fossil and other evidence of our evolutionary history produces insights but also reveals how much we have yet to learn. How good, for example, are we at telling our recent ancestors and close relatives from those of the apes? How can we know how many species preceded our own? And can we tell which of those species are our ancestors, and which are non-ancestral close relatives? Presented by Dr Andi Horvath.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="http://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep371_20160701_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(30.2 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/371-slippery-descent-untangling-complexity-our-evolutionary-history?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/371-slippery-descent-untangling-complexity-our-evolutionary-history?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/371-slippery-descent-untangling-complexity-our-evolutionary-history" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa biology evolution genomics history natural history Science species Up Close digest Thu, 30 Jun 2016 14:00:00 +0000 emvb 1068 at http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #370: Twin engines of truth? How science and law interact to construct our world http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/370-twin-engines-truth-how-science-and-law-interact-construct-our-world <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Social science and legal scholar Prof Sheila Jasanoff discusses how science and the law interact or compete with one another in the formulation of public reason -- in the economy, the courts and the political landscape. Presented by Lynne Haultain.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="http://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep370_20160617_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(28.2 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/370-twin-engines-truth-how-science-and-law-interact-construct-our-world?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/370-twin-engines-truth-how-science-and-law-interact-construct-our-world?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/370-twin-engines-truth-how-science-and-law-interact-construct-our-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> crime democracy environment genetics law mental health public policy Science Society Up Close digest USA Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:00:00 +0000 emvb 1067 at http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #369: The necessity of kindness: Altruism in animals and beyond http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/369-necessity-kindness-altruism-animals-and-beyond <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Evolutionary biologist and historian of science Prof Lee Dugatkin joins Dr Andi Horvath to discuss displays of altruism in insects, animals and humans, and how the often harsh evolutionary imperatives of survival can actually accommodate, promote or depend on acts of kindness and justice.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="http://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep369_20160603_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(35.7 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/369-necessity-kindness-altruism-animals-and-beyond?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/369-necessity-kindness-altruism-animals-and-beyond?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/369-necessity-kindness-altruism-animals-and-beyond" target="_blank">read more</a></p> animals behavior behavioural economics biology brain imaging ethics evolution neuro-imaging psychology Science Up Close digest wildlife Thu, 02 Jun 2016 14:00:00 +0000 emvb 1066 at http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #368: Decision neuroscience: Emerging insights into the way we choose http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/368-decision-neuroscience-emerging-insights-way-we-choose <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Decision science researcher Prof Peter Bossaerts argues that investigating brain activity as we make decisions is generating new insights into how we deal with uncertainty and risk. Once the domain of economists and psychologists, the study of human decision-making is increasingly taking a neuron-level view, with implications well beyond economics and finance. Presented by Eric van Bemmel.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="http://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep368_20160520_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(29.0 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/368-decision-neuroscience-emerging-insights-way-we-choose?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/368-decision-neuroscience-emerging-insights-way-we-choose?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/368-decision-neuroscience-emerging-insights-way-we-choose" target="_blank">read more</a></p> behavioural economics biology brain biology brain imaging business economics finance imaging marketing neuro-imaging neuroscience psychiatry psychology Science Society Up Close digest Thu, 19 May 2016 14:00:00 +0000 emvb 1065 at http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #367: Publish AND perish: Science and medical researchers under pressure http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/367-publish-and-perish-science-and-medical-researchers-under-pressure <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Psychiatrist Joeri Tijdink discusses his research into how increasing pressures on science and medical researchers to win funding, achieve positive research results, and publish in highly esteemed journals may be linked to professional burnout and even research misconduct. Presented by Dr Andi Horvath.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="http://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep367_20160506_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(17.4 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/367-publish-and-perish-science-and-medical-researchers-under-pressure?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/367-publish-and-perish-science-and-medical-researchers-under-pressure?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/367-publish-and-perish-science-and-medical-researchers-under-pressure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ethics Europe psychiatry psychology Science Society Up Close digest work Thu, 05 May 2016 14:00:00 +0000 emvb 1064 at http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #366: Beyond the caring boss: The powerful management style of Servant Leadership http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/366-beyond-caring-boss-powerful-management-style-servant-leadership <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Management researcher Prof Robert C. Liden explains the organizational leadership approach of Servant Leadership, in which managers commit to exemplary treatment of employees, who in turn respond with excellent treatment of customers -- thus boosting customer loyalty, and raising corporate culture and performance. Liden argues that the empirical studies he and others are doing into this long-term, people-first management style clearly demonstrate its power to benefit and inspire stakeholders across the spectrum. Presented by Elisabeth Lopez.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="http://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep366_20160422_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(24.1 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/366-beyond-caring-boss-powerful-management-style-servant-leadership?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/366-beyond-caring-boss-powerful-management-style-servant-leadership?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/366-beyond-caring-boss-powerful-management-style-servant-leadership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> business leadership management Society Up Close digest work Thu, 21 Apr 2016 14:00:00 +0000 emvb 1063 at http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #365: Managing transition: How do we prepare for complex social and environmental change? http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/365-managing-transition-how-do-we-prepare-complex-social-and-environmental-change <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Transition management thinker Prof Jan Rotmans argues that there must be a radical shakeup of existing institutions and governing structures if we are to deal with the shared, complex challenges emerging in social, economic, energy and environmental realms. Presented by Elisabeth Lopez.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="http://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep365_20160408_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(28.8 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/365-managing-transition-how-do-we-prepare-complex-social-and-environmental-change?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/365-managing-transition-how-do-we-prepare-complex-social-and-environmental-change?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/365-managing-transition-how-do-we-prepare-complex-social-and-environmental-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> climate development energy environment Europe management planning public policy Society Up Close digest Thu, 07 Apr 2016 14:00:00 +0000 emvb 1062 at http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #364: The end of sustainability: Realism and resilience in managing our natural resources http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/364-end-sustainability-realism-and-resilience-managing-our-natural-resources <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Environmental legal scholar Prof. Robin Craig argues that the doctrine of sustainability in managing our natural resources fails to take into account an emerging age of ecological uncertainty. Instead, notions of sustainability and sustainable development need to make way for approaches based on resilience thinking, which attempts to factor in and adapt to coming large-scale social and ecological shifts brought about by climate change. Presented by Eric van Bemmel.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="http://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep364_20160325_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(29.4 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/364-end-sustainability-realism-and-resilience-managing-our-natural-resources?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/364-end-sustainability-realism-and-resilience-managing-our-natural-resources?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/364-end-sustainability-realism-and-resilience-managing-our-natural-resources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> climate development environment public policy Science Society species sustainability Up Close digest USA Tue, 15 Mar 2016 13:00:00 +0000 emvb 1061 at http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au #363: The social life of algorithms: Shaping, and being shaped by, our world http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/363-social-life-algorithms-shaping-and-being-shaped-our-world <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-copy"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Informatics researcher Professor Paul Dourish explains how algorithms, as more than mere technical objects, guide our social lives and organization, and are themselves evolving products of human social actions. Presented by Dr Andi Horvath.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-links"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class='cta'><span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/download.png" alt="Download file" title="Download file" />&nbsp;<a href="http://media-download.unimelb.edu.au/media/mp3/upclose/128kbps/upclose_ep363_20160311_128kbps.mp3" class="download">Download&nbsp;mp3</a> <span class='filesize'>(26.7 MB)</span></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/listen.png" alt="Listen now" title="Listen now" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/363-social-life-algorithms-shaping-and-being-shaped-our-world?play=1" class="listen">Listen now</a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class='action'><img src="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/sites/upclose.unimelb.edu.au/files/site_images/transcript.jpg" alt="Read transcript" title="Read transcript" />&nbsp;<a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/363-social-life-algorithms-shaping-and-being-shaped-our-world?action=read_transcript#transcription" class="read-transcript">Read&nbsp;transcript</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au/episode/363-social-life-algorithms-shaping-and-being-shaped-our-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> engineering info tech mathematics networks privacy Science Society Up Close digest Thu, 10 Mar 2016 13:00:00 +0000 emvb 1060 at http://upclose.unimelb.edu.au