PhD researcher inspired to improve education

When Education PhD candidate Aimé Sacrez was tasked with presenting his research topic at this month’s La Trobe 3 Minute Thesis competition, he thought of his daughter. “For me, it’s a thesis, but for Jessica, it’s her future,” says Aimé, seated opposite his seven-year-old daughter, who’s on campus with dad for the day. “Jessica loves maths and science, and she also loves art and writing. The way the education... Continue Reading →

Three’s company for thesis competition

Dr Brett Gordon with PhD researchers Kylie Carra and Stephen Barrett. What can you do in three minutes? Boil a kettle, endure an ad break, sing a pop song. How about explain years of research in an engaging, award-winning summary? That’s what Bendigo’s Stephen Barrett and Kylie Carra have done at the La Trobe Rural... Continue Reading →

Academic turns playwright to change lives

Academics often wonder if their thesis will make it into the hands of those who can learn from their research. Education and Trauma lecturer Anne Southall has perhaps found the most assured way to achieve this. Ten years ago, when she laid out the raw materials of her research into the effects of early childhood... Continue Reading →

Open to opportunities

Helen Irving is our new Professor of Biomedical Science. She began her career with a degree in agricultural science, but soon discovered she was “more interested in biochemistry than in telling farmers how to grow their crops.” Her fascination with cell communication has sustained her ever since. The end product: a broad research portfolio that... Continue Reading →

Research hub develops in a cycle-obsessed city

  Forget gold, Bendigo is on the way to being famous for something else of value. Cycling biomechanics research. Cool, hey. Exercise physiology lecturer Rodrigo Bini says biomechanics research is popular all over the world, “but if you filter that down into who’s doing cycling research, it’s only a handful of places”. And we’re fast becoming one... Continue Reading →

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