New Professors Talk public lectures are a chance for the community to hear firsthand from UON's world-leading researchers and subject-matter experts speaking on topics that affect us all.
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In this lecture, Professor Zelinsky will reflect on the lessons learned in innovation in a career that spans leadership in industry, government and now the university sector. He will draw upon examples of technology successes and failures during his career.
In this lecture, Professor Pia Ednie-Brown will argue that the nature of environmental complexity requires us to forego the desire for final answers. Instead, she outlines how we can benefit from shifting our attention away from the ‘finished’ built product, and toward built environments that remain open to change.
Thursday, 30 May 2019, 06:00 pm
Through a depiction of three global ‘scenes’, Professor Duncan McDuie-Ra will follow the uptake of AI along its backroads, exploring the mobilities of technology, its promises, and its missing geographies; and the people and places enmeshed along the way.
Thursday, 8 November 2018, 06:00 pm
Professor Lee Smith will explore the science behind testosterone, look at some of its more esoteric roles, and how recent increases in our understanding may lead to improved therapies to promote fertility and lifelong male health.
Thursday, 25 October 2018, 06:00 pm
Professor Craig Pennell will discuss a new research programme, Newcastle 1000, aiming to overcome the rising global burden of non-communicable diseases – such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, allergies, poor mental health and cancer – through a healthy start to life.
Wednesday 29 November 2017 - I2N Hub Williamtown
Cyberspace continues to transform the way we live and do business. Securing cyberspace has become a critical need in the 21st century to enable people, enterprises and governments to interact and conduct their business.
Thursday 12 October 2017 - The Conservatorium
How can you tell who is really an expert? We cannot readily test them as they know more than we do. Awaiting the outcome of their advice may take days, months, or years; would you wait for five years to determine whether your dentist is effective?
Thursday 14 September 2017 - The Conservatorium
As it transitions from coal fired power, it can be argued that the Hunter region could become the national model for transition to a sustainable green economy with food, energy, water and climate at its heart.
Thursday 11 May 2017 - The Conservatorium
One of the greatest challenges in medicine is the provision of new antibiotics in the face of increasing resistance. One solution may prove to be natural product biosynthetic engineering to create unnatural antibiotics, antivirals, and immunosuppressants.
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