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James Rigby was an inaugural Ramsay postgraduate scholar

James Rigby was an inaugural Ramsay postgraduate scholar

With bachelor’s degrees in law and economics from the University of Queensland and a University medal under his belt, James Rigby looked further afield for his postgraduate study, choosing a Bachelor of Civil Law at Oxford University as the course that best suited his interests. Recognised as one of the world’s leading master’s degrees in common …read more

Hiring more women is one answer to the employment crunch

Hiring more women is one answer to the employment crunch

Australia’s male-dominated supply chain and logistics industry is currently dealing with a workforce crunch exacerbated by limited range of a large proportion of the workers: mostly aging men. Hermione Parsons, appointed Australian Logistics Council chief executive officer four months ago, is working hard to drag the industry into the modern age. She is gathering a team …read more

Cuie Wen of RMIT moved from aeronautics to biomedical technology

Cuie Wen of RMIT moved from aeronautics to biomedical technology

A much-awarded bio-materials scientist and a leader in the field of bio-medical technology, Cuie Wen began her academic career at the institution then called the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, but she long ago shifted her gaze from aeroplanes to the human body. Now a professor of bio-materials engineering at RMIT, she says that as …read more

UNSW’s Evatt Hawkes is using new technology to decarbonise our world

UNSW’s Evatt Hawkes is using new technology to decarbonise our world

Evatt Hawkes has turned his childhood pyromania to good account – investigating fire and combustion at an elevated level of science. Now a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of NSW, he uses computational modelling to further the global understanding of combustion in renewable energy technology.

Sydney Uni’s Edward Holmes made the critical move as Covid hit

Sydney Uni’s Edward Holmes made the critical move as Covid hit

With the world’s first public post of the Covid-19 genome sequence in January 2020, Eddie Holmes launched a global avalanche of scientific endeavour and cooperation as nations everywhere rushed to come to grips with a pandemic that has so far killed at least 6.5 million people. The Sydney University biologist had been working on a project …read more

ECU’s Luke Hopper learns how to reduce injuries suffered by dancers

ECU’s Luke Hopper learns how to reduce injuries suffered by dancers

Luke Hopper uses sophisticated motion capture technology to better understand the biomechanics of dance and to tailor advice to dancers in order to help them limit their injuries. Originally developed for clinically analysing the way US children with cerebral palsy walk, and later perfected for use in films such as Titanic and Lord of the Rings, …read more

Chris Turney probes past times to cast light on the present

Chris Turney probes past times to cast light on the present

Christian Turney is fascinated by the fertile interactions of disciplines and sectors in the overlapping fringes of academic fields and specialties where ideas are born. An earth scientist by training and a leader in the field of archeology, Turney has turned his hand to wildly different projects: from carbon dating the fossil ‘hobbits’ of Indonesia’s Flores, …read more

‘Fifth domain of war’ becomes more frequent

‘Fifth domain of war’ becomes more frequent

Ukraine has been battered by Russian cyber-attacks since Russia’s illegal annexation of the Ukrainian territory of Crimea in 2014, with the barrage surging in the weeks before Russia invaded Ukraine in February and continuing in the months since. Including data theft, disinformation, deep fake technology, distributed denial-of-service attacks, phishing, and data-wiper malware, the wide-ranging attacks targeted …read more

Social media is alive with criminal activity

Social media is alive with criminal activity

Social media can be an effective way of staying on top of trends, staying in touch with friends and family and staying abreast of professional developments: yet there are any number of criminals lurking on the various platforms, ready to snap up the unwary. Users’ data is constantly sought and monetised and social media has …read more

Top 100 Financial Advisors

Top 100 Financial Advisors

The Top 100 Financial Advisers list is a collaboration between The Australian and its corporate cousin, Barron’s.