Nicole Lee
Associate Professor at the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction at Flinders University
Drug and Alcohol Testing at Work Doesn't Deter Anyone, So Why Do It?

If trace elements of drugs aren’t affecting your performance at work, are they anybody else’s business?

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James Wood
Dr James Wood is an applied mathematician with interests across a broad range from evolutionary and immunological processes to cost-effectivenesss evaluations for disease interventions. He completed his honours degree and PhD at the University of Queensland (both in mathematical physics). His primary application area is vaccine preventable diseases but he also has interests in tuberculosis and resistance in bacterial infections more broadly. He has published over 40 papers in international journals, focussing on the impact and cost-effectiveness of vaccines on epidemiology, along with research related disease elimination and parameter estimation (particularly for measles). He was previously quite involved in research in emerging infections (particularly planning for influenza pandemics). His current interests are particularly in integrating genetic and immunologic elements into epidemiological models to account for trends in pathogen resistance and declining population immunity, with applications to infections such as pertussis, gonorrhea, tuberculosis and measles.
Jodie McVernon
I'm a medical doctor with postgraduate training in paediatrics, population health, vaccines and epidemiologic modelling.
Nicholas Geard
ARC DECRA Research Fellow, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne
Explainer: What is Herd Immunity?

Protecting the herd means a certain proportion of the population has to be immunised.

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Desiree Wanders
Professor Wanders' research interests include nutritional and pharmacological interventions to prevent or treat obesity and metabolic disease, white and brown adipose tissue remodeling, adipose tissue physiology, regulation of energy balance, inflammation and metabolic disease.
Fat-burning Fat Exists, But Might Not Be the Key To Weight Loss

When you think about body fat, it’s probably white fat that comes to mind.

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Bernadette Fitzgibbon
Dr Bernadette Fitzgibbon is an NHMRC early career research fellow at MAPrc. Bernadette completed her PhD in 2011 where she conducted the first clinical and neurophysiological studies of a new pain phenomenon in amputees. Her current research utilises modern neuroscientific techniques including Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Electroencephalography, to explore the neurobiology of pain perception and to develop novel treatment approaches for chronic pain syndromes. She also has a significant interest in social cognition and how pain can be used as a model to explore how we understand the thoughts, feelings and actions of other people. She has received several awards for her research including the 2014 Bethlehem Griffith Foundation Young Researcher Award, a 2014 Tall Poppy Award from the Australian Institute of Policy of Science and the 2012 Vice Chancellor's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence (Monash University). Her work has been covered in top media outlets including New Scientist magazine, Australasian Science, and The Psychologist. She has also been invited to write online pieces for The Conversation and Body in Mind Blog, and been interviewed on 3RRR and ABC1 television
Hidden and Unexplained: Feeling the Pain of Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia can be made more difficult when the pain doesn't seem to have a visible cause.

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Michelle H Lim
Michelle is a lecturer at the Brain and Psychological Sciences Centre at Swinburne University of Technology. She is a registered clinical psychologist and has worked in both the public and private mental health sectors.
The Deadly Truth About Loneliness

Loneliness is not just about whether there are people around.

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