Ray Moynihan
Ray Moynihan is an award-winning journalist, author, documentary-maker and academic researcher, based in Australia with a global reputation. Reporting across print, radio, television and social media, Ray has worked at the ABC TV’s investigative program, Four Corners and the 7:30 Report, ABC Radio’s Background Briefing and The Australian Financial Review.

An independent UK inquiry estimated that perhaps one in five of the cancers detected via breast cancer screening are overdiagnosed.

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Richard Stevens
Dr. Stevens has been working for a long time trying to help figure out why people get cancer. One of his major interests has been in the possible role of iron overload. Largely on the basis of his work, published in the Journal of National Cancer Institute and the New England Journal of Medicine, the Swedish food industry decided to cease iron fortification of flour in the early 1990s. A perplexing challenge, which Stevens began to engage in the late 1970s, is the confounding mystery of why breast cancer risk rises so dramatically as societies industrialize. He proposed in 1987 a radical new theory that use of electric lighting, resulting in lighted nights, might produce "circadian disruption" causing changes in the hormones relevant to breast cancer risk. Accumulating evidence has generally supported the idea, and it has received wide scientific and public attention. For example, his work has been featured on the covers of the popular weekly Science News (October 17, 1998) and the scientific journal Cancer Research (July 15, 1996). As well as more recent stuff, like now.

Iron is a most versatile element. It is essential to many of the enzymes that are the engines for life, and in mammals is also used to carry oxygen on hemoglobin in blood.

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Tamsyn Van Rheenen
Dr Tamsyn Van Rheenen is an NHMRC postdoctoral research fellow working in the area of cognitive neuropsychiatry. Her current research interests include the use of neuropsychological and neuroimaging techniques to study the brain and behaviour in bipolar disorder and related disorders. Her research aims to use an understanding of cognition and emotional processes in these disorders to discover and validate endophenotypic markers and improve diagnostic accuracy/ risk identification.

Accurate perception of emotional information is crucial for social communication.

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Craig Williams
Dean: Research Education and Senior Lecturer in Biological Sciences at University of South Australia
Annelieke Roest
Annelieke Roest's research interests include psychiatric epidemiology, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, symptom dimensions of anxiety and depression, heart disease, meta-analysis and publication bias.

Positive findings get more attention than negative findings.

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Stuart Dashper
Professor Stuart Dashper is a Principle Research Fellow in the Melbourne Dental School at the University of Melbourne. He was awarded his PhD in 1991 and has reported and presented his research regularly since that time in some of the best international journals in the field and at national and international conferences. Stuart is the author of over 65 research publications and is a named inventor on eight patents many of which have been licensed for development. The majority of his current research fits under the umbrella of determining the causes of oral diseases, particularly periodontal diseases and dental caries, at a bacterial and molecular level. The long term aim of these studies is to develop novel strategies for the prevention and treatment of oral diseases, including the development of novel antimicrobials and vaccine technology.
Eric Reynolds
Melbourne Laureate Professor with more than 30 years experience in researching the aetiology and prevention of oral disease. Author of over 250 peer-reviewed journal articles. Made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2005 for service to community dental health.

Most of us know sugar is bad for teeth because it feeds bacteria that cause tooth decay. But fewer are aware that equally as damaging for teeth is acid, and that repeated exposure to high levels of acid can cause tooth erosion.

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