Listen to Einstein A Go Go - 1 March 202049:041 March 2020

Dr Ray and Dr Linden joins Dr Laura in the studio with Dr Shane attending an international archery competition.

Two studio guests from the Bionics Institute:

Associate Prof James Fallon, Research Director), whose research strength is chronic stimulation and electrophysiology in pre-clinical models. his work examines the changes in the central auditory pathway as a result of long-term deafness and cochlear implant use, and has extended his research to include visual prostheses.

Dr Maureen Shader, Post-doctoral Research Fellow, her current project aims to address the poor outcomes of new cochlear implant users, by developing diagnostic tests and piloting novel sound processing strategies that are matched with the individual diagnoses.

Third guest is Dr Kathryn Snow from the Justice Health Unit, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at the Centre for International Child Health, Department of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne. Visiting to discuss COVID19, and cover the following:

· Basic facts about the virus

· The likelihood of a "pandemic" - what does that actually mean?

· What should people do if they're worried

· What can we expect in the coming months?

· What should we learn from this?

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Listen to Dr Shane's 'Chat with a Nobel Laureate' at a University of Melbourne-Comprehensive Cancer PhD Program event.

Dr Shane chats with Psychologist Emma-Rose Parsons from Spectrum House about teacher and school staff mental health as we approach the start of the school year and a return to face-to-face learning.

The podcast intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras.