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Invisible Disability and Bipolar Disorder

Dr Polly Bennet, a consultant researcher, writer and sessional academic, unpacks the concept and experience of invisible disability, and what it means to be disability advocate; Professor Philip Mitchell, a psychiatrist with a…


Anorexia Nervosa, and Unexplained Hepatitis amongst Children

Dr Andrew Court, a child psychiatrist and the Clinical Lead at the Royal Children's Hospital Eating Disorder Service, canvasses the experience, causes, and treatment of anorexia nervosa amongst young people; Dr Sharma explores…


Genes and their impact on Postoperative Inflammation and Autism

Dr Chris Bain, a Specialist Anesthesiologist at the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at the Alfred Hospital, canvasses his recent discoveries regarding how our genes impact the severity of harmful postoperative inflammation…


Fecal Transplants and Perinatal Anxiety and Depression

Dr Jessica Green, a Melbourne based Psychiatrist, discusses the use of fecal transplants to treat depression; Julie Borninkhof, a Clinical Psychologist and CEO of Perinatal Anxiety And Depression Australia (PANDA), canvasses the experience…


Heart Health and LGBTIQA+ Suicide Bereavement Programs

Professor Peter Kistler, Head of Cardiac Electrophysiology at Alfred Health, discusses the risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease and the effect of coffee on heart health; Anna Bernasochi, the Suicide Prevention Manager at…


Dr. Stephen Duckett on the 2022 Health Budget, and Maeve's Law

Dr. Stephen Duckett, health economist, former Secretary of the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing, and current Health and Aged Care Program Director at the Grattan Institute, discusses the federal health budget and…


Post Concussion Syndrome, Huntington's Disease, and Epilepsy

Robbie Frawley, host of the podcast series Stories of Recovery, shares his own journey of recovery from post concussion syndrome; Professor Julie Stout, a Psychologist and Clinical Neuroscientist at Monash University and…


Healthcare on the Ukraine Front Line, and Women's Safety in Disaster Zones

Graham Duggan, Country Health Manager at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), shares his experience of providing healthcare on the front line in Ukraine; Dr Tazrina Chowdhury, disaster resilience expert from…


Drug Decriminalisation, and Defibs in Your Street

Fiona Patten MP, Leader of the Reason Party and a Member of the Victorian Parliament’s Legislative Council, discusses her campaign to decriminalise the use of illicit drugs in Victoria; Sam Boivin, Community Development…


Doctors Without Borders, Social Contagion, and Dopamine Fasting

Arunn Jegan, the Australian Advocacy Coordinator for Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), discusses how medical services are provided in conflict and disaster zones; Dr Sharma explores an emerging social contagion spreading via…

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