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Breakfast choice, motivation and performance

April 18, 2024

About half of high-school students surveyed as part of a new report either ate a breakfast deemed unhealthy or skipped it altogether. Scientia Professor Andrew Martin from the School of Education explains these findings and the role of schools in promoting healthy choices.

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ACOSS and UNSW Sydney report reveals wealth gap is getting bigger

April 18, 2024

A recent report has found that the average household wealth of the top 10% has grown much faster since 2003 than the lowest 60%. Professor Carla Treloar from the Social Policy Research Centre and unpacks these findings and what they mean. 

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Australia’s ‘top 10 per centers’ own almost half of everything

April 18, 2024

A report, led by the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) and UNSW Sydney, has thrown into sharp relief Australia's wealth inequality. Professor Carla Treloar from the Social Policy Research Centre reveals the main drivers of this growing gap and what can be done to address it.

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Study links breakfast to student achievement

April 17, 2024

Speaking to his recent study, Scientia Professor Andrew Martin from the School of Education explains that "the extent to which a regular healthy breakfast impacts student motivation and achievement has implications for educational policy and practice". 

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Community Access: Interview with Scientia Professor Andrew Martin

April 17, 2024

New research has found that students who eat an unhealthy breakfast experience similar detrimental effects associated with eating no breakfast at all. Lead author Scientia Professor Andrew Martin from the School of Education unpacks what these findings mean for learning outcomes [segment starting 28:55]. 

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Why isn’t apartment living widely embraced in Australia?

April 16, 2024

One in five apartments dwellers are families with children and yet, most of these properties are not suitable to their needs. Professor Phillip Oldfield from the School of Built Environment unpacks the findings from his recent report, touching on outdated assumptions relating to young family preferences.

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Regional Drive: Interview with Professor Emery Schubert

April 11, 2024

Professor Emery Schubert from the School of Arts & Media debates the different theories which could support his research into the enjoyment of sad music. In doing so, he emphasises the complexities of the human condition and positions music as "a playground of emotions" [segment starting 37:05].

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Australian apartments are not tailored to families, study shows

April 11, 2024

According to Philip Oldfield from the School of Built Environment "designing good-quality apartments is one of the most fundamental things you can do to benefit society.” He explains his research findings into current apartment layouts, market needs and possible solutions. 

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Evenings: Interview with Professor Emery Schubert

April 11, 2024

A new study by Professor Emery Schubert from the School of Arts & Media has tested the relationship between music and pleasurable negative emotion. He explains how his research shines a light on the "Western compulsion that we must be happy all the time" and why "it's okay to be sad" [segment starting 1:20:33].

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Victoria’s new tax is driving landlords out. But is that a bad thing?

April 11, 2024

Following the introduction of Victoria's new land tax reform, Dr Chris Martin from the City Futures Research Centre reflects on how this will impact the housing market, explaining "there’s more room" for owner occupiers and first-home buyers. 

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Some of our favourite songs make us sad, which may be why we like them

April 10, 2024

Why do we listen and love music that makes us feel sad? Professor Emery Schubert from the School of Arts & Media speaks on his latest research exploring this puzzling and paradoxical relationship. 

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Study suggests Sydney apartment layouts don’t suit families

April 09, 2024

According to Professor Philip Oldfield from the School of Built Environment, "while more families are making apartments their homes, too few are being designed with their needs in mind.” Expanding on this, he reveals other illuminating findings from his co-authored study into Sydney unit layouts.

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