Indigenous health boosted by $10m endowment

Flinders University’s ability to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health initiatives, including the training of doctors, nurses and other health professionals, has been lifted to a new level following a $10 million endowment from philanthropist Mr Greg Poche AO.

Flinders makes its mark with groundwater

The work of the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT), based at Flinders University, is putting Australian groundwater on the world map, according to a group of eminent, international water specialists.

Key role for social scientists

The vexed nature of big environmental issues like climate change and water security underscore the role that social scientists can play in the development of public policy, according to Professor Phyllis Tharenou.

TV crime a forensics two-edged sword

Television shows based on crime scene investigations may have increased community awareness of forensic science – but they have also given lawyers, jurors and the general public unrealistic expectations about the discipline.

Saving people from themselves

The fundamental ‘disconnect’ between the public’s awareness of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and putting it into practice was explored at a conference this month, to launch a new Flinders University healthy lifestyles research group.