Library Connect is your one-stop-shop for news about Library services, upcoming events and workshops and more. We cater to members of the Griffith community, including researchers and academics. 

Our Researcher Profile series lets you stay up to date on current research from Griffith. With each profile, the Library interviews a researcher or academic to showcase their area of research. In 2021, we spoke with a diverse group of Griffith experts whose work ranges from human rights to healthcare. 

At the start of the year, PhD candidate Dale Rowland shared how digital interventions such as virtual reality could enable mental health treatment to be delivered remotely and Dr Linlin Ma explained her research on various ion channels and related diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease. Prof Susan Harris Rimmer spoke with us about gender equality for International Women’s Day, while Prof Stuart Bunn encouraged us all to reduce our water footprint. 

Early detection was the watchword when we spoke with Dr Samuel Thambar during Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Dr Danielle Stanisic discussed her work preventing—and hopefully one day eliminating—malaria. Dr Jean Spinks talked with us about her research in health system change and Dr Ed Morgan enlightened us about the importance of ecosystem-based climate change adaption and forest protection. 

We took a closer look at the inner workings of the human body with Dr Amanda Cox’s immunology research and the ‘Aussie Gut’ project with Dr Nic West. For National Diabetes Week, Dr Brooke Coombes spoke with us about the impact of chronic pain on people with diabetes. Prof Kevin Morris explained how RNA (Ribonucleic Acid) is being used to develop direct-acting antiviral therapies. 

Towards the end of 2021, our focus turned to social issues. Prof Ciaran O’Faircheallaigh provided insight into his impact assessment and negotiation work for Indigenous organisations and communities, while Prof Ashlea Troth discussed the importance of emotional regulation and emotional intelligence in the workplace. To celebrate Open Access Week, Prof Leanne Wiseman spoke with us about the Right to Repair movement and intellectual property law. Dr Alexis Kallio, newly appointed Deputy Director (Research) of the Queensland Conservatorium, shed some light on the politics of music education. 

Our Researcher Profile series will return in 2022, bringing you even more interviews with Griffith researchers and academics. 

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