UWA Media Experts

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          • Energy and resources
        • Photo of personProfessor Zach Aman

          UWA Professor and Chevron-Woodside Chair in Long Subsea Tiebacks

          Expert in offshore oil and gas production, flow assurance, processing/refining and management during deep water blowout.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Humanities
        • Photo of personDr Nin Kirkham

          Deputy Head of School (Community and Engagement) | Humanities

          Expert in Philosophy, ethics, bioethics, environmental ethics.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Energy and resources
        • Photo of personEric May

          UWA Professor, ARC Future Fellow and Chevron Chair in Gas Process Engineering

          Expert in natural gas, LNG, energy, fluids and refrigerants

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

          • Earth and environment
        • Photo of personDr Talitha Santini

          Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science, UWA School of Agriculture and Environment

          Expert in tailings, environmental management in mining, soils, land rehabilitation, environmental chemistry, waste reuse, and microbial biotechnology

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

          • Law
        • Photo of personMr Ian Murray

          Senior Lecturer UWA Law School

          Expert in charity law, not-for-profit law, not-for-profit regulation, taxation law

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Law
        • Photo of personDr Renae Barker

          Lecturer, UWA Law School

          Expert in muslims and the law, burqa, niqab, church and state, freedom of religion. Able to speak about COVID-19 in relation to freedom of religion, restrictions on religious gatherings, funerals, and weddings.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Law
        • Photo of personDr Felicity Maher

          Senior Lecturer UWA Law School

          Expert in private law remedies, unjust enrichment and restitution law and the law of equity and contract and commercial law

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Earth and environment
        • Photo of personAssociate Professor Rachel Cardell-Oliver

          Head of Computer Science and Software Engineering

          Expert in wireless sensor networks, data mining, environmental monitoring (including monitoring of bushland, agriculture, rammed earth houses, smart water metering, public transport and vehicle GPS traces).

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • History and heritage
        • Photo of personProfessor Jo McDonald

          Rio Tinto Chair of Rock Art Studies/Director

          Expert in archaeology, heritage and rock art

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Health and medicine
        • Photo of personDr Katie Attwell

          Senior Lecturer, Political Science and International Relations

          Expert in vaccination, immunisation, (vaccine hesitancy, anti-vaccination and vaccination policy). Able to speak about COVID-19 in relation to community attitudes and government rollout of COVID-19 vaccine, penalties and governance of people not following lockdown protocols.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Science
        • Photo of personAdjunct Professor Jo Badcock

          Adjunct Professor, School of Psychological Science

          Expert in loneliness and its impact on mental health and psychological functioning, with a special interest in improving professional training. Able to speak about COVID-19 in relation to social distancing measures on loneliness, mental health and wellbeing.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Health and medicine
        • Photo of personDr Dani Barrington

          Lecturer, School of Population and Global Health

          Expert in sanitation (toilets, waste treatment, menstrual health, incontinence) in low resource settings, particularly in the context of international development. Able to speak about COVID-19 in relation to spread of the virus through lack of sanitation and hygiene and supply chains and impact from panic buying and increased demand for some products.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Business and economics
        • Photo of personProfessor Dirk Baur

          Professor in Accounting and Finance, UWA Business School

          Expert in Bitcoin, blockchain and cryptocurrencies, Gold as an investment and in mining, environmental finance.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Health and medicine
        • Photo of personAssociate Professor Chris Blyth

          Professor in Paediatrics, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

          Expert in influenza, infection and vaccination. Able to talk about COVID-19 in relation to health and medicine.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Health and medicine
        • Photo of personMelinda Boss

          Senior Research Fellow and PhD candidate, Allied Health and Pharmacy Division

          Expert in human lactation, specifically integration of evidence-based research to support normal function. Able to speak about COVID-19 in relation to breastfeeding and broader health outcomes associated with lactation for both mothers and infants.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Science
        • Photo of personDr Heather Bray

          Lecturer in Science Communication, School of Biological Sciences

          Expert in community attitudes to science in food production especially biotechnology and animal welfare. Able to talk about COVID-19 in relation to how scientific concepts are communicated to the public, how scientific information is used to make people (including politicians) change their behaviour and effective strategies for science communication.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Law
        • Photo of personDr Marilyn Bromberg

          Senior Lecturer, UWA Law School

          Expert in law, social media and Internet. Able to speak about COVID-19 in relation to the impact to body image and eating disorders.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Health and medicine
        • Photo of personProfessor, Sandra Carr

          Head of Health Professions Education

          Expert in health and medical humanities, emotional intelligence, interprofessional learning, and curriculum development in the health professions.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Business and economics
        • Photo of personAssociate Professor Kam Chan

          Associate Professor in Finance, UWA Business School

          Expert in financial markets, volatility modelling and political uncertainty. Able to speak about COVID-19 in relation to its impact on financial markets.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Health and medicine
        • Photo of personDr Hayley Christian

          Senior Research Fellow, UWA School of Population and Health

          Expert in physical activity, built environment, child health and development, pets and health. Able to talk about COVID-19 in relation to pets, physical activity and kids health.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Law
        • Photo of personDr Joe Clare

          Senior Lecturer in Criminology, UWA Law School

          Expert in crime prevention, policing research, crime statistics, measuring crime, contract cheating and elder abuse. Able to speak about COVID-19 in relation to crime.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Sport and exercise
        • Photo of personAssociate Professor Kay Cox

          Research Associate Professor, School of Medicine

          Expert in exercise, ageing, Alzheimer’s disease and cardiovascular disease. Able to speak about COVID-19 in relation to exercise, ageing and some health related areas.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Earth and environment
        • Photo of personProfessor Mike Dentith

          Professor of Geophysics, UWA School of Earth Sciences

          Expert in minerals and petroleum exploration, earthquakes and earthquake-related phenomena

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Astronomy and space
        • Photo of personProfessor Simon Driver

          Professor in Astrophysics, UWA and International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research

          Expert in cosmology, astronomy, space missions, space telescopes and big data. Able to speak about COVID-19 in relation to impact on astronomy and existing and future space missions and working from home through the use of super computers and online meetings.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Law
        • Photo of personLiam Elphick

          Law Lecturer

          Expert in anti-discrimination law, with a focus on LGBTIQA+ and religious freedom protections and private law. Able to speak about COVID-19 in relation to discrimination law and how changes to employment circumstances and areas such as schooling and child care could disadvantage the most vulnerable.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Health and medicine
        • Photo of personProfessor Colleen Fisher

          Head of School, School of Population and Global Health

          Expert in family and domestic violence, women’s experiences and health and social outcomes, interventions and responses to address it

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Politics and international relations
        • Photo of personProfessor Gordon Flake

          Chief Executive Officer, Perth USAsia Centre

          Expert in politics, trade, international relations and foreign policy in the United States and Asia

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Social impact
          • Business and economics
        • Photo of personProfessor Paul Flatau

          Director, UWA Centre for Social Impact

          Expert in social impact of homelessness, housing affordability, quality of life, social and environmental determinants of health and well-being and health inequalities

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Health and medicine
        • Photo of personDr Bonnie Furzer

          Accredited Exercise Physiologist, UWA School of Human Sciences

          Expert in exercise and physical activity (particularly in children, young people and people with chronic disease), exercise as medicine, mental health disorders. Able to speak about COVID-19 in relation to exercise and physical activity

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Oceans and offshore enginieering
        • Photo of personProfessor Christophe Gaudin

          Director of the UWA Wave Energy Centre

          Expert in wave energy, offshore geotechnics, anchoring systems, soil mechanics and physical modelling.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Earth and environment
        • Photo of personProfessor Anas Ghadouani

          Regional Executive Director, Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Water Sensitive Cities

          Expert in water issues (including quality, policy, planning and infrastructure), wastewater engineering, drinking water, environmental water, algal blooms and water sensitive cities. Able to speak about COVID-19 in relation to the topics of impact to water infrastructure and the environment.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Business and economics
        • Photo of personProfessor David Gilchrist

          Professor in Accounting and Finance, UWA Business School

          Not-for-profit sector, charities, public sector reporting, governance and debt, government budgets, disability services, aged care, child care and state and federal budgets. Able to talk about COVID-19 in relation to human services provision and economic and business sustainability.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Technology
        • Photo of personDr David Glance

          Director, UWA Centre for Software Practice

          Expert in cybersecurity, privacy, cybersecurity and privacy policy, technology and the digital world. Able to talk about COVID-19 in relation to technology (especially surveillance), cybersecurity and privacy.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Energy and resources
        • Photo of personProfessor Bill Grace

          UWA School of Design

          Expert in WA's energy supply and consumption

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • History and heritage
        • Photo of personEmeritus Professor Jenny Gregory AM

          UWA Centre for Western Australian History

          Expert in Western Australian and Australian history and cultural heritage

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • History and heritage
        • Photo of personDr Jo Hawkins

          Business Development Manager, UWA Innovation Quarter

          Expert in ANZAC legend, the Great Wars

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Philosophy
        • Photo of personDr Remco Heesen

          Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, School of Humanities

          Expert in philosophy, science and research and its impact on knowledge sharing and our understanding of the world. Able to talk about COVID-19 in relation to the role of science and research in the pandemic as well as the impact of misinformation.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Health and medicine
        • Photo of personProfessor Jane Heyworth

          Head of Population and Public Health

          Expert in environmental causes of disease, air pollution, water quality and disease outbreaks

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Health and medicine
        • Photo of personProfessor Livia Hool

          School of Human Sciences

          Expert in cardiovascular health, research and disease with a special interest in determining the mechanisms of sudden death and heart failure. Able to speak about COVID-19 in relation to the impact on people with cardiovascular issues such as heart disease and high blood pressure.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Science
        • Photo of personDr Sam Illingworth

          Senior Lecturer, School of Biological Sciences

          Expert in science communication (particularly around climate change and the environment), poetry and games. Able to talk about COVID-19 in relation to science communication.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Social impact
          • Business and economics
          • Politics and international relations
        • Photo of personDr Michael Jetter

          Associate Professor in Economics, UWA Business School

          Expert in terrorism, gender differences and wage gaps and corruption in society

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Health and medicine
        • Photo of personDr Carolyn Johnson

          Lecturer, Western Australian Centre for Rural Health

          Expert in familicide, intimate partner homicide and the intergenerational transmission of trauma.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Law
        • Photo of personDr Jade Lindley

          Research Fellow, UWA Law School

          Expert in organised crime, maritime piracy, human trafficking, fraud, illegal fishing, terrorism and outlaw motorcycle gangs

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Indigenous studies
        • Photo of personDr Silvia Lozeva

          Lecturer, International Development

          Expert in sustainable development with a focus on multi-culturalism, environmental politics and strategic thinking. Able to speak about COVID-19 in relation to the impact on migrant communities, local and global social connectivity and UN sustainability development goals.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Health and medicine
        • Photo of personDr Michaela Lucas

          Clinical Professor, Immunologist and Allergist

          Expert in immunology, allergies, and the symptoms, reactions and treatments. Able to speak about COVID-19 in relation to the characteristics of the virus, the development of treatments and trials.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Health and medicine
        • Photo of personProfessor Colin MacLeod

          Psychology Professor, UWA School of Psychology

          Expert in psychology and anything resulting from emotions and their impact on human function e.g. depression, anxiety, bipolar

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Planning and infrastruture
        • Photo of personDr Paul Maginn

          Senior Lecturer in Urban Planning and Regional Policy, UWA School of Earth and Environment

          Expert in urban planning and policy, local government, housing, race and ethnic issues. Regulation of the sex industry.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Health and medicine
        • Photo of personProfessor Barry Marshall

          Nobel Laureate, Director The Marshall Centre for Infectious Diseases Research and Training.

          Expert in digestive diseases

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Health and Medicine
        • Photo of personDr Karen Martin

          Senior Lecturer, School of Population and Global Health

          Expert in child health, emotional trauma, mental health, wellbeing for school children, childhood adversity and disadvantage.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Law
        • Photo of personDr Fiona McGaughey

          Director of Higher Degrees (Coursework), UWA Law School

          Expert in human rights law (e.g. women’s rights, Indigenous rights, asylum seekers, torture, freedom of speech etc.), modern slavery, equal opportunity and equality legislation. Able to speak about COVID-19 in relation to human rights and civil liberties.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Earth and environment
        • Photo of personProfessor Jessica Meeuwig

          Director of Centre for Marine Futures, School of Biological Sciences

          Expert in marine ecology, conservation, fisheries management and the role of marine protected areas

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Health and medicine
        • Photo of personDr Barbara Nattabi

          Lecturer, School of Population and Global Health

          Expert in communicable diseases, primary health care and quality improvement of health care. Able to speak about COVID in relation to transmission, prevention and control of the virus.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Law
        • Photo of personDr Melanie O'Brien

          Senior Lecturer in International Law, UWA Law School

          Expert in international criminal law (war crimes, genocide, crimes against humanity) (historic and current); human rights, women’s rights, peacekeeping, particularly peacekeeper sexual exploitation and abuse, transnational crime (including organ trafficking; human trafficking); law of armed conflict (international humanitarian law) and international law. Able to speak about COVID-19 in relation to refugee camps, armed conflict and access to healthcare.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Business and economics
        • Photo of personDr Elizabeth Ooi

          Lecturer in Finance, UWA Business School

          Expert in personal finances. Able to speak about COVID-19 in relation to personal finances, such as budgeting, superannuation and loans.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • History and heritage
        • Photo of personSven Ouzman

          Lecturer, Archaeology and Centre for Rock Art Research and Management

          Expert in archaeology, heritage, heritage law, rock art, graffiti, homelessness. Able to speak about COVID-19 in relation to cultural components of death, sociology, anthropology, archaeology and history.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • History and heritage
        • Photo of personProfessor Alistair Paterson

          Professor, ARC Future Fellow, School of Social Sciences

          Expert in archaeology, museum collections, colonialism and maritime archaeology.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Earth and environment
        • Photo of personProfessor Charitha Pattiaratchi

          Professor of Oceanography, UWA Oceans Institute

          Expert in ocean and coastal issues, climate change, sea levels, tsunamis and coastal flooding

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Law
        • Photo of personDr. Sagi Peari

          Senior Lecturer in Private and Commercial Law, Director UWA Business Law Major

          Expert in business and commercial law, consumer protection, international commercial law. Able to speak about COVID-19 in relation to legal issues affecting consumers and businesses including contracts and refunds.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Health and medicine
        • Photo of personDr Bríd Phillips

          Lecturer, Health Humanities, Division of Health Professions Education

          Expert in health humanities, history of emotions and medicine. Able to speak about COVID-19 in relation to the experiences of frontline clinical staff and the role of humanities during the pandemic.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Psychology
        • Photo of personDr Melissa Ree

          Senior Lecturer, Psychological Science

          Expert in sleep and sleep health, circadian rhythms, insomnia, psychological treatments, cognitive and behaviour therapy. Able to talk about COVID-19 in relation to sleep topics.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Health and medicine
        • Photo of personProfessor Toby Richards

          UWA COVID-19 Clinical Trial Leader

          Expert in clinical trials and collaborative research for COVID-19. Able to speak about COVID-19 in relation to the WA research response.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Law
        • Photo of personDr Marco Rizzi

          Law Lecturer

          Expert in health law and policy. Able to speak about COVID-19 in relation to areas such as vaccine and pharmaceutical product policy and regulation, risk regulation and tort law (especially medical negligence and defective therapeutic products litigation).

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Business and economics
        • Photo of personProfessor Peter Robertson

          Dean of the UWA Business School

          Expert in economic growth, international economics, economic development, military spending and Australian and Asian economic policy issues. Able to talk about COVID-19 in relation to its economic impact on markets, trade and government policy.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Health and medicine
        • Photo of personProfessor Bruce Robinson

          Professor National Centre for Asbestos Related Diseases (NCARD)

          Expert in illegal drug use and addiction

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Business and economics
        • Photo of personProfessor Raymond Da Silva Rosa

          Professor of Finance, UWA Business School

          Expert in WA economy, financial markets, behavioural finance and mergers and acquisitions. Able to speak about COVID-19 in relation to finance and business.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Business and economics
        • Photo of personDr Sanjit Roy

          Associate Professor in Marketing, UWA Business School

          Expert in retail industry, impact of technology on businesses, branding, marketing and financial aspects of the retail industry

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Public policy
        • Photo of personProfessor Shamit Saggar

          Director, UWA Public Policy Institute

          Expert in public policy including government, elections and voting, Australian, British and US politics, radicalisation and extremism, regulation, migration and public opinion. Able to speak about COVID-19 in relation to international and inter-state COVID-19 responses, public attitudes towards government measures to combat COVID-19, vulnerable groups, recovery plans and political implications for elections.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Psychology
        • Photo of personDr Lisa Saulsman

          Clinical Psychologist

          Expert in mental health, worry, anxiety, depression, body dysmorphia, self-esteem, self-compassion and managing emotions. Able to speak about COVID-19 in relation to COVID-19 related anxiety and isolation.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Education
        • Photo of personDr Glenn Savage

          UWA Associate Professor in Education Policy

          Expert in curriculum, school funding, NAPLAN testing, teaching standards and national schooling reform. Able to speak about COVID-19 in relation to impacts on schooling.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Agriculture and food
        • Photo of personHackett Professor Kadambot Siddique

          Professor of Agriculture, Chair and Director/Professor of The UWA Institute of Agriculture

          Expert in agriculture, crop science, grains industry, sustainable farming systems and agronomy. Able to talk about COVID-19 in relation to food and agriculture.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Law
        • Photo of personAssociate Professor Natalie Skead

          Dean and Head of UWA Law School

          Expert in property law, especially land law, Australian confiscation of proceeds of crime legislation, and legal education, including mental health in law. Able to speak about COVID-19 in relation to restrictions put in place by government.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Engineering
        • Photo of personProfessor Michael Small

          CSIRO-UWA Chair of Complex Engineering Systems

          Expert in engineering and mathematics to understand and predict the world, including human behaviour, biological processes such as spread of disease, financial markets, machine processes and probability of winning in gambling. Able to speak about COVID-19 in relation to mathematical modelling of epidemic transmission and complex systems and networks applied to disease propagation models.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Arts
        • Photo of personProfessor Ted Snell

          UWA Chief Cultural Officer, UWA Cultural Precinct

          Expert in contemporary visual art, arts, museums and galleries, tertiary art education and arts policy. Able to speak about COVID-19 in relation to the arts, the positive effect and consumption of arts at this time.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Health and medicine
        • Photo of personDr Alfred Tay

          Research Fellow, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

          Expert in microbiology, epidemiology, genetics of Helicobacter pylori and general bacteria spread, treatment, antibiotic resistance and evolution

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Science
          • Earth and environment
          • Agriculture and food
        • Photo of personDr Nicolas Taylor

          Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Science

          Expert in agriculture and food, science, climate change, wheat, grains, pulses, frost, heatwaves, salinity, crop science, proteomics, metabolomics, lipidomics, mass spectrometry and genetically modified foods.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Business and economics
        • Photo of personAssociate Professor Andrew Timming

          Professor in Human Resource Management, UWA Business School

          Expert in HR recruitment and selection, attractiveness, evolutionary psychology, job interviews, employment discrimination, tattoos. Able to speak about COVID-19 in relation to mental health effects and impacts on employment and the labour market.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Planning and infrastruture
        • Photo of personProfessor Matthew Tonts

          Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean, Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education

          Expert in regional development, rural communities, urban development and policy, economic development and population

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Business and economics
          • Earth and environment
        • Photo of personProfessor Allan Trench

          UWA Business School and Centre for Exploration Targeting, School of Earth Sciences

          Expert in mining, minerals and the economy, commodity markets including Australia's gold industry, iron ore industry, nickel, cobalt, lithium, lead/zinc and copper industries, rare earth minerals, cesium, the energy transition, mineral exploration practice and economic, mineral endowment, mineral sector policy and governance, mineral royalties, mineral sector corporate capabilities and competitiveness

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • History and heritage
        • Photo of personProfessor Peter Veth

          Director, UWA Oceans Institute

          Expert in indigenous archaeology, maritime archaeology and heritage

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • COVID-19 expert
          • Health and medicine
        • Photo of personProfessor Jon Watson

          Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

          Expert in gastroenterology, hepatology, Hepatitis C-related liver disease, medical education and academic leadership. Able to talk about COVID-19 in relation to the WA Strategy to reduce the curve and the UWA / Western Australian Health Translation Network COVID-19 research response.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Health and medicine
        • Photo of personProfessor Andrew Whitehouse

          Professor of Autism Research

          Expert in children and their development disorders (autism etc)

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • Business and economics
        • Photo of personDr Andrew Williams

          Senior Lecturer in Economics, UWA Business School

          Expert in government economics (census data, mergers, government finances)

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • COVID-19 expert
          • Social impact
          • Health and medicine
        • Photo of personAssociate Professor Lisa Wood

          UWA School of Population and Health and Centre for Social Impact

          Expert in homelessness, social determinants of health, sense of community and pets and tobacco control. Able to speak about COVID-19 in relation to homelessness.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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          • COVID-19 expert
          • Politics and international relations
        • Photo of personProfessor Samina Yasmeen

          Professor in Political Science, UWA Centre for Muslim States and Societies

          Expert in Islam and world politics, Australian Muslims, Pakistan's politics and foreign policy, and Militant Islamic movements. Able to speak about COVID-19 in relation to muslim communities and social cohesion in in Australia and the Indian Ocean region.

          To arrange an interview contact the UWA Media Office on (+618) 6488 3229 or 0432 637 716.

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