Griffith researchers have you covered – umbrellas to protect against dingoes on Fraser Island

Environment, planning and architecture
The best way to shoo away a dingo might be carrying around an umbrella. Griffith University researchers have studied the least invasive methods to keep the well-known Australian animal on Fraser Island at bay since spates of incidents from 2001 prompted calls for more effective management interventions. PhD student Rob Appleby, of Griffith’s Environmental Futures […]
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Research conference aims for a healthier Gold Coast

Griffith Health
Gold Coast Health clinicians and researchers will this week partner with academics from Griffith, Bond and Southern Cross universities for a three-day conference aimed at delivering better health outcomes for the Gold Coast through strong research collaborations.
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Features

Griffith and Gold Coast Health sign MoU to increase clinical trial capacity

Investigating a treatment for Ross River virus infection is just one of the clinical research trials underway at Griffith University’s Clinical Trials Unit designed to improve patient care and health outcomes on the Gold Coast. It’s an arrangement made possible by the newly signed Memorandum of Understanding between Griffith and Gold Coast Health. The trial […]
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Griffith Enterprise

‘A new solutions culture’ the focus for Startup Catalyst student

First year Gold Coast IT student, Dylan Birot has become the third member of the Studio 39 group to complete the Startup Catalyst program in California in November. Startup Catalyst aims to change Australia’s digital enterprise culture by exposing as many people as possible to the new digital companies changing our business and technology world […]
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Business and government

Millennials shunned by state election promises and policies

People under 35 have been largely overlooked during the Queensland state election campaign, according to a Griffith University expert on millennials and youth affairs. Jerath Head, a research assistant with Griffith’s Policy Innovation Hub and the assistant editor of the Griffith Review, says the key issues that matter to younger voters haven’t received due attention […]
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Alumni

School of Environment celebrates 40 years of graduating students

Martin Taylor is doing his first mammal survey. He’s an excited student in Griffith University’s brand new School of Australian Environmental Studies. As part of the environmental studies foundation program – the first in the country for a university – nothing was off limits. Dr Taylor set his traps in the forest. He had no […]
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Arts Education Law

Griffith Film School lecturer celebrates release of debut feature

Griffith Film School lecturer Priscilla Cameron is celebrating the Australian release of her debut feature film, The Butterfly Tree, which opened in cinemas this week. Shot at Mount Tamborine, in the Gold Coast hinterland, and starring Melissa George and Ed Oxenbould, the film has made waves on the international movie scene. Since its international debut […]
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Alumni

Monument from Griffith Architecture student

A Griffith University architecture student’s design has been selected for a momument to honour and recognise Indians who were sacrificed in wars. The Australians of Indian Heritage War Memorial (AIHW) Committee selected Bianca Archer’s design among 11 entries from the Griffith School of Architecture. The design features a large sphere that represents earth and the unification […]
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Business and government

Entrepreneurs of tomorrow take charge at GLO@Logan Innovation Challenge

Up to 70 year nine students from around the Logan and Redlands regions will take part in the second annual GLO@Logan Innovation Challenge this month, giving them the chance to hone their entrepreneurial abilities by drawing on the realms of both business and science in order to address topical health issues. Held from 28-30 November at Griffith’s […]
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Australian Rivers Institute

Turtle barnacle researcher tracking them down

The key to protecting critically endangered turtles could lie in their barnacles. While some people think barnacles growing on turtles is bad for them, Griffith University researcher Ryan Pearson said they could actually help protect the turtles, and shift conservation to where it’s needed most. “The International Union for Conservation of Nature has recently added […]
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Engineering and IT

Biological threats to be detected by Griffith

Griffith University researchers have developed a system that can quickly detect airborne biological threats. Professor Igor Agranovski, of the School of Engineering, has developed a system that collects aerosolised micro-organisms and finds the threats, such as fungi spores, viruses and bacteria. Such a system could be crucial to soldiers in the field or post-event investigations. The […]
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Australian Rivers Institute

What a pearl! New oyster to save the industry

A new Griffith University scientist has revealed plans to potentially save the struggling Queensland oyster industry. With the pressure of supplying sustainable food to a growing population, Dr Carmel McDougall of Griffith’s Australian Rivers Institute has plans to revolutionise aquaculture by developing a new species of edible oyster. Dr McDougall has a history of working […]
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Arts Education Law

Griffith research to help cut road toll

While Australia’s road toll has reduced considerably in a generation, Griffith University’s Dr Lyndel Bates will spend the next few years helping to bring the numbers down even lower. In 2011, Australian drivers aged 17-25 comprised 13 per cent of the population yet this demographic accounted for 22 per cent of all the national road […]
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Griffith Health

Griffith NDS Roadshow a resounding success

Providing industry relevant employment for Griffith Health students was the aim last week (13 November) when Griffith teamed up with National Disability Services (NDS) and WorkAbility Queensland in a Jobs Roadshow.
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Arts Education Law

Griffith musicians set to bowl over cricket fans at the Ashes

The Queensland Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra will play on hallowed turf this week – bowling over cricket fans from around the world on the opening day of the Ashes series at the Gabba. The 70-piece student ensemble will play both national anthems and get fans on their feet with a stirring rendition of Jerusalem for the Barmy Army and […]
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Arts Education Law

QCA lecturer elected to Australian Academy of Humanities

Queensland College of Art lecturer Professor Sue Best has been appointed a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities, joining luminaries like former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, historian Manning Clark, and renowned artists like Margaret Olley, Sidney Nolan and Arthur Boyd.
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Arts Education Law

Blues Awards celebrate magnificent year for Matildas

Full blue awards go to 46 Griffith athletes
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Corporate

Griffith University establishes unique partnership with Microsoft Australia

New relationship focuses on education transformation
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