10 episodes

The smart phones in our pockets have more computing power than NASA used during the Apollo mission to get to the moon. So, how did we get light years ahead of NASA computers is such a short time? The answer is: research. Nothing has shaped modern life more than research. Everything from the personal computer at your fingertips to the anaesthetic your dentist gives you to stop excruciating pain has been ushered in by major research breakthroughs. In this 9-part series, you’ll meet outcome-focussed researchers from Torrens University Australia, who are working to solve complex global problems and to propel innovation. We’ll take you behind the curtain to hear what drives their passion, and the impact their work has on all of us.

 

Host: Clement Paligaru

Produced by Written & Recorded.

Find all episodes of Research That Matters at

torrens.edu.au/research-that-matters

Research That Matters was recorded across Australia and New Zealand. Torrens University Australia acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present, and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual, and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We also acknowledge Māori as tangata whenua and Treaty of Waitangi partners in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Research That Matters Torrens University Australia

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    • 4.9 • 7 Ratings

The smart phones in our pockets have more computing power than NASA used during the Apollo mission to get to the moon. So, how did we get light years ahead of NASA computers is such a short time? The answer is: research. Nothing has shaped modern life more than research. Everything from the personal computer at your fingertips to the anaesthetic your dentist gives you to stop excruciating pain has been ushered in by major research breakthroughs. In this 9-part series, you’ll meet outcome-focussed researchers from Torrens University Australia, who are working to solve complex global problems and to propel innovation. We’ll take you behind the curtain to hear what drives their passion, and the impact their work has on all of us.

 

Host: Clement Paligaru

Produced by Written & Recorded.

Find all episodes of Research That Matters at

torrens.edu.au/research-that-matters

Research That Matters was recorded across Australia and New Zealand. Torrens University Australia acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present, and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual, and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We also acknowledge Māori as tangata whenua and Treaty of Waitangi partners in Aotearoa New Zealand.

    Economic & social benefits of research

    Economic & social benefits of research

    When traditional ideas are challenged, it can have significant social, economic, health and environmental benefits. In this episode, our researchers discuss how research can help champion social justice issues and bring about cultural change. You’ll find out how design can be a powerful force for breaking down gender stereotypes, how diversity has evolved in the past decade, and whether technology is displacing or augmenting labour markets.

     

    Guests:

    · Professor John Burgess, Centre for Organisational Change and Agility

    · Dr. Sarah Elsie Baker, Senior Lecturer & Research Fellow, Media Design School

     

    Host: Clement Paligaru

    Produced by Written & Recorded

     

    Executive Production: Serpil Senelmis & James Brandis

    Research: Serpil Senelmis & Clement Paligaru

    Writing/Interviewing: Serpil Senelmis

    Sound Design/Engineering: James Brandis

     

    Find all episodes of Research That Matters at torrens.edu.au/research-that-matters

    Research That Matters was recorded across Australia and New Zealand. Torrens University Australia acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present, and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual, and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We also acknowledge Māori as tangata whenua and Treaty of Waitangi partners in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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    • 30 min
    Community & Industry partnerships

    Community & Industry partnerships

    Shaping systems and processes, changing public attitudes, and influencing policy is grounded in partnerships. In this episode, our researchers share insights into how industry, academia and government can come together to make transformational change across different sectors – from construction to hospitality.

     

    Guests:

    · Dr. Mandi Baker, Researcher and Lecturer

    · Professor Kerry London, Pro Vice–Chancellor, Research

    · Dr. Zelinna Pablo, Senior Research Fellow

     

    Host: Clement Paligaru

    Produced by Written & Recorded

     

    Executive Production: Serpil Senelmis & James Brandis

    Research: Serpil Senelmis & Clement Paligaru

    Writing/Interviewing: Serpil Senelmis

    Sound Design/Engineering: James Brandis

     

    Find all episodes of Research That Matters at torrens.edu.au/research-that-matters

    Research That Matters was recorded across Australia and New Zealand. Torrens University Australia acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present, and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual, and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We also acknowledge Māori as tangata whenua and Treaty of Waitangi partners in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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    • 40 min
    Creative problem solving

    Creative problem solving

    Solving age-old problems and coming up with breakthrough innovations, sometimes simply starts with imagination. In this episode, you’ll meet researchers who have embraced inventiveness in their research practice to shake up the normal way of thinking. Find out how creativity and innovation co-exist in their research and how they use gaming, AI and design thinking to tackle some big challenges.

     

    Guests:

    · Professor Scott Thompson-Whiteside, Executive Dean, Design and Creative Technology, Torrens University Australia & Dean, Media Design School, NZ

    · Aslihan Tece Bayrak, Senior Lecturer, Media Design School, NZ

    · Fawad Zaidi, Senior Learning Facilitator, Torrens University Australia

     

    Host: Clement Paligaru

    Produced by Written & Recorded

     

    Executive Production: Serpil Senelmis & James Brandis

    Research: Serpil Senelmis & Clement Paligaru

    Writing/Interviewing: Serpil Senelmis

    Sound Design/Engineering: James Brandis

     

    Find all episodes of Research That Matters at torrens.edu.au/research-that-matters

    Research That Matters was recorded across Australia and New Zealand. Torrens University Australia acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present, and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual, and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We also acknowledge Māori as tangata whenua and Treaty of Waitangi partners in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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    • 42 min
    People and Industry for Impact

    People and Industry for Impact

    Research has changed our lives in many ways – from ground-breaking medical treatments to making our workplaces safer. It begins with the spark of an idea, and its impact is felt across economic, social, cultural, health, environment, and policy factors. In this episode, our executive team discuss why research is crucial to building new knowledge, revolutionising practices, and aiding progression. You’ll find out about the distinctive approach Torrens University Australia applies to research, and how its researchers are working towards solving the mounting challenges of our time.

     

    Guests:

    · Professor Alwyn Louw, Vice–Chancellor

    · Professor Kerry London, Pro Vice–Chancellor, Research

     

    Host: Clement Paligaru

    Produced by Written & Recorded

     

    Executive Production: Serpil Senelmis & James Brandis

    Research: Serpil Senelmis & Clement Paligaru

    Writing/Interviewing: Serpil Senelmis

    Sound Design/Engineering: James Brandis

     

    Find all episodes of Research That Matters at torrens.edu.au/research-that-matters

    Research That Matters was recorded across Australia and New Zealand. Torrens University Australia acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present, and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual, and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We also acknowledge Māori as tangata whenua and Treaty of Waitangi partners in Aotearoa New Zealand.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 35 min
    Societies in drastic change

    Societies in drastic change

    From vacuum cleaner robots to voice assistants, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has transformed the world we live in. In this episode, our researchers talk about pushing the boundaries of AI further to solve some of our biggest problems, like COVID-19, supply chain efficiencies, and accounting audits.

     

    Guests:

    · Associate Professor Ali Mirjalili, Director of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research and Optimisation (AIRO)

    · Adjunct Professor Heinz Herman, Deputy Director of the Doctor of Business Leadership Program with the Australian Graduate School of Leadership

     

    Host: Clement Paligaru

    Produced by Written & Recorded

     

    Executive Production: Serpil Senelmis & James Brandis

    Research: Serpil Senelmis & Clement Paligaru

    Writing/Interviewing: Serpil Senelmis

    Sound Design/Engineering: James Brandis

     

    Find all episodes of Research That Matters at torrens.edu.au/research-that-matters

    Research That Matters was recorded across Australia and New Zealand. Torrens University Australia acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present, and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual, and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We also acknowledge Māori as tangata whenua and Treaty of Waitangi partners in Aotearoa New Zealand.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 42 min
    Building health solutions

    Building health solutions

    From vaccines to antibiotics, health and medical research has improved, extended, and saved lives. In this episode, our researchers talk about the need to build a new GP model of care for Australia’s rapidly ageing population. You’ll also find out about a ground-breaking cardiac device that could transform heart care, especially in developing countries.

     

    Guests:

    · Professor Craig McLachlan, Director for Healthy Futures

    · Professor Justin Beilby, GP & Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research

     

    Host: Clement Paligaru

    Produced by Written & Recorded

     

    Executive Production: Serpil Senelmis & James Brandis

    Research: Serpil Senelmis & Clement Paligaru

    Writing/Interviewing: Serpil Senelmis

    Sound Design/Engineering: James Brandis

     

    Find all episodes of Research That Matters at torrens.edu.au/research-that-matters

    Research That Matters was recorded across Australia and New Zealand. Torrens University Australia acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present, and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual, and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We also acknowledge Māori as tangata whenua and Treaty of Waitangi partners in Aotearoa New Zealand

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 38 min

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