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UQ ChangeMakers is a podcast series that tells the stories of some of the most influential members of the UQ community. From incredible discoveries and groundbreaking research to inspiring leadership and innovation, listen as we get know our amazing change makers and find out what makes them tick.

UQ ChangeMakers The University of Queensland

    • Society & Culture

UQ ChangeMakers is a podcast series that tells the stories of some of the most influential members of the UQ community. From incredible discoveries and groundbreaking research to inspiring leadership and innovation, listen as we get know our amazing change makers and find out what makes them tick.

    Ep 12 | The spellbinding world of witchcraft and the supernatural

    Ep 12 | The spellbinding world of witchcraft and the supernatural

    What do you think of when you hear the word ‘witch’? Most people will come up with a similar image: old, haggard, ugly, bent-nosed, broomstick-laden and, above all, female. But how accurate is this stereotype?

    UQ ChangeMakers sat down with Dr Charlotte-Rose Millar, Research Fellow in the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at UQ and the author of ‘Witchcraft, the Devil and Emotions in Early Modern England’, to delve into the dark arts of witchcraft and the supernatural.

    • 37 min
    Ep 11 | Keeping athletes on track for gold

    Ep 11 | Keeping athletes on track for gold

    So much has to go right for an athlete to win a gold medal. One of those things is staying healthy. UQ ChangeMakers catches up with Chief Medical Officer for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and UQ sports medicine senior lecturer Dr Anita Green to learn how to run a healthy international sporting event, while helping athletes perform at their best when it matters most.

    • 38 min
    Ep 10 | How UQ is leading the sustainable space race

    Ep 10 | How UQ is leading the sustainable space race

    Hypersonics expert Professor Michael Smart explains how UQ is making space exploration more sustainable while leading the industry into the modern era.

    • 37 min
    Ep 9 | Racing to close the world's food gap

    Ep 9 | Racing to close the world's food gap

    The world is in a race to produce significantly more food to support its growing population. Find out how Professor Mark Cooper is leading the way by returning to UQ as the Chair in Prediction Based Crop Improvement – a role which aims to find innovative solutions to the world’s food-gap issue. But it's not the only race Professor Cooper is running. The Scottish native has risked polar bear attacks and frostbite in his quest to complete marathons all over the globe.

    • 37 min
    Ep 8 | The big benefits of tiny-house living

    Ep 8 | The big benefits of tiny-house living

    Ever wanted to pack up and move into a tiny house? Learn about the big changes tiny houses can make to your life, and your community, from The Tiny House Company co-founder and UQ architecture graduate Lara Nobel.

    • 39 min
    Ep 7 | Turning ideas into careers

    Ep 7 | Turning ideas into careers

    UQ's Chief Student Entrepreneur Ben Coughlin discusses how students are turning ideas into careers through different startup incubator and accelerator opportunities at UQ.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

missjm85 ,

Fascinating insights

Really enjoyed this in-depth exploration of a researcher’s work. Looking forward to future episodes.

Jones_y9 ,

Cool story

What a cool story. Can't wait for the next episode.

Katrina_Amy ,

Fantastic production

A great first podcast, really interesting! I’m constantly dropping the “birds are dinosaurs” fact to bemused faces, I’ll send them to listen to this for backup next time!

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