• Can positive psychology change the world?

    Diane Nazaroff     |      May 3, 2021

    An open mind, an open heart and clear thinking are three core capabilities that underlie wise action and can help people and groups change the world for the better.

  • After Earth Day

    Diane Nazaroff     |      April 24, 2021

    Here are five UNSW Science projects that budding citizen scientists can help out with – and you don’t need any particular scientific knowledge or camera skills to make a valuable contribution.

  • Diving into the past

    Diane Nazaroff     |      April 17, 2021

    Divers in Sydney and the NSW North Coast are being asked to contribute their old and new diving photos, videos, observations and knowledge to a new UNSW Sydney research project.

  • Misogynistic tweets correlate with violence against women

    Diane Nazaroff     |      April 8, 2021

    Places where there is a lot of misogynistic tweeting going on are likely to have a lot of domestic violence as well, a study by UNSW has found.

  • Sydney’s ocean hotspot

    Diane Nazaroff     |      March 30, 2021

    A UNSW analysis has found waters off Sydney, southern NSW and eastern Tasmania are demonstrating an accelerated warming trend.

  • Ice, ice baby

    Diane Nazaroff     |      March 5, 2020

    NSW’s Special Commission of Inquiry into methamphetamine treatment services, harm reduction and drug laws has missed an opportunity for reform.

  • Building better after the bushfires

    Diane Nazaroff     |      January 25, 2020

    Rebuilding the homes lost to bushfires offers an opportunity to use more resilient designs, but some areas may be better abandoned, given Australia’s fast changing climate conditions.

  • Music festivals need a cultural change to combat sexual violence

    Diane Nazaroff     |      July 18, 2019

    A new report on Safety, Sexual Harassment and Assault at Australian Music Festivals report is the first national study of its kind into the dangers faced by women at major outdoor events.

  • Schools need smart windows more than air conditioning

    Diane Nazaroff     |      June 29, 2019

    Australian classrooms are recording high levels of carbon dioxide and other pollutants, says UNSW Built Environment Professor Mat Santamouris.

  • Australia’s banks given a decade to change their ways

    Diane Nazaroff     |      February 8, 2019

    Banks given a decade of work to change their culture and governance and while some of the big hits failed to materialise, the banking royal commission’s final report still lays out serious challenges for the industry, according to experts from the UNSW Centre for Law, Markets and Regulation.

  • Banking with a human face

    Diane Nazaroff     |      September 30, 2018

    Motivating bank staff to treat customers well will be a big challenge for the Royal Commission after revelations that incentive schemes encouraged staff to undertake unethical behaviour.

  • Physicists take an art class to rethink reality

    Diane Nazaroff     |      September 25, 2018

    Ask a quantum physicist to draw a chair and the result can be a fundamental shift in how they see the world.