• Rethinking Australia’s relations with the USA and China

    Sophie Mayo     |      November 18, 2020

    Sophie Mayo argues that Australia should hedge its bets between China and the USA at a time of increasing international tensions, and look to diversify its economic and strategic ties.

  • In defence of the humanities

    Sophie Mayo     |      July 21, 2020

    In part one of a three-part series, GAP research assistant and Arts Graduate Sophie Mayo weighs in on the HASS fee-increase debate, in defence of the humanities.

  • Ethics in business – A call for systems change and frameworks for wicked problems

    Sophie Mayo     |      July 7, 2020

    As Semester 1 of her Masters of Commerce draws to a close, GAP research assistant Sophie Mayo reflects on findings from her studies of Ethics in International Business, highlighting some of the moral challenges facing business and the role ethical frameworks can play in sparking systemic change.

  • The human cost of ‘fast fashion’

    Sophie Mayo     |      January 15, 2020

    The global fashion industry is increasingly under pressure to address issues of sustainability, from both an environmental and human perspective.  How has the globalisation of the fashion industry functioned to empower and oppress women across the global north/south divide?

  • An Australian in Albania

    Sophie Mayo     |      October 23, 2019

    In July of 2019, GAP Intern Sophie Mayo was lucky enough to travel to Albania in Southern Europe for a summer holiday experience slightly off the beaten track.  Albania certainly delivered on her expectations and in this article she reflects on her experiences in the Balkan state.

  • Reflections on life in the “lucky country” after dancing in Berlin

    Sophie Mayo     |      February 27, 2019

    GAP intern Sophie Mayo reflects on her time in Berlin as a ballet dancer and the experience of adjusting back to life in Sydney on her return.