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No Country for Academics

No Country for Academics

By Benjiro Saunders & Marcel Masque
No Country for Academics brings Monash researchers from a variety of fields to student radio. We aim to ask interesting, thought-provoking questions to get insights from some of the world’s leading experts in the sciences and arts.

This podcast originally aired live on Radio Monash.
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Human Rights Law Professor Paula Gerber

No Country for Academics

Neuroscience of Consciousness - Dr Ariel Zeleznikow-Johnston
In this episode of No Country for Academics, join us for a chat with Dr Ariel Zeleznikow-Johnston, a Research Fellow at the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health at Monash University. Ariel's focus is on understanding the structure of experiences and on applying this to theories of consciousness, such as the Integrated Information Theory (IIT).  To learn more, you can look into his lab's website: Or you can send Ariel and email on his Monash address:
June 12, 2020
Computational Neuroscience - Dr Elizabeth Zavitz
Join us this week on No Country for Academics for an interview with Dr Elizabeth Zavitz, a Research Fellow at Monash University. We explore some of the biggest challenges in the field of visual neuroscience and related computational approaches.  To learn more about Dr Zavitz's research:
June 05, 2020
Human Rights Law Professor Paula Gerber
Ben and Marcel ask Professor Paula Gerber about her research and work in LGBTI+ rights in Australia. Professor Gerber is an internationally recognised legal scholar in International Human Rights Law and Construction Law. 
May 29, 2020
Education Professor Neil Selwyn
Join Ben and Marcel for an interview with Professor Neil Selwyn from the Faculty of Education at Monash Univerity. Prof Selwyn's research focuses on digital media in education, education technology policymaking, and how technology affects the student experience. He has contributed to efforts by the Australian Research Council (ARC), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Gates Foundation, and many others, and written multiple books on the impacts of technology and AI in education.  We explore the challenges of education in the Information age, specifically what Prof. Selwyn calls a shift away from holistic learning and assessment due to the marketisation of education. In the second half of the interview, we discuss the emergency changes to world-wide education stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 22, 2020
Philosophy Professor Tim Bayne
An interview with Professor Tim Bayne from Monash University. Professor Bayne is a leading expert in Philosophy of mind and has written and edited multiple books on the subject. 
May 15, 2020
Game Theory Researcher Dr Julian Garcia
An interview with Dr Julian Garcia, a Senior Lecturer from the Faculty of IT at Monash University. He is interested in self-interested agent cooperation in artificial and real settings, including machines, humans, and insect colonies. Join us for an introduction to Game theory, and a discussion of some of his recent work. 
May 08, 2020
Health Systems Professor Sarah Larkins
Dr Sarah Larkins is a Health Systems Strengthening Professor at James Cook University in Townsville. Dr Larkins is an internationally recognised expert in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research and in social accountability in health professional education.  
April 24, 2020