Flashback episode with Charlotte Mills

Way back on episode 39 Charlotte Mills was a PhD student at UNSW. She has since completed her PhD and is now Dr Charlotte Mills. Charlotte describes her time as a PhD candidate as a ‘choose-your-own-adventure’ experience. This experience has taken her across the magical desert landscapes of inland Australia and continues to be an exciting adventure. https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/xewqm8/charlottemills.mp3 Follow Charlotte on Twitter @EcologistMills Music: ‘Strange Stuff’ … Continue reading Flashback episode with Charlotte Mills

Flashback episode with Dr Dieter Hochuli

This flashback episode takes us back to episode 60 where we chat with Dieter Hochuli, an invertebrate biologist and urban ecologist from the University of Sydney who studies how nature survives in towns and cities. His research investigates the ecological, economical and psychological benefits of nature in cities, and how our modern way of life affects the plants and animals around us. https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/6ryypj/Dieter_Hochuli.mp3 In an … Continue reading Flashback episode with Dr Dieter Hochuli

Flashback episode with Dr Heather Hendrickson

Our next flashback episode goes all the way back to Episode 11 where we chatted with Dr Heather Hendrickson about the battle against anti-biotic resistant bacteria. Dr Hendrickson is a research scientist and science communicator from Massey University in New Zealand. Her research group is at the front line of understanding how other forms of treatment can be used as alternatives to broad spectrum antibiotics. … Continue reading Flashback episode with Dr Heather Hendrickson

Flashback podcast episodes are coming!

For the next few weeks the In Situ Science podcast will be taking a break while James tackles his next big life challenge – raising a newborn child! Over the break we will be revisiting some classic episodes from the back catalogue. https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/xsscvz/Dr_Karl.mp3 First off the rank is Episode 47 with the one and only Dr Karl Kruszelnicki. Dr Karl is perhaps Australia’s most prolific and … Continue reading Flashback podcast episodes are coming!

Ep 94. Painkillers, opioids and addiction with Adam Hamlin

Dr Adam Hamlin is a neuroscientist at the University of New England who studies how drugs, such as painkillers, affect brain neurochemistry. These chemicals can have wonderful affects and are miracles of modern medicine, however if used improperly can lead to dependencies and addictions. In this interview with Dr Hamlin we talk about how these painkillers work and what make them such effective and potentially … Continue reading Ep 94. Painkillers, opioids and addiction with Adam Hamlin

Ep 93. Cannabis, legalisation and pill testing with Samuel Banister

The cannabis plant is useful for everything from textiles to medicine, however our ability to use these plants has been hampered by its association with illegal drugs. People are beginning to make very big claims about the use of cannabinoids to treat almost every ailment under the sun, however the evidence still just isn’t there. Samuel Banister is a medicinal chemist at the Lambert Initiative … Continue reading Ep 93. Cannabis, legalisation and pill testing with Samuel Banister

Ep 92. Bird brains, documentaries and serial killers with Lucy Farrow

Humans have the biggest brains of any animals… well, kind of… only if we correct for body size… which is important… we think. Understanding animal intelligence is difficult, especially when brains are so complex that our own brains might be incapable of understanding themselves. When it comes to animals, brain size has been a primary indicator of intelligence, however showing that having bigger brains leads … Continue reading Ep 92. Bird brains, documentaries and serial killers with Lucy Farrow