Autism Forum

A Research Tuesdays Special Event
Shedding light on the latest thinking surrounding its cause, increasing frequency and positive management.

When: Tuesday 9 December 2014
Time: 5.30 – 7pm
Where: The Braggs lecture theatre, North Terrace campus
 
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Featured Seminars
Bumps in le Night

Bumps in le Night

Coming face-to-face with the confronting subversive themes of 21st Century French horror cinema. Continuing the country's rich tradition in the genre, recent French horror films, such as Martyrs (2008), The Pack (2010) and Livid (2011), have terrified audiences throughout much of the world. Yet beneath the chills and thrills there’s something far more interesting going on. French horror is always "about" something else. The vampire's a metapho

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The Streets Are Alive

The Streets Are Alive

How re-thinking urban mobility is injecting new vibrancy into our cities' street spaces and sparking innovation in the way we travel. Toward the end of the 19th century, city streets around the world became the subject of intense debate. As they swelled with horses, carriages, hawkers and bicycles, questions were asked for the first time about the objects and activities that were appropriate there, how people should travel, and how street space

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Three Minute Thesis Final

Three Minute Thesis Final

University of Adelaide thesis project explained in just three minutes, using only one PowerPoint slide? That’s the challenge ten of our research students will tackle in the national 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. The ability to effectively communicate research impact is a skill that all of our researchers must develop. In 2014, we are holding the 3MT final as a special event Research Tuesdays. This gives our students the opportunity to sha

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The Universe is talking

The Universe is talking

How an incredible discovery at Antarctica's "IceCube" observatory could reveal some of the most tantalising secrets of deep space. It's been described as one of the world's strangest telescopes. But the remarkable IceCube, occupying a full 1km3 under the Antarctic ice sheet, could soon shed light on some of the Universe's most tantalising mysteries. IceCube detects tens of thousands of high-energy neutrinos, ghostly sub-atomic particles, every

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Less gain, less pain?

Less gain, less pain?

How limiting gestational weight gain is affecting pregnancy outcomes for obese mothers and their babies. The World Health Organisation has identified obesity as a health problem of global significance, increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and their associated complications. It's also a serious risk factor during pregnancy. Maternal complications include an increased risk of hypertension, gestational diabetes and perinatal deat

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Indigenous Health Forum

Indigenous Health Forum

A Research Tuesdays special event It's well documented that Indigenous Australians experience profound inequalities in health compared with their non-Indigenous counterparts. Consequently, a vast amount of research is being conducted nation-wide across the full range of Indigenous health needs. The University of Adelaide is playing a leading role in this effort, and in this Forum we'll discuss a number of our latest projects and findings, includ

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Sustaining a Better Brew

Sustaining a Better Brew

How Adelaide research is helping Australian barley producers capitalise on growing Asian beer markets. Climate change and a growing global population are big challenges for Australian agriculture. As our barley industry is proving, however, they also present a huge opportunity. Through intensive research in molecular genetics and biochemistry, including at the University of Adelaide, stunning gains have been made during the last decade in the amo

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Keeping Hearts Healthy

Keeping Hearts Healthy

The historical path of treating heart disease, and overview of current practices and a glimpse into future treatment. Heart disease is a leading cause of death and morbidity throughout the world. In Australia it causes one death every 12 minutes and is responsible for the greatest proportion of health care costs. For centuries our understanding of the causes of heart disease and treatment strategies has been limited. However in the last half of

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Why Share Houses are Always Dirty

Why Share Houses are Always Dirty

The behavioural economics of cooperation Humans encounter social dilemmas in all areas of life. From the group perspective, if everybody pitches in we’re all better off, so cooperation is desirable. But from the individuals’ perspective pitching in is not rational, as it detracts from their ability to pursue their own self-interest. In some situations this clash of social and individual incentives is of only minor concern, such as when attem

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Mawson in the Mirror

Mawson in the Mirror

Celebrating the remarkable qualities and achievements of Australia's great polar explorer To help mark this year's centenary of the Aurora's return from the landmark Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE), this special presentation will bring to life the AAE's legendary leader, Sir Douglas Mawson. Despite brutal conditions, very basic equipment, extreme privation and the tragic loss of key crew members, Mawson's AAE (1911-1914) famously still

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Featured researchers

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Michael Allan

Michael Allan is completing a Masters of Philosophy at the University of Adelaide in the Discipline of Anthropology. As part of his exogesis he is producing a play to show how theatre can create new understandings of autistic people’s capabilities.

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Neil Kirby

Dr Neil Kirby is a Senior Lecturer and Director of the Disabilities Research Unit in the University of Adelaide’s School of Psychology.

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Jozef Gecz

Professor Jozef Gecz is Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute

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Louise Davies

Louise Davies is Acting CEO of Autism SA, the state’s peak body for the provision of education, care, support and advocacy for families and individuals living with ASD.