In the spotlight

Throughout 2020, Graduate School academics took an active role in the community response to COVID-19, providing expert commentary and practical advice to students, teachers and families as they dealt with the rapid pace of change. 

Young Girl with Mask
Life Beyond Coronavirus

Professor Janet Clinton on The University of Melbourne's Life Beyond Coronavirus webinar series

Job Interview
Hack Investigates: Does a uni degree help me get a job?

Megan O’Connell talks to

Triple J’s Hack

At Home
The family lockdown guide: how to emotionally prepare for coronavirus quarantine

Professor Lea Waters in The Guardian

School Break

Dr Gosia Klatt was interviewed on Polsat News (24-hour Polish national news television channel) about how Australian schools were dealing with online learning, managing access to technology, as well as the legacy of distance education in Australia.

Old Book
Navigating our future through literature

Associate Professor Larissa McLean Davies on Big Ideas, ABC Radio National

Degraves Street Melbourne
'It's not about you': A guide for Victorians and non-Victorians in conversation

Associate Professor Peggy Kern in The Age and associated Nine newspapers

Commuter with Headphones
Still working from home? Time to start the ‘fake commute’

Associate Professor Terry Bowles in  and associated Nine newspapers

Kids Reading Outdoor
‘How can we best help the kids through this crisis? We asked the experts’

Professor Lea Waters talks to The Project, Channel 10

Playing a Game
Our children play more online games than ever. Here's how you can take a more active role as a parent

Dr Alex Bacalja in
 The Guardian

Aboriginal Style Dot Painting
Teaching Indigenous histories to inform the future

Dr Melitta Hogarth talks to Hilary Harper on Life Matters, ABC Radio National

Child at Psychologist
The secrets of secrets revealed by psychologist

Professor Lea Waters on
This Weekend Life, ABC

Urban Garden
Have you been enjoying the hermit life of iso?

Associate Professor Terry
Bowles with Patricia Karvelas 
on RN Drive, ABC

Colorful Chalks
Coronavirus pandemic pressure eased by children's chalk messages and letters of thanks

Dr Chelsea Hyde on 
ABC News Online

Family Preparing Breakfast
The Project's
Family Survival Guide

Professor Lea Waters appeared on The Project, Channel 10

Empty Hallway
The impact of coronavirus on Australian schools

Dr Daniela Acquaro in Il Globo

Associate Professor Peggy Kern in ABC Life

Image by Manny Becerra
Fires then COVID-19: The struggle to cope with 2020's disasters

Professor Lindsay Oades and the Talking Teaching podcast mentioned in The Canberra Times and the ACM newspaper network 

Concerns young people to be profoundly affected by covid-19 economic fallout for years to come

Associate Professor Hernan Cuervo with Sinead Mangan on Australia Wide, ABC

City Lights
Demystifying the International Baccalaureate

Professor Fazal Rizvi with Geraldine Doogue on Saturday Extra, ABC Radio National

Crying Doll
Why some dolls are better for your kids than others

Dr Ben Deery on ABC Everyday

Aussie rules: what study can teach us

Dr Daniela Acquaro and Dr Natasha Ziebell in the Irish Mail

Distance Learning
Three ways to help your child's learning at home

Professor Bridie Raban in 
ABC Education

Reading Books in Library
The kids are alright: young adult post-disaster novels can teach us about trauma and survival

Dr Troy Potter in
The Conversation