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What's Sociology Got to do with it?

10 EpisodesProduced by Dr Sarina KilhamWebsite

Do you want to know more about how our social lives work? How human relationships and issues of class, gender, race are present in everyday interactions? In this podcast, we talk to experts from rural and regional Australia on everything from antibiotic resistance to teenage drivers- and we ask - Wh… read more

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Merrilyn Crichton talks Social Isolation and Mental Health in Rural Communities

September 4th, 2020


Merrilyn Crichton knows that her research touches on economics, hard science, sustainability, psychology and sociology--and she is the first to argue …

Sosheel Godfrey talks middlemen in Pakistan's Dairy Industry

September 4th, 2020


Sosheel Godfrey warns against making a bogeyman out of an alternative banking system. That is, he doesn’t see the so-called ‘middlemen’ of Pakistan's …

Nicola Wunderlich talks Cultural Sensitivity in Para-veterinary training

September 4th, 2020


Nicola Wunderlich, in her work in capacity building, is the first person to advocate for tailoring your content to your audience. In other words, …

Sarah Redshaw and focusing on our community responsibility for each other

September 4th, 2020


Sarah Redshaw thinks our healthcare model is sometimes too focused on disease.

On the surface, this seems like a weird thing to say, given how we go to doctors when we’re ill; we expect them to make it about disease and …

Monica Short and the Anglican Church community in rural Australia

September 4th, 2020


For many towns in rural and regional Australia, it’s normal to see a church on the corner. You drive by, maybe slow down to take a look. But to …

Vaughan Higgins and Farmers adopting technologies

September 4th, 2020


Ever thought about how your food makes it way to your plate?

In his work as a sociologist, Vaughan Higgins studies the local, national and …

Larissa Bamberry and Donna Bridges explain Women in Trade

September 4th, 2020


To Larissa Bamberry and Donna Bridges, asking why more women don’t move into male–dominated fields is much more complicated that it seems. On this …

Jennifer Manyweathers and how humanity is connected to the natural world

August 30th, 2020


Jennifer Manyweathers can see a problem. It’s the problem of how, in her work on foot and mouth disease, she’s seen the assumption that if someone is …

Kellie Thomas, mental shortcuts and antibiotic resistance

August 30th, 2020


Ever wondered why your work friend always takes short-cuts at work, saying she’s saving time by doing so? Wondered why so many interventions and programs seem like they’ll work in a boardroom but have massive failures …

Wes Ward and the challenges facing Australian Farmers

August 30th, 2020


For Wes Ward, adjunct research fellow at Charles Sturt University, researchers must move beyond the idea they’re separate from the individuals and …

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