Speaker Date Topic
Scott McDougall {QLD's Human Rights Commissioner} Oct 10, 2022 12:30 PM
Human Rights
Human Rights
Scott McDougall commenced as Commissioner on 8 October 2018.
Prior to his appointment he was the Director and Principal Solicitor at Caxton Legal Centre Inc. in Brisbane.
Since admission to legal practice in 1993 he has advocated on behalf of communities and conducted litigation particularly in the areas of discrimination, native title, criminal law, guardianship and coronial inquiries.
Mr McDougall has overseen the design and implementation of numerous legal and social work service programs and was the President of the Queensland Association of Independent Legal Services from 2009 to 2013.
He has undertaken several projects facilitating engagement between governments and communities including working with the Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council to prepare the Palm Island Future Direction Report (2006) and overseeing the G20 Independent Legal Observers Project (2014).
Open to the public. Get in contact if you would like to attend.
Professor Pankaj Sah Oct 24, 2022 12:30 PM
Queensland Brain Institute (QBI)
Queensland Brain Institute (QBI)
"Professor Pankaj Sah is Director of the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) at The University of Queensland (UQ).
He is renowned for his work in understanding the neural circuitry of the amygdala, an area of the brain that plays a central role in learning and memory formation. Dysfunction of the amygdala leads to a host of anxiety-related disorders.
His laboratory uses a combination of molecular tools, electrophysiology, anatomical reconstruction, calcium imaging and behavioural studies to examine the electrophysiological signatures of different brain regions and their impact on disease.
Recently, his laboratory has been working with patients undergoing electrode implantation for deep brain stimulation, which is used to treat a variety of disorders such as Parkinson's disease, Tourette's syndrome and essential tremor.
Yunan Ye Oct 31, 2022 12:30 PM
3MT, and Infertility
3MT, and Infertility
Yunan Ye is a UQ medical student that just won 3MT at UQ. A competition for doctoral students to present their research focus in 3 minutes.
Miss Ye will speak on that experience, and her area of focus, infertility. An issue that significantly impacts people.
Bonnie Ho Nov 07, 2022 12:30 PM
Coercive Control
Coercive Control
Ms Bonnie Ho is currently in the very early stages of PhD research on using public education to raise awareness about coercive control.
Coercive control is a subtle form of abuse characterised as a pattern of behaviours used by an intimate partner to micro-regulate the other into submissiveness, and can result in lifelong psychological and physical harm.
Ms Ho is a psychologist, and has worked in safety psychology and health advertising research at QUT for the past 10 years.
 
Senator Paul Scarr Nov 14, 2022
Economics
Economics
Senator Paul Scarr will talk about his work on economic policy. 
 
Giving an overview of the economic issues facing Australia, particularly Queensland. 
 
 
Paul Hobbs Nov 28, 2022 12:30 PM
Meals On Wheels
Meals On Wheels

Paul Hobbs will talk about changes that are happening across Meals on Wheels broadly, and specifically within the service which cover Brisbane North

Melina Skidmore Dec 05, 2022 12:30 PM
Philanthropy
Philanthropy

Melina Skidmore is the President of the QUT student club, QUT Impact. 

Ms Skidmore will be talking about the state of philanthropy. 

Philanthropy has an impact on how we live, and who lives. From philanthropy that supports medical reserach, to crime prevention, to helping the environment, and more. 

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