Selected Media

Our research is frequently quoted in print media, online news articles, radio and blogs. Some examples of our recent media coverage are listed below.


Janet McCalman, Do you have a Tasmanian convict in the family? You're not alone, The Age, Carolyn Webb, Sunday 24 October 2021.

Janet McCalman, book launch for "Vandemonians: The repressed history of colonial Victoria", 14 October 2021.


Louise Keogh, Why this public health academic is looking forward to going back to work, Croakey, 11 September 2020

Here’s how Australia can survive coronavirus – lessons from the Great Depression, ABC Radio National: Janet McCalman and Patricia Karavelas, Thursday 21 May 2020.

Janet McCalman Do we need socialism to address the Climate Emergency with Professor Janet McCalman, 14 May 2020, Australian Fabians.

A viral history of the world, A webinar with Prof Janet McCalman, Per Axelsson, Linda Bryer and Emma Dawson, Thursday, 4 June 2020.

[Pending: pod cast with Waleed Aly)

In the midst of death there is life: Recovery from the apocalypse, Disaster & Change podcast - Podcast for SHAPS, 1 May 2020.

Janet McCalman has co-edited a book with Emma Dawson – What Happens Next?: Reconstructing Australia After COVID-19.  The book lists essays from respected Australia-wide academics and leading thinkers. The book will be published with University of Melbourne Press and will be launched on 29 September 2020.


Keogh LA, When it comes to contraception and abortion access, the choice is stark, Election Watch, 16 March 2019.

Pratt, B. “How can we do a better job of setting research agendas with communities?” Health Policy and Planning Debated, 21 August 2019. Available at:

Pratt B. & Kamuya D. “Equity, challenge studies and community engagement in bioethics?” Health Systems Global blog, 30 July 2019. Available at:


McDougall R. It will take more than a change in law to enable choice for the dying. ‘ABC News Online’ 9 Nov 2018,

McDougall R. Philosopher’s zone podcast: hospital ethics, ABC Radio National, 14 Oct 2018

Pratt, B. “Giving communities a voice.” Pursuit. 21 August 2018. Available at:

Pratt, B. & Hyder, A.A. “How can health systems research inform the development of ethics guidance for greater health equity and justice?”  Future Health Systems blog, 1 March 2018. Available at:


Keogh LA,  Why it might be time to reconsider the money spent on genetics research, The Conversation, 2 March, 2017.

A/Prof Louise Keogh's recent newspaper mentions:

  • Charlotte King, Rural women face 'alarming' abortion service gaps, study finds, ABC Online, 2017
  • John Collett, Genetic testing leaves some excluded from life insurance, Sydney Morning Herald, 2017
  • Julia Medew, Fears for abortion services seven years after Victorian law reform, The Age, 2016

McCalman J and Warr D. Aug 3, 2017, Class divide social mixing and keeps public housing stigma alive. The Pursuit.

Pratt, B. & Molyneux, S. “Global health ethics frameworks, embedded ethics and new approaches to vulnerability.” Research in Gender and Ethics (RinGs) and Health Systems Global blog, 26 July 2017. Available at:

Fertility preservation research featured in Pursuit:, 31 October 2017.

Kelaher, M., Ferdinand, A., Luke, J., Pratt, B., and Kowal, E. (2017). “Submission to the ‘Review of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research ethics guidelines’.”

Molyneux, S., Dubois-Flynn, G., Hawkins, K., Morgan, R., Gooding, K., McGregor, H., Kamuya, D., & Pratt, B. “Ethics in health systems research is ‘everybody’s business’.” Health Systems Global blog, 3 April 2017. Available at:


McDougall R(2016) When parents disagree with doctors on a child’s treatment, who should have the final say? The Conversation, 7 Sep,

Pratt, B. & Ali, J. “How can we strengthen the ‘ethics’ in health systems research.” Health Systems Global blog, 3 October 2016. Available at:


Pratt B. “Moving forward an ethical agenda in health systems research: Areas for discussion and routes for the future.” Research in Gender and Ethics (RinGs) blog. 26 October 2015. Available at:

Keogh LA, Abortions don’t cause cancer any more than parties do. The Conversation, 28 August 2014.

Keogh LA, The pill’s 50th anniversary: do we have freer sex & better managed fertility? The Conversation, 23 November 2011.