Episode 17: The state of our mental health
In this episode of A Different Lens, Monash academics explore what’s being done to improve mental health care and address the rise in mental health disorders.
From care to custody
We can’t talk about youth crime without taking into account childhood adversity.
Tales of neglect
The aged care royal commission's interim report paints a picture of a system in deep crisis. Its recommendations for action have some merit, but won't address what are underlying systemic problems.
A sculptured life
A career in the arts can be a gamble. James Parrett reveals what does it take to be a full-time sculptor.
Youth justice shame
The Australian government has been criticised by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child for its youth justice failures and the rise of children with mental health issues.
'It felt like a prison'
Around 6000 Australians aged under 65 live in nursing homes, cut off from their families and peers, with inadequate support for their disabilities.
A society shaped by discontents
The contributions of convicts to Australia's progressive political traditions have been largely and unfairly forgotten.
Who's in charge of Britain?
Is there still such a thing as “the British people” in the singular? The deep divisions on Brexit highlight a case of the revolution eating itself.
Letting children think big
Teaching children philosophy can help improve academic results. But more importantly, it allows children a space to make sense of the world, and meaning in their lives.
Smart machines, numb humans
Will the rise of algorithmic decision-making and AI threaten the essential elements of being human?
The ethics of experimental vaccines
Deliberately infecting people with a disease-causing agent as part of medical research can be ethically acceptable, and even necessary.
Prisoners of proprietary
Three privately managed prisons house nearly 40 per cent of Victoria’s prisoner population, but research indicates they're falling short of expectations in key areas.
PTSD: The battle after the war
The recognition of post-traumatic stress disorder has played a part in the resurgence in the popularity of Anzac Day, But, even now, returned soldiers don't receive enough support.
Time for decriminalisation
In the wake of the UN's groundbreaking drug policy commitment, the time is right for drug laws reform.
Dads in jail: the forgotten carers
Parenting from prison for fathers who are primary carers raises questions of masculinity, and the effects on children of absent males.
Too late for the old
By the time the aged care royal commission's recommendations lead to improvements in our nursing homes, four cohorts of residents will have died. Here's why.
Falling through the gap
A genuine partnership needs to be established between the government and Aboriginal people to get Closing the Gap targets back on track.
Fighting back against fake news
We used game theory to show you only need a small amount of fake news to disrupt any group discussion. But we also found a way you can fight back.
After the Kerch Strait – what?
Russia's aggression against Ukraine, in full view of the international community, signals a new level of readiness to challenge the world to respond.
The master, the student and the lessons of gongfu
Monash lecturer Chris Murray's dedication to an ancient art had benefits far beyond improving his martial arts skills.
For the greater good?
Sometimes, improving public health can mean infringing on people’s rights and compromising their interests.
Unmasking slavery's hidden face
A landmark sex workers' court case in Melbourne led to the establishment of a modern legal definition of slavery in international law.
Anatomy of a controversy
Protesters have urged a boycott of Sydney's Real Bodies exhibition over claims that it could be displaying remains of executed Chinese political prisoners.
Professor, Educational Psychology and Inclusive Education
Senior Lecturer, Politics and International Relations, Faculty of Arts
Lecturer, data science and artificial intelligence
Head, Servier Drug Discovery Program
Lecturer, School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
Professor of History, and Head of School for the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies.
Senior Lecturer, Department of General Practice
David Copolov, AO
Professor of Psychiatry and Pro Vice-Chancellor
Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, Arts Faculty
PhD Candidate in History
Lecturer in Criminology, School of Social Sciences
Professor, Law Resources
Professor, Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Law
Associate Professor of Journalism, School of Media, Film and Journalism
Head, Health Law and Ageing Research Unit, Department of Forensic Medicine
Professor of Linguistics
Associate Professor, Law Research Services
Associate Professor, Reader, Faculty of Information Technology
Sir John Monash Distinguished Professor, Psychology
Associate Professor of Criminology
Associate Professor of Criminology
Professor, Communications and Media Studies
Professor, Ukrainian Studies
Professor, Social Work
Professor of Criminology, Dean of Arts
Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Health Economics
Senior Lecturer, Law Resources
Head of the Department of Psychiatry
Senior Research Fellow, Social Work
Adjunct lecturer, Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Research Officer, School of Social Sciences
Associate Professor, Communications and Media Studies
Professor, Department of Marketing
Lecturer, Research Associate, Monash Business School
Lecturer, Department of Management
PhD student, Faculty of Education
Professor, Monash Bioethics Centre