UC Science Radio - Season 1
Explore podcast episodes from our first season!
Prof Simon Kingham talks about the impact of city spaces on our mental health, why cycleways are thriving in Christchurch, and his role as Chief Science Advisor for the Ministry of Transport.
Associate Prof Sarah Masters talks about her work as a 'molecular detective': how molecules behave, what they do, and how we can use them to create new technologies, materials and life-saving vaccines.
Award-winning educator and volcanologist Prof Ben Kennedy discusses his teaching methods, and integrating real-world volcanology research into his lectures, lab sessions and even interactive games.
Environmental chemist Prof Sally Gaw explains what plastic is doing to our environment, where it’s ending up, and how we can fix the problem.
UC Professor of Clinical Psychology, Julia Rucklidge, discusses the fascinating relationship between nutrition and mental health, and how micronutrients can help reverse the mental health epidemic.
Poet and planetary astronomer Dr Michele Bannister talks about searching for the new and strange worlds revealed by interstellar objects.
Award-winning teacher and glaciologist Dr Heather Purdie talks about studying endangered glaciers, passion for the environment and why real-life experiences with nature are important to learning.
UC chemist and entrepreneur Prof Rudi Marquez talks about his work in medicinal chemistry - including creating a wonder gel for wound healing, birth control for possums, and beating antibiotic resistance in cattle worms.