In the media: May

The Caring Futures Institute and its researchers were featured in the media throughout May. Check out the reach of our expertise!

Channel 9, Adelaide, Darwin, Brisbane, Sydney. ABC Radio Adelaide, West Australian newspaper: New concerns over excessive screen time for children. Caring Futures Institute associate member Dr Ranjay Chakraborty was interviewed by Channel 9 Adelaide about his study which found a link between excessive screen time, worsening of the condition myopia, or near-sightedness, and poorer sleep quality. The story was aired in bulletins around the country. Ranjay was also interviewed by Sonya Feldhoff on ABC Radio Adelaide’s Afternoons program. The article A short night’s sleep also appeared in the West Australian newspaper.

ABC Radio Sydney, 5AA Adelaide, Daily Telegraph, The Advertiser, Hobart Mercury, Herald Sun, Courier Mail, 3AW Melbourne, Hit 104.7 and others: Healthy diet is an acquired taste in earliest years. Research by Caring Futures Institute Deputy Director Prof Rebecca Golley received lots of media attention recently after the story resurfaced in newspapers and on radio across the country. The research was about the repeat exposure of veggies to children to boost their chances of liking them. The story originally came to light in the media in March but has recently gained a second wind.

The Advertiser: Testing time for our lifestyle. Caring Futures Institute researcher and Flinders Chair of Restorative Ageing Professor Sue Gordon was quoted in an article by The Advertiser on tests that measure biological age. Sue told the paper that no matter how you measure biological age, different factors will influence it, from genetic inheritance through to lifestyle choices.

The CASPR blog: Does formal stakeholder consultation influence the outcome of Australian food regulatory policy? The Climate and Sustainability Policy Research (CASPR) Group published an article on their blog about a Flinders and Deakin university study that examined the food regulatory process of Australia. Our own Professor John Coveney was a co-researcher on the study’s report.
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