Celebrating success

All eyes on sleep expert’s article

Dr Alexander Sweetman

Dr Alexander Sweetman’s article How do I stop my mind racing and get some sleep? was the most-read article on The Conversation website for the week beginning Monday 10 July. With more than 265,000 reads, this article has attracted the most reads of any article by a Flinders academic in 2023.

Emerging leaders on the global stage

CHASS PhD students Iriana Freitas De Jesus Ximenes (left) and Collethy Jaru.

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences PhD students Iriana Freitas De Jesus Ximenes and Collethy Jaru have been selected to participate in the esteemed 11th University Scholars Leadership Symposium, organised by Humanitarian Affairs. The annual symposium, being held in Bangkok from Tuesday 1 August, nurtures emerging leaders by giving them the confidence to lead sustainable development projects in their home communities.

Flinders PhD shines at annual conference

Brad Martin presenting at the AMSA conference.

Brad Martin, PhD candidate from the Ecosystem Resilience Lab, has been awarded the Fisheries Research Development Corporation Prize for best oral presentation at the Australian Marine Sciences Association (AMSA) annual conference. Flinders Honours alumni Christine Barry was also recognised at the conference with an award. The AMSA Conference, the Association’s primary event of the year, was held on the Gold Coast in 2023 and addressed the theme of “Science in Sea Country”. This theme supports AMSA’s recognition of the enduring connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People have with their Sea Countries, and acknowledges the critical role that the ecological and cultural knowledge of Australia’s Indigenous people plays in the sustainability of our seas.

Offering insights to ASEAN issues

Dr Priyambudi Sulistiyanto speaking at the Yogyakarta event.

Dr Priyambudi Sulistiyant recently attended side events related to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) gatherings in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. He gave a presentation on “Which Way(s) to end the Myanmar Crisis: Some Thoughts” at the CSO Side Event WPS High Level Meeting, Building Resilient Communities, organised by AMAN and Indonesian NGOs. In Jakarta, Dr Sulistiyanto also shared his expertise on “Regional Security in ASEAN and the Protection for Migrant Workers” at the Migran Care office. The main themes explored during the ASEAN talks was that finding or ending the on-going conflicts in Myanmar has not been easier for ASEAN as a regional grouping, or for Indonesia as this year’s ASEAN Chair – so Dr Sulistiyanto suggested revisiting the ASEAN Charter, rethinking the notion of ASEAN centrality by taking into accounts the voices of non-government organisations and suspending the membership of Myanmar from ASEAN.

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