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Meet positive psychology researcher Dr Hanchao Hou
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Dr Hanchao Hou’s PhD unlocked a career path in positive psychology research at Tsinghua University in China. With the support of the University of Melbourne and his supervisor, he gained the skills and knowledge needed to develop a whole new research framework.
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A new simplified hydrodynamic model provides a practical and effective solution to predict flooding quickly – reducing forecasting time from days to seconds.
Beneath the Surface and Inside Out: exploring neuroscience through art
The connection – and potential disconnect – between the brain’s internal and external worlds is explored in artworks that combine textiles and neuroscience.
Identifying changes in leg joints of female runners during puberty
The way that leg joints move during running changes as females go through puberty. The findings could help to explain why some sports injuries are more common in female adolescents.
Waste management legislation in Pacific region countries – insights and opportunities
A comprehensive legal review aims to reduce environmental, health and economic risk and improve waste management in 15 Pacific region nations.
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