Security and sustainability
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Some of the biggest challenges facing humans right now include climate change, an ageing population and indiscriminate business practices. In this episode, our researchers discuss how using virtual reality (VR) to retrace the footsteps of Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton can highlight the impact of global warming and have educational benefits. We find out how frailty can be reversible, and what it takes to improve the quality of life of our most vulnerable community members. And we zone in on Reconciliation Action Plans (RAPs) and why they will benefit every Australian organisation, starting by validating cultural connectivity.



· James Calvert, Senior lecturer, game designer and film maker

· Dr. Rachel Ambagtsheer, Gerontologist, research fellow & senior learning facilitator

· Dr. Hayden McDonald, Learning facilitator & social justice researcher


Host: Clement Paligaru

Produced by Written & Recorded


Executive Production: Serpil Senelmis & James Brandis

Research: Serpil Senelmis & Clement Paligaru

Writing/Interviewing: Serpil Senelmis

Sound Design/Engineering: James Brandis


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Research That Matters was recorded across Australia and New Zealand. Torrens University Australia acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present, and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual, and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We also acknowledge Māori as tangata whenua and Treaty of Waitangi partners in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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