Vanessa de Kauwe‏ on ABC Radio National

A further look at how her research turns science skills into life skills for students with intellectual disabilities.

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Vanessa de Kauwe with students

Machine learning uncovers large hidden job market for PhD graduates

Researchers from CPAS, ANU and CSIRO's Data61 developed a job-searching machine to show the value of PhD graduate research skills.

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Can citizen science transform population health?

Researchers from CPAS and the Menzies Centre for Health Policy look at this untapped pathway for population health research.

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Stages of citizen science employed by each model

Samantha Vilkins and Will Grant: What gets cited in Government publications?

While previous studies give us a clear idea of how policymakers go about their research, this is a first look at the evidence sources that are actually cited.

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Evidence source types cited in Australian Government departments

CPAS alum Dr Elizabeth Tynan wins CHASS Book Prize for 'Atomic Thunder: The Maralinga Story'

The book, which examines British atomic testing in Australia in the 1950s, was published last year, based on Dr Tynan's PhD research at CPAS.

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Joan Leach and Fabien Medvecky wonder just how ‘good’ science communication is… the Editorial for a special issue on the ethics of science communication in the Journal of Science Communication.

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