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Outside of Australia, particularly within this region of the world, we are actually seen as a trusted and sometimes – in the world of technology – honest broker, in being able to navigate the complexity of what we find ourselves in." In this week's episode of the Change Happens #podcast, host Jenelle McMaster is joined by CEO of @AustCyber, @Michel…
 
We're back with a brand new series of the 'Oxford Sparks Big Questions Podcast'! And - in the Autumn of 2020 - where else could we start but with an episode answering a big question related to COVID-19? We're all used to hearing a lot of pandemic terminology now, but it can be difficult to get to grips with exactly what all these terms mean. For in…
 
"You have to believe you’re a part of seven billion ecosystems, and you are going to do you little part, and know that the next person will do theirs." In this week's episode of the Change Happens #podcast, Jenelle McMaster is joined by Australia's longest serving Sex Discrimination Commissioner (2007-2015), globally acknowledged leader, social inn…
 
"I love nothing more than chucking a plan in the bin." In this week's episode of the Change Happens #podcast host Jenelle McMaster is joined by entertainer, broadcaster, journalist, author and stage-performer Wendy Harmer who shares how she creates change, her reflections on leadership and what COVID-19 has meant for the arts and entertainment indu…
 
"Sometimes you actually have to walk through the door before you realise it was the wrong door and then you need to be prepared and brave enough to step back out, so, make sure you have the option to step back out." In the latest episode of the Change Happens podcast, Jenelle McMaster is joined by Dr Byron Pirola, Partner at EY Port Jackson Partner…
 
"Anybody who trades through this pandemic, it’s a privilege. And don’t abuse that privilege, and be very generous as a result of that because there’s underemployed, unemployed, under-trading or not trading businesses. And if you are trading and have the privilege to do so, then you better be very generous in all of your actions." In the latest epis…
 
"I suppose forging resilience, building resilience, is innovating. And so, when we look back at the last three months, we see everywhere, people innovating to get through this adversity that we’re all facing." In this week's episode of the Change Happens #podcast, Jenelle McMaster is joined by Australian of the Year and Sight For All Chair, Dr Jame…
 
"The hardest thing to do at that point in time was to rapidly pivot to not just a new way of working but also a new mode of leadership. Our teams wanted answers and clarity - they were scared, I was scared." In this week's episode of the Change Happens #podcast, Jenelle McMaster is joined by Managing Director & CEO at Domain, Jason Pellegrino, who …
 
We all feel pain differently. What to one person may be the worst pain in the world, might be a mild irritation to another person; but why? At the moment, we don’t have a thorough understanding of how pain is processed, meaning it is difficult to devise treatments for chronic pain. In this episode of the ‘Big Questions’ podcast, we are lucky enough…
 
"What I hope I never forget is the importance of communicating, and that’s being honest, empathetic, visible and creating that sense of hope." In this week's episode of the Change Happens #podcast, Jenelle McMaster is joined by Chief Executive Officer and Regional Managing Partner Oceania at EY Tony Johnson, who shares the insights and lessons he's…
 
Things have changed a lot over the past few months – including, for many of us, our daily routine. But how has this impacted our energy usage? In this week’s episode of the Big Questions podcast, we chat to Dr Philipp Grünewald from Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute about his ‘JoyMeter’ survey, which has given a fascinating insight into how o…
 
"I think there’s a real need for industry and government to collaborate more directly here. Not only in terms of funding that’s so essential to help the workforce pivot and to re-skill, but also through industry helping government to understand where those future roles are likely to occur." In this week's episode of the Change Happens #podcast, Jen…
 
Established in 1621, the Oxford Botanic Garden was the first botanic garden in the UK. It has been - and remains – an invaluable resource for education, scientific research, and conservation. But recently it’s added another feather to its cap, teaming up with The Oxford Artisan Distillery to produce a ‘Physic Gin’. So what exactly is this gin, and …
 
"Skills development obviously has to align with job opportunities and the best way to do that is more investment in this space." In our latest episode of the Change Happens #podcast, Jenelle McMaster is joined by the Member for Waterford, Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development, Shannon Fentiman M…
 
"It doesn’t matter who you are, no one’s bigger than a football club." In this week's episode of the Change Happens #podcast, Jenelle McMaster speaks with Melbourne Storm CEO Dave Donaghy ahead of the NRL restart to discuss how the sporting community has been affected by #COVID19 and the challenges sporting clubs are facing in the wake of the pande…
 
"Investing in a very systematic way into the mental health and wellbeing of your people, I would argue, is just a good business competitive strategy." In this week's episode of the Change Happens #podcast, Jenelle McMaster is joined once again by Managing Director and Founder of The Wellbeing Outfit Jonathan Nicholas to discuss #leadership and how …
 
As we search for a way out of the global coronavirus crisis, there’s been plenty of discussion surrounding a potential COVID-19 tracing app. Many of us carry a mobile phone with us wherever we go, so it seems logical to use this pre-existing infrastructure in the transition towards a ‘new normal’. But how tricky is it to make such an app? What’s mo…
 
"The leaders who struggle in crisis are the ones who hide things." In this week's episode of the Change Happens #podcast, Jenelle McMaster speaks with Chief Executive Officer at NSW Trustee & Guardian Adam Dent, who shares his insights into leading and managing people in some of the most challenging circumstances. Listen now on: Apple Podcasts: Her…
 
"First and foremost, your safety is everything to us. The rest can wait. We'll work out how the business can operate, but you must stay safe. You must stay at home." When an on-air presenter at Nova Entertainment was asked to self-isolate after displaying symptoms of coronavirus, leadership had to act fast in its communications, being honest and re…
 
Just one mosquito bite is enough to infect someone with malaria. Tackling this serious – sometimes fatal – subtropical disease is a key priority for the World Health Organisation; but how can we move forward in the fight against it? Specifically, how could a small team of researchers, taking to the roads in a custom-built ‘Landrover Lab’, help in t…
 
"We’ve seen an increase in loneliness and the second thing we’ve seen is an increase in anxiety. And it’s not just from people who are already anxious.” In this week's episode of the Change Happens #podcast, Jenelle McMaster speaks with John Brogden, CEO of Landcom and Chairman of Lifeline Australia, who shares his personal mental health journey an…
 
"Who are we in this? Are we going to be passengers or are we going to be participants?" In this week's episode of the Change Happens podcast hosted by Jenelle McMaster, Naomi Simson founder of Red Balloon and co-founder of Big Red Group discusses leading courageously and creating adaptable strategies during these unique and challenging times. Liste…
 
Much less is known about the Indian Ocean than either the Atlantic or Pacific. It's also the least protected. What secrets lie beneath the waves? What new species wait to be discovered…? Dr Paris Stefanoudis tells us all about the Nekton project, its past and planned missions, and the role it’s playing in helping us to find out “What’s in the India…
 
We’re living in extraordinary times, where graphs and statistics are splashed across newspaper front pages, and misinformation is rife. How do we know which sources of information are reliable? How do scientific researchers go from having an idea to publishing their findings, and advising on policy? In this week’s episode of the ‘Big Questions’ pod…
 
Across every industry and in every home, billions of people around the world are experiencing a shared feeling of fear in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now more than ever, leaders need to help their teams navigate the challenges and emotions that arise in times of crisis, particularly through a mental health lens. In this episode of the Change…
 
When it comes to mass-producing food, it’s important to make sure the taste is consistent, and good! But how can we detect the taste of something without eating it ourselves? Prof Richard Compton and his team in the Department of Chemistry are experts in electrochemical sensors, and in this episode of the Big Questions podcast he tells us all about…
 
Never before have we been in such a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environment. Governments around the world are running containment strategies, while business and the community are flung into a situation of fear, that in some cases borders on panic. Episode 1 of Change Happens host Jenelle McMaster, EY Oceania Markets Leader, discusses…
 
Coronavirus has been hitting the headlines since late 2019, and is now at the forefront of many people’s minds. We have a lot of questions, and it can be difficult to find answers. In this episode of the Big Questions podcast, Emily is asking her family what they would like to know about coronavirus, and Prof Christl Donnelly (an expert in modellin…
 
With one person admitted to hospital every five minutes in the UK because of a heart attack, the ability to diagnose and treat them quickly is vital. In this episode of the ‘Big Questions’ podcast, find out how Dr Tingting Zhu is using a machine learning algorithm, trained on 15,000 ECGs, to diagnose heart attacks faster, potentially eliminating th…
 
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