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Journal article

15 Jul 2018

This paper presents new evidence from a nationwide cross-project meta-study investigating the magnitude and extent of the difference between designed and measured thermal performance of the building fabric of 188 low energy dwellings in the UK. The dataset was drawn from the UK Government’s national...

Commentary

19 Jun 2018

For industries to adopt innovations and for research to have an impact, there must be significant shifts in people’s behaviours, their perceptions, and the ways communities engage with research. These activities are the research focus of the humanities, arts, and social sciences (HASS) disciplines.

Journal article

14 Jun 2018

This project has generated important ideas that may help to further improve implementation of school vaccination programs, including allowing electronic consent, increasing student engagement, improving access to previous vaccination records and increasing school staff accountability.

Report

13 Jun 2018

To bring the cement sector in line with the Paris Agreement on climate change, its annual emissions will need to fall by at least 16 per cent by 2030.1 Steeper reductions will be required if assumptions about the contribution from carbon capture and storage (CCS)...

Audio podcast

8 Jun 2018

A conversation with Energy Program Director, Tony Wood. Energy has become one of the great barbecue-stoppers of Australia. Electricity and gas bills are soaring, energy supplies seem to be less reliable than they used to be, and if you really want to start an argument...

Report

The foundation of a smart city is smart energy infrastructure, representing the interconnection of microgrids working together to improve system resilience, reduce costs and enable a low- to no-carbon future.
31 May 2018

The foundation of a smart city is smart energy infrastructure, representing the interconnection of microgrids working together to improve system resilience, reduce costs and enable a low- to no-carbon future.

Integration of resources, monetizing existing and planned assets, and energy trading improves the financial...

Commentary

Melbourne bird survey supports research suggesting native species thrive better if planning includes environmental reserves, rather than backyards
31 May 2018

A new study published online in the British Ecological Society journal this weekfound that development models based on a “land sharing” approach, where native species are provided with habitat in the form of the inter-connected backyards and tree-lined streets of a low-density suburb, performed poorly...

Conference paper

31 May 2018

‘Fake news’ is now embedded as an everyday term in the media. This has significant consequences for educational curricula. In this paper, we explore the broader context of the misrepresentation of data and the critical thinking and discernment skills necessary to detect it. Increasing ubiquity...

Working paper

30 May 2018

Bibliometric databases on publications and their citations offer the possibility to quantify the scale and impact of this key output of scientific research. But there are many decisions to be made about how to construct these bibliometric measures, and no global consensus on how best...

Conference proceedings

Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Design4Health 2017, Melbourne Cricket Ground, 4 - 7 Dec 2017, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
30 May 2018

Design4Health is an international conference that brings together designers, health professionals and creative practitioners with researchers, clinicians, policy makers and users from across the world to discuss, disseminate and test their approaches and methods in the ever-changing nexus between design and health.

Article

28 May 2018

Article shows interior and progress on a 45-metre, nine-story building – constructed with cross-laminated timber (CLT) floors and walls, and glulam structural beams and columns at at 25 King Street Brisbane, which is set to become Australia’s tallest engineered timber building when complete.

“Compared...

Journal article

24 May 2018

Conservation of biodiversity in urban environments depends on species’ responses to the intensity of urban development. ‘Land sharing’ and ‘land sparing’ represent alternate ends of a gradient that conceptualises a trade-off between the human population and biodiversity. We used a linear optimisation procedure to 1)...

Journal article

22 May 2018

To meet the terms of the 2015 Paris Agreement, the global energy system must be entirely decarbonized by the end of this century. Two scenarios have been developed: a reference case (REF) and an advanced 100% renewable energy scenario (ADV). ADV reflects the trends in...

Literature review

21 May 2018

This literature and policy review outlines the complex context related to STEM learning and focuses on student outcomes, the teacher workforce and the curriculum.

Journal article

20 May 2018

This paper briefly outlines key findings and explores potential causal pathways for apparent positive secular trends in adolescent risk taking.

Working paper

18 May 2018

We analyse the relationship between subjective wellbeing (SWB) and the World Bank’s measure of a country’s economic sustainability, adjusted net savings (ANS). We model SWB at individual level and at aggregated group level as a function of past ANS levels, after controlling for a country’s...

Working paper

18 May 2018

We add to the literature on the driving forces of international migration. While the existing literature establishes that income differences, migration costs, and certain other factors (e.g. climate or human rights) affect the migration decision, we focus on the broader role of nonpecuniary factors. We...

Journal article

16 May 2018

The UK open access (OA) policy landscape simultaneously preferences Gold publishing models (Finch Report, RCUK, COAF) and Green OA through repository usage (HEFCE), creating the possibility of confusion and duplication of effort for academics and support staff. Alongside these policy developments, there has been an...

Guide

16 May 2018

This report intends to be a guide to assist the decision-makers in cities that recognise the challenges of food waste management and wish to find sustainable and effective solutions.