Macquarie University

Conference paper

What lies beneath? Exploring the material influence of the underground on urban development in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie

Drawing on two case studies from the NSW Northern Coalfields, this paper considers economic value, government regulation, public perceptions, and urban development consequences, linking underground materiality with aboveground urban outcomes.
Conference paper

The urban heat island in Australian city planning

Extreme heat associated with the Urban Heat Island (UHI) and future climate change will have a disproportional geographic and demographic impact across a city. This research investigates Australian cities' strategic plans for heat reduction to maintain their liveability towards heat stress from the UHI effect.
Report

Supporting effective clinical communication in Australia: government and industry priorities

This project examines a range of Australian government health organisations and medical colleges to better understand what areas of communication in medicine are prioritised for support at postgraduate level (i.e. after medical school) and how this information is communicated with doctors via public websites.
Report

The role of risk climate and ethical self-interest climate in predicting unethical pro-organisational behaviour

Risk climate (or risk culture) has become an increasingly important focus since the 2007-09 financial crisis. Despite efforts to inculcate risk climate, unethical pro-organisational behaviour (UPB) such as misconduct toward customers continues to occur. This study investigates whether four risk climate factors (avoidance, valued, proactive...
Report

We look after our own mob

This report, commissioned by Positive Partnerships, and supported by First Peoples Disability Network, is the first research on autism in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.