mental health

Episode 83      23 min 40 sec
Infant sleep interventions, low birth-weight babies

Anna Price
Liz Westrupp

PhD students Anna Price and Liz Westrupp discuss their respective research into interventions for sleep-deprived infants and long-term implications for low-birthweight babies. With science host Dr Shane Huntington.

Episode 79      22 min 09 sec
A Hole in the Head: Phineas Gage Revisited

Prof Malcolm Macmillan

Phineas Gage appears in virtually every introductory Psychology textbook. But very little is known about his life after the horrific accident in which an iron bar was shot through his brain. By painstakingly tracking down and assembling documented evidence, Prof Malcolm Macmillian pieces together Phineas' post-accident life and discusses how the Phineas Gage story informs the treatment of patients suffering frontal lobe injury and the nature of the brain. With host Jennifer Cook.

Episode 71      26 min 28 sec
Widows of Injecting Drug Users in North East India

Dr Michelle Kermode
Prarthna Dayal

In the conservative societies of Nagaland and Manipur, widows of injecting drug users are often HIV positive, poor and stigmatized. Dr Michelle Kermode and Prarthna Dayal from the Nossal Insitute for Global Health discuss an intervention program to improve mental health of these women. With host Jennifer Cook.