Episode 101      26 min 01 sec
Making a Difference: Kiran Martin and Asha in the slums of Delhi

Padma Shri Dr Kiran Martin
Assoc Prof Peter Deutschmann

Paediatrician Dr Kiran Martin recounts the story behind the founding of ASHA, which now helps over 350,000 Delhi slum dwellers to improve their lives. Global health specialist Dr Peter Deutchmann weighs in on how research institutions in rich countries can work to empower and embolden work done by organisations in developing nations. With host Jennifer Cook.

Episode 78      35 min 31 sec
Accounting for Imams

Dr Eeqbal Hassim
Irfan Yusuf
Anisa Buckley

In this episode, three conversations on imams and educators in Muslim communities. Host Jacky Angus speaks to author and lawyer Irfan Yusuf about the roles and predicaments of imams in Australia and elsewhere; to researcher Anisa Buckley on imams and their role in marriage and divorce; and to educator Dr Eeqbal Hassim on getting school teachers up to speed on Muslim issues.

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.

Episode 70      36 min 28 sec
Drug Use, HIV and Harm Reduction in North East India

Assoc Prof Peter Deutschmann
Dr Michelle Kermode
Prarthna Dayal

Manipur and Nagaland are two states in North East India that share a border with Burma. While these states are so remote that few foreign nationals have visited them, they are beset with high rates of HIV infection and injecting drug use. Assoc Prof Peter Deutschmann, Dr Michelle Kermode and Prarthna Dayal from the Nossal Institute for Global Health take us on their journey of implementing harm reduction programs in these communities. With host Jennifer Cook.

Episode 68      18 min 57 sec
Pakistan: A State for Devolution

Dr Nadeem Malik

Dr Nadeem Malik ponders the question of why stable and robust democratic institutions have eluded Pakistan. Since its formation in 1947, military rule has been a recurrent theme for Pakistan, and true devolution of power to the local level is still a quest. With host Jacky Angus.

Episode 52      20 min 28 sec
Addressing Violence in the Family

Prof Cathy Humphreys

Prof Cathy Humphreys discusses the tragic impact of family violence, and outlines contemporary approaches to intervention and prevention. With host Jacky Angus.

Episode 40      19 min 59 sec
Politics Meets Pop Culture In Indonesia

Dr Ariel Heryanto

Anthropologist Dr Ariel Heryanto speaks to Up Close host Jacky Angus about how Indonesian pop culture both influences and is influenced by complex social and political forces.

Episode 28      28 min 17 sec
Post-Natal Depression Across Cultures

Assoc Prof Jane Fisher
Dr Tran Tuan

Post-natal, or perinatal, depression is found beyond the wealthy, Europeanised societies with which this phenomenon is usually associated. In this podcast, Assoc Prof Jane Fisher of the Key Centre for Women's Health discusses PND and its incidence in poorer countries, especially Vietnam. With host Sian Prior.