COVID-19 has impacted everyone in many different ways, not least how we work collaboratively across borders and time zones. Polina Zelmanova is in her final year of her BA in Film Studies at Warwick and is also the Reinvention Editor for volume 13. She discusses some of the challenges the Reinvention team faced and how they overcame them to produce another outstanding issue.
Congratulations to Monash University Research Fellow, Hussain Bhukya for his selection as one of fourteen awardees for the ‘Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research’ (INSPIRE) Faculty Fellowship in Life and Biomedical Sciences sponsored by the Indian Department of Science and Technology.
To achieve the UNAIDS goal to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030, action is needed to optimise the uptake of HIV testing and effective HIV prevention technologies, such as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medication and treatment as prevention (TasP). Although significant gains in this area have been achieved globally, there is still a need to rethink how we target difficult-to-reach subpopulations. To this end, Associate Professor Dr Jason Ong, Research Fellow at the Melbourne Sexual Health Clinic, Monash University and Professor Daniel Read, Professor of Behavioural Science at the Warwick Business School are leading a team to investigate how successes in behavioural change from other disciplines may help to address the issue of controlling HIV using behavioural economics.
Final year student Ethan Wong is studying for a Bachelor of Science majoring in Tropical Environment Biology and Microbiology at Monash University, Malaysia campus. He has previously been on exchange to Singapore and is currently on exchange at Warwick with Global Sustainable Development for the 2019/20 spring term.
Professor Stuart Croft, Vice-Chancellor, University of Warwick, and Professor Margaret Gardner AC, Vice-Chancellor, Monash University, have signed a new rolling agreement for the Monash Warwick Alliance. Replacing the previous five-year term, this open-ended partnership will enable more deeply embedded collaboration and wider transnational opportunities for students and staff.