Theresa May’s resignation and the problems of Brexit

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The resignation of Theresa May as leader of the Conservative Party and the end of her Prime Ministership is a moment to revisit some of my conversation with former Number 10 advisor Nick Rowley about the problems of Brexit and the challenges faced by government leaders in the UK along with some additional thoughts about this development.


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Fashion label founder, Marianna Papas — WOAE077

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Marianna Papas is the creator of women’s fashion label LuLu Manna and founder of LuLu Manna Boutique. Marianna shares insights from her years of experience within the fashion retail and textile industries including the challenges and rewards of starting her own business. I was also interested to hear Marianna’s views on personal styling and to reminisce a little about fashion trends of the 1990s (some of which are coming back in style again).

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More on conception and breastfeeding 

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As a follow to the last episode about having a baby and discussions of conception and breastfeeding we revisit conversations with previous guests who have related specialist views.

Reproductive geneticist Nada Kubikova speaks about declining fertility and miscarriages as well as her clinical work on Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis which can be used during IVF to identify embryos affected by genetic defects (recorded Feb 2017). At the time of recording Nada was a doctoral researcher within the Institute of Reproductive Sciences at the University of Oxford.

Dr Julie Smith is an Associate Professor at the Research School of Population Health at the Australian National University (ANU) who has been an expert advisor to the World Health Organisation. Julie speaks about some of the evolutionary health benefits of breastfeeding and public policy contexts and impacts of the hospitalisation of births and the emergence of milk formula (recorded Sept 2017).

The conversation with Emma Bellamy, author of Baking A Baby, can be found by clicking here

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‘Baking A Baby’ author, Emma Bellamy — WOAE076

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Baking A Baby author Emma Bellamy explains her philosophy of conscious co-creation in preparing to have a baby and shares practical advice based on personal experiences. The first half of the conversation canvasses processes of transformation and preparation which can be done pre-conception, and the second half of the conversation turns to conception, birth and breastfeeding.

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Other discussions of conception and breastfeeding can be found by clicking here. Guests are a reproductive geneticist and an academic researcher interested in the impacts of public policy on breastfeeding.

Public policy, Nick Rowley — WOAE075

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Nick Rowley shares insights from his time as an advisor on climate change at the 10 Downing St Policy Directorate in the Office of Prime Minister Tony Blair, along with  thoughts on Brexit, political communication, and his experiences teaching public policy at the University of Sydney.

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Read Nick’s analysis of Brexit for ABC News here: ‘Brexit: The incurable British headache that won’t go away’

 

 

Palaeobiologist Glenn Brock — WOAE074

Associate Professor Glenn Anthony Brock explains deep time and the emergence and evolution of bilaterian animals that arose during the Cambrian Explosion. He also shares his experiences of field and lab work and insights about his discipline and academic life. Glenn is a researcher and lecturer with the Department of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University.

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Below is an example of more you can learn from Glenn’s Instagram

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Credit: @palaeobiologist on Instagram
“Holothurians, or sea cucumbers, are an abundant and diverse group of worm-like, soft-bodied echinoderms. Their modified elongate pentamerous bodies are beautifully suited to be vacuum cleaners of the sea – swallowing huge amounts of sediment, digesting the organic material then pooping out the sediment like a conveyor belt! What a life! 😁👌🏼 Despite appearing to be completely soft bodied most species do have a skeleton – hundreds of microscopic ossicles made of calcite embedded in the body wall. These come in a wide variety of shapes, including this beautiful tiny (0.4 mm across) wheel shaped sclerite from a modern species of Chirodota.”

Professional tennis, Jaslyn Hewitt-Shehadie — WOAE073

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Insights about professional tennis from player development to life on the circuit and coaching and management approaches as well as some of the basics of what are the grand slam tournaments and court surfaces. Jaslyn Hewitt-Shehadie from Tennis Australia is National Academy Manager, Talent Development Manager and Wellbeing Ambassador for New South Wales and a former professional player who shares her expertise and personal experiences.

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See Jaslyn’s Instagram for footage of her playing doubles with her brother Lleyton Hewitt in an exhibition match at the 2019 Sydney International.