Category Archives: Research

When Believing is Seeing

Today I awoke to read the news of the incredible discovery of a “Supervoid”, a gigantic hole in the universe and the largest structure ever identified by humans. At 1.8 billion light years across, astronomers are calling it “huge”. An … Continue reading

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The curse of the research scientist

I love science, I love research and I love working on problems that, if solved, could make a difference to the well-being of others. I love to relax at night and on planes by opening up the spread sheets, performing … Continue reading

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Getting on with life but never forgetting….

As the remnants of the delicious meal are cleared away on my flight home from London to Melbourne, the soul-lifting tunes of Vance Joy filling my head, the massage chair gently pummelling my lumbar region, maybe it’s the Macedon Ranges … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Orange

 Over the past 4 weeks I have traveled for work to San Diego, Sydney, Nice and Monaco via Dubai and London. I love to watch the sunrises and sunsets in the places I find myself, and of course to … Continue reading

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Letting go of 2014

In stark contrast to how I felt on the last day of 2013, I have had a great struggle with letting go of 2014. Twelve months ago I thought that 2014 would be the year that I would bounce right … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: celebrating release of 500 cord blood units for transplant

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Hang on, help is on its way!

Somewhere on the other side of the world a young boy is life-threateningly ill with leukaemia, a bone marrow transplant his only hope of cure. Somewhere on the other side of the world are anxious parents, excited, scared and hopeful; … Continue reading

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