What I learned by puppy-sitting

Over the weekend I puppy-sat Max, my brother’s beautiful 18-month-old labradoodle. He had asked before and I’d declined for two main reasons – I know nothing about dogs and I’m allergic to a long list of animals. This time when he asked, I agreed before I realised...

Talking tech with Dr Catherine Ball

Associate Professor Catherine Ball is a scientific futurist, speaker, advisor, author, founder, executive producer, executive director, company director and charity patron working across global projects where emerging technologies meet humanitarian, education and...

Loneliness at work

One of the biggest challenges we face in society today is loneliness.  Even before we were locked down due to coronavirus, loneliness was at epidemic levels, with 1 in 2 Australians saying they are lonely at least once a week. Feeling disconnected and lonely has the...