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Winter is coming

2 min read
25 May 2023
Winter.
Winter is coming!

WARMER, DRIER WINTER PREDICTED

  • Dr Tim Cowan, Centre for Applied Climate Sciences can speak on what Australians can expect from a climate perspective this winter, touching on the Bureau of Meteorology’s June to August forecast, which predicts a warmer, drier winter for much of the country. Media contact: Alexia Austin 0420 500 019

WINTER’S BITE: COST OF LIVING

  • Tapan Sarker, Professor of Finance, School of Business can discuss the concerns about the rising costs of livings, including energy and interest rates, and the struggle many Australian families face this winter. Media contact: Griffith Thomas 0467 242 435

CHANGING SEASONS DIFFER

  • Professor Jonti Horner, School of Mathematics, Physics and Computing, is a space expert who can discuss how the seasons are defined, and why, for astronomers (and the rest of the world), there are still three more weeks of Autumn left, whilst most Australians celebrate the start of winter in the next few days. He can also explain why winter is the longest season for those of us in the southern hemisphere. Media contact: Alexia Austin 0420 500 019

WINTER HEALTH RISKS

  • Dr Aletha Ward, Lecturer of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery is a Public Health expert and can comment on the biggest health concerns facing Australians this winter and measures people can take to keep healthy in the cold weather. Media contact: Griffith Thomas 0467 242 435
    *Note - Dr Aletha Ward isn't available for interviews until next week

WINTER SLEEP TIPS

  • Dr Chris Watling, Lecturer of Psychology, School of Psychology and Wellbeing research focuses on the effects of sleep deprivation and poor sleep habits on cognitive functions, mental health, and more broadly, general wellbeing. He can discuss all issues related to sleep and his top tips to make sure you get enough winter sleep. Media contact: Griffith Thomas 0467 242 435

WINTER IS COMING AND OTHER FROSTY SAYINGS

  • Professor Marcus Harmes, Associate Dean (Graduate Research School) is a historian in education and can talk about winter sayings, phrases, expressions and popular culture references. Media contact: Nicholas Britnell 0477 007 443

WINTER WORKOUTS

  • Dr Dean Mills, Senior Lecturer of Exercise Physiology, School of Health and Medical Sciences is an exercise physiologist and can explain the many benefits of exercising when temperatures are cooler and what steps you can take to stay motivated to exercise during winter. Media contact: Griffith Thomas 0467 242 435