Psychiatrist, Writer, Commentator


Tuesday, th February 2018

Writs & Cures - Using the immune system to fight cancer

In this edition of Writs and Cures you will meet Professor Joe Trapani, the director of cancer research at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. Whilst cancer is still the leading cause of illness in our community, the last 50 years have seen dramatic improvements in survival rates and new frontiers in treatment that offer more hope than ever. Professor Trapani...
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Tuesday, 23rd January 2018

Writs & Cures: Forensic medicine with Prof Noel Woodford plus tackling family estrangement

Writs and Cures is back for 2018 and in our first edition for the year you will meet a real-life Dr Quincy MD in Professor Noel Woodford, the Director of the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine in Melbourne. Noel sheds light on the often secretive world of forensic pathology and discusses how he copes with dealing with death every day...
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Sunday, 17th December 2017

Radiotherapy - Last show for 2017!! Prof Mark Cook on epilepsy

On the last edition of Radiotherapy for 2017 it's a jam packed show. Expert neurologist Prof Mark Cook is in the studio to explain innovative new technology to help predict seizures in epilepsy. Plus a look at the controversial survey about surgical costs published this week by Choice Magazine, and the latest in long acting reversible contraceptives (curiously called LARCs)....
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Tuesday, 05th December 2017

Writs & Cures: Defamation law and advanced care planning

In this edition of Writs and Cures you will meet one of Australia's leading lawyers: Peter Bartlett. Peter's legal practice involves providing around-the-clock pre-publication advice to mainstream and online media, advising corporate and government clients on reputational issues or managing threats of litigation from some of the best lawyers in the country. You will hear about how the law of defamation...
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Tuesday, 05th December 2017

Radiotherapy - Genomics, snake oil and screening.

This week the doctors are with special guest, who happens to be is the head of Melbourne Genomics, A/Prof Clara Gaff, coming in to explain the genomics revolution. Also Dr Capri is taking a look at screening, and the Panel Beater will pass his eye over the history of snake oil salesmen.
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Tuesday, 31st October 2017

Writs & Cures: Transforming healthcare through the arts

Special guest in this edition of Writs and Cures is Dr Catherine Crock a physician at the Royal Children's Hospital who founded the Hush Foundation, an organisation that aims to transform healthcare through the use of the arts. Cath's work with the Hush foundation began with producing music used to calm patients and staff, and moved on to producing plays...
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Tuesday, 24th October 2017

Writs & Cures: Jill Gallagher is one of Victoria's leading advocates for Aboriginal health

In this edition of Writs & Cures the team are joined by Jill Gallagher, one of Victoria's leading advocates for aboriginal health, education and culture. Jill is the CEO of VACCHO the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation. Jill talks about the challenges of reducing the gap between indigenous and non-indigenous health, and the importance of culture to health. Also...
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Tuesday, 22nd August 2017

Writs & Cures: Supporting young people through cancer

In this edition of Writs and Cures the team are joined by two special guests from Canteen Australia - the national organisation dedicated to helping young people deal with the challenges of cancer. A third of Australians experience cancer at some stage in their life, but perhaps one of the hardest times is during adolescence. Joey Lynch, who experienced cancer...
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Tuesday, 08th August 2017

County Court Chief Judge Peter Kidd shares his experiences of investigating war crimes

Special guest in this edition of Writs and Cures is the Chief Judge of Victoria's County Court, His Honour Judge Peter Kidd. He was junior counsel in the Bega murders case and the Silk-Miller case, and senior counsel in the Tony Mokbel prosecutions. He was made a Senior Crown Prosecutor in 2011. Before that he worked as an International Prosecutor...
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Tuesday, 01st August 2017

AFL star Gavin Crosisca: from addiction to counsellor

Two special guests appear in this edition of Writs and Cures. In Soapbox Nerida Wallace, CEO of the law Institute, talks women in the legal profession and how far things have come in the 112 years since the first woman was admitted to legal practice in Australia. Second guest in the hour is Gavin Crosisca. Gavin is known to most...
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