Defence Research is hosted by veteran podcaster and UNSW staff member Mick Cook. In each episode Mick connects the audience with a UNSW researcher, Defence Industry stakeholder, or Department of Defence member to discuss how academic research can support Australia’s national interests, as well as highlighting the opportunities available for collaboration on Defence projects.
Paul highlights the role of communication and trust in developing a strong research and development culture that supports the national interest.
In the fourth episode of Defence Research, Mick Cook interviews Professor Russell Boyce, Director UNSW Canberra Space at the School of Engineering and Information Technology. They discuss Russ’s research in Space Intelligence, as well as Space Education at UNSW Canberra.
In the third episode of Defence Research, Mick Cook interviews Dr Bianca Capra, the Aviation Program and YoWIE Coordinator at the School of Engineering and Information Technology at UNSW Canberra. They discuss Bianca’s research in Hypersonics, as well as her work with the YoWIE program which encourages women to get involved in engineering.
In the second episode of Defence Research, Mick Cook interviews Professor Scott Tyo, the Head of School of the School of Engineering and Information Technology at UNSW Canberra. They discuss Scott’s research on Directed Energy, as well as supporting Defence and Defence Industry’s future engineering requirements.
In the first episode of Defence Research, Mick Cook interviews Vice Admiral (retired) Paul Maddison, the Director of the UNSW Defence Research Institute. They discuss the role of academic research in generating defence capability.