Merlin Crossley

Lecture

My hope is that new technology – and more feedback – will ensure that lectures at universities will be good ones, and teaching will get even better, writes Merlin Crossley.

merlin.jpg

An international research team has discovered an important new genetic target for the development of possible treatments for the common inherited blood diseases sickle cell anaemia and thalassaemia.

butterfly

One simple story about butterflies illustrates the complexity of ecosystems and the importance of research in preserving biodiversity, writes Merlin Crossley.

merlin.jpg

Gene editing is a game changing technology, and the fact a summit of experts is already discussing its ethical and governance issues is a strong sign it will be used responsibly, writes Merlin Crossley.

Lights

You can’t have an innovative nation without investing in science, writes Merlin Crossley.

English

Try omitting the word 'strategic' from your vocabulary – you might find nothing really changes, writes Merlin Crossley.

children science

What do we need to do to get more young people interested in science, asks Merlin Crossley.

Michelle Simmons and Bent Webber

A person-not-project approach to research funding should be given serious consideration, writes Merlin Crossley.

numbers, metrics

Metrics in higher education help provide opportunities, install meritocracies and break through entrenched social elites, writes Merlin Crossley.

Scientists in the lab

Should Australia invest in more or fewer fellowships, and should they be for junior or senior researchers, asks Merlin Crossley.

Pages