Science Outside the Square
On the 27th August 2004, Premier Mike Rann announced the launch of the "Science Outside the Square" program (SOS), based on a proposal from Baroness Professor Susan Greenfield. This includes regular lectures and debates involving scientists, with the aim of brining science, including neuroscience, to the general public. SANI has been extensively involved in this and other public education initiatives.
Past SOS Events:
The Neuroscience of Art, featuring theatre director Teresa Crea, Professor Ian Gibbins,Professor Marcello Costa with facilitator Professor Gerard O'Brien. The Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 2005.
Veer it like Viduka, featuring soccer personalities and Professor Marcello Costa, with live interviews and public discussion groups. Hindmarsh Stadium, June 2006.
Believe it or not, featuring Professor Susan Greenfield, Professor Gerard O'Brien and moderated by Robyn Williams. August 2006.
Brain, movement and dance, featuring Choreographer Leigh Warren and dancers, Professor Ian Gibbins and Professor Marcello Costa. Facilitated by Sandy Collins, August 2006.
Happiness in a wired world, featuring psychologist Jacky Dakin, Dr Dominic Thyagarajan and Dr Margaret Peters. Facilitated by Professor Laurie Geffen, February 2007.
ADHD, diversity or deficit? featuring Professor Richard Clark, Caroline Green (Educator), Tim Hill (Psychologist), Chris Lamb (Paediatrician) and Martin Westwell (Educator), April 2007.
With the body in mind. featuring three panel discussions involving SANI neuroscientists. August 2007.
SANI at the Governor Hindmarsh
Cafe Scientifique, An evening at the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, hosted by Norman Swan (ABC Broadcaster), Baroness Professor Susan Greenfield (speaker), 9 August 2004 (attended by over 400 people).
Debate at the Adelaide Town Hall
What has neuroscience ever done for us? Organised and moderated by Dr David Caudrey, Department of Health. Panellists: John Harley, Public Advocate; Dawn Brooks, Brain Injury Network of SA; Maurice Corcoran, Department for Families and Communities; Baroness Professor Susan Greenfield; Professor Bill Blessing and Professor Marcello Costa, Flinders University. 11 August 2004.
International Brain Awareness Week
Neuroscience in South Australia I, Forum presented by SANI and featuring Dr David O'Carroll (University of Adelaide): From living eyes to seeing machines; Dr Jon Opie (University of Adelaide): Intelligence: Natural and Artificial; Sean Fitzgibbon (Flinders University): Controlling devices with brainwaves, State Library, 16 April 2005.
Neuroscience in South Australia II, Forum presented by SANI and featuring Professor John Willoughby (Flinders University): Brainwaves: thoughts as well as troubles; Professor Robert Vink (University of Adelaide): Concussion: myths, legends and reality; and Dr Eugene Nalivaiko (Flinders University): Emotions and the Heart, State Library, 22 May 2005.
Brain, Body and Well-being, Forum presented by SANI and featuring Professor Ian Gibbins (Flinders University): Secret Nerves: How you brain controls your internal organs; Dr Eugene Nalivaiko (Flinders University): Healthy mind in healthy body: a view from the heart, and Professor Simon Brookes (Flinders University): The reality behind gut feelings. Introduction and discussion led by Professor Marcello Costa. Adelaide Symphony Orchestra HQ, 7 June 2006.
Illusions and Delusions, Forum presented by SANI and featuring Dr Jon Opie (University of Adelaide: What do illusions tell us about perception?; Dr Philip Gerrans (University of Adelaide) and Dr Jon Jureidini (Women's and Children's Hospital): Pathological narratives: from clues to delusions; Introduction and discussion led by Professor Gerard O'Brien. Adelaide Symphony Orchestra HQ, 16 June 2006.
SANI Seminars, Symposia, Round Tables and Forums
Seminar: Young Brains; Better Knowledge, Better Services, organised by the Department of Health with the participation of Professor Susan Greenfield and Professor Marcello Costa, 28 June 2004.
Round Table Meeting, organised by the Department of Health and SANI, 10 December 2004.
SANI Symposium: Neurotransmitters and the Brain, Flinders Medical Centre, Professor Susan Greenfield, Professor Robert Vink, Associate Professor Judy Morris, Professor Bill Blessing, Associate Professor James Temlett, 9 July 2004.
Panel Discussion, Science Communication and the Media, participants included The Honorable Trish White, Minister for Science and the Information Economy; Caroline McMillen, Professor of Physiology, University of Adelaide; Marcello Costa, Professor of Neurophysiology, Flinders University; David Sly, Editor, Adelaide Review; Professor Rob Morrison, Director of the Adelaide Zoo; and Ian Henschke, Stateline, ABC, 14 July 2004. The panel discussion was chaired by Professor Neville Marsh, PVR of Adelaide University. This event triggered the foundation of the Australian Science and Media Centre under the Bragg Initiative.
Inaugural SANI Research Seminar, A Novel Approach to Neurodegeneration, Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide, 26 July 2004.
Round Table on Human Individuality: what is it and is it sustainable? A dialogue with the Baroness Susan Greenfield. 27 July 2004.
SANI Symposium: Brain and Consciousness, Professor Susan Greenfield, Professor Gerard O'Brien and Professor John Willoughby, moderator: Professor Marcello Costa, Adelaide University, 5 August 2004.
Open Forum: Neuroscience and the Law: when are you accountable?, University of South Australia (Magill Campus), under the auspices of the Hawke Institute, organised by Alison McKinnon. The panel included The Honorable Justice John Perry, Supreme Court of SA; Dr Gerard O'Brien, University of Adelaide; Ms Karen Heseltine, Forensic Psychologist, University of SA; Professor Sandy McFarlane, Psychiatrist, University of Adelaide; and Dr Rick Sarre, University of SA (facilitator), 10 August 2004.
Open Forum: Health and the Mind - Frontiers in Combating Brain Disease, held at the Grainger Studio, under the auspices of the University of Adelaide. Organised by Dr David O'Carroll and chaired by Professor Peter Rathjen (Dean of Sciences, University of Adelaide) with the participation of Baroness Professor Susan Greenfield, Professor Bill Blessing (Flinders University), Professor Caroline McMillen, Professor Tim Miles (University of Adelaide), and Professor Maureen Rishmueller. Attended by Premier Mike Rann, 11 August 2004.
Round Table Discussion: Women in Science and Engineering - Getting there and staying, organised by the University of Adelaide. Participants included Professor Susan Greenfield and Associate Professor Judy Morris (Flinders University). Busby Hall, 12 August 2004.
Meeting on Science and the Arts Research, held at the Australian Science and Mathematics School. Participants included Professor Susan Greenfield, Associate Professor Judy Morris and Professor Ian Gibbins. 16 August 2004.
- Seminar: From Research to Practice, held as part of the Physical and Neurological Council of South Australia's Annual Meeting. Speakers included a number of SANI neuroscientists. Adelaide Entertainment Centre, 24 May 2006.
Hanson Institute Centre for Neurological Disorders
On 11 August 2004 the Hanson Institute Centre for Neurological Disorders was officially opened, with the participation of Baroness Susan Greenfield and Professor Peter Blumbergs (Director of the Centre).
Japan World Expo 2005
SANI participated at the Japan World Expo, 25 March -25 September 2005.