Leeder of the MJA Packs a Podcast Punch

6 Mar 2014

As part of its 100th birthday celebrations, the Medical Journal of Australia will broadcast a series of podcasts featuring medical luminaries from around the country. The first in the series, a conversation with the MJA’s editor-in-chief and leading public health academic Professor Stephen Leeder, is now available at the Journal’s website.

Professor Leeder, emeritus professor of public health and community medicine at the University of Sydney, talks candidly about the future of academic journals in the digital age, and tackles the big public health issues of the next 10 years.

Next month the podcast features a wide-ranging conversation with Professor David Cooper, director of the Kirby Institute for Infection and Immunity in Society at the University of NSW. He speaks of HIV/AIDS research and treatment, in a podcast which coincides with the MJA’s infectious diseases issue on 17 March. Other guests through the year include Dr Alessandro Demaio, co-founder of NCDFree.org and Professor Michael Ashby, director of palliative care at the Royal Hobart Hospital.