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The Future Of

The Future Of

The Future Of, a podcast powered by Curtin University, where experts share their vision of the future and how their work is helping shape it for the better.


The Future Of, Ep 16 | 34:49

Midwifery expert Dr Lesley Kuliukas shares surprising statistics on giving birth today and what could change in the future.

Indigenous Youth Wellbeing

The Future Of, Ep 15 | 32:2

Important changes in health and education could improve outcomes for Indigenous youth in Australia. Mental health researchers Rhonda Oliver and Michael Wright discuss what needs to be done. Please note this episode may be distressing to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

Home Ownership

The Future Of, Ep 14 | 28:8

Will the great Australian dream of owning your own home still be realistic in the future? Housing experts Steven Rowley and Amity James discuss the precarious property market and the motivation to own.


The Future Of, Ep 13 | 28:42

Demand for wearable technology, sustainability and digital design is transforming fashion. Dr Anne Farren discusses the future of fashion and the technological, ethical and economic forces driving the industry.

Fighting Liver Disease

The Future Of, Ep 12 | 18:32

Chronic liver disease is affecting millions worldwide and presents major global challenges. Researchers Nina Tirnitz-Parker and John Olynyk discuss what’s being done to understand, prevent and combat liver disease and cancer.

Coral Reefs

The Future Of, Ep 11 | 22:13

Coral reefs protect coasts, provide habitat and generate billions for fishing and tourism. But today these reefs are at risk. Coral taxonomist Zoe Richards discusses the state of coral reefs and how we can best protect them.

Australian Indigenous Languages

The Future Of, Ep 10 | 15:18

How do we preserve a language? Linguistics expert Alan Dench explores Indigenous languages in Australia and the impact of preservation on reconciliation.

Food Security

The Future Of, Ep 9 | 18:54

Drought and climate change are major risks to our food security but so are plant pathogens. Professor Mark Gibberd discusses how scientists are combatting the effects of plant pathogens on crop production.

Social Anxiety

The Future Of, Ep 8 | 17:18

Does your heart race in social settings? Professor Peter McEvoy talks about social anxiety and what's being done to help sufferers now and in the future.

Climate Action

The Future Of, Ep 7 | 22:7

Can we still ‘save the world’? Environmental expert Greg Morrison discusses climate action, the role of scientists and the challenges we face.

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