Jose McLaughlin, former member of Gerry and The Pacemakers and guitarist/pianist with some great Australian groups and musicians speaks with Greg T Ross about his memories of Gerry and Liverpool, his first tour of Australia, growing up in Liverpool, how the death of his mother steered Jose towards a life in music and his time playing music in Australia.
Dr Michael Flood is an Associate Professor and an ARC Future Fellow (2015 – 2018). His research agenda focuses on gender, sexuality, and interpersonal violence. Dr Flood’s research at present is focused in particular on interpersonal violence and its prevention, particularly with reference to men and masculinities.
Bruce William McAvaney OAM is an Australian sports broadcaster with the Seven Network. McAvaney has presented high-profile events including the AFL Grand Final, Melbourne Cup, Australian Open and Summer Olympics. McAvaney is well known for his commentary of AFL matches as well as covering every Summer Olympic Games from Moscow 1980 until Rio 2016. Bruce will be commentating again at the Olympics, in Tokyo 2020.
Dr Tia Cummings is neuroscientist specializing in the long-term effects of traumatic brain injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in veterans. Tia completed her PhD at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health, University of Melbourne, where she studied the effects of TBI and PTSD on Alzheimer’s disease in Vietnam war veterans. With a background in psychology, and having served in the British Army Reserves for three years, Tia has a keen interest in military mental health and the consequences of military service on the ageing brain.
Simon Monterola is the military attache at the Australian embassy in Tokyo. Simon is fluent in Japanese and is well versed in Australia’s relations with countries in the Asia-Pacific.
James Boyce is a writer and historian. His books include Original Sin: Born Bad and the Making of the Western World, Losing Streak: How Tasmania Was Gamed by the Gambling Industry and Van Diemen’s Land.
Catherine Hill is an actor, writer and director. Catherine and The Last Post editor, Greg T Ross, spoke recently and covered subjects related to Catherine’s history in the arts and her work with Hallowed Ground, a play that looks at the role and conflicts of women medical staff in war.
Sir Max Hastings is an author, journalist and broadcaster whose work has appeared in every British national newspaper. He now reviews regularly for the Sunday Times and New York Review of Books. He speaks with The Last Post about his latest book, Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy
Paul Komesaroff is a practising physician and Professor of Medicine at Monash University and Executive Director of the international NGO Global Reconciliation. He has a PhD in philosophy and an international reputation in health care ethics, and has made a major impact on the field of clinical ethics in Australia. He has developed expertise in both qualitative and quantitative investigations of the social and cultural dimensions of health and health care, which has lead to numerous peer reviewed articles, and extensive national and international collaboration.
Paul works in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University as a Professor