In the Dinner Ladies Save the World 2020 Christmas special, Professor Sharon Friel speaks with the Dinner Ladies about pathways to Utopia. Evolutionary theory, misogyny, guardian artificial intelligence, humour, equity – they discuss it all.


Professor Helen Sullivan is Director of Crawford School of Public Policy at The Australian National University (ANU).

Professor Imogen Mitchell is Dean of Medicine of ANU Medical School, Senior Medical Advisor at the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, and Senior Intensive Care Specialist at the Canberra Hospital.

Professor Lyndall Strazdins is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health at ANU.

Professor Lesley Seebeck is Professor of Practice in Cyber Security at ANU and was the inaugural CEO of the ANU Cyber Institute.

Professor Joan Leach is Director of the National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science at ANU.

Professor Sharon Friel is Professor of Health Equity and Director of the Menzies Centre for Health Governance at ANU School of Regulation and Global Governance. She is also Co-Director of the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in the Social Determinants of Health Equity and hosts the Dinner Ladies Save the World podcast.

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