Flinders on Air takes ideas and issues out of the laboratories and lecture theatres at Flinders University and onto the airwaves.

Broadcast by Coast FM 88.7 community radio under a sponsorship arrangement with the University, Flinders on Air can be heard on the first Monday of the month at 6.00-7.00pm.

Listen to Flinders on Air episodes

Child Poverty

Tough economic times and austerity measures are exacerbating child poverty around the world.

Date: 2 July 2012
Featuring:  Associate Professor Gerry Redmond (Flinders University) and Professor Jonathan Bradshaw (University of York, UK).

 Flinders On Air 02/07/12 (mp3 - 14MB)

Mental health

Three guests from Flinders University discuss the impact of mental illness on students and society.
Date: 4 June 2012
Featuring: Emeritus Professor Ross Kalucy, student counsellor Chris O’Grady and medical student Andrew.

 Flinders On Air 04/06/12 (mp3 - 52MB)

Disaster research

Flinders University researchers are looking at how the impact of disasters can be mitigated.
Date: 7 May 2012
Featuring: Professor Paul Arbon and Dr Paul Gardner-Stephen

 Flinders On Air 07/05/12 (mp3 - 15MB)

Digging up the past

Flinders’ palaeontologists and archaeologists are turning up some great insights into our past.
Date: 2 April 2012
Featuring: Ms Amy Macken, Mr Adam Paterson and Mr Lambis Englezos

 Flinders On Air 02-04-2012 (mp3 - 16MB)


Australia’s education system is facing challenges and change.
Date: 5 March 2012
Featuring: Professor Martin Westwell, Professor John Halsey, Ms Darlene Voss

 Flinders on Air - 05/03/12 (mp3 - 16MB)


Australians love to gamble but the human and financial costs are high.
Date: 6 February 2012
Featuring: Associate Professor Peter Harvey and reformed gambler Heather Boehm

 Flinders On Air 06/02/12 (mp3 - 15MB)


What’s driving Australian and international politics and community activism?

Date: 5 December 2011
Featuring: Associate Professor Haydon Manning and Dr Rob Manwaring.

 Flinders on Air - 05/12/11 (mp3 - 15MB)

Body image

Tackling the sensitive issue of body image through public policy and research.

Date: 7 November 2011
Featuring: Professor John Coveney & Professor Tracey Wade.

 Flinders On Air - 7/11/11 (mp3 - 37MB)

Law and order

Applying the lessons from the street to new prison and parole policies.

Date: 3 October 2011
Featuring: Professor Mark Halsey & Professor Douglas Thompkins (John Jay College of Criminal Justice).

 Flinders on Air - 03/10/11 (mp3 - 14MB)

Student life

A day in the life of a student at University Hall.

Date: 5 September 2011
Featuring: Ms Helen Fletcher.

Forensic science

Forensic science is more complex than the television Programs portray. 

Date: 1 August 2011
: Professor Adrian Linacre, Profesor Hilton Kobus & Ms Jody O'Connor, PhD student.

 Flinders on Air - 01/08/11 (mp3 - 15MB)


International relations

Looking at the roles of the US and China on a complex world stage.

Date: 4 July 2011
Featuring: Professor Malcolm Cook, Professor Don DeBats & Ms Josephine Wilkins

 Flinders on Air - 04/07/11 (mp3 - 18MB)


Environmental health & population

Exploring environmental health and the implications of a growing population.

Date: 6 June 2011
Featuring: Associate Professor Richard Bentham & Dr Jonathon Sobels.

 Flinders on Air - 06/06/11 (mp3 - 18MB)


Computer games and cyber bullying

Should violent games be regulated?

Date: 2 May 2011
: Professor Liz Handlsey & Professor Phillip Slee

 Flinders on Air - 02/05/11 (mp3 - 15MB)



Three Flinders' experts examine the vexed issue of sustainale water policies.

Date: 4 April 2011
: Professor Chris Miller, Professor Peter Cook and Associate Professor Amanda Ellis

 Flinders on Air - 04/04/11 (mp3 - 14MB)



Flinders is making a significant contribution to the world of film

Date: 7 March 2011
: Mr cole Larsen, Dr Mike Walsh & Ms Katie Cavanagh

 Flinders On Air - 07/03/11 (mp3 - 18MB)