La Trobe COVID lockdowns experts alert

As Victorians are plunged into another lockdown, and ready themselves for the arrival of vaccines, La Trobe University has experts who can comment on related issues.

Kids & sport

The impact of repeat lockdowns on kids returning to sport (especially after many have already had a long break in 2020). Whether many kids are likely to drop out of sport all together, what the impact of that could be, and how parents can help.

Professor Dave Morley, Sports Coaching and Development

Mobile: 0438 313 104 / Email:

Mental health

Enhancing resilience, wellbeing and positivity in the face of repeat lockdowns.

Adjunct Lecturer Ros Ben-Moshe, La Trobe University School of Psychology and Public Health

Mobile: 0413 592 030 / Email:


The political impact for governments of repeat lockdowns. How politicians can maintain public trust at such a critical time (especially when fake news is circulating, vaccines are starting to roll out etc.)

Tony Walker, La Trobe University Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow & Adjunct Professor

Mobile: 0416 258 776 / Email:

Conspiracy theories, ‘anti-vaxxers’

How conspiracy theories and ideologies take hold, conspiracy theories related to COVID-19 and vaccination.

Dr Mathew Marques, La Trobe University School of Psychology and Public Health

Mobile: 0405 507 727 / Email:

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