NSW Public Schools #STEM Symposium

Dear NSW Public School STEM teachers, Thank you all again for the invitation to speak at the 2017 NSW Public Schools STEM Symposium! I hope you all made it home safely in the crazy weather. Here are the links to the websites, apps, and demonstrations from my presentation. I hope they will serve as the seeds to many exciting, mind-blowing lessons for […]
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Where do kilojoules and calories go?

  Only one rule matters in weight loss. You need to eat 32,000 kilojoules less than your body expends for every kilogram you want to lose (7700 calories). The science behind this rock-solid fact of nature is more than half a century old but there is growing army of intelligent people who don’t believe it because they don’t understand how it works. The reason for […]
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#SciMathConf2016

Dear #scimathconf2016, Thank you for the opportunity to spread some of my unbridled enthusiasm for STEM education and evidence-based optimism for the future with you. As promised, here are the links to peer-reviewed papers and further reading to cheer you up about the future and being a teacher in a 2016. Introduction When somebody loses weight, where does the fat go? The BMJ paper published 16 […]
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Dear #ECTC2016 Teachers, Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to share some of my unbridled, evidence-based optimism for the future with you. Life really is great. Kids love it… which is why they’re so much fun to work with. I hope you enjoy your daily dose of their boundless enthusiasm, their intense […]
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Gosford City Learning Community

Dear Gosford City Learning Community, Thank you all again for the privilege of letting me share my enthusiasm for #STEM, optimism for the future and appreciation for Australia’s free public education system with you as we prepare to launch into Term 3, 2016. Wishing you all a very happy and fantastically productive Education Week, Book Week, National Science Week. Keep smiling and bye […]
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IGSSyd INCITE!

Dear IGS Sydney, Thank you so much for your giving me such a warm welcome and for a fun morning sharing some optimistic yet realistic positivity and passion for teaching and learning. It was an absolute pleasure to join you for your first day back after the holidays and I look forward to hearing about […]
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Mt Gambier STEMSummit2016

Dear STEMSummit2016 teachers, principals, labbies STEM lovers, Thank you very much for the incredible privilege and amazing opportunity to share a little bit of my excitement with all 750+ of you. I cannot wait to see what you do next and how things are going to change for learners in the Mt Gambier region. As promised, here are the links to the topics […]
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IT 2015 – Coffs Harbour

  Dear #IT 2015’ers, Thank you again for letting me shower you with the evidence for feeling chirpy in 2015. As promised, here are all the links to everything I mentioned and discussed and gabbled on about. Have a cracker couple of days and don’t forget to get onto that sand and dip your feet […]
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Interview with Dr Pam Peeke on HER Radio

I had a really fun conversation with the host of HER Radio Dr Pam Peeke, “the doc who walks the talk” on RadioMD this morning. You can listen to the full interview online here any time. The gorgeous and enlightening ‘human weight loss equation’ we discussed is this:           C₅₅H₁₀₄O₆   +   78 O₂   →    55 […]
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Weight loss paper published in The BMJ today

What a day. At 9.30am, I was pouring liquid nitrogen on a balloon in front of 200 children at Malabar State School. Then at 10.30am, I experienced the honour of having my research published in the BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal). Figuring out where human fat goes took months of reading and thinking and bashing my head against the awesome wall of medical and scientific literature. This all started when […]
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