Fran Molloy

Fran Molloy

Journalist Editor Researcher Writer

Health, Education, Science, Technology, Business, Finance, Insurance, Parenting, Environment, Energy

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Sydney Morning Herald

Tertiary choices: where to start a career in counselling

This story in the Sydney Morning Herald looks at options for counselling careers. While clinical psychologists must do 6 years of tertiary education, other degrees and courses offer shorter training.

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Where the HSC can take you - HSC Study Guide 2017

This feature in the Sydney Morning Herald 2017 HSC Study Guide explores options for Australian students to study overseas.

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Play the Game: Job tests

Feature for 'Postgraduate Futures' magazine: Prepare to undergo personality tests, scenarios, and virtual challenges to get the best jobs with the most forward-thinking companies.

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Chile’s salmon industry poised to take a leap forward

CSIRO is working with Chile's fisheries service to boost aquaculture by setting ‘triple bottom line’ production targets to limit economic, environmental and social impacts.

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Skip the Interview

Feature for 'Postgraduate Futures' Magazine 2017: Skip the Interview: Can you go from Student Work to Dream Job - without even having an interview?

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Dr Lynne Kelly uncovers the secrets of Stonehenge

Were ancient monuments, architecture and art - like Stonehenge, and aboriginal rock paintings - used by oral cultures as memory systems designed to store vast amounts of knowledge? Dr Lynne Kelly's theory of archaeorality suggests that ancient cultures had encyclopaedic learning systems.

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Student-built robots compete for international (and space) honours

First Robotics competitions attract more than 460,000 students worldwide and see teams from independent and public schools, typically aged 14-18, designing, building, programming and driving robots.

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How 'Captain Underpants' rescues the washing

Kids as young as ten are winning national awards for their IT projects.

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Festival Camping in North Stradbroke Island | Qantas Travel Insider

North Stradbroke Island has gained a cultural festival – and some very cool eco shacks – thanks to an Indigenous enterprise. I wrote this story for the Qantas in-flight magazine.

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Managing the world’s wild fish stocks

May 4 2017: Feature in ECOS magazine - Science for sustainability - CSIRO - Since the Commonwealth Harvest Strategy Policy was introduced in 2007, Australia’s wild capture fisheries have operated under national management objectives that set “best practice” targets.

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Agile skills - Postgraduate Futures

Employers want people who are flexible and adaptable – often described as T-shaped – with deep skills in a specialised area - who can also apply their talents more broadly.

Postgraduate degrees can be highly specialised, but during your study you will develop skills across a range of other useful areas.

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Head start: Early learning takes off at Wollongong University

A pioneering early childhood education centre within the University of Wollongong is breaking down barriers to improve outcomes for children across Australia. This story is a long-form piece for the Community Child Care Co-operative quarterly, Rattler.

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Michelle's Story:

In her own skin: How Michelle Sheppard went from IT guy to inspiring businesswoman - published in ANZ Your World, Nov 2016

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Space Camp: The new frontier

This feature for the SMH Independent Schools July 2016 liftout looked at space camp excursions. I also reported on local science Olympiad winners.

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Lachie Smart lands a record

On Aug 26, after flying 24,000 nautical miles over 7 weeks, 18-year old Lachlan Smart taxied his small plane along the runway of Maroochydore Airport in Queensland, becoming the youngest person to ever complete a solo circumnavigation of the world in a single engine aircraft.