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A panorama representing the mangroves north of Port Adelaide for Green Adelaide as an educational resource. The creatures, plants and other objects are separate illustrations that can be placed on the background.

The panorama above shows the scene at high tide. The low tide scene is below…

Cartoon commentary at the Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australasia, CAPHIA, Teaching and Learning Forum: Public Health education in a Time of Disruption, 15 & 16 July.

Some of the day one cartoons…

Some of the second day’s cartoons …

Machines can do most of a psychologist’s job. The industry must prepare for disruption. There are 39,000 registered psychologists working in Australia and there are 122,000 members of the American Psychological Association. With the advent of Artificial Intelligence how many will have full employment within the next decade?

University of South Australia Adjunct Professor Mike Innes developed the original concept for this comic. Together with Macquarie University Senior Lecturer, Organisational Psychology, Ben Morrison, they have been alerting psychologists, students and anyone considering psychology as a career, to the impact AI is going to have on the profession.

Many years ago Mike Innes was my honours supervisor. Working with him on this project has been wonderful fun!

The Health Excellence Accelerator Lab (HEAL) in the QUT Design Lab has been working with Clinical Excellence Queensland (CEQ) to bring design thinking to wicked problems across Queensland Health. Eighteen projects were presented at a symposium this month showcasing the value of putting designers into healthcare. The event was followed by a workshop stepping through the process of human centred design. The on-the-spot cartoons attempted to capture just something of the tumble of ideas.

Independence Educational publishers UK produce Issues a series of high quality cross-curricular resource books for secondary school students. Six new books in the series have just been published: Active citizenship, Bullying, Business, Health & fitness, Waste & recycling and Privacy. Each book includes a number of cartoon illustrations by cartoonists Angelo Madrid and myself. Some of my illustrations are below.

Teaching by Numbers, an illustration for the article in the latest Australian Education Union Journal (South Australia branch). ‘An increasing number of politicians and education consultancy businesses believe that knowledge can be broken down into discrete parts, standardised for easy consumption, routinised to ensure consistency and subsequently measured through predefined forms of assessment.’

Independence Educational publishers UK produce Issues a series of high quality cross-curricular resource books for secondary school students. Six new books in the series have just been published: Poverty, Body image, Animal rights, Racism, Ageing and Understanding sexual health. Each book includes a number of cartoon illustrations by cartoonists Angelo Madrid and myself. Some examples of my illustrations are shown below.

.id Consulting have been blogging about population demographics and economics for the past decade. ‘The goal of our blog was – and remains – to share our expertise and passion … as part of our wider mission to contribute to the good society by helping organisations make informed decisions.’ Most of the blog posts have had a cartoon comment. You can read their 10 year celebration blog here.

Brian Lim and his small team at Wise Networking have been innovating an air-deployable mobile cell network solution – a miniature mobile phone tower that can be air dropped into a disaster area to quickly restore mobile coverage. Each miniature tower sits within its ‘Gyrochute’ which gently drops the tower to the ground. Read the full story featured in this month’s International Fire Fighter Magazine, pages 84-86, and watch the prototype Gyrochute in action here. These are some of the drawings to help explain the concept and its potential.

Out of the blue, A virtual journey through resilience, reimagining and recovery for higher education in the new coronavirus distorted world. A few of the cartoons recording the CAULLT (Council of Australasian University Leaders in Learning and Teaching) virtual conference, 12 & 13 November – disruption, adaption, the value of AI and re-assessing assessment.