CHP PhD Confirmation Seminar 2-Oct-17: Evolution of Australian Immigration Policy – How did we get here? What was the demographic and economic impact? Where to now?

11.00am-12.00pm, Mon 2nd Oct 2017
Seminar Room 405a, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presented by Mr Abul Rizvi, Former Deputy Secretary of the Department of Immigration 1991-2011.

In this talk, Abul recounts the changes in policy that occurred and how they occurred  emphasising the positions taken by the major political parties. He outlines his thesis plans to examine the economic impacts of immigration during this period and to consider where to from now.

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MPSGH Seminar: 11th October 2017 – Risks of harming oneself versus harming other people between adolescence and early middle age linked with adverse childhood experiences: recent evidence from Denmark

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 11th October 2017
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Roger Webb, Professor of Mental Health Epidemiology and Senior Postgraduate Research Tutor, Division of Psychology and Mental Health, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Self-harm and interpersonal violence have overlapping aetiological profiles, and yet researchers and clinicians tend to focus narrowly on one of these adverse outcomes. Using national Danish interlinked registers, Professor Webb and his team examined familial Continue reading

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MPSGH Seminar: 27th September 2017 – Corporations taking deadly aim: how some supranational corporations (SNCs) are killing us

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 27th September 2017
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Rob Moodie AM, Professor of Public Health, Melbourne School of Population & Global Health; and Malawi College of Medicine

The most important vectors of the 21st century epidemics are not mosquitoes, ticks or lice. They are the giant supranational tobacco, alcohol and ultra processed food and beverage corporations. Continue reading

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MPSGH Seminar: 20th September 2017 – Recent trends in drug use, their impacts and the development of effective responses

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 20th September 2017
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Paul Dietze, Director, Behaviours and Health Risks Program, The Burnet Institute

This presentation will cover the latest findings around patterns of drug use and harm in Australia, with a particular focus on methamphetamine use and injecting drug use, Continue reading

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CMH Seminar 7-Sept-2017: Visual arts for strengthening mental health and wellbeing in teachers and students

12.30-1.30pm, Thurs 7th Sept 2017
Seminar Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presented by Ms Margaret Nixon MEd.; Dip Ed; Dip Arts; and Ms Andrea Jackson, ELVA (Enhancing Emotional Literacy through Visual Arts) Program Manager at The Dax Centre.

This seminar will present the impact of participation in Contained Art Experiences (CAE) for staff and students who have experienced trauma of poverty and violence within a Nicaraguan culture.

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CHP Seminar 8-Sept-2017: Next steps for evaluating the economic impacts of physical activity and obesity

12.30-1.30pm, Fri 8th Sept 2017
Seminar Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Dr. Yoo is Associate Professor in Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Medicine, University of California (UC) Davis since 2011.

Obesity prevention has been a serious public health challenge in the past decades in both developing and developed countries. Although the increase in adult obesity in developed nations has slowed down since 2006, the obesity prevalence in the United States (US) has remained relatively higher than other developed countries.

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CHP PhD Confirmation Seminar 30-Aug-2017: The Lived Experience of Internationally Educated Filipino Nurses Undertaking Recertification in Australia and Canada

3.30-5.00pm, Wed 30th August 2017
Seminar Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Dominic Diocera is a PhD student in the Centre for Health Policy at the University of Melbourne.

Internationally educated nurses (IENs) have long been seen as a potential solution to domestic nursing shortages and/or maldistribution in many developed countries.

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CHP PhD Confirmation Seminar 30-Aug-2017: Determinants of subjective-well-being among international medical graduates in Australia

12.00-1.00pm, Wed 30th August 2017
Seminar Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Amadou Darboe is a PhD student in the Centre for Health Policy at the University of Melbourne.

Australia has a long history of reliance on International Medical Graduates (IMGs) as a  means of resolving shortages and maldistribution of its medical workforce. Today, more than 40% of Australia’s general practitioners were initially trained overseas.

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MPSGH Seminar: 6th September 2017 – The ANDI Project: Measuring the Future We Want

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 6th September 2017
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Fiona Stanley AC FAA FASSA, Project Director, ANDI (Australian National Development Index), University of Melbourne; and Distinguished Research Professor, University of Western Australia

The Australian National Development Index (http://www.andi.org.au/) is a civil society and research collaboration with over 60 partners representing a broad range of interest groups: welfare, environmental, trade union, business, academic, ethnic, religious, indigenous, youth and children’s, local government and human rights organisations.

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CHE PhD Confirmation Seminar 18-Aug-2017: Decolonising ethics? A critical analysis of researchers intended ethical research practices and the role of Indigenous communities in ensuring ethical research

11:00-12:00 noon, Fri 18th August 2017
Level 4, Room 410, 207 Bouverie Street

Alister Thorpe: PhD Candidate, Centre for Health Equity

The National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) ethical guidelines for Indigenous research in Australia are well established. Indigenous institutions have identified additional principles for conducting health research within indigenous communities. Continue reading

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