Special MDHS Public Lecture: 18th December 2017 – Medicine and Health in the Information Age

1.30-2.30pm, Mon 18th December 2017
Theatre 1 (G21), Ground Floor, Alan Gilbert Building, Grattan Street, Carlton

Presenter: Professor Aziz Sheikh OBE, Director, Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh, U.K.

Professor Sheikh is visiting Melbourne to assist in the planning and implementation of the University’s Data and Health strategy, jointly led by the Faculties of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences and Engineering. Continue reading

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CMH Seminar: Wednesday 13th December 2pm-3pm – Engagement of Youtubers for Suicide Prevention

Presenter Professor Paul Yip is the Associate Dean (Research) of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Chair Professor (Population Health) of the Department of Social Work and Social Administration and the Director of the HKJC Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention in The University of Hong Kong. Prof.

We are experiencing the era of social media. The ubiquity of social media among the youth has created a platform for them to disclose their emotional distress and suicidal ideation. A telephone survey in Hong Kong done by our Centre revealed that only 7% of the at-risk youth had sought formal help from social services regarding their distress, whilst over 78% of them had disclosed their distress online. Continue reading

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CMH PhD Completion Seminar: 12th December 2017 – Community Health Workers in Integrated Mental Health Care for Perinatal Depression in Surabaya, Indonesia

9.30am-10.30am, Tues 12th December 2017
Seminar Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter Endang R. Surjaningrum – Endang is a clinical psychologist and is a staff member of the Faculty of Psychology at Airlangga University in Surabaya, Indonesia. She holds Master Degree in Community Psychology from Victoria University.

Despite the high prevalence of depression among pregnant and postpartum women, mental health services for those groups are not available in Indonesia. Policies suggested community health workers (CHWs) to take part in identifying perinatal depression. The thesis aimed to examine the possible role for CHWs in integrated mental health care for perinatal depression identification in Surabaya, Indonesia.

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CMH Seminar: 18th December 2017 – Suicide and Suicide Prevention Strategies in Japan

12.30pm-1.30pm, Monday 18th December 2018
Seminar Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: Michiko Ueda is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Political Science and Economics at Waseda University, in Tokyo, Japan. Prior to joining Waseda University, she has taught at Syracuse University and California Institute of Technology.

Suicide is a particularly serious problem in Japan, where from 1998 to 2011, the annual number of suicides has exceeded 30,000. In the 2000s, the suicide rate in Japan has ranked eighth in the world and third among the OECD countries.

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CMH PhD Confirmation Seminar: 14th February 2018 – Development and Implementation of a Sanford Meisner Based Drama Intervention for ‘colonized Other’ Communities.

9am-10am, Thursday 14th February 2018
Seminar Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Mikel Moss is a PhD student in Global and Cultural Mental Health, a recent Masters of Arts in Education in Clinical Psychology degree (minors in Global Mental Health and Trauma, Community Psychology, and Research Methods) from Columbia University, and a former Alternative Training Student in Drama Therapy and Counseling Psychology through the North American Drama Therapy Association.

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CHP Seminar – 20th November 2017 – Comprehensive evaluations of research institutes and clinical departments at the University of Zurich

11.30pm-12.30pm Monday 20th November , Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street

Presenter: Prof. Hans-Dieter Daniel who holds a dual professorship at ETH Zurich and at the University of Zurich. Since 2001, he is Director of the Evaluation Office of the University of Zurich and since 2002, Professor for Social Psychology and Research on Higher Education at ETH Zurich. Prof. Daniel is a psychologist by training and a graduate of the University of Konstanz (Germany). He was a professor of social science research methods at the Department of Social Sciences of the University of Kassel and director of the International Center for Higher Education Research Kassel (formerly: Center for Research on Higher Education and Work).

The Evaluation Office of the University of Zurich (UZH) is mandated to organise evaluations for all parts of the university at all levels. The evaluation of academic units comprises the fields of research, teaching, promotion of the next generation of academics, services, leadership, and administration as well as organisational structures. Continue reading

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CHP Seminar: 23rd November 2017 – Risk equalisation in Chile: an empirical evaluation and proposals for reform

12.30-1.30pm, Thurs 23rd November 2017
Seminar Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter – Dr Francesco Paolucci: Associate Professor in Health Economics & Policy at the School of Business & Governance and Head of Health Policy at the Sir Walter Murdoch of Public Policy & International Affairs, Murdoch University in Perth.

In the Chilean healthcare system all insurers are obliged to offer a minimum set of services, which in the private insurance market are subject to community-rating and risk-equalization regulations. In this paper, we evaluate the current risk-equalization mechanism as well as propose new ones that use all services, new adjusters and methods. Continue reading

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MPSGH Seminar: 15th November 2017 – External validity and the generalizability of randomized trial results to target populations

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 15th November 2017
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Elizabeth Stuart, Associate Dean for Education & Professor, Department of Mental Health, Department of Biostatistics, Department of Health Policy and Management,  co-Director, Center for Mental Health and Addiction Policy Research, and Associate Director, Wendy Klag Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA

With increasing attention being paid to the relevance of studies for real-world practice, there is growing interest in external validity and assessing whether the results seen in randomized trials would hold in target populations.  Continue reading

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MPSGH Seminar: 8th November 2017 – Work integrated learning: designing opportunities in unpredictable settings

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 8th November 2017
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Elizabeth Molloy, Professor of Work Integrated Learning, Department of Medical Education, Melbourne Medical School, The University of Melbourne

This presentation will highlight the complexities of work integrated learning, and will draw upon a research-based case study of the underperforming learner as a way to illuminate what we are doing well and what we are not doing so well in workplace learning.  Continue reading

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CMH Seminar: 9 November 2017 – The social issues and social works of youth mental health in Japan

1-2pm, Thurs 9th November 2017
Seminar Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter Ayaka Ishii – head of the non-profit organisation Light Ring in Japan, the joint representative and promoter of the national network for preventing youth suicide, and a psychological social worker. Her work addresses the major social issues of youth mental health in Japan. She established Light Ring when she was 22 years old and is a member of the suicide prevention councils of Shinjuku-Ward and Minato-Ward in Tokyo, Japan.

Light Ring is a non-profit organisation in Japan that provides lectures and conducts programs about suicide prevention and mental health promotion. Continue reading

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