CHE MPhil Confirmation Seminar 31-May-17: Psychedelic healing and wellbeing with ayahuasca: risks and opportunities

12:00noon – 1:00pm, Wed, 31st May 2017
Level 4, Room 410, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Daniel Perkins: MPhil Candidate, Centre for Health Equity

Ayahuasca is a ceremonial psychoactive tea that originated among indigenous cultures in the Amazon Basin, where it is still widely used. Continue reading

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MPSGH Seminar: 21st June 2017 – Optimising interventions to reduce the burden of Group A streptococcus in Indigenous communities

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 21st June 2017
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Jodie McVernon, Director of Epidemiology, Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity and Head, Modelling and Simulation Unit, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health and Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

Skin sores are highly prevalent in remote Australian Indigenous communities and can lead to invasive infections and rheumatic heart disease. This collaborative project with the Continue reading

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MPSGH Seminar: 14th June 2017 – Philanthropy at Melbourne: how philanthropy advances research and learning

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 14th June 2017
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Mr Mark Foresi, Deputy Director, Development, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne

The impact of philanthropy on higher education is increasing with each passing year. Continue reading

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MPSGH Seminar: 31st May 2017 – Smartphone instrumentation – Enabling large-scale, longitudinal behavioural sensing using smartphones

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 31st May 2017
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Vassilis Kostakos, Professor of Human Computer Interaction, School of Computing and Information Systems, The University of Melbourne

In this talk, Professor Kostakos will give an overview of his group’s research on smartphone instrumentation and discuss the challenges in conducting studies that are large-scale (thousands of participants) and longitudinal (lasting months) and where data is collected from participants using smartphones.  Continue reading

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MPSGH Seminar: 24th May 2017 – Better, Safer, Smarter Care

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 24th May 2017
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Dr Diane Watson, Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Agency for Health Information, Melbourne

It is well known that Victoria has one of the most efficient health systems, but a recent review of safety and quality found that the state has failed to provide adequate oversight and support for improvements. Continue reading

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CHE Completion Seminar 02-May-2017: Life beyond control: Youth, diabetes and care in neoliberal Chile

12:30pm-1.30pm, Tue 2nd May 2017
Level 4, Room 410, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Marcela González Agüero: PhD Candidate, Centre for Health Equity

This dissertation explores how young Chileans with type 1-diabetes strive to construct good lives, both inside and outside hospitals, and how they negotiate the limits of the neoliberal approach to diabetes control. Continue reading

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MSPGH Seminar: 17th May 2017 – Bloomberg Data for Health Initiative

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 17th May 2017
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Alan Lopez AC, Melbourne Laureate Professor and the Rowden-White Chair of Global Health & Burden of Disease Measurement; and Associate Professor Deirdre McLaughlin, Deputy Director, Bloomberg Data for Health Initiative Global Burden of Disease Group, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne

The Bloomberg Data for Health Initiative (D4H) is jointly funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s InnovationXchange. Continue reading

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MPSGH Seminar: 3rd May 2017 – Administrative data and research (A broad discussion centred on the use of administrative data for statistical analysis with an example from her paper ‘High School Choices and the Gender Gap in STEM’)

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 3rd May 2017
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor A. Abigail Payne, Director and Ronald Henderson Professor, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, The University of Melbourne

We are in an era where we are awash in data, especially from administrative and proprietary sources – what are some of the challenges researchers face when confronting data? Issues on discussing the use of data will be discussed in the context of a recent working paper on gender differences in pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM). Continue reading

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MPSGH Seminar: 26th April 2017 – Multiple health risk behaviour in children and young people in the UK: some epidemiological and sociological insights

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 26th April 2017
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Rona Campbell, Professor of Public Health Research, Centre for Public Health Research, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol

This seminar will present epidemiological findings about patterns of multiple risk behaviour in adolescence and health and social outcomes in early adulthood and Continue reading

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CHE PhD Confirmation 27-Apr-2017: Effectiveness of lifestyle intervention programs for type 2 diabetes prevention in resource constrain settings

3:00-4:00pm, Thu 27th April 2017
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street

Mojtaba Lotfaliany: PhD Candidate, Centre for Health Equity

It has been shown that the pragmatic lifestyle intervention programs can prevent type 2 diabetes. Continue reading

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