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.

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CMH Seminar: 26 October 2017 – Partners in Prevention: Understanding and enhancing first responses to suicide crisis situations

12.30-1.30pm, Thurs 26th October 2017
Seminar Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: Dr Carla Meurk – project manager for Partners in Prevention: Understanding and Enhancing First Responses to Suicide Crisis Situations at the Queensland Forensic Mental Health Service, honorary senior fellow at The University of Queensland, and Principal Researcher at Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research. 

Emergency service agencies including police, ambulance and mental health are frequently required to be at the frontline of responding to mental health crises in the community, where people may have significant mental health, emotional, or substance misuse problems and may be suicidal. 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: 25th October 2017 – Ageing and Health Systems in the Asia Pacific region

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 25th October 2017
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Barbara McPake, Director; and

Professor Ajay Mahal, Professor, Health Economics and Health Systems,

Nossal Institute for Global Health, Melbourne School of Population & Global Health

The countries of the Asia Pacific region are ageing. Health systems are transitioning from a focus on infectious disease affecting mainly children and women to the conditions of older people with multi-morbidities Continue reading

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MPSGH Seminar: 18th October 2017 – Defining the target group: identifying ageing trajectories

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 18th October 2017
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Andrea Maier, Professor of General Medicine and Aged Care, University of Melbourne; Divisional Director, Medicine and Community Care, Royal Melbourne Hospital; and Professor of Ageing, VU University, The Netherlands

Science behind ageing trajectories is rapidly emerging, showing differences in the rate of ageing already at early ages. This indicates that organ system changes occur even before diseases become prevalent. Continue reading

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CHP Seminar 12-Oct-2017: Investigating silences: a framework for addressing methodological and ethical issues in global health

1.30pm-2.30pm, Thurs 12th Oct 2017
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presented by Prof. Laura Serrant PhD MA BA PGCE RGN, Professor of Nursing in the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing at Sheffield Hallum University, England. Chair of the Chief Nursing Officer for England’s black and minority ethnic BME Strategic Advisory group, a 2017 Florence Nightingale Leadership Scholar.

This presentation will introduce The Silences Framework’ and use examples from completed studies to illustrate how using the framework within an intersectional context could both ‘highlight’ and ‘expose’ those ‘sensitive issues’ and ‘marginalised perspectives’ which may shape, influence and inform our understandings of health, health behaviour and more importantly the nuances of applied public health policy.

 

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CHE PhD Confirmation 26-Oct-2017: Is there a space for participatory action research with children in disaster risk reduction programs?

3:45pm to 4:45pm, Wed 26th October 2017
Seminar Room 516, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, University of Melbourne

Katitza Marinkovic: PhD Candidate, Centre for Health Equity

 

Participatory Action Research with Children (cPAR) seeks to promote children’s right to participate in decision-making affecting them, but faces significant challenges in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). Continue reading

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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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