MSPGH Seminar: 31st March 2017 – Self-harm and suicidality in looked-after young people: Results of the ‘Listen-up!’ project

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

Professor Ellen Townsend, Professor of Psychology, University of Nottingham, Fellow of the International Academy of Suicide Research, University of Melbourne Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellow

Self-harm is a significant problem in looked-after young people (looked-after in care homes or by foster parents). Despite this there have been very few studies which have investigated self-harm in this vulnerable population. We used a mixed-methods approach – Audio Computer Self-Interview (n=126), face-to-face qualitative interviews (n=24) and the Card Sort Task for Self-Harm (CaTS) (n=45)) in order to investigate (i) the factors that lead looked-after young people to self-harm, (ii) what maintains self-harm and (iii) what might promote recovery from self-harm. We worked closely with an advisory group of young people with lived- experience of self-harm throughout the project. Results of the study will be discussed in the context of developing policies, interventions and services for young people who self-harm.

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MSPGH Seminar: 19th April 2017 – Flexible Academic Programming Project: Exploring the FlexAP Green Papers

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 19th April 2017
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Gregor Kennedy, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Educational Innovation, The University of Melbourne; and Professor Raoul Mulder, Associate Dean, Academic Innovation & Advancement, Faculty of Science, The University of Melbourne

The Flexible Academic Programming Project (FlexAP) was initiated by the Vice-Chancellor in 2015.  The project was developed to consider the challenges the University faces in designing and delivering the highest quality teaching and learning experiences for both staff and students in the 21st century.  Eight Working Parties consulted widely throughout 2016 and in late February 2017 the first two Green Papers were released for discussion. Continue reading

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MSPGH Seminar: 12th April 2017 – Elucidating the Pathogenesis of Young onset diabetes in India and developing strategies to prevent it

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 12th April 2017
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Nihal Thomas, Professor and Head Endocrinology Unit-1, and Associate Director, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India

Diabetes in the young and lean is common in India and many parts of the world. We have endeavoured to elucidate its evolution using epidemiological studies, state of the art experiments using hyperinsulinemic euglycemic clamps, indirect calorimetry, Continue reading

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MSPGH Seminar: 5th April 2017 – Improving tribal health in the Pacific Northwest, USA

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

Professor Thomas M Becker, Associate Dean of Research Oregon Health Sciences University-Portland, State University School of Public Health, USA

The Center for Healthy Communities in Oregon, USA, is focused upon improving health and well-being among tribal peoples in the northwestern United States and beyond.  Continue reading

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MSPGH Seminar: 22nd Mar 2017 – Screening for chlamydia: does it work? Results from the Australian Chlamydia Control Effectiveness Pilot (ACCEPt)

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 22nd March 2017
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Jane Hocking, Head, Sexual Health Unit, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne

Chlamydia trachomatis is the most commonly reported bacterial sexually transmitted infection affecting about 4% of sexually active 16 to 29 year olds in Australia at any point in time. As over 80% of infections are asymptomatic, screening is the main way to detect cases.  Continue reading

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MSPGH Seminar: 15th Mar 2017 – Democratising knowledge: supporting citizen research in universities

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

Professor Dr Deborah Warr, Associate Professor and Australian Research Council Future Fellow, Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

The democratisation of knowledge contributes to robust scholarship and the public good by producing variegated knowledge that reflects the demographic and multicultural diversity. Securing institutional commitment to inclusive research is challenging Continue reading

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CHE PhD Confirmation 23-Feb-2017: Socioeconomic inequalities in health care and health outcome among patients with NCDs in China

3:00-4:00pm, Thu 23rd February 2017

Arole Room, Level 4, Alan Gilbert Building, 161 Barry Street, Carlton

The rapid rise of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and ageing poses major challenges for China’s health system. People with NCDs are particularly vulnerable to health inequities due to the long-term and often expensive health care needs. Continue reading

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Joint MSPGH/MDS Seminar: 1st Mar 2017 – Poor child oral health

Melbourne School of Population and Global Health and Melbourne Dental School Joint Seminar

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 1st March 2017
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

by Dr Patricia Lucas, Head, Centre for Research in Health and Social Care, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, U.K. and Professor Stuart Dashper, Chair of Oral Microbiology, Melbourne Dental School Continue reading

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MSPGH Seminar: 15th Feb 2017 – Visualising trends in health inequalities: R shiny app and compass typology plots

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

Professor Tony Blakely, Director, Burden of Disease Epidemiology, Equity & Cost-Effectiveness BODE3, University of Otago, Wellington and Professorial Fellow,
Melbourne School of Population & Global Health; and

Dr George Disney, Health Inequalities Research Programme, University of Otago, Wellington

Tony and George will present two data visualisation tools to assist interpreting time trends in health inequalities, 30 years of linked census-mortality data in New Zealand as an example.  Continue reading

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MSPGH Seminar: 8th Feb 2017 – Health and Development in Afghanistan: perspectives from Kabul, 2017

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

Dr David Hipgrave, Senior Health Advisor and Team Leader (Health Systems Strengthening), UNICEF New York, U.S.A.

Afghanistan made remarkable progress in the decade following the fall of the Taliban in 2002, but progress is stalling. Despite continued support for the development sector, including for development of health services, many indicators remain very weak. Continue reading

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