Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Seminars and Events

CMH Seminar: 6th December 2018 – Suicide, Mental Health and the Media: A shared space in news and entertainment

11am-12pm Thursday 6th December 2018
Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: Dr Dan Reidenberg – Executive Director of Suicide Awareness Voices of Education, Managing Director of the National Council for Suicide Prevention, General Secretary of the International Association for Suicide Prevention, and Co-Chair of the International Media and Suicide Task Force.

Traditional news media are covering suicide and mental health more today than ever before. Likewise, we are seeing more television and movies, even musicians, portraying suicide and mental distress issues in their creative works. Continue reading “CMH Seminar: 6th December 2018 – Suicide, Mental Health and the Media: A shared space in news and entertainment”


CHP Public Seminar: 22 Nov 2018 – Improving the Delivery of Value-Based Personalised Cancer Care Services

2-3:30pm, Thursday 22nd November 2018
Theatre 2, Alan Gilbert Building, 161 Barry Street, Carlton

Presenter: Maarten J. IJzerman – VCCC professor and head of Cancer Health Services Research in the School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne.

A recent publication from the Globocan consortium reported an increase to 18 million new cancer patients world-wide. While another large international consortium, i.e. the CONCORD, consistently reports improving survival rates, there is increasing concern about disparities in access to and outcomes of cancer services. As an example, the affordability of cancer drugs such as combination immunotherapy is an ongoing health policy concern. Continue reading “CHP Public Seminar: 22 Nov 2018 – Improving the Delivery of Value-Based Personalised Cancer Care Services”


CHP Seminar: 27th November 2018 – The marginal patient: who no longer receives care when financial incentives are removed?

12.30-1.30pm Tuesday 27th November 2018
Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: Dr Rachel Meacock – Senior Lecturer in Health Economics at The University of Manchester, UK. 

Financial incentive schemes are generally associated with increases in the provision of incentivised care in the short-term, but recent evidence suggests that care provision quickly declines once these incentives are removed. Little is known about which types of patients no longer receive care once incentives are removed. Continue reading “CHP Seminar: 27th November 2018 – The marginal patient: who no longer receives care when financial incentives are removed?”


MSPGH Seminar – 28 November 2018: From Evaluation to Optimization of Biomarker Use: Maximizing the Benefits of Colorectal Screening Using a Meta-Model

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 28th November 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Dr Erik Koffijberg, A/Professor, Dept of Health Technology & Services Research, Technical Medical Centre, University of Twente, The Netherlands

When assessing new tests and biomarkers in clinical trials is costly and time consuming, model-based analysis may be valuable to assess (cost‑)effectiveness and budget impact. Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar – 28 November 2018: From Evaluation to Optimization of Biomarker Use: Maximizing the Benefits of Colorectal Screening Using a Meta-Model”


MSPGH Seminar: 14th November 2018 – Uni Finance 101- Multiplier’s, RIBG and… Monopoly! – How does Finance really work at The University of Melbourne

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 14th November 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenters are:

  • Haripriya Vutukoor|, Deputy Director Finance, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
  • Frank Anastasopoulos, Manager, Research Grants (Health & Medical), Research Innovation and Commercialisation (RIC)
  • Nancy Palamara| Finance Manager, Finance, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
  • Kylie Gilmartin, Centre Manager, Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

This session will provide a high-level explanation of all you need to know about how finance works at the University – specifically within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 14th November 2018 – Uni Finance 101- Multiplier’s, RIBG and… Monopoly! – How does Finance really work at The University of Melbourne”


MSPGH Special Seminar: 19th November 2018 – Rehabilitation: the health strategy for the 21st century – Really?

12.30-1.30pm, Mon 19th November 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Dr Alarcos Cieza, Coordinator, Disability and Rehabilitation, World Health Organization

Health, social and economic trends should serve as a call to policy-makers to invest not only in health services that reduce mortality and morbidity, but also in those that improve functioning and well-being. Continue reading “MSPGH Special Seminar: 19th November 2018 – Rehabilitation: the health strategy for the 21st century – Really?”


CMH Seminar: 8th November 2018 – Mental Health and Obesity (The MHOBY Study) A transdisciplinary approach to obesity treatment

12.30-1.30pm Thursday 8th November 2018
Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: A/Prof Trine Tetlie Eik-Nes. Associate Professor at the Department of Neuromedicine and Behavioral Science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

INTRODUCTION: This project addresses a startling ineffectiveness of current best practices in pediatric and adult obesity treatments which involve a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. Continue reading “CMH Seminar: 8th November 2018 – Mental Health and Obesity (The MHOBY Study) A transdisciplinary approach to obesity treatment”


MSPGH Seminar: 31st October 2018 – The importance of properly trained managers and leaders to drive health improvement: some international perspectives

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 31st October 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Dr John Clark, Senior Fellow, The King’s Fund and Honorary Associate Professor, Institute of Clinical Leadership, University of Warwick (recently retired)

More patients suffer needless harm (and death) through poor management and leadership than due to clinical incompetence. Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 31st October 2018 – The importance of properly trained managers and leaders to drive health improvement: some international perspectives”


CHP Seminar: 23rd October 2018 – The role of evaluation in improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health policy and practice

12.30-1.30pm Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: Angeline Ferdinand – Research Fellow in the Evaluation and Implementation Science Unit of the Centre for Health Policy within the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health. 

Effective evaluation practices are essential to ensuring that the policies and programs delivered to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people reflect best practice.  Continue reading “CHP Seminar: 23rd October 2018 – The role of evaluation in improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health policy and practice”


CMH Seminar: 25th October 2018 – Mad or Sad? Suicidal behaviour in popular police series on Belgian television

12.30-1.30pm Thursday 25th October 2018
Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: Karl Andriessen – Karl Andriessen, MSuicidology, BSW, is an NHMRC ECF (from January 2019) at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health.

Fictional suicidal behaviour may affect the public as a risk or a protective factor. Fictional portrayals may also reflect how suicide is perceived in a society. However, surprisingly little is known of how suicidal behaviour is portrayed in television series. Continue reading “CMH Seminar: 25th October 2018 – Mad or Sad? Suicidal behaviour in popular police series on Belgian television”


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