Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Seminars and Events

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”


CMH Seminar: 10th October 2018 – Self-harm, suicide and mental health problems in vulnerable young people: Epidemiology and opportunities for intervention

11-11.45am  Wednesday 10th October 2018
Theatre 1, Level B1, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: Rohan Borschmann (Centre for Adolescent Health, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute; Justice Health Unit, Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health; University of Melbourne; Health Service and Population Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience; King’s College London, UK; Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne).

Vulnerable young people, such as those who come into contact with the criminal justice system, are at increased risk of both self-harm and suicide. Continue reading “CMH Seminar: 10th October 2018 – Self-harm, suicide and mental health problems in vulnerable young people: Epidemiology and opportunities for intervention”


MSPGH Seminar: 24th October 2018 – The State of World Population 2018: The Global Fertility Transition

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 24th October 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Peter McDonald AM, Professor of Demography, Centre for Health Policy, Melbourne School of Population & Global Health

The State of World Population 2018 examines the global fertility transition.  Professor McDonald was the senior research adviser for this UN report. Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 24th October 2018 – The State of World Population 2018: The Global Fertility Transition”


MSPGH Seminar: 10th October 2018 – Life, Death and Families after Sentence: the demography of Convict Transportation to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania)

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 10th October 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Janet McCalman AC, Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor, Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population & Global Health

The Founders & Survivors’ Life Course (Ships) project began with two fundamental demographic tests of convicts’ lives: survival, or length of life and formation of a lineage. Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 10th October 2018 – Life, Death and Families after Sentence: the demography of Convict Transportation to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania)”


Law and Public Health Lecture: 3rd October 2018 – Population and Labour Force Prospects for Australia

4-5:30pm, Wed 3rd October 2018
Theatre 2, Alan Gilbert Building, 161 Barry Street, Carlton

Presenter: Professor Peter McDonald – Chief Investigator of the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research. From 1995 to 2016, he was Professor of Demography at the Australian National University.

Australia’s Permanent Migration planning level has remained unchanged for the past eight years under both Labor and Coalition Governments. This planning level is based on the impact that immigration has on the ageing of the population and, hence, on GDP per capita. Continue reading “Law and Public Health Lecture: 3rd October 2018 – Population and Labour Force Prospects for Australia”


MSPGH Seminar: 26th September 2018 – Violence against women in Asia and the Pacific: What do we know from 20 years of prevalence studies?

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 26th September 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Dr Henrica A.F.M. (Henriette) Jansen, Technical Advisor, Violence against Women, Research and Data, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Asia and the Pacific Regional Office (APRO), Bangkok

Goal 5 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, aims to “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls” and includes targets and indicators on violence against women (VAW). Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 26th September 2018 – Violence against women in Asia and the Pacific: What do we know from 20 years of prevalence studies?”


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