Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Seminars and Events

MSPGH Seminar: 27th June 2018 – Effects of Medication Co-payment Reductions among Indigenous Australians: Findings from the Closing the Gap Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme Co-payment Incentive

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 27th June 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Associate Professor Amal Trivedi, Associate Professor of Health Services, Policies & Practice, Brown University

Although Indigenous Australians have twice the prevalence of chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and asthma, their spending on prescription drugs is about 60% that of non- indigenous Australians. Out-of-pocket costs are a well-established barrier to accessing effective medications to treat chronic disease. Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 27th June 2018 – Effects of Medication Co-payment Reductions among Indigenous Australians: Findings from the Closing the Gap Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme Co-payment Incentive”


CHP PhD Completion: June 18th – Characteristics of effective governance of healthcare quality in Australian public hospitals

Monday June 18, 2.30-3.30pm
Seminar Room 515 – Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: Alison Brown

Supervisors: Prof. Margaret Kelaher, A/Prof Helen Dickinson

Patients are sometimes harmed while receiving hospital care. Hospital boards have a role in ensuring that preventable harm is minimised. However, reviews of high profile hospital failures indicate that boards sometime fail to act. Continue reading “CHP PhD Completion: June 18th – Characteristics of effective governance of healthcare quality in Australian public hospitals”


CHP PhD Completion: June 8th – Health economics and chronic disease, with a specific focus on diabetes

Friday June 8, 10am-11am
Seminar Room 410 – Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: Xinyang Hua

Supervisors: Prof. Philip Clarke, A/Prof Matthew Spittal, Dr Thomas Lung

Chronic disease brings heavy epidemiological and economic burden on both individual and national level. This research focuses on chronic disease, especially diabetes, from a health economics perspective. Continue reading “CHP PhD Completion: June 8th – Health economics and chronic disease, with a specific focus on diabetes”


MSPGH Seminar: 6th June 2018 – Domestic and Family Violence: Responding to the ‘not so hidden’ epidemic in health systems

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 6th June 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Kelsey Hegarty, Chair in Family Violence Prevention, University of Melbourne/Royal Women’s Hospital; & Co-Director, NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence for Safer Families

Domestic and family violence is a major public health issue causing high levels of morbidity and mortality, particularly for women of child bearing age. Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 6th June 2018 – Domestic and Family Violence: Responding to the ‘not so hidden’ epidemic in health systems”


CHP PhD Confirmation Seminar: May 29 – Advancing Health Economic Evaluation Methodologies for Health Policy Design

Tuesday May 29, 4.30pm – 5.30pm
Seminar Room 410 – Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: Michelle Tew

Health economic evaluation is a fundamental component in helping inform health policy decisions, as the economic value of a health intervention is considered alongside its clinical value particularly in today’s tight budgetary climate. However, to be useful to any decision or policy maker, methodological rigor and consistency is imperative. Continue reading “CHP PhD Confirmation Seminar: May 29 – Advancing Health Economic Evaluation Methodologies for Health Policy Design”


CHP Seminar: 8 June 2018 – Health economic evaluation through the ages

Friday 8th June 4pm-6pm
Lecture Theatre 1, Level B1, Basement Level, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: Professor Philip Clarke (Director, Centre for Health Policy)

This seminar provides a broad overview of the development of economic methods for evaluating public health and medical interventions prior to the 1970s in 3 sections: Continue reading “CHP Seminar: 8 June 2018 – Health economic evaluation through the ages”


Workshop: May 30 – Data Linkage for Health and Medical Research: Reaching the Promised Land

Wednesday, 30 May 2018
Graduate House, 220 Leicester Street, Carlton VIC

The University of Melbourne is hosting a half‐day workshop to highlight how routinely collected data can be used to address policy‐relevant questions.
Administrative data are rich sources of information that can be leveraged to inform health policy. Victoria holds several high‐quality datasets and is starting to explore the potential of data linkage. Continue reading “Workshop: May 30 – Data Linkage for Health and Medical Research: Reaching the Promised Land”


CMH Seminar: 14 May – Does religiousness prevent suicide?

Monday May 14 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Seminar Room 410 – Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: Prof Steven Stack (USA)

This talk is built around two interrelated studies conducted in the USA and Europe, which examined the impact of religiousness on suicide.

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CHP Seminar: 29 May 2018 – A return on investment case for simulation as a design intervention for service delivery

Tuesday 29th May 12.30pm-1.30pm
Seminar Room 516 – Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: Professor Terry Young, Brunel University, UK

One of barriers identified over the past few years in promoting simulation and modelling as a way to design healthcare services, is the request for evidence of effectiveness and the underlying assumption that it will be furnished by randomised controlled trials, a standard approach in evidence in evidence based medicine.
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CMH PhD Completion Seminar: 10th May 2018 – Pre-existing mental health disorders and health after release from prison: A case for continuity of care

Thursday May 10th 12.30pm-1.30pm
Seminar Room 410 – Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: Jesse Young

As predicted by the World Health Organisation, prisons are increasingly becoming the 21st century asylums. However, outside drug-related harm and infectious disease epidemiology, remarkably little is known about health service use and broader health outcomes for people released from prison who experience mental health problems. Continue reading “CMH PhD Completion Seminar: 10th May 2018 – Pre-existing mental health disorders and health after release from prison: A case for continuity of care”


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