Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Seminars and Events

MSPGH Seminar: 21st October 2015 – Knowledge Exchange – Stories from the Field

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 21st October 2015
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

  • Professor Kerry Arabena, Chair of Indigenous Health and Director, Indigenous Health Equity Unit;
  • Dr Rebecca Armstrong, Associate Director, Public Health Insight;
  • Dr Richard Williams, Research Fellow, McCaughey VicHealth Community Wellbeing Unit;
  • Ms Fiona Lange, Health Promotion Project Officer, Indigenous Eye Health Unit; and
  • Dr Melanie Davern, Director of Community Indicators Victoria, McCaughey VicHealth Community Wellbeing Unit

All presenters are from the Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

This seminar will be hosted by the Knowledge Exchange Portfolio which supports the Centre for Health Equity to engage with the practice of knowledge exchange. This focuses on Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 21st October 2015 – Knowledge Exchange – Stories from the Field”


MSPGH Seminar: 14th October 2015 – Associations between psychological distress and diet among older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults in the New South Wales 45 and Up Study

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 14th October 2015
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Dr Christopher Lawrence, Lecturer/Research Fellow, Indigenous Health Equity Unit, Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Dr Lawrence’s presentation will describe the association between psychological distress and dietary patterns among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participants in the New South Wales 45 and Up Study. National population health surveys about psychological distress and diet among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians report that these groups are twice more likely than other Australians to experience very high levels of psychological distress, poorer diets and a heavy burden of chronic disease. This study is a chapter in his PhD.

For more details, please view the Event Flyer.

All other enquiries to Nora Li, Tel: 03 8344 9350.


MSPGH Seminar: 7th October 2015 – Do Three-Quarter Life Crises really exist? A Case Study from Malawi, the warm heart of Africa

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 7th October 2015
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Rob Moodie, Professor of Public Health, School of Public Health & Family Medicine, University of Malawi and Professor of Public Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health (MSPGH)

Having been inspired by teaching such a wonderful diversity of students in the MSPGH MPH and in Mozambique, Rob decided to go to Malawi – to teach in their MPH.  He will discuss the health challenges that Malawians face and Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 7th October 2015 – Do Three-Quarter Life Crises really exist? A Case Study from Malawi, the warm heart of Africa”


MSPGH Teaching Seminar: 30th September 2015 – The future of international education in Australia – the challenge of sustainability and quality

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 30th September 2015

Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Mr Phil Honeywood, Chief Executive Officer, International Education Association of Australia (IEAA)

International education is Australia’s 3rd biggest export.  There are more than 450,000 full-tuition, fee-paying international students in Australia, accounting for 20 per cent of all students enrolled in our higher education institutions.  About three-quarters of all international students come from Asia, with China and India as the biggest markets.  The federal government has Continue reading “MSPGH Teaching Seminar: 30th September 2015 – The future of international education in Australia – the challenge of sustainability and quality”


CMH Seminar – 01-Oct-2015: Masculinity, mental health, and suicidal thoughts and behaviours: Early findings from Ten to Men

12:30-1:30pm, Thursday 1 October 2015
Seminar Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Prof Jane Pirkis, Director – Centre for Mental Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Ten to Men, an Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health, comprises a national cohort of 15,988 Australian males and has a deliberate emphasis on the social and cultural determinants of health. This presentation will focus on the relationship between Continue reading “CMH Seminar – 01-Oct-2015: Masculinity, mental health, and suicidal thoughts and behaviours: Early findings from Ten to Men”


MSPGH Seminar: 16th September 2015 – Billibellary’s Walk

12.00-2:0pm, Wed 16th September 2015

meet at 12noon sharp at the University of Melbourne Gate 3 on Swanson Street,
near the Ian Potter Museum of Art – look for the “Billibellary’s Walk” sign

(please bring your lunch if practical to walk, eat and talk)

Mr Warwick Padgham, Senior Project Officer, Melbourne Poche Centre for Indigenous Health, The University of Melbourne

Billibellary’s Walk is named after the Ngurungaeta, or clan head, of the Wurundjeri people at the time of Melbourne’s settlement.  The walk is a cultural interpretation of the University’s Parkville campus landscape that provides an experience of connection to Country which Wurundjeri people continue to have, both physically and spiritually.  Join Warwick to Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 16th September 2015 – Billibellary’s Walk”


How-To Seminar: 2nd September 2015 – Researcher Profiles: What’s in it for me?

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 2nd September 2015
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Mr Patrick Condron, University Library’s liaison for Melbourne School of Population and Global Health research staff and students.

Have you been hearing about internet sites that keep track of your papers and citations and wondering which one you might want to use?  A plethora of services have started up that promise to make the task of preparing for promotions and grants easier than ever.  Come to this session to find out about Orcid, Researcher ID, Scopus Author Identifier, SciVal, Incites, Google Scholar Citation Profile, Minerva Elements and Altmetrics.  This talk will help you make sense of the benefits of these products and what you can get out of them.

For more details, please view the Event Flyer.

Please feel free to BYO lunch.  RSVP not required.

All other enquiries to Nora Li, Tel: 03 8344 9350.

 

 


CMH PhD Seminar – 27-Aug-2015: Listening to the voices of children, parents and teachers about school life: Toward promoting children’s wellbeing in Indonesia

3-4pm, Thursday 27 August 2015
Seminar Room 405B, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

T. Novi Poespita Candra, PhD Student, Centre for Mental Health

School life as experienced by children will have a large impact on their mental health status in adulthood. The World Health Organisation recommends a school model that creates positive experiences and promotes wellbeing. Unfortunately, most International literature and research focussed on school models were mostly western, and study from an Indonesian context is limited. This study aimed to explore the experiences of school life by Indonesian children and to develop a school model that promotes children’s wellbeing in an Indonesian context.

For more details, please view the Event Flyer.

All other enquiries to Nicky Woods, Tel: 03 8344 0908.


CMH and CHP PhD Presentation Day: 28th August 2015

2-5pm, Friday 28 August 2015
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

All PhD students in the Center for Mental Health and Center for Health Policy are invited to present a compelling speech on their thesis topic and its significance in only 3 minutes.

Then join supervisors and students afterward to network.

For more details, please view the Event Flyer.

All other enquiries to Gemma Catley, Tel: 03 8344 0908.


CHE Completion Seminar 27-Aug-2015: Appearance-altering facial surgery on children: An empirically informed ethical analysis

9:30-10.30am, Thu 27th August 2015
Meeting Room 2.001/2.002, University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics, 2nd  Floor West, Royal Children’s Hospital

Lauren Notini:  PhD Candidate

Lauren’s thesis investigates the ethics of appearance-altering paediatric facial surgeries (PFS) performed for cosmetic and/or psychosocial reasons.  Continue reading “CHE Completion Seminar 27-Aug-2015: Appearance-altering facial surgery on children: An empirically informed ethical analysis”


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