Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Seminars and Events

MSPGH Seminar: 19th August 2015 – Mental health laws and their effect on practice

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 19th August 2015
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Bernadette McSherry, Foundation Director, Melbourne Social Equity Institute and Adjunct Professor, Melbourne Law School

Mental health laws that enable the detention and treatment of those with severe mental health problems without their consent have long existed in most developed countries. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has instigated debates concerning Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 19th August 2015 – Mental health laws and their effect on practice”


CEB WIP 13-Aug-2015: Secondary prevention in multiple sclerosis: modifiable risk factors

12.00 – 1.00pm, Thurs 13th August 2015
MSPGH Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor George A. Jelinek, Head, Neuroepidemiology Unit, Centre for Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Melbourne School of Population & Global Health,
University of Melbourne

The Neuroepidemiology Unit (NEU) was established as part of the CEB in July 2015. The Unit, headed by Professor George Jelinek, is examining modifiable lifestyle factors related to health outcomes, and the effect of a lifestyle-based preventive medicine intervention for people with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Genetics plays a key role in the development of the disease, but appears to have no influence on progression to disability, suggesting a pivotal role for environmental factors.


MSPGH Seminar: 12th August 2015 – The First 1000 Days – Building wellbeing outcomes for families and communities from conception to age 2

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 12th August 2015
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Kerry Arabena, Director, Indigenous Health Equity Unit, Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population & Global Health

The 1,000 days between a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s 2nd birthday offer a unique window of opportunity to shape healthier and more prosperous futures. The First 1,000 Days program aims to reduce vulnerabilities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families and Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 12th August 2015 – The First 1000 Days – Building wellbeing outcomes for families and communities from conception to age 2”


CMH Seminar – 20-Aug-2015: Experiences of discrimination and positive treatment in people with mental health problems: findings from an Australian national survey

12.30-1.30pm, Thursday 20 August 2015
Seminar Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Dr Nicola Reavley is a Senior Research Fellow and NHMRC Career Development Fellow. Her research focuses on improving public knowledge and beliefs about mental health problems, reducing stigma and discrimination, and improving support for those with mental disorders.

The aim of the study was to carry out a national survey of experiences of discrimination and positive treatment associated with mental health problems. Continue reading “CMH Seminar – 20-Aug-2015: Experiences of discrimination and positive treatment in people with mental health problems: findings from an Australian national survey”


MSPGH Seminar: 5th August 2015 – Preventing suicide: a clinical and population-health perspective from the UK

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

Professor Nav Kapur, Professor of Psychiatry and Population Health, Centre for Suicide Prevention, Centre for Mental Health and Safety, University of Manchester

Suicide is a complex problem with many potential causes.  Of course, we need to consider population wide and societal approaches but what role might health services have in preventing suicide?  Nav will draw on research from his unit in Manchester and other studies internationally to consider what interventions work.  Promising strategies include: Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 5th August 2015 – Preventing suicide: a clinical and population-health perspective from the UK”


CEB PhD Completion Seminar 28-Aug-2015: ‘Giving the finger to anal cancer’: screening for human papillomavirus and its sequelae in men who have sex with men living with HIV

11.00am-12.00pm, Fri 28th August 2015
Don Jacobs Room, Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, 580 Swanston Street, Carlton

Dr Jason Ong, CEB, MSPGH

Men who have sex with men (MSM) living with HIV have a relatively high risk for anal and oral human papillomavirus (HPV) compared with the general population. This increases their risk Continue reading “CEB PhD Completion Seminar 28-Aug-2015: ‘Giving the finger to anal cancer’: screening for human papillomavirus and its sequelae in men who have sex with men living with HIV”


CMH Seminar – 6-Aug-2015 – Panel Presentation: Headspace – Implementing and evaluating early intervention in youth mental health

12.30-1.30pm, Thurs 6th August 2015
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Nic Telford Manager, Evaluation; Dr Kelly Mazzer Research Officer; Vanessa Kennedy Evaluation Officer; Dr Angela Nicholas Senior Evaluation Officer; Amanda Reeves Evaluation Officer

headspace The National Youth Mental Health Foundation is now the largest provider of youth mental health care across Australia. First initiated in 2006 as the Australian Government’s response to a high level of need, but a low level of access, to mental health services among adolescents and young adults aged 12 to 25 years, headspace now has 76 centres across Australia. headspace centres are designed as highly accessible, youth-friendly, integrated service hubs and networks providing evidence-based interventions for mental health, alcohol and other drugs, general health, as well as vocational support. Continue reading “CMH Seminar – 6-Aug-2015 – Panel Presentation: Headspace – Implementing and evaluating early intervention in youth mental health”


CHE Seminar 27-Aug-2015: Bodies, borders, and biologicals – ethical considerations of medical tourism

4.30-6.00pm, Thu 27th August 2015
Basement Lecture Theatre 1, Level B1, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Prof. Francis Delmonico, Harvard University; Assoc. Prof. Megan Munsie, Stem Cells Australia; Ms Kate Bourne, Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority 

This forum will explore issues of professional ethics raised by international medical travel involving medical products of human origin such as organs, gametes and stem cell products.  Continue reading “CHE Seminar 27-Aug-2015: Bodies, borders, and biologicals – ethical considerations of medical tourism”


MSPGH Seminar: 29th July 2015 – Health financing policy and the burden of health expenditure on poor households in the aftermath of conflict

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 29th July 2015
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Barbara McPake, Director, Nossal Institute for Global Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

The financial costs of accessing services in low and middle income countries act as both a significant deterrent to use of care and as a factor in the impoverishment and maintenance in poverty of households.  In the aftermath of conflict, as countries seek to rebuild effective health systems, Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 29th July 2015 – Health financing policy and the burden of health expenditure on poor households in the aftermath of conflict”


MSPGH Seminar: 22nd July 2015 – Pathways for accelerating population health improvement – insights from the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 22nd July 2015
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Dr Barbara Riley, Executive Director and Dr Cameron Willis, Scientist and Research Assistant Professor, Propel Centre for Population Health Impact, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Propel Centre, a pan-Canadian enterprise, is engaged in the prevention of cancers, other chronic diseases and their behavioural and environmental causes. Key areas of activity will be discussed through which Propel is aiming to advance the science and practice of chronic disease prevention, including: Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 22nd July 2015 – Pathways for accelerating population health improvement – insights from the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact”


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