Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Seminars and Events

MSPGH Seminar: 30th May 2018 – The University’s research computing platforms: what’s out there and how they can help your research

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 30th May 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Dr David Perry, Compute Integration Specialist, Research Platform Services &
Dr Adrian Bickerstaffe, Head, Research Computing, Centre for Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Melbourne School of Population & Global Health

The University of Melbourne has invested heavily in research computing platforms to facilitate state-of-the-art research and help researchers achieve world-class research outcomes. Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 30th May 2018 – The University’s research computing platforms: what’s out there and how they can help your research”


MSPGH/MSSI Joint Seminar: 23rd May 2018 – Sustainable Healthcare – The NHS Way

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 23rd May 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Dr David Pencheon OBE, Founder Director, Sustainable Development Unit (SDU), National Health Service (NHS) England and Public Health England

The SDU was established in 2007 with the task of ensuring the NHS operated in an environmentally sustainable way – starting with reducing its carbon emissions. Between 2007 and 2015 the NHS reduced its carbon emissions by 11% – exceeding the 10% target set in 2009, and despite health and care activity increasing by 18%. Continue reading “MSPGH/MSSI Joint Seminar: 23rd May 2018 – Sustainable Healthcare – The NHS Way”


MSPGH Special Seminar: 22nd May 2018 – The influence of neighbourhood environments on physical activity, cardio-metabolic health and diet in Canada – new findings from our research

11.00am – 12 noon, Tue 22nd May 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Nancy Ross, Professor of Geography, McGill University

The Chief Public Health Officer of Canada commented in her 2017 Annual Report about the “Tremendous potential that changing our built environment has for helping Canadians live healthier lives”. Continue reading “MSPGH Special Seminar: 22nd May 2018 – The influence of neighbourhood environments on physical activity, cardio-metabolic health and diet in Canada – new findings from our research”


CHP Seminar: 24th April 2018 – How do community assets impact on health related quality of life and health care utilisation?

Tuesday 24th April 12noon-1pm
Seminar Room 410 – Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton
Presenter: Dr Luke Munford, Manchester Centre for Health Economics, University of Manchester.

One form of the social prescribing initiative involves policy makers promoting participation in community assets. The overall aim is to improve quality of life and reduce demand on healthcare services. Continue reading “CHP Seminar: 24th April 2018 – How do community assets impact on health related quality of life and health care utilisation?”


CHP Symposium: 28 May 2018 – Optimising Aged Care Workspace Environments

Monday 28th May, 12.30pm-5pm
University of Melbourne: Arts West Nth Wing – Rm 356

An opportunity for individuals from aged care, design, health workforce and beyond interested in developing, implementing and evaluating aged care workspace environment design. Continue reading “CHP Symposium: 28 May 2018 – Optimising Aged Care Workspace Environments”


CHP PhD Completion Seminar: 12th April 2018 – HIV care in lower and middle income countries: outcomes, costs and cost-effectiveness

Thursday April 12th 1.30pm-2.30pm
Seminar Room 515 – Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: Arie Rahadi, Supervisors: Dr. Arthur Hsueh, Prof. Margaret Kelaher, Prof. Phillip Clarke

Decentralization of HIV care from hospitals to lower-care facilities adapts provision to health system constraints in lower- and middle-income countries and is a critical step towards realizing
an optimal coverage. This research examines outcomes, costs, and cost-effectiveness of decentralized provision of the HIV care continuum – from diagnosis to antiretroviral treatment (ART) – in adult populations in Indonesia and sub-Saharan Africa. The economic analysis centers on ART care. The research finds that HIV care decentralization is a safe and cost-effective strategy,  requiring a minimum extra investment to expand the HIV care capacity. The findings extend the evidence base on the topic to the entire HIV care continuum and long-term cost implications.

Continue reading “CHP PhD Completion Seminar: 12th April 2018 – HIV care in lower and middle income countries: outcomes, costs and cost-effectiveness”


CHP Seminar: 18th April 2018 – Women’s preferences, willingness-to-pay and predicted uptake for single nucleotide polymorphisms gene testing to guide personalised breast cancer screening strategies: A discrete choice experiment

Wednesday April 18th 2pm-3pm
Seminar Room 410 – Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: Dr Wee Hwee Lin, joint Assistant Professor at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health and the Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Science, NUS.

Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) gene tests is a potential tool for improving the accuracy of breast cancer risk prediction. Dr Wee Hwee Lin believes that it is important to seek user input early in the process of the development of new health technology and conducted a study to measure women’s preferences and marginal willingness-to-pay (mWTP) for this new technology. Continue reading “CHP Seminar: 18th April 2018 – Women’s preferences, willingness-to-pay and predicted uptake for single nucleotide polymorphisms gene testing to guide personalised breast cancer screening strategies: A discrete choice experiment”


MSPGH Teaching Seminar: 9th May 2018 – Curriculum design and teaching approaches to enhance student wellbeing and engagement

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 9th May 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Dr Chi Baik, Associate Professor in Higher Education
, Centre for the Study of Higher Education, The University of Melbourne

The increasing prevalence of mental health difficulties across student populations is a critical issue for universities. While there is growing awareness about the impact that psychological distress has on students’ capacity to learn and their academic participation, little is known about the course-related factors associated with student mental wellbeing. Continue reading “MSPGH Teaching Seminar: 9th May 2018 – Curriculum design and teaching approaches to enhance student wellbeing and engagement”


CMH MPhil Confirmation Seminar: 10th April 2018 – Influencing the conversation about masculinity and suicide – Evaluating the Man Up multi-media campaign

Tuesday April 10th 3.15pm-4.15pm
Seminar Room 410 – Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: Dr Marisa Schlichthorst

It has been suggested that some dominant aspects of traditional masculinity are contributing to the high suicide rates among Australian men. There is also increasing evidence that social media holds the potential for promoting health behaviour change and positively influence suicide related behaviour; and may be particularly useful for reaching men. Continue reading “CMH MPhil Confirmation Seminar: 10th April 2018 – Influencing the conversation about masculinity and suicide – Evaluating the Man Up multi-media campaign”


MSPGH Seminar: 18th April 2018 – When the world is turned upside down: New findings from child traumatic stress research

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 18th April 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Associate Professor Eva Alisic, Jack Brockhoff Child Health and Wellbeing Program, Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population & Global Health, The University of Melbourne

 About 15% of children exposed to potentially traumatic events, such as serious injury, disaster and violence, report persistent posttraumatic stress symptoms. Caregivers and professionals are in a key position to support children post-trauma, but we have little insight in what they – or we – do and how.  Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 18th April 2018 – When the world is turned upside down: New findings from child traumatic stress research”


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