Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Seminars and Events

MSPGH Special Seminar: 20th August 2018 – Measuring quality of life for Health Technology Appraisal: the challenge of switching ‘instruments’

12.30-1.30pm, Mon 20th August 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Nancy Devlin, Director of Research, Office of Health Economics, London, U.K.

Assessing the cost effectiveness of new medicines relies on the measurement of quality of life (QoL). For two decades, the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in England has recommended use of the EQ-5D, a concise, generic measure of QoL. Continue reading “MSPGH Special Seminar: 20th August 2018 – Measuring quality of life for Health Technology Appraisal: the challenge of switching ‘instruments’”


MSPGH Seminar: 5th September 2018 – How institutions remember: preliminary thoughts on health security in the aftermath of the 2013-16 West African Ebola epidemic

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 5th September 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton (*the venue might change, see details on the event flyer)

Adia Benton, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Anthropology Program of African Studies, Northwestern University, USA

The aim of this talk is to address methodological and theoretical stakes of studying the (re)emergence of the global health security agenda and its impact on marginalized communities and health workers. Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 5th September 2018 – How institutions remember: preliminary thoughts on health security in the aftermath of the 2013-16 West African Ebola epidemic”


MSPGH Seminar: 29th August 2018 – Ethical challenges in health care for children: When parents want to control and pay for medical treatment for their child

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 29th August 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton (*the venue might change, see details on the event flyer)

Professor Lynn Gillam, Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population & Global Health, The University of Melbourne; and Academic Director, Children’s Bioethics Centre, Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne

Decision-making about health care for children is now being influenced by a number of significant social and technological factors. Information technology, the internet and social media give parents of sick children vastly increased access to information about new treatments, from a wide range of sources. Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 29th August 2018 – Ethical challenges in health care for children: When parents want to control and pay for medical treatment for their child”


MSPGH Teaching Seminar: 22nd August 2018 – Post-graduate teaching in a world of 17 Jobs and 5 Careers

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 22nd August 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Carolyn Evans, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Graduate and International), Harrison Moore Professor of Law, The University of Melbourne

Traditional graduate courses in Australia have been based around the notion that people will take 1-2 years out of the workforce to study full-time, reaping the benefit of this additional study in either building their current career opportunities or using new credentials to change careers. Continue reading “MSPGH Teaching Seminar: 22nd August 2018 – Post-graduate teaching in a world of 17 Jobs and 5 Careers”


MSPGH Seminar: 15th August 2018 – Assessing Time-Varying Causal Interactions and Treatment Effects with Applications to Mobile Health

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 15th August 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Susan Murphy, Professor of Statistics Harvard University, USA

Mobile devices along with wearable sensors facilitate our ability to deliver supportive treatments anytime and anywhere. Indeed mobile interventions are being developed and employed across a variety of health field, Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 15th August 2018 – Assessing Time-Varying Causal Interactions and Treatment Effects with Applications to Mobile Health”


Cancellation of MSPGH Seminar: 8th August 2018 – Life, Death and Families after Sentence: the demography of Convict Transportation to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania)

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this seminar will be rescheduled to a later date.

 

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 8th August 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 and 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 “Cancellation of MSPGH Seminar: 8th August 2018 – Life, Death and Families after Sentence: the demography of Convict Transportation to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania)”


MSPGH Seminar: 1st August 2018 – Managing Racism on the Field in Junior Sport

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 1st August 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Karen Farquharson, Head, School of Social and Political Sciences; and Professor of Sociology, The University of Melbourne

Junior sport, sport for children under 18, is very popular in Australia, however there has been little research on the extent to which racism is experienced in junior sport, or how sports clubs manage it. Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 1st August 2018 – Managing Racism on the Field in Junior Sport”


MSPGH Special Seminar: 19th July 2018 – Syndemics and health inequalities: opportunities for improving health

12.30-1.30pm, Thur 19th July 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Lisa McDaid, Professor of Social Sciences and Health, University of Glasgow, Scotland

The seminar will explore the potential for ‘syndemics’ – the term given to the co-occurrence of multiple, interrelated disease epidemics at the individual- and population-level, which develop and are sustained due to harmful social context Continue reading “MSPGH Special Seminar: 19th July 2018 – Syndemics and health inequalities: opportunities for improving health”


CMH Seminar: 26th July 2018 – Mental Health First Aid: Current Research Projects and Recent Findings

Thursday 26 July 2018, 12.30-1.30pm
Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Dr Kathy Bond & Ms Fairlie Cottrill (Mental Health First Aid Australia)

Mental health first aid is the help offered to a person developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. Continue reading “CMH Seminar: 26th July 2018 – Mental Health First Aid: Current Research Projects and Recent Findings”


CHP Seminar: 27th July 2018 – Canada’s path to Marijuana legalization: will its harm reduction objectives be reached?

4:00-5:00pm, Fri 27th July 2018
Theatre 2, Alan Gilbert Building,161 Barry Street, Carlton

Professor Daniel Weinstock: Director of McGill’s Institute for Health and Social Policy

On October 17, the sale and consumption of marijuana for recreational purposes will be legalized across Canada. The rationale provided by the governing Liberal Party for this bold move has always been framed in terms of harm reduction, and in particular, the reduction of harms to which Canada’s youth have been vulnerable under the previous regime of criminalisation. Continue reading “CHP Seminar: 27th July 2018 – Canada’s path to Marijuana legalization: will its harm reduction objectives be reached?”


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