Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Seminars and Events

CHP seminar: 11th June 2019 – Clinical and economic outcomes of using whole genome sequencing to contain a serious bacterial outbreak

12:30pm-1:30pm, Tuesday 11th June 2019
Seminar Room 410, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: A/Prof. Louisa Gordon

There are ~165,000 hospital-acquired infections each in Australia. Whole genome sequencing (WGS) of pathogens can quickly confirm suspected cases of infectious disease, discriminate between strains and classify novel pathogens. The goal of the economic evaluation was to understand the role of WGS in managing patients exposed to a serious bacterial outbreak that occurred at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. Continue reading “CHP seminar: 11th June 2019 – Clinical and economic outcomes of using whole genome sequencing to contain a serious bacterial outbreak”


CMH Seminar: 13th June 2019 – Do behaviors in kindergarten predict economic outcomes in adulthood?

12:30pm-1:30pm, Thursday 13 June 2019
Seminar Room 405A, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: Dr Francis Vergunst

In a series of papers, drawing on two Canadian birth cohort studies and tax records spanning three decades, I show that children’s behaviours at age 6 years are associated with future earnings and welfare receipt. Specifically, teacher-ratings of children’s inattention and aggression-opposition are associated with lower earnings and higher welfare receipt from age 18 to 36 years, while prosocial behaviours are associated with higher earnings and lower welfare receipt, independent of hyperactivity and anxiety, and after adjustment for the child’s IQ and family background. Continue reading “CMH Seminar: 13th June 2019 – Do behaviors in kindergarten predict economic outcomes in adulthood?”


Master of Public Health Confirmation Seminar: 1 July 2019 – Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men in the early formation of their families

10:00am to 11:00am, Monday 1st July 2019

Seminar Room 515, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: Masters of Public Health Candidate: Jack Bulman

Supervisors: Prof Kerry Arabena, Dr Mick Adams and A/Prof Richard Chenhall

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males have little to no support from services during the early formation of their families. Through a series of focus groups and interviews with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males who are making the transition to first time fathers, this Masters project is seeking to understand what stressors males experience during this life transition to identify the supports required to fulfil their cultural obligations during the first 1000 days, from conception to a child’s second birthday.  Continue reading “Master of Public Health Confirmation Seminar: 1 July 2019 – Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men in the early formation of their families”


PhD Confirmation Seminar: 13 June 2019 – Following the experiences of young adults as they detox and reconnect to social media

12:45pm to 1:45pm, Thursday, 13th June 2019
Seminar Room 410, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: PhD Candidate, Jessica Franks
Supervisors: A/Prof Richard Chenhall and A/Prof Louise Keogh

Social media detoxes are a contentious, self-styled mitigation strategy for coping with negative social-media experiences. Discouraged by some academics as unrealistic in our tech-saturated society, others argue, detoxes can positively re-shape user habits. My research will explore young Australians, aged 16-30 years’, social-media detox and reconnection experiences. Continue reading “PhD Confirmation Seminar: 13 June 2019 – Following the experiences of young adults as they detox and reconnect to social media”


CHE PhD Confirmation Seminar: 15 May 2019 – Who cares? The lives and trajectories of Australian carers with disability

1:00pm to 2:00pm, Wednesday, 15 May 2019
Seminar Room 516, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: PhD Candidate: Jacqui Parncutt
Supervisors: Prof Anne Kavanagh, A/Prof Allison Milner, Dr Tania King

People with disability and informal carers are both recognised as populations that are prone to poor health and socioeconomic outcomes.  The prevalence of disability among primary carers in Australia is twice that of the non-caring population, however carers and people with disability are usually considered separately in health and social policy.  Continue reading “CHE PhD Confirmation Seminar: 15 May 2019 – Who cares? The lives and trajectories of Australian carers with disability”


CMH Seminar: 23rd May 2019 – Imagining Suicide: Representation and Emotion in the Eighteenth-Century

12:30pm-1:30pm, Thursday 23rd May 2019
Seminar Room 410, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: Dr. Eric Parisot

This paper will outline Parisot’s current study of representations of suicide in British fiction, drama and newspapers of the late eighteenth century, and how the varied and often conflicting public emotions they elicited and circulated helped to shape new conceptions of “suicide”.

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CMH Seminar: 9th May 2019 – University students’ mental health help-seeking: Intention and service use

12:30pm-1:30pm, Thursday 9th May 2019
Seminar Room 410, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: Dr. Wenjing Li

University students are reluctant to use professional mental health services such as student counselling. There is evidence to suggest that delayed treatment can not only impact academic performance but also students’ social and cognitive outcomes later in life. Continue reading “CMH Seminar: 9th May 2019 – University students’ mental health help-seeking: Intention and service use”


MSPGH Seminar: 15th May 2019 – Transforming UNICEF’s health system approach: Lessons learned after training the first 200

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 15th May 2019
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Barbara McPake and Dr Alison Morgan, (Nossal Institute for Global Health); &
Associate Professor Lucio Naccarella (Centre for Health Policy)
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

In 2016, UNICEF published its Health System Strengthening (HSS) strategy to meet its goal of ending preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths and promoting child health and development. Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 15th May 2019 – Transforming UNICEF’s health system approach: Lessons learned after training the first 200”


CHE PhD Confirmation Seminar: 24 April 2019 – Women-only safe spaces as a response to gender-based violence: experiences, limitations and possibilities for refugee women

1:30pm-2:30pm, Wednesday, 24 April 2019
Seminar Room 516, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: PhD Candidate,  Hala Nasr
Supervisors: Dr Cathy Vaughan, Dr Karen Block and Dr Elise Klein

Women-only safe spaces for refugee women have become a popular institutional response to gender-based violence. Their intuitive appeal has been taken for granted, with little evidence on what happens in practice, who takes part, on what basis, and with what expertise or resources. Continue reading “CHE PhD Confirmation Seminar: 24 April 2019 – Women-only safe spaces as a response to gender-based violence: experiences, limitations and possibilities for refugee women”


MSPGH Teaching Seminar: 17th April 2019 – Low touch Mobile learning – is this the future?

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 17th April 2019
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Colin Royse, MBBS, MD, FANZCA
Academic Director, Custom and Professional Education, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne

Online learning is a rapidly evolving field, with high demand for learning that caters to a mobile and busy population. Low touch Mobile learning means that the content drives a self-directed learning pathway, Continue reading “MSPGH Teaching Seminar: 17th April 2019 – Low touch Mobile learning – is this the future?”


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