Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Seminars and Events

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?”


MSPGH Special Seminar: 15th April 2019 – Quantifying potential future trajectories of health

3:00-4:00pm, Mon 15th April 2019
Lecture Theatre 1, Level B1, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Christopher Murray, Institute Director, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME); Professor and Chair of Health Metrics Sciences, University of Washington

 

The Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD) is the largest and most comprehensive effort to date to measure epidemiological levels and trends worldwide. Continue reading “MSPGH Special Seminar: 15th April 2019 – Quantifying potential future trajectories of health”


MSPGH Seminar: 3rd April 2019 – Moving from Trial and Error to Precision Decisions in Childhood Arthritis – the Canada-Netherlands Personalized Medicine Network in Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatic Disease (UCAN CANDU)

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 3rd April 2019
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Dr Deborah A Marshall, Professor, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary;
Arthur J.E. Child Chair Rheumatology Outcomes Research, McCaig Institute of Bone and Joint Health;
Canada Research Chair, Health Systems and Services Research (2008-2018)


CHE PhD Confirmation Seminar: 29th March 2019 – Is sharing ‘Caring’? – Nurses experiences with disclosing medical information to children

2pm-3pm, Friday 29th March 2019

Seminar room 410, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: Mervat El Ali, PhD candidate

Supervisors: Prof Lynn Gillam, Dr Sharon Licqurish, Prof Clare Delaney

The proposed study aims to explore the experience and attitude of nurses towards communication to children aged between 4 and 12, who have been hospitalised with a serious illness. Continue reading “CHE PhD Confirmation Seminar: 29th March 2019 – Is sharing ‘Caring’? – Nurses experiences with disclosing medical information to children”


CMH PhD Confirmation Seminar: 28th March 2019 – Mitigating the impact of the media on stigmatising attitudes towards people with severe mental illness

11am-12pm, Thursday 28th March 2019
Seminar Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: Anna Ross

Supervisors: A/Prof Nicki Reavley, Prof Tony Jorm, Dr Amy Morgan, Dr Alex Wake

Stigma towards people with severe mental illness (SMI) – including schizophrenia, psychosis and bipolar disorder- is a critical issue as it adversely impacts life satisfaction, self-esteem, help-seeking behaviours, treatment adherence, and overall recovery. The media is known to be a key source of information about mental illness and it has strong potential to reduce stigma towards SMI on a widespread scale. Targeting stigma reduction interventions to media professionals presents a substantial opportunity to reduce stigma.

Continue reading “CMH PhD Confirmation Seminar: 28th March 2019 – Mitigating the impact of the media on stigmatising attitudes towards people with severe mental illness”


CMH Seminar: 21st March 2019 – ‘Is life worth living?’ the role of masculinity in the way men aged over 80 talk about living, dying and suicide.

12.30-1.30pm, Thursday 21st March 2019
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: Dr Briony Dow and Dr Marisa Schlichhorst

Men aged over 85 have the highest rate of suicide of any age or gender group in Australia. This seminar presents findings from a study that sought to understand the role of masculinity, health and lifestyle factors in the suicidality of older men. Continue reading “CMH Seminar: 21st March 2019 – ‘Is life worth living?’ the role of masculinity in the way men aged over 80 talk about living, dying and suicide.”


CHP MPhil completion seminar: 3rd April 2019 – An exploration of factors influencing settlement of male Hazara youth who migrated to Melbourne as unaccompanied minors

12-1pm, Wednesday 3rd April 2019
Seminar Room 405a, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: John Cole

Supervisors: Professor Lesleyanne Hawthorne and Associate Professor Lucio Naccarella

Globally, there has been an extraordinary growth in refugees and asylum seekers in the past two decades. Australia also experienced dramatic increase in boat-arrivals, of which many were Afghan Hazara including unaccompanied minors. Continue reading “CHP MPhil completion seminar: 3rd April 2019 – An exploration of factors influencing settlement of male Hazara youth who migrated to Melbourne as unaccompanied minors”


CHP Seminar: 1st March 2019 – Program evaluation and decision-analytical modelling: Estimating the cost-effectiveness of the English hip fracture pay-for-performance scheme

2-3pm, Friday 1st March 2019
Seminar Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: A/Prof. Nils Gutacker, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Economics, University of York, UK

Cost-effectiveness analysis assesses whether the long-term health benefits of a new medical technology or intervention outweigh its opportunity costs, i.e. the health benefits which could be generated using those same resources for other purposes. Continue reading “CHP Seminar: 1st March 2019 – Program evaluation and decision-analytical modelling: Estimating the cost-effectiveness of the English hip fracture pay-for-performance scheme”


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