Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Seminars and Events

MSPGH Teaching Seminar: 20th November 2019 – LGBTIQ Inclusive Learning and Teaching Strategies

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 20th November 2019
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Dr Megan Sharp, Academic Specialist, Diversity and Inclusion, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS), The University of Melbourne

Health and medical curriculums are necessarily busy programs, covering an expansive repertoire of bio-psycho-social material. So how can these programs create meaningful pedagogical opportunities for students to learn about LGBTIQ people’s health? Continue reading “MSPGH Teaching Seminar: 20th November 2019 – LGBTIQ Inclusive Learning and Teaching Strategies”


MSPGH Seminar: 13th November 2019 – Investigating whether diet, physical activity and obesity have a causal effect on cancer risk using Mendelian randomization

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 13th November 2019
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Dr Sarah Lewis, Senior Lecturer in Genetic Epidemiology, The University of Bristol, U.K.

Many dietary factors have been hypothesised to be risk factors for cancer. However, despite a phenomenal amount of observational studies the evidence for many is still weak or limited.  Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 13th November 2019 – Investigating whether diet, physical activity and obesity have a causal effect on cancer risk using Mendelian randomization”


MSPGH Seminar: 9th October 2019 – The Quality of Calories: Competing paradigms of obesity pathogenesis, a historical perspective

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 9th October 2019
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Mr Gary Taubes, Co-founder and Director, The Nutrition Science Initiative

Long-held beliefs about the role of energy balance in weight regulation and obesity may be flawed. Taking a historical perspective, this seminar will discuss the existence of an alternative hypothesis for obesity Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 9th October 2019 – The Quality of Calories: Competing paradigms of obesity pathogenesis, a historical perspective”


MSPGH Teaching Seminar: 2nd October 2019 – Peer review and the academic teaching career in contemporary higher education

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 2nd October 2019
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

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

Peer review of teaching (PRT) is a common means of evaluating teaching quality at many universities worldwide, and it is increasingly becoming a requirement for academic confirmation and promotion.  Continue reading “MSPGH Teaching Seminar: 2nd October 2019 – Peer review and the academic teaching career in contemporary higher education”


CHE PhD Seminar : 19th Aug 2019 – Advance care planning for children with severe neurodisability: viewing prognostic uncertainty as an opportunity rather than barrier

11:00am-12:30pm. Mon 19th August 2019
MR 2.002, University of Melbourne, Dept of Paediatrics, RCH (2nd Fl, West Bld)

PhD Candidate: Sidharth Vemuri
Supervisors: Prof Lynn Gillam, A/Prof Jenny Hynson and Prof Katrina Williams

Children with severe neurodisability have high care needs and multiple interactions with health services. These children are at risk of dying from their condition, though
this may not happen during their childhood. Continue reading “CHE PhD Seminar : 19th Aug 2019 – Advance care planning for children with severe neurodisability: viewing prognostic uncertainty as an opportunity rather than barrier”


MSPGH Special Seminar: 15th August 2019 – Is the USA heading inevitably towards ‘Medicare for All’? And who cares?

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

Professor Adam Elshaug, Professor of Health Policy and Co-Director, Menzies Centre for Health Policy, The University of Sydney and; Visiting Fellow, The Brookings Institution, Washington DC, USA

Fifteen months out from the US 2020 election two dozen Democratic candidates have begun vying for the nomination. There can be only one. Rarely seen for decades, most Democratic candidates (and importantly, most of the popular candidates) are running on the promise of universal health coverage.  Continue reading “MSPGH Special Seminar: 15th August 2019 – Is the USA heading inevitably towards ‘Medicare for All’? And who cares?”


MSPGH Seminar: 17th July 2019 – Moral Injury: Applying lessons learned from a military context

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

Dr Alyson Zalta, Assistant Professor of Psychological Science, Institute for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research, Department of Psychological Science, University of California, Irvine, U.S.A.

The term moral injury was coined out of a growing recognition that military service members face moral and ethical challenges in the context of war that are traumatic and have long-term mental health consequences. Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 17th July 2019 – Moral Injury: Applying lessons learned from a military context”


MSPGH Special Seminar: 11th July 2019 – The rebirth of PHC: Perspectives from Astana, Geneva and New York

12.30-1.30pm, Thu 11th July 2019
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Dr David Hipgrave, Senior Health Advisor and Team Leader, (Health Systems Strengthening), UNICEF New York, U.S.A.

In October 2018, the global health community’s attention turned to a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Alma Ata Declaration on primary health care (PHC). Agencies engaged in supporting countries on PHC are being asked to collaborate to a greater degree, ideally improving country ownership, and partners’ efficiency and collective outputs.  Continue reading “MSPGH Special Seminar: 11th July 2019 – The rebirth of PHC: Perspectives from Astana, Geneva and New York”


CHE Seminar: 11th Jul 2019 – Understanding the role and place of alcohol consumption amongst young people in Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia

10:30-11:30am, Thu, 11th July 2019
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

PhD Candidate: Ratih Eka Pertiwi
Supervisors: A/Prof Richard Chenhall, Dr Cathy Vaughan, and Professor Robin Room

Prevalent alcohol misuse amongst youth in Papua contributes to traffic accidents, violence, alcohol poisoning, and risky sexual behaviours. However, very little formal research has been done on alcohol in Papua, and almost none with youth to explore alcohol use from their perspective. Continue reading “CHE Seminar: 11th Jul 2019 – Understanding the role and place of alcohol consumption amongst young people in Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia”


CHE Seminar: 6th Aug 2019 – Psychology of traumatised communities as whole entities

11:00-12:00noon, Tue 6th August 2019
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Dr Eugen Koh, Honorary Senior Fellow, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

The focus on community resilience has largely been on how it is organised (eg. suggested by social network analysis) or individually experienced (eg. psychological sense of community). Continue reading “CHE Seminar: 6th Aug 2019 – Psychology of traumatised communities as whole entities”


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