Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Seminars and Events

MSPGH Seminar: 13th February 2019 – Community-Based Participatory Research: The Practice, Power, and Challenges for Health Equity Research in Troubling Times

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

Professor Meredith Minkler, Professor Emerita/Professor in the Graduate Group, Community Health Sciences, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley, USA

Following an overview of the orientation and core tenets of Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR), this presentation will use brief case studies from diverse communities to illustrate CBPR’s contributions to research “relevance, rigor and reach” and potential outcomes on patient, participants, and though to community and policy levels.  Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 13th February 2019 – Community-Based Participatory Research: The Practice, Power, and Challenges for Health Equity Research in Troubling Times”


CHE PhD Confirmation 21-Jan-2019: Preventing violence-related deaths among individuals exposed to the criminal justice system

10:00-11:00am, Mon 21st January 2019

Level 5, Seminar room 515, 207 Bouverie Street. Carlton

Melissa Willoughby: PhD Candidate, Centre for Health Equity

Individuals exposed to the criminal justice system experience an elevated risk of dying from violence, this risk is concentrated in females and marginalised sub-groups.  Continue reading “CHE PhD Confirmation 21-Jan-2019: Preventing violence-related deaths among individuals exposed to the criminal justice system”


CMH MPhil Confirmation Seminar: 13th December 2018 – Media reporting of Robin Williams’ suicide

3.00-4.00pm, Thu 13th December 2018
Seminar Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Candidiate: Professor Jane Pirkis, Director, Centre for Mental Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne

Supervisors:Professor Dallas English & Professor Melanie Wakefield

There is extensive evidence to suggest that media reporting of suicide can exert a contagion effect, leading to imitative suicidal acts.

Continue reading “CMH MPhil Confirmation Seminar: 13th December 2018 – Media reporting of Robin Williams’ suicide”


MSPGH Seminar: 28th November 2018 – From Evaluation to Optimization of Biomarker Use: Maximizing the Benefits of Colorectal Screening Using a Meta-Model

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 28th November 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Dr Erik Koffijberg, Associate Professor, Department of Health Technology & Services Research, Technical Medical Centre, University of Twente, The Netherlands

When assessing new tests and biomarkers in clinical trials is costly and time consuming, model-based analysis may be valuable to assess (cost‑)effectiveness and budget impact. Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 28th November 2018 – From Evaluation to Optimization of Biomarker Use: Maximizing the Benefits of Colorectal Screening Using a Meta-Model”


CMH PhD Completion Seminar: 12th December 2018 – Improving cardiac rehabilitation in Victoria

3pm-4pm Wednesday 12th December 2018
Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: Emma Thomas – PhD Supervisors: Dr Adrienne O’Neil, Prof Sherry Grace, Prof Dominique Cadilhac, Dr Rebecca Armstrong

Despite cardiac rehabilitation being recommended in clinical practice guidelines internationally these services are under-utilised and programs are not standardised. In Victoria, there is no mechanism to systematically monitor cardiac rehabilitation delivery and outcomes, and therefore, no way to provide auditing and bench marking. Continue reading “CMH PhD Completion Seminar: 12th December 2018 – Improving cardiac rehabilitation in Victoria”


CMH Seminar: 6th December 2018 – Suicide, Mental Health and the Media: A shared space in news and entertainment

11am-12pm Thursday 6th December 2018
Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: Dr Dan Reidenberg – Executive Director of Suicide Awareness Voices of Education, Managing Director of the National Council for Suicide Prevention, General Secretary of the International Association for Suicide Prevention, and Co-Chair of the International Media and Suicide Task Force.

Traditional news media are covering suicide and mental health more today than ever before. Likewise, we are seeing more television and movies, even musicians, portraying suicide and mental distress issues in their creative works. Continue reading “CMH Seminar: 6th December 2018 – Suicide, Mental Health and the Media: A shared space in news and entertainment”


CHP Public Seminar: 22 Nov 2018 – Improving the Delivery of Value-Based Personalised Cancer Care Services

2-3:30pm, Thursday 22nd November 2018
Theatre 2, Alan Gilbert Building, 161 Barry Street, Carlton

Presenter: Maarten J. IJzerman – VCCC professor and head of Cancer Health Services Research in the School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne.

A recent publication from the Globocan consortium reported an increase to 18 million new cancer patients world-wide. While another large international consortium, i.e. the CONCORD, consistently reports improving survival rates, there is increasing concern about disparities in access to and outcomes of cancer services. As an example, the affordability of cancer drugs such as combination immunotherapy is an ongoing health policy concern. Continue reading “CHP Public Seminar: 22 Nov 2018 – Improving the Delivery of Value-Based Personalised Cancer Care Services”


CHP Seminar: 27th November 2018 – The marginal patient: who no longer receives care when financial incentives are removed?

12.30-1.30pm Tuesday 27th November 2018
Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: Dr Rachel Meacock – Senior Lecturer in Health Economics at The University of Manchester, UK. 

Financial incentive schemes are generally associated with increases in the provision of incentivised care in the short-term, but recent evidence suggests that care provision quickly declines once these incentives are removed. Little is known about which types of patients no longer receive care once incentives are removed. Continue reading “CHP Seminar: 27th November 2018 – The marginal patient: who no longer receives care when financial incentives are removed?”


MSPGH Seminar – 28 November 2018: From Evaluation to Optimization of Biomarker Use: Maximizing the Benefits of Colorectal Screening Using a Meta-Model

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 28th November 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Dr Erik Koffijberg, A/Professor, Dept of Health Technology & Services Research, Technical Medical Centre, University of Twente, The Netherlands

When assessing new tests and biomarkers in clinical trials is costly and time consuming, model-based analysis may be valuable to assess (cost‑)effectiveness and budget impact. Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar – 28 November 2018: From Evaluation to Optimization of Biomarker Use: Maximizing the Benefits of Colorectal Screening Using a Meta-Model”


MSPGH Seminar: 14th November 2018 – Uni Finance 101- Multiplier’s, RIBG and… Monopoly! – How does Finance really work at The University of Melbourne

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 14th November 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenters are:

  • Haripriya Vutukoor|, Deputy Director Finance, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
  • Frank Anastasopoulos, Manager, Research Grants (Health & Medical), Research Innovation and Commercialisation (RIC)
  • Nancy Palamara| Finance Manager, Finance, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
  • Kylie Gilmartin, Centre Manager, Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

This session will provide a high-level explanation of all you need to know about how finance works at the University – specifically within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 14th November 2018 – Uni Finance 101- Multiplier’s, RIBG and… Monopoly! – How does Finance really work at The University of Melbourne”


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