Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Seminars and Events

ENCORE program presents: How we can respond to the growing burden of NCD’s in low- and middle-income countries?

9:00-3:00 pm, Thu 5th May 2016
Basement Theatre 1, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton, The University of Melbourne.

Professor Prabhakaran, Vice President (Research & Policy), Public Health Foundation of India, Executive Director of Centre for Chronic Disease Control, New Delhi, India; Professor Thankappan, Professor and Head, Achutha Menon Centre, Sree Chitra Triunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Kerala India; Professor Sharon Lewin, Director, Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, University of Melbourne; Professor Brian Oldenburg, Chair of Non-Communicable Disease Control Unit, Director of the Centre for Health Equity, University of  Melbourne; Professor Barbara McPaker, Director, Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne.

The ENCORE Program will present its inaugural research forum on health trends and drivers of the non-communicable disease epidemic in India and how the global community can build capacity to respond. Continue reading “ENCORE program presents: How we can respond to the growing burden of NCD’s in low- and middle-income countries?”


Screening of documentary – The Connection – Chronic illness and our state of mind

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Synopsis: After being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, journalist and filmmaker Shannon Harvey traveled the world in search of the missing link in healthcare. From interviewing world leading scientists to meeting people with remarkable stories of recovery from severe back pain, heart disease, infertility, cancer and multiple sclerosis, this documentary delves into the link between our mind and body. Continue reading “Screening of documentary – The Connection – Chronic illness and our state of mind”


MSPGH Seminar: 4th May 2016 – On the Measurement of Socioeconomic Inequality of Health Between Countries

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 4th May 2016
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Guido Erreygers, Professor of Economics University of Antwerp, Belgium

In this paper we explore the extent to which estimates of between-country inequality are sensitive to differences in population weights when using rank-dependent indices of inequality. Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 4th May 2016 – On the Measurement of Socioeconomic Inequality of Health Between Countries”


MSPGH Seminar: 27th April 2016 – Understanding complex genetic traits through SNP-based heritability

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 27th April 2016
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor David Balding, Director, Centre for Systems Genomics, The University of Melbourne

Estimating heritability from genome-wide SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms) has been revolutionary since first introduced in 2010, leading to many publications and extensions of the original idea, Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 27th April 2016 – Understanding complex genetic traits through SNP-based heritability”


MSPGH Seminar: 20th April 2016 – Equity in global health research in the new millennium: Trends in first-authorship for Randomised Controlled Trials among Low and Middle Income Country researchers 1990-2013

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 20th April 2016
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Margaret Kelaher, Director, Centre for Health Policy, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Developing the research capacity of Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) has been shown to be one of the key ways that international health programs and health research can create sustained benefit in these countries. Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 20th April 2016 – Equity in global health research in the new millennium: Trends in first-authorship for Randomised Controlled Trials among Low and Middle Income Country researchers 1990-2013”


PhD Confirmation 15-Apr-2016: How do young women who present to the clinic understand and make decisions about female genital cosmetic surgery?

3:00-4:00pm, Fri 15th November 2016
Seminar Room 515, level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Emma Barnard: PhD Candidate, Centre for Health Equity

Female genital cosmetic surgery (FGCS) is a relatively new phenomenon in contemporary medicine. Professional associations of obstetrics and gynaecology (Australia, US, UK, Canada) do not endorse FGCS. Continue reading “PhD Confirmation 15-Apr-2016: How do young women who present to the clinic understand and make decisions about female genital cosmetic surgery?”


CHE PhD Confirmation 12-Apr-2016: How do demographic and socioeconomic characteristics influence the effect of disability on mental health? An analysis of effect modification and mediation

12:00-1:00pm, Tue 12th April 2016
Seminar Room 302-303, Level 3, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Zoe Aitken: PhD Candidate, Centre for Health Equity

Individuals who acquire a disability experience a large deterioration in their mental health, however, the extent of the deterioration varies greatly.   Continue reading “CHE PhD Confirmation 12-Apr-2016: How do demographic and socioeconomic characteristics influence the effect of disability on mental health? An analysis of effect modification and mediation”


MSPGH Seminar: 13th April 2016 – Research, Teaching and Engagement: Juggling the balls in contemporary academic life

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 13th April 2016
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Richard James, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Director of the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education

Teaching has always been at the heart of higher education.  However, in an increasingly research and engagement focused higher education sector, many academics are looking for ways of creating synergies between the domains of their work (and keeping their heads above water).  Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 13th April 2016 – Research, Teaching and Engagement: Juggling the balls in contemporary academic life”


MSPGH Seminar: 6th April 2016 – The Hallmark Ageing Research Initiative (HARI)

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 6th April 2016
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Associate Professor Briony Dow, Co-Chair, Hallmark Ageing Research Initiative & Director, National Ageing Research Institute; and
Dr Ruth Williams, Academic Convenor, Hallmark Ageing Research Initiative & Research Fellow, Centre for Workplace Leadership

The Hallmark Ageing Research Initiative (HARI) was created in response to the recognition of ageing as a significant social issue which requires an interdisciplinary approach. Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 6th April 2016 – The Hallmark Ageing Research Initiative (HARI)”


CHE/GWHU present a Roundtable with Dr Sarah Kambou: 23rd March 2016

9:15am-10.30am, Wed 23rd March 2016
Seminar Room 302/303, Level 3, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Dr Sandra Kambou: President of the International Center for Research on Women

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) is a global research institute that focuses on realizing women’s empowerment and gender equality to alleviate poverty
worldwide. Continue reading “CHE/GWHU present a Roundtable with Dr Sarah Kambou: 23rd March 2016”


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