Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Seminars and Events

CHP Seminar: 2nd June 2016 – Health disparities by income in Europe before and after the crisis

12.30-1.30pm, Thurs 2nd June 2016
Room 405A, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Max Coveney, Erasmus School of Economics,The Netherlands 

Early work has found that all European countries exhibit significant pro-rich inequality in self-assessed health. However, it is unclear how the recent economic crisis – which has led to changes in the distributions of both health and income – has influenced these inequalities.

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CHE PhD Confirmation 12-May-2016: An investigation of nationhood, Indigenous queer landscape, and the Australian health system

11:00-12:00noon. Thu 12th May 2016
Room 306, Level 3, Alan Gilbert Bld, 161 Barry St, Carlton VIC

Todd Fernando: PhD Candidate, Centre for Health Equity

This study will explore how current policy accurately address the needs of Kulin and Eora gay men with the Australian health system. In doing so, this research will provide strategic and appropriate recommendations for the health service needs of Aboriginal gay men. Continue reading “CHE PhD Confirmation 12-May-2016: An investigation of nationhood, Indigenous queer landscape, and the Australian health system”


MSPGH Seminar: 18th May 2016 – Why disability is a public health issue?

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 18th May 2016
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Anne Kavanagh, Head, Gender and Women’s Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne

While 15% of the world’s population have a disability, they have largely been ignored by public health research, practice and policy. The health of people with disabilities is poorer than non- disabled people across most health outcomes, including those unrelated to their impairment. Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 18th May 2016 – Why disability is a public health issue?”


MSPGH Seminar: 11th May 2016 – How to build research capacity in LMIC’s to address the challenge of NCDs?

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 11th May 2016
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Brian Oldenburg, Director, Centre for Health Equity & Director, NonCommunicable Disease Control Unit, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne

Traditionally, a lot of the training for early career researchers from low/middle income countries has taken place in high income countries. There are problems with this approach and moreover, the crisis of NCDs which is now occurring in most LMICs requires more local and scalable approaches to research training and capacity Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 11th May 2016 – How to build research capacity in LMIC’s to address the challenge of NCDs?”


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?”


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