Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Seminars and Events

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”



CHE PhD Confirmation Seminar 18-Mar-2016: Health, Well-being and A Good Life: An ethnographic study of young Pasifika women in Melbourne

9:30am-10:30am, Fri 18th March 2016

Seminar Room 515, Level 5 207 Bouverie St, Carlton

PhD Candidate: Lila Moosad

There has been limited academic engagement with Pasifika health concerns in Australia despite increasing numbers of Pasifika settling here. Continue reading “CHE PhD Confirmation Seminar 18-Mar-2016: Health, Well-being and A Good Life: An ethnographic study of young Pasifika women in Melbourne”


MSPGH Seminar: 9th March 2016 – The role of big data, linkages and cross-sector approaches for mental health and alcohol and other drugs across health, law enforcement and welfare sectors

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 9th March 2016
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Associate Professor Belinda Lloyd, Associate Professor of Addiction Studies, Monash University, and Head of Research and Workforce Development, Turning Point, Eastern Health

Mental health and AOD-related issues contribute significantly to demands on the health, criminal justice and welfare sectors, and are priority areas for development of effective policy and intervention. Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 9th March 2016 – The role of big data, linkages and cross-sector approaches for mental health and alcohol and other drugs across health, law enforcement and welfare sectors”


MSPGH Seminar: 2nd March 2016 – Being willing to see things clearly: The power of transparency in clinical process improvement

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 2nd March 2016
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Mr Paul Levy, Former CEO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
& Thinker in Residence, Deakin University

There are often misconceptions as people talk about “transparency” in the health-care field. They say the main societal value is to provide information so patients can make decisions about which hospital to visit for a given diagnosis or treatment. As for hospitals, people believe the main strategic value of transparency is to Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 2nd March 2016 – Being willing to see things clearly: The power of transparency in clinical process improvement”


A conversation with Professor David Stuckler (Oxford University), 16 Feb 2016: 1 – 3pm (light lunch included)

Date: Tuesday 16th February 2016
Time: 1.00-3.00pm, including a light lunch
Venue: Gryphon Gallery, 1888 Building, Parkville campus, University of Melbourne

Prof David Stuckler, Professor of Political Economy and Sociology at the University of Oxford and Research Fellow of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Professor Stuckler will be visiting the University of Melbourne for a few days in February to present the annual McCaughey Oration. He has also agreed to participate in an informal conversation session with staff across the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. Early career researchers and students are particularly encouraged to attend.

Professor Stuckler’s recent books, The Body Economic: Why Austerity Kills (2013), and Sick Societies (2011) have garnered attention around world. In the Body Economic Professor Stuckler and his co-author, Dr. Sajay Basu, provide comprehensive analyses of the impacts of contrasting policy responses to historical and recent economic shocks, including the Global Financial Crisis. Their analyses show clear associations between austerity policies and increases in rates of death, disease and social distress in populations.

Drawing from the fields of social epidemiology; the political economy of global health and development; and comparative analyses of social welfare regimes, this work offers critical perspectives on contemporary public policy and civil society debates. In 2013 Professor Stuckler was named one of Foreign Policy’s Leading Global Thinkers and an article published in The Financial Times called his book “a powerful indictment of the unnecessary suffering and rising mortality rates associated with austerity policies unsoftened by remedial social programmes”.

Come along to listen and ask questions as Professor Stuckler discusses his work. This event is hosted by the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences and is open to staff and students of the University of Melbourne.

To attend, please RSVP by Friday 12th of February 2016 at:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-conversation-with-professor-david-stuckler-tickets-21239017473

For more information, contact Dr. Deborah Warr: djwarr@unimelb.edu.au


McCaughey 10 Year Anniversary Oration, 17 Feb 2016 – The Body Economic: Austerity and Population Health

Time & Date: 6.00pm, Wednesday 17th February, 2016
Venue: Lecture Theatre 1 (room B117), Melbourne School of Design, Masson Road, Parkville Campus, University of Melbourne

Presented by Prof. David Stuckler, Oxford University

Provocateur: Prof Helen Sullivan, Melbourne School of Government

Politicians have talked endlessly about the seismic economic and social impacts of the recent financial crisis, but many continue to ignore its disastrous effects on human health—and have even exacerbated them, by adopting harsh austerity measures and cutting key social programs at a time when constituents need them most. The result is that many countries have turned their recessions into veritable epidemics, ruining or extinguishing thousands of lives in a misguided attempt to balance budgets and shore up financial markets. Yet sound alternative policies could instead help improve economies and protect public health at the same time.

This is a FREE public event.

To order tickets please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-mccaughey-oration-featuring-prof-david-stuckler-oxford-university-tickets-20446401738

For more information: Flyer – McCaughey 10 year anniversary oration


Short course, 16-17 March 2016: Multilevel statistical modelling (presented by Prof Subu Subramanian, Harvard University)

9:00am -4:00pm, 16-17 March 2016
Seminar Rooms 302/303, Level 3, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Prof Subu Subramanian, Professor of Population Health and Geography, Harvard University

This course is designed to provide training in the concept and application of multilevel statistical modeling. You will be motivated to think about correlated and dependent data structures that arise due to sampling design and/or are inherent in the population (such as pupils nested within schools; patients nested within clinics; individuals nested within neighborhoods and so on). The substantive purpose of this course is to enable quantitative assessments of the role of contexts (e.g., schools, clinics, neighborhoods) in predicting individual outcomes. This will be accomplished by developing a range of multilevel models along with a detailed discussion of the statistical properties and the interpretation of each model. A short demonstration of implementing multilevel models in MLwiN will be provided.

Participants will receive a manual written by S V Subramanian and K Jones, Multilevel Statistical Models.

For more details, please view the ShortCourseFlyer

All enquiries to Antoinette Abou-Rizk, Tel: 03 9035 3418


CHE Completion Seminar 28-Jan-2016: Integrated Planning for Healthy Communities: Victorian State Government Policy and Practice

12.00-1.00pm, Thu 28th January 2016
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Melanie Lowe, PhD Candidate

Integrated planning is critical for creating healthy communities, where jobs and essential infrastructure and services are easily accessible from homes via walking, cycling or public transport. Continue reading “CHE Completion Seminar 28-Jan-2016: Integrated Planning for Healthy Communities: Victorian State Government Policy and Practice”


CEB Seminar – 10-Dec-2015: The Science, Practice and Philosophy of Mindfulness: from ancient wisdom to clinical practice

1:30 – 2:30pm, Thu 10th Dec, Lecture Theatre 2 (B120), B1, 207 Bouverie Street. Associate Professor Craig Hassed, Department of General Practice and coordinator of mindfulness programs at Monash University.

Craig will talk about the scientific underpinnings of mindfulness based stress reduction and lead a guided mindfulness meditation. More information available here


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