Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Seminars and Events

CHE PhD Confirmation 24-Nov-2015: Dental Caries Risk Assessment Tools: The Evidence

3:00-4:00pm, Tue 24th November 2015
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

PhD Candidate: Dr Bradley Christian

In contemporary times, there is an advanced understanding of the caries disease process in areas such as diagnosis, lesion incidence and progression rates, biology and chemistry of lesions, and the social determinants of health. Continue reading “CHE PhD Confirmation 24-Nov-2015: Dental Caries Risk Assessment Tools: The Evidence”


MSPGH Seminar: 25th November 2015 – What to do about increased ED presentations? The importance of data in decision-making

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 25th November 2015
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Gary L. Freed, Director, Health Workforce and Services Unit,
Melbourne School of Population & Global Health, University of Melbourne; and
Percy and Mary Murphy Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine and Professor of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Michigan

Surprising to many in Australia, the age band with, by far, the greatest number of Emergency Department (ED) presentations is that of children 0-4 years of age.  Other paediatric age bands are also among the highest in absolute numbers of ED presentations. Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 25th November 2015 – What to do about increased ED presentations? The importance of data in decision-making”


CMH PhD Completion Seminar – 16-Nov-2015: Suicide-related internet use: characteristics of users, perceived impact of use, and barriers to offline help-seeking

12:30-1:30pm, Monday 16 November 2015
Seminar Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Ms Katherine Mok, PhD candidate, Centre for Mental Health

Little is known about the relationship between the Internet and suicide. Despite speculation over the risks of so-called “pro-suicide” websites, few studies have explored the potential impact of different types of suicide-related websites.

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CHE PhD Confirmation 26-Nov 2015: Prevalence of Non-communicable disease (NCD) and associated risk factors in three study sites across Papua New Guinea 

9:00-10:00am, Thu 26th November 2015
Arole Conference Room, Level 4, Alan Gilbert Building, 161 Barry St, Carlton VIC 3053

Patricia Rarau, PhD Candidate, Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Papua New Guinea (PNG), a lower-middle income country in the Western Pacific Region (WPR) is currently experiencing rapid economic development. Continue reading “CHE PhD Confirmation 26-Nov 2015: Prevalence of Non-communicable disease (NCD) and associated risk factors in three study sites across Papua New Guinea “


CMH Seminar – 26-Nov-2015: Rising out-of-pocket costs disrupt utilisation of atypical antipsychotics for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder: a whole-population cohort study

12:30-1:30pm, Thursday 26 November 2015
Seminar Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Mr Jesse Young, Research Fellow and PhD candidate, Centre for Mental Health

In 2005, following an increase in consumer co-payments for medicines subsidised on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), many medicines decreased in use. However use of atypical antipsychotics did not.

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How-To Seminar: 11th November 2015 – How to refine your NMHRC project grant in Public Health: advice for new applicants

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 11th November 2015
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Dallas English, Deputy Head of School; and Professor Mark Jenkins, Director and Head of the Centre of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Melbourne School of Population & Global Health

This seminar is relevant to all those who are thinking of applying for an NHMRC project grant in 2016. NHMRC Project Grant applications must outline a research proposal that describes the investigation of a new research idea. Single investigator teams of up to ten Continue reading “How-To Seminar: 11th November 2015 – How to refine your NMHRC project grant in Public Health: advice for new applicants”


MSPGH Seminar: 18th November 2015 – The Promise and Possibility of EHealth

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 18th November 2015
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Ms Bronwyn Pike, former Victorian Minister for housing, aged care, community services, health, education, skills and workforce participation; and a current member of the Telstra Health’s senior leadership team developing the new EHealth business

The digital revolution has changed our lives, the way we shop, bank, book a taxi, work and spend time with our family. It does that because it is easy. Everything is integrated into one device or system, I have a phone, camera, street directory, diary, photo album, my music collection, books etc and they all work seamlessly. Meanwhile my experience in the health system looks very different.

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CMH Seminar – 29-Oct-2015: Lessons learned from early stages of automated research evaluating mobile application/s for suicide prevention

12:30-1:30pm, Thursday 29 October 2015
Seminar Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Dr Bridget Bassilios, Research Fellow, Centre for Mental Health

Smartphones and mobile applications are increasingly being used to deliver mental health interventions and to prevent suicide, but evidence regarding their efficacy is scarce. Continue reading “CMH Seminar – 29-Oct-2015: Lessons learned from early stages of automated research evaluating mobile application/s for suicide prevention”


MSPGH Seminar: 4th November 2015 – From Choosing Wisely to the MBS Review: Turning not 1 but 4 Corners on low-value care

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 4th November 2015
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

A/Professor Adam Elshaug, HCF Research Foundation Principal Research Fellow and Director, Value in Health Care Division, Menzies Centre for Health Policy, The University of Sydney

The issue of low-value health care (LVC) is receiving unprecedented attention in clinical, research and policy circles. This presentation will touch on the state-of-the-science of how (i) low- versus high-value care is defined by various stakeholder perspectives, such as patients, clinicians, community members, and policy makers, (ii) developments have Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 4th November 2015 – From Choosing Wisely to the MBS Review: Turning not 1 but 4 Corners on low-value care”


CHE Completion Seminar 22-Oct-2015: Medical Tourism in India: Imprints of the global commodification of health

2:00-3:00pm,  Thursday 22th October 2015
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

PhD Candidate:  Kristen Smith, Indigenous Studies, Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Kristen’s thesis is an ethnographic study of medical tourism in India, conducted in five private hospitals in Mumbai. Continue reading “CHE Completion Seminar 22-Oct-2015: Medical Tourism in India: Imprints of the global commodification of health”


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