Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Seminars and Events

CHE PhD Confirmation Seminar 15-Dec-2015: Dimensions of alcohol’s harm to others and implications for policy and service in low and middle income countries including a case study of Thailand

3:00pm-4:00pm, Tue 15th December 2015
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

PhD Candidate: Orratai Waleewong

Alcohol consumption can have a range of negative impacts on people other than the drinker, known as ‘alcohol’s harm to others (HTO)’. It can be of many forms and varying severity, ranging from being annoyed to assault and death.

For more details, please view the Event Flyer.

RSVP not required.  All other inquiries to Ruth Hentschel, Tel: 03 8344 4037


CHP PhD Completion 7-Dec-15: Evaluating the health and social impacts of agreement-making for land use on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities: Developing methodologies and identifying strategies

3:00-4:00pm, Monday 7 December 2015
Seminar Room 405A, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Kieran Knight, PhD candidate, Centre for Health Policy

Over the past 25 years agreement-making between Australian Aboriginal traditional land owners and mining companies has come to prominence as the preferred method for resolving issues of native title, reducing inequalities, and improving the well being of
Indigenous communities in mining regions.

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CMH PhD Completion Seminar – 14-Dec-2015: Depression and depression literacy of undergraduates in Sri Lanka

Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Ms Santushi Amarasuriya, PhD candidate, Centre for Mental Health

Although undergraduates show high rates of depression, many do not seek help. Mental health literacy has been shown in previous studies to influence help-seeking. A lack of research in non-western developing countries measuring this “depression literacy” led us Continue reading “CMH PhD Completion Seminar – 14-Dec-2015: Depression and depression literacy of undergraduates in Sri Lanka”


CHE PhD Completion Seminar 9-Dec-2015: Feasibility and effectiveness of a cluster randomised controlled trial of lifestyle intervention in high-risk Asian Indians: Kerala Diabetes Prevention Program (K-DPP)

11:00am-12:00pm, Wed 9th December 2015
Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

PhD Candidate: Sathish Thirunavukkarasu

This thesis investigates the feasibility and effectiveness of a community-based cluster randomised controlled trial of a lifestyle intervention program in individuals at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes in Asian Indians: Kerala Diabetes Prevention Program (K-DPP).

For more details, please view the Event Flyer.

RSVP not required.  All other inquiries to Ruth Hentschel, Tel: 03 8344 4037


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”


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