Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Seminars and Events

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


CMH PhD Confirmation Seminar – 15-Dec-2015: To what extent do complex health needs and early service contact shape ex-prisoner health service use, health and justice outcomes during community re-entry

Seminar Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Mr Jesse Young, PhD candidate, Centre for Mental Health

Compared to the general population, ex-prisoners experience increased complex health needs such as mental ilness, dual disorders, and intellectual disability, making ex-prisoner health management especially complex. This presentation will discuss study insights on Continue reading “CMH PhD Confirmation Seminar – 15-Dec-2015: To what extent do complex health needs and early service contact shape ex-prisoner health service use, health and justice outcomes during community re-entry”


CMH Seminar Series – 10-Dec-2015: Media reporting of violence against women in Australia

12:30-1:30pm, Thursday 10 December 2015
Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Dr Georgina Sutherland, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Mental Health

There is growing international interest in the portrayal of violence against women in media and the impact of that reporting. Our study aimed to establish a baseline picture of the extent and nature of reporting violence against women by the Australian media. Continue reading “CMH Seminar Series – 10-Dec-2015: Media reporting of violence against women in Australia”


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.

Continue reading “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”


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”


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