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Seminars and Events

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”


CHE Confirmation Seminar 5-Oct-2015: As seen through different eyes – A study of efforts to reduce harms on remote NT Aboriginal communities

1:00-2:00pm, Mon 5th October 2015
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

PhD Candidate: Moira McCreesh

Many attempts have been made to ameliorate the high levels of alcohol-related harm associated with remote NT Aboriginal communities.  Continue reading “CHE Confirmation Seminar 5-Oct-2015: As seen through different eyes – A study of efforts to reduce harms on remote NT Aboriginal communities”


MSPGH Seminar: 28th October 2015 – Changes to the HEAG ethics application process in MSPGH

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 28th October 2015
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Dr Richard Chenhall, Chair, MSPGH Human Ethics Advisory Group &Senior Lecturer, Centre for Health Equity Melbourne School of Population & Global Health (MSPGH)

Earlier this year a review of MSPGH’s ‘Human Ethics Advisory Group’ (HEAG) was undertaken by the Human Research Ethics Committee. HEAG’s conduct technical and ethical reviews of all projects; provide feedback to Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 28th October 2015 – Changes to the HEAG ethics application process in MSPGH”


MSPGH Seminar: 21st October 2015 – Knowledge Exchange – Stories from the Field

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 21st October 2015
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

  • Professor Kerry Arabena, Chair of Indigenous Health and Director, Indigenous Health Equity Unit;
  • Dr Rebecca Armstrong, Associate Director, Public Health Insight;
  • Dr Richard Williams, Research Fellow, McCaughey VicHealth Community Wellbeing Unit;
  • Ms Fiona Lange, Health Promotion Project Officer, Indigenous Eye Health Unit; and
  • Dr Melanie Davern, Director of Community Indicators Victoria, McCaughey VicHealth Community Wellbeing Unit

All presenters are from the Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

This seminar will be hosted by the Knowledge Exchange Portfolio which supports the Centre for Health Equity to engage with the practice of knowledge exchange. This focuses on Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 21st October 2015 – Knowledge Exchange – Stories from the Field”


MSPGH Seminar: 14th October 2015 – Associations between psychological distress and diet among older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults in the New South Wales 45 and Up Study

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 14th October 2015
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Dr Christopher Lawrence, Lecturer/Research Fellow, Indigenous Health Equity Unit, Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Dr Lawrence’s presentation will describe the association between psychological distress and dietary patterns among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participants in the New South Wales 45 and Up Study. National population health surveys about psychological distress and diet among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians report that these groups are twice more likely than other Australians to experience very high levels of psychological distress, poorer diets and a heavy burden of chronic disease. This study is a chapter in his PhD.

For more details, please view the Event Flyer.

All other enquiries to Nora Li, Tel: 03 8344 9350.


MSPGH Seminar: 7th October 2015 – Do Three-Quarter Life Crises really exist? A Case Study from Malawi, the warm heart of Africa

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 7th October 2015
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Rob Moodie, Professor of Public Health, School of Public Health & Family Medicine, University of Malawi and Professor of Public Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health (MSPGH)

Having been inspired by teaching such a wonderful diversity of students in the MSPGH MPH and in Mozambique, Rob decided to go to Malawi – to teach in their MPH.  He will discuss the health challenges that Malawians face and Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 7th October 2015 – Do Three-Quarter Life Crises really exist? A Case Study from Malawi, the warm heart of Africa”


MSPGH Teaching Seminar: 30th September 2015 – The future of international education in Australia – the challenge of sustainability and quality

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 30th September 2015

Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Mr Phil Honeywood, Chief Executive Officer, International Education Association of Australia (IEAA)

International education is Australia’s 3rd biggest export.  There are more than 450,000 full-tuition, fee-paying international students in Australia, accounting for 20 per cent of all students enrolled in our higher education institutions.  About three-quarters of all international students come from Asia, with China and India as the biggest markets.  The federal government has Continue reading “MSPGH Teaching Seminar: 30th September 2015 – The future of international education in Australia – the challenge of sustainability and quality”


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