Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Seminars and Events

CMH and CHP PhD Presentation Day: 28th August 2015

2-5pm, Friday 28 August 2015
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

All PhD students in the Center for Mental Health and Center for Health Policy are invited to present a compelling speech on their thesis topic and its significance in only 3 minutes.

Then join supervisors and students afterward to network.

For more details, please view the Event Flyer.

All other enquiries to Gemma Catley, Tel: 03 8344 0908.


CHE Completion Seminar 27-Aug-2015: Appearance-altering facial surgery on children: An empirically informed ethical analysis

9:30-10.30am, Thu 27th August 2015
Meeting Room 2.001/2.002, University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics, 2nd  Floor West, Royal Children’s Hospital

Lauren Notini:  PhD Candidate

Lauren’s thesis investigates the ethics of appearance-altering paediatric facial surgeries (PFS) performed for cosmetic and/or psychosocial reasons.  Continue reading “CHE Completion Seminar 27-Aug-2015: Appearance-altering facial surgery on children: An empirically informed ethical analysis”


CMH PhD Seminar – 25-Aug-2015: A phenomenological study into African refugee men’s wellness seeking behaviours, inclusive of community, spirit and ancestral connections

4-5pm, Tuesday 25 August 2015
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Andrew Harris, PhD Student, Centre for Mental Health
Andrew’s PhD project commenced in 2006 after two years as Coordinator of the Phoenix Centre for torture-trauma recovery in Hobart, Tasmania.

This talk will explore African approaches to problems, and the barriers presented by Western research and therapeutic approaches, and its assumptions of individualised human existence.

For more details, please view the Event Flyer.

All other enquiries to Nicky Woods, Tel: 03 8344 0908.


One-day Workshop: Understanding Infectious Disease Modelling

Understanding Infectious Disease Modelling flyer

9.00am-3.15pm, Thurs 10th September 2015
The Gretel Room, Hobart Function and Convention Centre

Presented by members of PRISM2, the Centre for Research Excellence in Infectious disease modelling to inform public health policy.

This introductory workshop will give participants an understanding of infectious disease models and their value for public health. The workshop will cover the use of modelling to examine disease causes and to assess strategies for control in the context of a variety of infectious diseases. No prior detailed knowledge of modelling infectious diseases or epidemiology is required and only high school level mathematics is needed.


CMH Seminar – 3-Sep-2015: What use is evidence? Focus on severe mental illness

12:30-1:30pm, Thursday 3 September 2015
Seminar Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Associate Professor Ruth Vine is the Executive Director of NorthWestern Mental Health, which provides mental health services to over 1.2 million people.

There are some potential contradictions in the direction of policy and practice in relation to severe mental illness, and the evidence base of what is most effective in reducing the impact of illness, especially in the State funded sector. Continue reading “CMH Seminar – 3-Sep-2015: What use is evidence? Focus on severe mental illness”


CMH Seminar – 18-Aug-2015: Kriton Speech: Artificial Intelligence and Mental Health

5-6pm, Tuesday 18 August 2015
Seminar Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Joachim Diederich is a clinical psychologist and computer scientist. He is the Founder and Director of the Psychology Network Pty Ltd, an Honorary Professorial Fellow in the Centre for Mental Health at the University of Melbourne, and an Honorary Professor in the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at the University of Queensland.

Kriton Speech integrates artificial intelligence and psychological methods to acquire knowledge for hybrid / neural network systems and to apply this knowledge for computational diagnosis. Continue reading “CMH Seminar – 18-Aug-2015: Kriton Speech: Artificial Intelligence and Mental Health”


CEB PhD Confirmation Seminar 20-Aug-2015: Domain-specific physical activity and sedentary behavior in relation to colorectal cancer risk

2.00-3.00pm, Thurs 20th August 2015
Seminar Rooms 302/303, Level 3, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Dr Shahid Mahmood, PhD Student, Centre for Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Melbourne School of Population & Global Health, University of Melbourne

Colorectal cancer is the second most common type of newly diagnosed cancer in Australia. Environmental exposures play pivotal role in aetiology of more than two-third of cases. We hypothesize Continue reading “CEB PhD Confirmation Seminar 20-Aug-2015: Domain-specific physical activity and sedentary behavior in relation to colorectal cancer risk”


MSPGH Seminar: 26th August 2015 – Human security and disaster – Japan’s experience with international references

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 26th August 2015
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Junko Otani, Global Human Sciences and Regional Studies, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University; and Regional Director, East Asian Center for Academic Initiatives (Overseas Shanghai Office), Osaka University

Proponents of the emerging paradigm of human security challenge the traditional notion of national security by arguing that the proper referent for security should be the individual rather than the state.  The proponents argue that the scope of global security should be expanded to include seven threats to security:  economic, food, health, environmental, personal, community and political (1994).  Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 26th August 2015 – Human security and disaster – Japan’s experience with international references”


MSPGH Seminar: 19th August 2015 – Mental health laws and their effect on practice

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 19th August 2015
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Bernadette McSherry, Foundation Director, Melbourne Social Equity Institute and Adjunct Professor, Melbourne Law School

Mental health laws that enable the detention and treatment of those with severe mental health problems without their consent have long existed in most developed countries. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has instigated debates concerning Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 19th August 2015 – Mental health laws and their effect on practice”


CEB WIP 13-Aug-2015: Secondary prevention in multiple sclerosis: modifiable risk factors

12.00 – 1.00pm, Thurs 13th August 2015
MSPGH Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor George A. Jelinek, Head, Neuroepidemiology Unit, Centre for Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Melbourne School of Population & Global Health,
University of Melbourne

The Neuroepidemiology Unit (NEU) was established as part of the CEB in July 2015. The Unit, headed by Professor George Jelinek, is examining modifiable lifestyle factors related to health outcomes, and the effect of a lifestyle-based preventive medicine intervention for people with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Genetics plays a key role in the development of the disease, but appears to have no influence on progression to disability, suggesting a pivotal role for environmental factors.


Number of posts found: 301