Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Seminars and Events

MSPGH Seminar: 1st April 2015 – What has the CRPD got to do with research?

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 1st April 2015
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Jeffrey Chan, Chief Practitioner, Quality, Innovation & Safeguards at Yooralla;
Adjunct Professor, University of Queensland and Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Sydney

It has been about six years since Australia signed the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (the CRPD). There is a perception that the CRPD applies only to governments and disability service providers, and within the context of law and legislation. Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 1st April 2015 – What has the CRPD got to do with research?”


CHE/NCDC Seminar 10-Apr-2015: Prevention and control of NCDs in India: What has changed in the last 10 years?

9:00-10:30am, Fri 10th April 2015
Lecture Theatre 1 – Ground floor, Alan Gilbert Building (161 Barry Street)

Professor K.R. Thankappan, Professor and Head of Achutha Menon Centre, Health Sciences Studies, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, Kerala, India

Prof Thankappan’s research focuses on chronic Non-Communicable Diseases and their risk factors, particularly tobacco.  Continue reading “CHE/NCDC Seminar 10-Apr-2015: Prevention and control of NCDs in India: What has changed in the last 10 years?”


MSPGH Seminar: 25th March 2015 – The Quebec Historical Population Register: recent findings from a demographic laboratory

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

Professor Lisa Dillon, Department of Demography, University of Montreal, Canada

Professor Lisa Dillon will present the Registre de la population du Québec ancien (RPQA), a longitudinal family reconstitution database of the Quebec Catholic population from 1621-1799, as well as associated census and vital event data from the 19th and 20th centuries.  She will discuss the evolution of this database, including current database development initiatives, and Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 25th March 2015 – The Quebec Historical Population Register: recent findings from a demographic laboratory”


CMH Seminar: 20th March 2015 – Peering inside the black box of research funding

12.00-1.30pm, Fri 20th March 2015
Lecture Theatre 2, Level B1, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

A/Prof Adrian Barnett, Queensland University of Technology. Adrian Barnett is a statistician who specialises in studies of environmental health and decision making.
He is on the editorial boards of Epidemiology, Environmental Health Perspectives
and BMJ Open. He is on the scientific review committee of the Australian Centre for
Health Services Innovation and helped design their streamlined peer review system.

Continue reading “CMH Seminar: 20th March 2015 – Peering inside the black box of research funding”


MSPGH Seminar: 11th March 2015 – Public or Private? The Experience of the health care system in the Republic of Ireland

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

Professor Cecily Kelleher, Chair, Public Health Medicine & Epidemiology, University College Dublin, Republic of Ireland; and Miegunyah Visiting Fellow, Melbourne School of Population & Global Health, The University of Mlebourne

The health care system in Ireland, as in many other developed countries, has developed incrementally over a prolonged historical period and, as elsewhere, seeks to address both demographic and technological challenges and to meet need in an equitable manner. It is two-tiered in structure, with means-tested comprehensive care available to around a third of the population, hospital in-care free to all and taxsubsidised private insurance available to those who can afford it. Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 11th March 2015 – Public or Private? The Experience of the health care system in the Republic of Ireland”


How-To Seminar: 18th March 2015 – Systematic literature searching and literature management software options

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

Mr Patrick Condron, Liaison Librarian and Ms Janet Weaver, Biosciences Librarian, Scholarly Information (Academic Services), University Services, Brownless Biomedical Library, The University of Melbourne

This seminar is relevant to academic staff and students who want to update their skills in systematic review literature searching, or indeed people doing any kind of literature search using electronic databases. It will provide an introduction to database selection, subject systems for keyword selection, Continue reading “How-To Seminar: 18th March 2015 – Systematic literature searching and literature management software options”


CHE PhD Oration 31-Mar-2015: Reformers, Doctors and the State: Dealing with chronic drunkenness in Victoria 1870-1930

3:00pm-4:00pm, Tue 31st March 2015
Level 5, Seminar Room 515, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Caroline Clark: PhD graduate, Centre for Health Equity

Caroline’s thesis analysed the interplay of doctors, temperance interests, business entrepreneurs, religious and charity organisations, alcohol sellers and the state in the handling of chronic drunkenness in Victoria from 1870 to 1930. Continue reading “CHE PhD Oration 31-Mar-2015: Reformers, Doctors and the State: Dealing with chronic drunkenness in Victoria 1870-1930”


CHP Seminar: 11 March 2015 – Characterising the Indigenous health situation in Chile: Potential and limitations

2.30-3.30pm, Wednesday 11th March 2015
Seminar Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presented by Professor Ana María Oyarce, University of Chile, the UN’s Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLAC) and the World Health Organisation. 

In both Australia and Chile, the identification of Indigenous people is necessary for setting health targets and priorities, ensuring accessible and appropriate health care and gathering data on Indigenous health outcomes.  However, Indigenous identification continues to be a challenge in both countries. Continue reading “CHP Seminar: 11 March 2015 – Characterising the Indigenous health situation in Chile: Potential and limitations”


CHP PhD Confirmation Seminar: 16 March 2015 – Transferring international models of Aboriginal-centred health care to Australian hospital settings

3.30-4.30pm, Monday 16th March 2015
Seminar Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presented by Angeline Ferdinand, PhD Candidate, Centre for Health Policy, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Community participation has been identified as a central strategy to reducing health inequities since the 1978 Alma Ata Declaration.  Hospital experiences are particularly important to Aboriginal health as Aboriginal Australians are admitted to public hospitals at nearly four times the rate of non-Aboriginal Australians and are 2.5 times as likely to be hospitalised for acute care as non-Aboriginal Australians.  There is therefore a need for hospitals to become adept at engaging with Aboriginal communities through the incorporation of structures and processes that enable community consultation and partnership development with Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations. Continue reading “CHP PhD Confirmation Seminar: 16 March 2015 – Transferring international models of Aboriginal-centred health care to Australian hospital settings”


CHP Seminar: 16th February 2015 – Cardiovascular Disease Simulation in a Synthetic New Zealand Population

12.30-1.30pm, Mon 16th February 2015
Seminar Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presented by Josh Knight, PhD Candidate, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Auckland

A major challenge of health policy is quantifying the impact of competing approaches on healthcare consumers. In some circumstances the target population is small and in others a pilot project is appropriate so options can be more fully assessed, however this is not always the case and decisions are often made in the absence of high quality information. Continue reading “CHP Seminar: 16th February 2015 – Cardiovascular Disease Simulation in a Synthetic New Zealand Population”


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