Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Seminars and Events

CMH PhD Confirmation Seminar: 28th March 2019 – Mitigating the impact of the media on stigmatising attitudes towards people with severe mental illness

11am-12pm, Thursday 28th March 2019
Seminar Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: Anna Ross

Supervisors: A/Prof Nicki Reavley, Prof Tony Jorm, Dr Amy Morgan, Dr Alex Wake

Stigma towards people with severe mental illness (SMI) – including schizophrenia, psychosis and bipolar disorder- is a critical issue as it adversely impacts life satisfaction, self-esteem, help-seeking behaviours, treatment adherence, and overall recovery. The media is known to be a key source of information about mental illness and it has strong potential to reduce stigma towards SMI on a widespread scale. Targeting stigma reduction interventions to media professionals presents a substantial opportunity to reduce stigma.

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CMH Seminar: 21st March 2019 – ‘Is life worth living?’ the role of masculinity in the way men aged over 80 talk about living, dying and suicide.

12.30-1.30pm, Thursday 21st March 2019
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: Dr Briony Dow and Dr Marisa Schlichhorst

Men aged over 85 have the highest rate of suicide of any age or gender group in Australia. This seminar presents findings from a study that sought to understand the role of masculinity, health and lifestyle factors in the suicidality of older men. Continue reading “CMH Seminar: 21st March 2019 – ‘Is life worth living?’ the role of masculinity in the way men aged over 80 talk about living, dying and suicide.”


CHP MPhil completion seminar: 3rd April 2019 – An exploration of factors influencing settlement of male Hazara youth who migrated to Melbourne as unaccompanied minors

12-1pm, Wednesday 3rd April 2019
Seminar Room 405a, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: John Cole

Supervisors: Professor Lesleyanne Hawthorne and Associate Professor Lucio Naccarella

Globally, there has been an extraordinary growth in refugees and asylum seekers in the past two decades. Australia also experienced dramatic increase in boat-arrivals, of which many were Afghan Hazara including unaccompanied minors. Continue reading “CHP MPhil completion seminar: 3rd April 2019 – An exploration of factors influencing settlement of male Hazara youth who migrated to Melbourne as unaccompanied minors”


CHP Seminar: 1st March 2019 – Program evaluation and decision-analytical modelling: Estimating the cost-effectiveness of the English hip fracture pay-for-performance scheme

2-3pm, Friday 1st March 2019
Seminar Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: A/Prof. Nils Gutacker, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Economics, University of York, UK

Cost-effectiveness analysis assesses whether the long-term health benefits of a new medical technology or intervention outweigh its opportunity costs, i.e. the health benefits which could be generated using those same resources for other purposes. Continue reading “CHP Seminar: 1st March 2019 – Program evaluation and decision-analytical modelling: Estimating the cost-effectiveness of the English hip fracture pay-for-performance scheme”


CHE Seminar: 7th March 2019 – Practising feminism through partnership

11:00-12:00noon, Thu 7th March 2019

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

Dr Adele Murdolo, Executive Director, Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health

The national theme for International Women’s Day 2019 is ‘More Powerful Together’. Australian feminists are encouraged to forge alliances, coalitions and partnerships to progress gender equality. This presentation will draw on case studies and intersectional feminist principles to explore the importance of productive partnerships in research and community development work.

For further details, please view the Event Flyer.

Please direct all other enquiries to Ruth Hentschel, Tel: 03 8344 4037


MSPGH Seminar: 27th March 2019 – Major public health issues in maternal and newborn care and service delivery

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 27th March 2019
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Caroline Homer AO, Co-Program Director, Women and Children’s Health &
Co-Head, Women’s and Newborn’s Health Working Group
Burnet Institute

 

Maternal and newborn health issues remain a significant unfinished agenda on the global stage. Many countries, including some in our Asia Pacific region, failed to meet Millennium Development Goals (MDG) 4 and 5 and are now working towards meeting the relevant Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 27th March 2019 – Major public health issues in maternal and newborn care and service delivery”


MSPGH Seminar: 20th March 2019 – Interactive online league table comparing 400 Australian and 100s of New Zealand public health interventions

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 20th March 2019
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Tony Blakely, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics and
Dr Tanara Sousa, Centre for Health Policy
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

 

Australasia has led the world in conducting comparable evaluations of public health interventions, through the Assessing Cost Effectiveness (ACE) studies in Australia and the Burden of Disease Epidemiology, Equity and Cost-Effectiveness programme (BODE3) in New Zealand. Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 20th March 2019 – Interactive online league table comparing 400 Australian and 100s of New Zealand public health interventions”


CHE PhD Confirmation Seminar: 4th March 2019 – Exploring alcohol and other drug use among migrant communities in Victoria

9:00-10:00 am, Mon 4th March 2019
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presented by: PhD Candidate, Caitlin Douglass

This PhD project aims to engage with young people and parents from migrant backgrounds to identify their perceptions of alcohol and other drug (AOD) use.

For more details, please view the Event Flyer.

All other enquiries to che-enquiry@unimelb.edu.au


CMH Seminar: 19th February 2019 – Developing Child Mental Health Literacy in the UK

12.45-1.45 pm, Tues 19th February 2019
Seminar Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Community based interventions to support child mental health are a priority within UK government policy, and the development of child mental health literacy interventions has been a key component. The seminar will outline current UK policy and practice to increase mental health literacy for teachers and other staff.

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CMH Seminar: 21st February 2019 – Rethinking Suicide Prevention

12.30-1.30pm, Thur 21st February 2019
Seminar Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Dr. Eric D. Caine, Director of the Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention, Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester N.Y. USA.

Preventing suicide and other self-injury mortality (e.g., overdose fatalities) requires a mosaic of initiatives. No single program addresses the many challenges posed by diverse groups of persons ‘at risk.’ We must deal with the needs of acutely distressed persons; yet there are scant data to suggest that such efforts substantially reduce population mortality rates.
Do we define our approaches to prevention based on decedents’ burdens on their day of death or do we look upstream, seeking to change the trajectory of vulnerable individuals’ lives? This presentation will discuss this question and consider whom to ‘target’ for preventive interventions.

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