Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Seminars and Events

Cancellation of MSPGH Seminar: 8th August 2018 – Life, Death and Families after Sentence: the demography of Convict Transportation to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania)

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this seminar will be rescheduled to a later date.

 

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 8th August 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Janet McCalman AC, Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor, Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

The Founders & Survivors’ Life Course (Ships) project began with two fundamental demographic tests of convicts’ lives: survival, or length of life and formation of a lineage. Continue reading “Cancellation of MSPGH Seminar: 8th August 2018 – Life, Death and Families after Sentence: the demography of Convict Transportation to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania)”


MSPGH Seminar: 1st August 2018 – Managing Racism on the Field in Junior Sport

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 1st August 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Karen Farquharson, Head, School of Social and Political Sciences; and Professor of Sociology, The University of Melbourne

Junior sport, sport for children under 18, is very popular in Australia, however there has been little research on the extent to which racism is experienced in junior sport, or how sports clubs manage it. Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 1st August 2018 – Managing Racism on the Field in Junior Sport”


MSPGH Special Seminar: 19th July 2018 – Syndemics and health inequalities: opportunities for improving health

12.30-1.30pm, Thur 19th July 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Lisa McDaid, Professor of Social Sciences and Health, University of Glasgow, Scotland

The seminar will explore the potential for ‘syndemics’ – the term given to the co-occurrence of multiple, interrelated disease epidemics at the individual- and population-level, which develop and are sustained due to harmful social context Continue reading “MSPGH Special Seminar: 19th July 2018 – Syndemics and health inequalities: opportunities for improving health”


CMH Seminar: 26th July 2018 – Mental Health First Aid: Current Research Projects and Recent Findings

Thursday 26 July 2018, 12.30-1.30pm
Room 410, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Dr Kathy Bond & Ms Fairlie Cottrill (Mental Health First Aid Australia)

Mental health first aid is the help offered to a person developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. Continue reading “CMH Seminar: 26th July 2018 – Mental Health First Aid: Current Research Projects and Recent Findings”


CHP Seminar: 27th July 2018 – Canada’s path to Marijuana legalization: will its harm reduction objectives be reached?

4:00-5:00pm, Fri 27th July 2018
Theatre 2, Alan Gilbert Building,161 Barry Street, Carlton

Professor Daniel Weinstock: Director of McGill’s Institute for Health and Social Policy

On October 17, the sale and consumption of marijuana for recreational purposes will be legalized across Canada. The rationale provided by the governing Liberal Party for this bold move has always been framed in terms of harm reduction, and in particular, the reduction of harms to which Canada’s youth have been vulnerable under the previous regime of criminalisation. Continue reading “CHP Seminar: 27th July 2018 – Canada’s path to Marijuana legalization: will its harm reduction objectives be reached?”


MSPGH Seminar: 18th July 2018 – Population Ageing and International Health-Caregiver Migration to Japan

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 18th July 2018
(Note: change of venue) Lecture Theatre 1, Level B1, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Gabriele Vogt, Professor of Japanese Politics and Society, The University of Hamburg, Germany

Demographic ageing in Japan has caused severe labor shortages in health-caregiving to the elderly.  Yet, Japan only belatedly and reluctantly has joined the international competition for the best-educated health-caregivers on the global labor market – Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 18th July 2018 – Population Ageing and International Health-Caregiver Migration to Japan”


MSPGH Special Seminar: 3rd July 2018 – Connecting Melbourne to Malawi: Exploring Mutually Beneficial Links

12.30-1.30pm, Tue 3rd July 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Professor Kamija Phiri
Professor in Clinical Epidemiology, School of Public Health & Family Medicine; and
Director, Training & Research Unit of Excellence (TRUE), College of Medicine, University of Malawi

There have been a number of important links between the University of Melbourne and the Malawi College of Medicine over the last 20 years.  In 2017 a formal Memorandum of Understanding was established between the two universities. Continue reading “MSPGH Special Seminar: 3rd July 2018 – Connecting Melbourne to Malawi: Exploring Mutually Beneficial Links”



CEB WIP Seminar: 25th June 2018 – First-In-Human Study Of Feasibility And Safety Of Ccr5-Modified Blood Stem Cells In Hiv-1 Infected Subjects

10.30-11.30am, Mon 25th June 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Rodica Stan, PhD, Centre for Gene Therapy, City of Hope, Duarte, California, U.S.A.

We developed a novel therapeutic strategy for HIV-1 infection by engineering HIV-resistant immune cells via gene editing of autologous hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSPC). Continue reading “CEB WIP Seminar: 25th June 2018 – First-In-Human Study Of Feasibility And Safety Of Ccr5-Modified Blood Stem Cells In Hiv-1 Infected Subjects”


MSPGH Seminar: 27th June 2018 – Effects of Medication Co-payment Reductions among Indigenous Australians: Findings from the Closing the Gap Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme Co-payment Incentive

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 27th June 2018
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Associate Professor Amal Trivedi, Associate Professor of Health Services, Policies & Practice, Brown University

Although Indigenous Australians have twice the prevalence of chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and asthma, their spending on prescription drugs is about 60% that of non- indigenous Australians. Out-of-pocket costs are a well-established barrier to accessing effective medications to treat chronic disease. Continue reading “MSPGH Seminar: 27th June 2018 – Effects of Medication Co-payment Reductions among Indigenous Australians: Findings from the Closing the Gap Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme Co-payment Incentive”


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