School Seminar Program

All are welcome and no RSVP is required.

Usual time: Mondays, 12:30pm–1:30pm

Program coordinated by: Professor Anita Wluka

Staff and students can access past programs and recordings on the School intranet.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the School Seminar Program is currently being held online.
Contact us for Zoom details.



Prof Helen Skouteris, Head, Health and Social Care Unit, SPHPM, Monash University The integration of health and social sciences for health and social care improvement: Introducing the new Health and Social Care Unit

This seminar will also include a presentation by Dr Heather Morris, an early career researcher within the Health and Social Care Unit: Using implementation science and theorising to drive change in health and social care in the community.



Prof Danielle Mazza, Head, Department of General Practice, SPHPM, Monash University Introducing the Department of General Practice

This seminar will also include a presentation by Research Fellow Dr Samantha Chakraborty: Our work in Guideline Development and the IMPROvE Trial.



A/Prof Paul Lacaze, Head, Public Health Genomics, SPHPM, Monash University Use of polygenic risk scores to improve risk prediction for common diseases of ageing


Prof Noel Woodford and A/Prof Richard Bassed, Department of Forensic Medicine, SPHPM, Monash University Update from the Department of Forensic Medicine


Prof Jane Fisher and Prof Karin Leder, co-Leads of SPHPM's Planetary Health Division  SPHPM's new Division of Planetary Health


Prof Michael Abramson and Prof Carol Hodgson, co-Leads of SPHPM's Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Division, Monash University The Division of Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies

With a focus on research led by our EMCRs:
1. SPRINT SARI Australia (cohort study) – measuring the impact of COVID-19 in Australian Intensive Care Units – Dr Aidan Burrell
2. INTENT (RCT) – changing the way we think about nutrition in critical illness – Dr Emma Ridley



Prof David Dunstan, Head of the Physical Activity Laboratory at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute Sit less and move more for cardiometabolic health: Emerging insights and opportunities

Join us as Professor David Dunstan synthesises the observational and experimental evidence on the adverse effects of prolonged, uninterrupted sitting, and the evidence identifying the possible mechanisms underlying the associated risk.

A Medical Education Research and Quality (MERQ) seminar



Prof Jacinta Elston, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous) and Head, William Cooper Institute, Monash University An Aboriginal Health Framework for all Public Health Research


Prof Susannah Ahern and Prof Belinda Gabbe, co-Leads of SPHPM's Clinical and Health data Outcomes Innovation and Research (CHOIR) Division Clinical and Health data Outcomes Innovation and Research – driving quality improvement and health data research


Prof Andrew Forbes and Prof Danny Liew, co-Leads of SPHPM's Biostatistics, Data Analytics / Modelling and Health Economics Division The Division of Biostatistics, Data Analytics / Modelling and Health Economics. Awkward name, awesome people. Ready to help you.

This seminar will include case studies by A/Prof James Trauer, A/Prof Zanfina Ademi and A/Prof Emily Callander.



Prof Erica Wood, co-Lead of SPHPM's Acute and Critical Care Division The Division of Acute and Critical Care

Professor Erica Wood and the team will introduce the Division and their works.



Prof Cameron Simmons and Dr Katie AndersInstitute of Vector-Borne Disease at Monash University Deploying Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes to control – and potentially eliminate? – dengue and other Aedes-borne diseases

Dengue causes a substantial health and economic burden for half of the world's population. The World Mosquito Program (WMP) is a not-for-profit initiative which aims to provide a safe, sustainable, and cost-effective new tool for preventing transmission of Aedes aegypti-borne diseases, including dengue, chikungunya and Zika.



A/Prof Michelle Lazarus, Director, Monash Centre for Human Anatomy Education, Biomedical Discovery Unit, Monash University

(12pm – 1pm)

Nothing is certain but uncertainty: Helping our students prepare for the certainty of uncertainty through our teaching practices

A Medical Education Research and Quality (MERQ) seminar. See flyer for seminar link.



Prof Dragan Ilic, A/Prof Basia Diug, Dr Danijela Gasevic and Prof Jane Banazak-Holl , SPHPM's Teaching and Learning Division Teaching and Learning at SPHPM

Learn about the School's extensive teaching portfolio in the areas of undergraduate education, postgraduate education and professional practice education, as well as opportunities within the Teaching and Learning Division and how you can get involved. Also find out about the work of the Medical Education Research Quality (MERQ) Unit – from their medical education research to their quality improvement programs.



A/Prof Tari Turner, Director, Evidence and Methods, National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce; Associate Professor (Research) at Cochrane Australia National COVID 19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce: producing living guidelines at a ridiculous speed

Presentation from the Division of Evidence Synthesis, Qualitative and Implementation Methods.