School Seminar Program

All are welcome and no RSVP is required.

Usual time: Wednesdays, 12pm–1pm

Usual venue: Monash Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Ground Floor Conference Rooms, 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3004

Enquiries: Professor Anita Wluka via email or +61 3 9903 0994 / SPHPM Reception +61 3 9903 0444

Please check back close to the dates below for any changes to the schedule.


30 JAN
(Thursday, 2:40pm – 6pm)
A/Professor Kentaro Murakami
Social and Preventive Epidemiology, University of Tokyo
Professor Ailsa Welch
Professor of Nutritional Epidemiology, University of East Anglia, UK
Professor Sarah McNaughton
Deakin University, Australia
Dr Emma Foster
Newcastle University, UK
Recent developments in nutrition surveys – an international perspective

Hosted by the Nutrition Society of Australia, Melbourne group. Not only are the international tennis stars in Melbourne in January 2020, but the superstars of nutrition science are here for a special seminar on recent developments across international nutrition surveys! Hear more about the challenges and opportunities in the UK, Japan and Australia.

All welcome, but please RSVP for catering purposes

5 FEBProfessor Louise St-Arnaud
Department of Foundations and Practices in Education, Université Laval, Quebec (Canada)
Workplace mental health
11 MARProfessor Robin Haring
Professor of Comparative Health Sciences, European University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
Associations between trial characteristics and treatment effects in randomized trials of testosterone therapy in men: meta-epidemiological study
(Tuesday, 12pm – 1pm)
Professor Declan Devane
Director, Evidence Synthesis Ireland and Cochrane Ireland; Chair in Midwifery and Deputy Dean, College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at NUI Galway; Scientific Director, HRB-Trials Methodology Research Network; Principal Investigator, INFANT – Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research
When children and the public become chief investigators for randomised trials

Randomised trials are instrumental in providing reliable and robust evidence on the benefits, harms and costs of health care, so that people can make informed choices. However, the general public’s understanding of randomised trials can be limited and ensuring public support for and participation in trials remains challenging.

Using examples from the ‘Schools Teaching Awareness of Randomised Trials (START)’ program and The People’s Trial, in this talk, Declan will describe some of the work of the Health Research Board-Trials Methodology Research Network (Ireland) in involving the public in the design, conduct, analysis, reporting and dissemination of randomised trials.

These initiatives not only enhance the public understanding of randomised trials but provide an opportunity for sharing learning around what works best to involve the public in all steps of a trial process. This is vital in an era of growing concerns about the conduct of poor research, the relevance of research to end-users and the cost of research waste.

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