Journal Club

December 1, 2009

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Embodiment, academics, and the audit culture: a story seeking consideration - Andrew C. Sparkes
The challenges of redressing the digital divide: a tale of two US cities - Lynette Kvasny, Mark Keil
Article 2 reading guide (PDF 20KB)


Inaugural Southgate Institute Anti Poverty Week Public Forum

October 16 2009

The intent of the forum is to create awareness and showcase Flinders University's Australian and internationally focused research that is attempting to make a change, increase equity and reduce poverty.

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View the speaker bios. (PDF 61KB)

Watch a YouTube video explaining the purpose of the fourm.
Listen to a recording of the forum. (MP3 38MB)


Jo Baulderstone - What are you doing at 11 o'clock on Thursday? (PDF 856KB)
Susanne Schech - The politics of gender mainstreaming and poverty reduction in Indonesia (PDF 80KB)
Courtney Thompson & Marnie Farrowsm - Indigenous Tertiary Education Statistics (PDF 333KB)  
Assoc. Prof. Dennis McDermott, Increasing Indigenous Equity - Reducing Indigenous Poverty  (PDF 33KB)


Theory Club

Prof Sue Richardson, Prof Elizabeth Handsley, Prof James Harrison - September 15 2009

Three different perspectives on causation.

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Listen to the presentation (MP3 48MB) .


Final Year PhD Seminar

Catherine Mackenzie - September 7, 2009

Mothers, Breast Cancer & Physical Activity

Breast cancer is the most commonly reported cancer in women in Australia. Thankfully, a woman's chance of surviving breast cancer has increased by around ten percent over the last two decades. In recent years, in response to increasing numbers of women surviving breast cancer, research into how to improve the health and wellbeing of this group of women has grown substantially.

Exercise intervention studies have explored the extent to which physical activity improves health outcomes for women with breast cancer. This thesis contributes to breast cancer survivorship research in terms of women’s responses to information about benefits of physical activity and their experience of participation in physical activity in the context of their everyday/every night lives.

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The Spirit Level in action

Emiritus Professor Richard Wilkinson - Augsut 29, 2009

Over more than 30 years Richard Wilkinson has played a formative role in research and public awareness of health inequalities and the social determinants of health. His most recent book, written with Kate Pickett, is: The Spirit Level: why more equal societies almost always do better. It sets out the evidence and explains why bigger income differences have such devastating effects on the social fabric of societies. The book shows that great inequality makes societies socially dysfunctional, reducing health and increasing social problems – not just among the poor – but throughout society .

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Listen to Richard's lecture. (MP3 26MB)
Listen to the panel discussion. (MP3 27MB)

Gender & Power: Critical Perspectives for Services to Children & Families

August 11, 2009

The World Health Organisation Commission on the Social Determinants of Health identified gender and power inequities, pervasive in all societies, as fundamental determinants of health and wellbeing. Gender and other unequal social relations of power are expressed through norms and values, and internalised through socialisation, and these inequalities tend to be reproduced in the operations of service systems and programs.

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Miscarriage, past and present - Catherine Kevin (PDF 452KB)
Domestic Violence deaths - Catherine Mackenzie (PDF 149KB)
Gender & Power as SDOH - Celia Karpfen (PDF 2MB)
Where do Gender & Power fit in - Colin MacDougall (PDF 640KB)
Ageing Sexualities - Judith Peppard (PDF 3MB)
Gender Power as Determinants of Child Family Wellbeing - Miranda Roe & Anne Morris. Slides (PDF 321KB) Article (PDF 325KB)

Impacts in Maternity Care - Lareen Newman (PDF 204KB)


Part 1 (MP3 42MB)
Part 2 (MP3 11MB)


Video repsonses from participants (WMV 17MB)


Journal Club

July 28, 2009

Water, ecology and health: ecosystems as settings for promoting health and sustainability - Parkes MW, Horwitz P
Summary: Summary - Michael Bentley (PDF 18KB)

Methodolatry and qualitative health research - Chamberlain K
Summary: Summary - Pauline Guerin (PDF 22KB)


Economic crisis: implications and opportunities for global health

Phillip Lawn and David Legge - June 9, 2009

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View Phillip's presentation (PDF 125KB)
View David's presentation (PDF 1MB)


Launch of the Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity

May 22, 2009

The Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity Builds on the work of the Health and Society Area of Strategic Research Investment (Health & Society ASRI), which has been in operation since 2006.

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Read the bios of the speakers and panelists (PDF 253KB)

Watch the video

Julian Disney''s Speech notes (PDF 64KB)
Hon. Monique Bégin Speech (PDF 46KB)
Fran Baum''s presentation slides (PDF 783KB)


Journal Club

May 1, 2009

Institutional Ethnography: A Sociology for People (chapter 1) - Dorothy E. Smith

Article 2: Piling on the Laws, Shedding the Pounds? The Use of Legal Tools to Address Obesity . - Nola M. Ries


Research in the Critical Tradition: Insights for Clinical Innovation

The Case of SPI - Social Pediatrics Initiative

A Prof Judith Lynam - April 1, 2009

Judith has an overriding interest in understanding the conditions that contribute to inequities in health and exploring ways these can be addressed through practice and education. Her work focuses attention on the ways multiple axes of disadvantage, particularly gender, ‘race’ and poverty and the social conditions that shape them, influence health. Most recently, she has been instrumental in introducing social paediatrics as a solution to meet the health needs of a community of Vancouver children who are on the social, cultural and material margins of the community.

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Listen to a recording of the presentation. (MP3 26MB)


'In Our Own Backyard' report launch

March 26, 2009

This report is about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who live in urban areas, contributing to filling the gap in literature and knowledge about the health and everyday life experience of urban Indigenous peoples.

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Community Participation and Primary Health Care

Prof David Sanders and Dr Pat Neuwelt - March 19, 2009

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Revitalisation of PHC & Health System Development (PDF 731KB) - David Sanders
Health Equity through Comm. Participation in PHC (PDF 188KB) - Pat Neuwelt


David Sanders (MP3 22MB)
Pat Neuwelt (MP3 15MB)
General Discussion (MP3 11MB)


Inaugural Southgate Oration: Professor Hilary Graham

Health inequalities, social determinants and public health policy - March 17, 2009

Socioeconomic inequalities persist, even in the richest and healthiest societies. In Europe, as in North America, Australia and New Zealand, people on the middle rungs of the socioeconomic ladder enjoy better health and live longer lives than those in the most disadvantaged circumstances, but fail to reach the health standards achieved by the most advantaged groups. Over the last decade, health inequalities have moved to the centre of policy debate. In a number of high-income countries, public health goals now include an explicit commitment to reducing health inequalities through policies which tackle their underlying social determinants.

The presentation explores how the dual commitment to tackling health inequalities and addressing social determinants is being taken forward. It notes that both health inequalities and social determinants have multiple meanings, which change over time and across contexts. It goes on to illustrate this plasticity with reference to England, where the conceptualisation of health inequalities and social determinants has narrowed since the new public health strategy was launched in 1997/98. The presentation concludes by discussing the challenges of sustaining political commitment to addressing inequalities in people’s access to the resources and environments which promote good health.

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Listen to a recording of the presentation (MP3 23MB)
View the presentation slides (PDF 142KB)


Reducing Family Homicide: Learning from Loss

A/Prof Charmaine Power (chair) - February 20, 2009

Domestic violence is often a factor in homicides and is particularly significant in the deaths of many women and children. These homicides may be preventable and recent action in some Australian states has led to the establishment of Domestic Violence Death Review teams, boards or panels (NSW and Victoria). These Reviews will conduct multi-disciplinary examinations of a number of such deaths over a defined time period to identify common traits, trends and missed opportunities for intervention.

The forum will bring together key representatives from all the significant agencies/services involved in SA to discuss the development of a research proposal to conduct DV related homicide reviews in SA, as well as to establish an action group to undertake advocacy work in promoting homicide review.

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Discusion paper: Domestic and Family Violence Deat (PDF 795KB) - Betty Taylor
Women''s Safety Strategy (PDF 390KB) - Fiona Mort
A Review of Domestic Violence Related Homicides in (PDF 140KB) - Charmaine Power
Domestic Violence Homicide: Women’s Deaths Are Pre (PDF 2MB) - Betty Green
Domestic Violence Death Reviews (PDF 1MB) - Betty Taylor

Listen to the presentation

Part 1 (MP3 25MB)
Part 2 (MP3 30MB)



Mainstreaming Food Security and Nutrition in National Policies: Country Experiences in Providing Policy Assistance

Maarten D.C. Immink - February 3, 2009

Findings and conclusions are presented of a small inductive study of providing policy assistance to developing countries for the purpose of mainstreaming food security and nutrition in national policies. The concepts of food security and nutrition security are briefly discussed, as well as the elements of a policy mainstreaming process.

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View the presentation slides (PDF 91KB)


Journal Club

January 27, 2009

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Article 1: Children, Childhood and Social Capital: exploring the links.

Article 2: Critical realism in discourse analysis: A presentation of a systematic method of analysis using women’s talk of motherhood, childcare and female employment as an example.