Fostering Equity-Orientated Primary Health Care: Lessons from Two Urban Aboriginal Health Centres in Canada

Professor Annette J. Browne - December 8 2011

Presented in conjunction with the Poche Centre. With Professor Annette J. Browne, School of Nursing - University of British Colombia.

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The new South Australian Public Health Act 2011: Opportunities for advancing public health and implications for research and education in South Australia

Dr Stephen Christley, Danny Broderick - November 18 2011

Presented in conjunction with SA Health, this seminar featured presentations from SA Department of Health: Dr Stephen Christley, Chief Public Health Officer; Dr Kevin Buckett, Director of Public Health and Clinical Systems; and Danny Broderick, Principal Policy Officer, Public Health and Clinical Systems.

The new South Australian Public Health Act 2011 was passed by Parliament in June 2011. This seminar offered an opportunity to hear about the key features of this new legislation and to discuss the implications and opportunities of the new Act for public health research and education in this state.

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Indigenous Teaching Fellowship and Poche Centre Seminar

Dr Christine Asmar - November 10 2011

Dr Christine Asmar, Senior Lecturer in Indigenous Higher Education, University of Melbourne reported on her research into approaches to Indigenous teaching.

Participants in this interactive seminar/workshop discussed the research findings; considered the relevance to their own teaching practice and learning of their students; and shared their own innovations and good practice in this important area of university teaching.

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Policy Club

October 31 2011

This Q & A on Ageing gives academics, policy makers and practitioners the opportunity to benefit from the insights of Dr Alexandre Kalache, Adelaide Thinker in Residence 2011–2012, and other experts in the field of ageing. Perspectives from a wide range of professionals bring both a depth and a practicality to policy agendas in relation to health, society and equity.

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Journal Club

August 18 2011

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Chronic condition self-management: Expectations of responsibility - Sharon Lawn, John McMillan, Mariastella Pulvirenti
A conceptual framework for public health: NICE’s emerging approach - MP Kelly, E Stewart, A Morgan, A Killoran, A Fischer, A Threlfall, J Bonnefoy


Policy Club

July 20 2011

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Angela Lawless (PDF 1MB)
Carmel Williams (PDF 772KB)
Lareen Newman (PDF 1MB)


3rd Southgate Oration

Proffessor Sir Michael Marmot - July 19 2011

Professor Sir Michael Marmot has led a research group on health inequalities for the past 35 years. In 2000 he was knighted by Her Majesty The Queen, for services to Epidemiology and the understanding of health inequalities. Internationally acclaimed, Professor Marmot was Chair of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health set up by the World Health Organization in 2005 which produced the landmark report entitled: ‘Closing the Gap in a Generation’. At the request of the British Government, he conducted a review of health inequalities in England, which published its report 'Fair Society, Healthy Lives' in February 2010. He has recently been engaged by the Regional Director of WHO Euro to conduct the ‘European Review of Social Determinants of Health and the Health Divide’.

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Ageing in the Migrant Diaspora conference

July 1-2 2011

The Southgate Institute joined with the Modern Greek section, Department of Language Studies at Flinders University as co-hosts of the Ageing in the Migrant Diaspora conference, presented in association with the 9th International Conference on Greek Research.

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Theory Club

Ms Kathryn Browne-Yung, Dr Catherine Mackenzie, Ms Julia Anaf - June 20 2011

In this innovative Theory Club, three recent and current PhD students will give an account of how they found and used theory in their PhDs.

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Journal Club

May 12 2011

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Towards an agenda for disability research in Europe: learning from disabled people's organisations - Mark Priestley
Mixed-Methods Designs in Mental Health Services Research: A Review - Lawrence A. Palinkas, et al



Harvard-Australia Symposium - Public Forum on Media Use and Children's Well-being

Dr Michael Rich & Prof Elizabeth Handsley - April 29 2011, 2:00-5:00pm

The theme of this Symposium has been the quest for appropriate collective action to establish and maintain a media environment that supports children’s health and well-being.

Scholars and professionals from a range of disciplinary backgrounds have contributed their insights on the question of how best to work together for the protection and enhancement of children’s interests.

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Meet the Mediatrician

Dr Michael Rich - April 29 2011, 9:30-10:30am

Dr Michael Rich is a paediatrician and Director of the Center on Media and Children’s Health, Boston Children’s Hospital. In this presentation, Dr Rich discussed his current work, including how media can be used to optimize children's development.

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Families @ Flinders Research Forum

Presenter - March 31 2011

An exciting program of presentations and supported networking activities, this forum offers researchers the opportunity to hear about the most recent work being conducted in family related areas within Southgate and elsewhere in the University.

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Available Presentations

The effects of domestic violence on the relationship between women and their babies - Fiona Buchanan (PDF 353KB)
National Maternity Reform Why Funding Models Matter - Roslynn Donnellan (PDF 1MB)
Electronic games and families - Elizabeth Handsley (PDF 1MB)
Adolescent family violence - Mary McKenna (PDF 29KB)


Policy Club

Presenter - March 15 2011

This Q & A on Gambling discusses pre-commitment technology, and broader issues around the prevention of gambling problems at a population and public health level. A panel of experts, and the audience, bring their expertise to bear on this topic.

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Panel Members

  • The Hon Bernard Finnigan, MLC, Minister for Gambling
  • Senator Nick Xenophon, Senator for South Australia
  • Mr Mark Henley, Uniting Care Wesley Adelaide, member of SA Responsible Gambling Working Party
  • Mr Ian Horne, General Manager Australian Hotels Association (SA Branch),  member of SA Responsible Gambling Working Party
  • Ms Sue Pinkerton, Problem Gambling Research Consultant, former pokies addict
  • Dr Charles Livingstone, Department of Health Social Science, Monash University

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Journal Club

February 17 2011

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Is 'Close the Gap' a useful approach to improving the health and wellging of Indigenous Australians? – Kerryn Pholi
Moving Canadian governmental policies beyond a focus on individual lifestyle: some insights from complexity and critical theories – C Alvaro