Miegunyah Fellow Lecture & Reception

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MSD-B117 building 133 (Lecture) and University House 112, Professors Walk (Reception)

Parkville, VIC 3010

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Miegunyah Lecture & Reception Invitation

The Centre for Mental Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, and the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, are delighted to invite you to attend the Miegunyah Public lecture, delivered by Professor Ellen Townsend, and an invitation-only reception in her honour. When registering, please indicate whether you will attend the lecture only (we will arrange reserved seating), or the lecture and the reception.

The reception will be held in University House, running from 8:15 - 9:30 PM.


'Understanding self-harm and suicide in young people'

Professor Ellen Townsend, University of Nottingham

The lecture will describe how self-harm and suicide are significant public health issues worldwide. In Australia more young people die by suicide than any other cause and globally suicide is the second largest cause of death among those aged 15-24 years. Around 50% of young people who die by suicide have previously self-harmed, meaning that the risk of suicide for those who self-harm is hundreds of times higher than the general population.

In her lecture Professor Townsend will describe her work on the psychological and social factors associated with self-harm and suicide in young people, including pioneering new techniques she has developed to understand the temporal dynamics of the thoughts, feelings, behaviours and events that lead to self-harm. The discussion will focus on the importance of understanding the sequential patterning of key factors that lead to self-harm. The lecture will conclude with findings from her work on two new major systematic reviews that investigate which interventions may be effective for self-harm.




About the Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellows Program

The Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellowship Program enables overseas scholars of international distinction to make an extended visit to the University and contribute to the University's academic, intellectual and cultural life. The Fellowships are awarded annually, following an application and selection process that begins with nominations from University of Melbourne Faculties.

The Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellowship Program arose from a recommendation by the Russell and Mab Grimwade Miegunyah Fund Committee - the body responsible for the management of the Russell Grimwade bequest.

Sir Russell Grimwade was an industrial chemist by training and a man of wide-ranging interests, including forestry, native timbers and printing, and was the author of two books. He was a member of the University Council for 20 years from 1935, including a period as Deputy Chancellor.

Miegunyah (a word from an Aboriginal language, possibly Dharuk (Sydney), that includes the meaning 'house') was the Grimwades’ home from 1911 to 1955. Both Miegunyah and Sir Russell's art collection were bequeathed to the University of Melbourne in his will of 1949 and presented to the University after the death of Lady Grimwade in 1972.








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MSD-B117 building 133 (Lecture) and University House 112, Professors Walk (Reception)

Parkville, VIC 3010

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Ambulatory Assessment comprises the use of field methods to assess the ongoing behavior, physiology, experience and environmental aspects of people in naturalistic or unconstrained settings. Ambulatory Assessment uses ecologically-valid tools to understand biopsychosocial processes as they unfold naturally in time and in context.

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