• Our seminars are held fortnightly on a Tuesday from 1- 2 pm and showcase the latest public health research by the School’s researchers, adjuncts and visitors. 
  • No RSVPs required, all are welcome.
  • For more information about our seminar program, please email med.research.sph@uq.edu.au
Seminar recordings

A selection of seminar recordings is available online to users with a UQ username and password. 

What I've learned about measuring physical behaviour - Presented by Dr Bronwyn Clark

9 November 2021 1:00pm2:00pm
Being able to measure behaviour and the context in which it occurs is a challenge for Public Health researchers. Having effective methods to measure behaviour is important to identify at risk groups, target interventions to change behaviours and evaluate the success of public health programs in changing behaviour that poses a public health risk. Measures of behaviour need to be applicable to the setting, acceptable to those people being measured, and as accurate as possible. This means that there needs to be a suite of measures available to researchers to suit many purposes. Over the past five years I have been funded by the NHMRC in the form of an Early Career Fellowship to identify, develop and assess the quality of measurement methods for sedentary and active behaviours. This presentation will showcase what I have found, identify some of the advances in measurement methods and point to potential new research.

Associations between vaccine coverage and vaccine information exposure on Twitter - Presenter Dr Amalie Dyda

26 October 2021 1:00pm2:00pm
Vaccination is a key public health measure to control the spread of vaccine preventable diseases, highlighted by the current COVID-19 pandemic. However, uptake of adult vaccination is influenced by a number of factors including awareness, perceived risk and safety, which may be affected by exposure to misinformation. With current high levels of social media use, many individuals may now be influenced by health information in this medium which can include exposure to vaccine misinformation. This seminar will describe a case study, using Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination as an example, of an investigations in to associations between information people are exposed to on social media and levels of vaccination coverage.