Forefront Lecture

Forefront Lecture 

Using multiple data sources to study health outcomes in a vulnerable population: The Health After Release from Prison (HARP) cohort study


Professor Stuart Kinner, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute & University of Melbourne
Dr. Rohan Borschmann, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute & University of Melbourne
Jesse Young, University of Melbourne
Craig Cumming, University of Western Australia

Where: Large Lecture Theatre, Providence Level 1, St. Paul’s Hospital
When: Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 12:00 – 1:00PM

This is a free lecture and is open to the public. The lectures are geared towards researchers, clinicians, students and hospital staff.

A light lunch will be served.

Professor Stuart Kinner is an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow and Professor of Adolescent and Young Adult Health Equity in the Centre for Adolescent Health, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. His research focusses on health outcomes for vulnerable adults and young people, particularly those who have contact with the criminal justice system.

Dr. Rohan Borschmann is a former prison psychologist, Rohan’s research focuses on the mental health of marginalized young people in Australia, with particular expertise in self-harm, substance use and antisocial behaviour. He is the Chief Investigator on the Mortality After Release from Incarceration Consortium (MARIC) study, a multi-national collaboration of 28 cohorts from 13 countries examining the causes, timing and risk factors associated with mortality following release from incarceration.

Mr. Jesse Young is a Research Fellow and PhD Candidate in the Centre for Mental Health at the University of Melbourne. He holds Adjunct appointments in the School of Population Health at The University of Western Australia and the National Drug Research Institute at Curtin University. Specialising in psychiatric epidemiology, his research interests include comorbid mental health disorders, intellectual disability and justice health.

Mr. Craig Cumming is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Services Research in the School of Population and Global Health at the University of Western Australia. His current work includes investigating the impact of the use of substances such as methamphetamine and opioids on the health and justice outcomes of people who go to prison. He also investigates the implications of current government prison health service policies for public health and justice outcomes in Australia.
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