Current Events

Upcoming 2017 Events

10 and 11 April 2017


Sir Michael Marmot will be visiting Flinders University in April where he will be holding a series of meetings, with a special lecture on Monday 10 April, 4.00pm - 5.00pm at Flinders Medical Centre on health inequities and the causes of poor health, based on his research and international reviews of the social gradient in health and inequities arising from the conditions in which people are born, live, work and age. This is a rare opportunity to hear a leading researcher internationally into the social determinants of health and his ideas about how to make a difference to health inequalities. Please see  flyer (PDF 821KB) for all information and registraton details. This lecture will be live-streamed

He will then be guest presenter at a symposium titled Policies for Health Equity being held on Tuesday 11 April 2017 at Flinders in the City. This event is now full. To be placed on the waiting list, please email Southgate Institute.

Please see  flyer (PDF 847KB) for all details.

This event will be livestreamed

Further information and a program will be released shortly.  Should you have any queries, please contact Helen van Eyk.


21 March 2017

Professor Ron Labonte was the guest speaker at a special seminar titled 'Supply vs Demand? The Political Economy of Trade, Tobacco Farming and Tobacco Control in Sub-Saharan Africa'  held on Tuesday 21 March at Flinders in the City.

This event was recorded and here is the link:








Theory Club

The Southgate Theory Club provides space and opportunities to think, deliberate and debate on the relevance of theories for understanding health and society. It provides an opportunity for debate and interaction between researchers, academics and professionals from diverse fields and with different experiences.

The Theory Club encourages cross-disciplinary perspectives. The next Theory Club will be held in 2017. Please email Southgate Institute for further details.

Journal Club

The Southgate Journal Club assists researchers to conduct and publish good quality research relevant to the social determinants of health.

The Journal Club provides a forum for researchers to come together and participate in active discussion, to analyse recent literature in a critical way, examine methodological approaches, and consider lessons and insights for writing our own papers.

For any queries, please contact Dr Toni Delany

Policy Club

The Southgate Policy Club addresses hot topics of interest to academics, policy makers and practitioners within government and not-for-profit sectors. Perspectives from a wide range of professionals bring both a depth and a practicality to policy agendas in relation to health, society and equity.

Find out more about the Southgate Policy Club by contacting Dr Toby Freeman.

Seminar Series

The Southgate Seminar Series are open to anyone at Flinders who is researching in the areas of health, health equity and disadvantage, social determinants of health, and social science.

Researchers are encouraged to join the group if they consider themselves an Early Career Researcher, including:

  • postdocs who have completed in the not-too-distant past
  • PhD students
  • people working as research assistants or research officers (with or without a postgraduate qualification).

Both younger and more mature-age people are welcome. 

Please contact Dr Kathryn Browne-Yung for further information on upcoming seminar series.

Find out more about the Early Career Researcher group.