Current Southgate Events

For a full listing of events that are planned for 2017, please click Events Schedule (PDF 87KB)

Upcoming 2017 Events

9th Southgate Oration

"How we are harming refugees. But why?"

Julian Burnside AO QC will be the guest Orator at this year's 9th Oration being held on Thursday 26th October 2017 12.30 - 1.30 Lecture Theatre 1.01 Health Sciences Lecture Theatre Complex Flinders University Bedford Park Campus. Please see attached flyer (PDF 419KB) for further information and registration details. Should you have any queries please email




The next Journal Club will be held on Thursday 28 September 2017. Please contact Toni Delany-Crowe for information. 

Theory Club

Southgate Institute will be holding a Theory Club on Tuesday 14 November 2017 titled 'Exploring Trust in a Fake News, Post-Fact World.' Guest presenters include Professor Paul Ward, A/Professor David Hunter and Dr Toni Delany-Crowe.

Please click  here (PDF 199KB) for full details, and registration to this event is via

For further information please contact Toby Freeman

Recently Held Events

21 September 2017

CRE Policy Symposium

'De-Industrialisation: Employment, Health and Equity Impacts for People and Communities'

The NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence recently held a policy symposium titled 'De-industrialisation: Employment, Health and Equity Impacts for People and Communities.'

Should you have any queries, please contact Moira Mathieson.



 21 August 2017

Report Launch: 'Belonging begins at home: refugee and asylum seeker housing, social inclusion and health wellbeing"

The launch of the 'Belonging begins at home' research study was held on Thursday 17 August. Please click here (PDF 1MB) for a copy of the powerpoint presentation by A/Prof Anna Ziersch and Dr Clemence Due. A copy of the report is available here (PDF 4MB) . If you wish to receive a hard copy of the report, please email Southgate Institute.

Here is the link for the recording of this event.

If you have any queries, please email Anna Ziersch.

10 and 11 April 2017

Sir Michael Marmot visited Flinders University in April where he held a special lecture on Monday 10 April, 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. A recording of this special lecture is available here.

He was also the Keynote Address at the symposium titled Policies for Health Equity held on Tuesday 11 April 2017 at Flinders in the City. A recording of this symposium is available here.

A PowerPoint Presentation for the day is available here (PDF 4MB)

Sir Michae Marmot's PowerPoint Presentation is available here (PDF 3MB)

For further information, 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.