School of Population Health

Health Economics Key Research Areas

Potential research (PhD or masters) students should contact the consortium members directly or email the convenor Associate Professor Anthony Newall.

Economic evaluation and modelling for vaccine preventable diseases

We have a number of researchers involved in economic evaluation of infectious disease prevention strategies. Infectious disease models can be used to predict the impact of alternative control strategies and can be linked with economic models to estimate the cost-effectiveness of these programs. These analyses play a major role in immunisation funding decisions. We conduct research within Australia and internationally, working with external collaborators such as the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance and the World Health Organization.

Health economic and financing in developing countries

Policy-makers must have access to the best possible research and analysis to ensure their health investments save as many lives as possible. We are a group of health economists who work in partnership with other scientists and policy-makers to improve the way health care is delivered and financed in low and middle income countries. We work across the globe in a variety of contexts: in low-income countries (Cambodia, Kenya), middle-income countries (Fiji, Cameroon, Nigeria, Ghana, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia) and post-conflict (Timor-Leste) to build stronger health systems.