1993 …2024

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Research interests

Health economics, health care labour markets, financial incentives, physician behaviour, economics of primary care and hospitals


My goal is to influence health policy using high quality research. I am a Profesor in the Centre for Health Economics, Monash Business School. Previously, I led health economics research at the Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne. I am an elected Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, immediate Past President of the Australian Health Economics Society, and was a Board Director of the International Health Economics Association. I have been an ARC Future Fellow and NHMRC Principal Research Fellow. 


World Bank, Commonwealth and State governments, Medibank Private, ANZ Health, Independent Hospital and Aged Care Pricing Authority, Productivity Commission, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Economics, PhD, University of Aberdeen

1 Jan 19951 Jul 2000

Award Date: 3 Jul 2000

Health Economics, MSc, University of York (United Kingdom)

1 Oct 198930 Jun 1990

Award Date: 2 Jul 1990

Economics, BA(Hons), Northumbria University

1 Oct 198630 Jun 1989

Award Date: 4 Jul 1989

External positions

Honorary Professor, University of Melbourne

1 May 2023 → …

Research area keywords

  • Health Economics

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