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Professor Cathy Mihalopoulos is the inaugural Head of the Division of Health Economics in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University. Her major field of research interest is the economics of mental health and psychosocial care, with a special focus on economic evaluation and associated methodologies. She has over 200 publications in this area and has been a named investigator on grants, tenders and consultancies totalling over $75 million dollars.

Professor Mihalopoulos has been invited to sit on committees of national and international significance, including the Economics Sub-Committee of Australia’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC). She has extensive academic teaching and masters programs Unit Chair experience and is currently Course Director of two Monash University masters programs: Master of Health Management and Masters of Health Administration. She is frequently invited to present keynote and plenary sessions at national and international conferences and meetings and she has won various prestigious awards, including the recent 2021 Research Australia Health Services Research Award — Highly Commended.


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 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Scientific advisory Board member, Australian Coalition to End Loneliness

National Advisory Committee, National Headspace Evaluation, Headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation Ltd

Scientific Advisory Board member, Prevention United

Executive Committee Member, Victorian Representative, Society for Mental Health Research Inc

Decision Makers Advisory Committee – The QUOKKA Project, Child Health Utility Project, University of Melbourne


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