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Dennis is an Associate Professor in the Centre for Health Economics, Monash University. He was previously a senior research fellow at the University of Melbourne and a Lecturer in Health Economics at the University of Dundee, UK. He has published extensively on the economics of illicit drugs and alcohol, economics of disability, economics of cancer, the longitudinal measurement and evaluation of health inequalities and has lead a large number of economic evaluations of healthcare interventions including alongside RCTs. He has consistently published in the top health economics journals, with multiple papers in the Journal of Health Economics (3), Health Economics (5) and Social Science & Medicine (3) and also high impact medical journals including BMJ, PLOS Medicine, Addiction, Diabetologia, Diabetes Care and Epidemiology (2). He specialises in analysing large and complex data sets to improve health policy decisions. 

Research interests

Health Inequalities

Health Economics

Applied Econometrics

Economic Evaluations

Research area keywords

  • Inequalities in Health
  • Health Economics
  • Econometrics
  • risk and uncertainty
  • Alcohol
  • Cancer
  • Drugs - illicit
  • Disability
  • Cost Effectivness
  • Economic Evaluation

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Research Output

A cost-effectiveness analysis of primary versus hospital-based specialist care for direct acting antiviral hepatitis C treatment

Palmer, A. Y., Wade, A. J., Draper, B., Howell, J., Doyle, J. S., Petrie, D., Thompson, A. J., Wilson, D. P., Hellard, M. E. & Scott, N., Feb 2020, In : International Journal of Drug Policy. 76, 8 p., 102633.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

A patient-level model to estimate lifetime health outcomes of patients with type 1 diabetes

Tran-Duy, A., Knight, J., Palmer, A. J., Petrie, D., Lung, T. W. C., Herman, W. H., Eliasson, B., Svensson, A. M. & Clarke, P. M., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Diabetes Care. 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Attracting investors for public health programmes with social impact bonds

de Gruyter, E., Petrie, D., Black, N. & Gharghori, P., 13 Feb 2020, In : Public Money and Management. 40, 3, p. 225-236 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Beware violated assumptions of an instrument variable fixed effects analysis

Blakely, T., Kavanagh, A., Bentley, R. & Petrie, D., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : American Journal of Epidemiology. 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterOtherpeer-review