Gang Chen

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Dr Chen received a PhD degree from the Centre for Health Economics (CHE), Monash Business School (2009-13), Monash University. He also hold a Master of Management Science degree from the School of Public Policy and Administration (2004-07) and a Bachelor of Medicine degree from the School of Medicine (1999-2004), Xi'an Jiaotong University in China.


He has published over 60 papers in peer-reviewed international journals, including some of the leading journals such as Health Economics, PharmacoEconomics, Quality of Life ResearchHealth Policy and PlanningMedical Decision Making, Social Science & Medicine, British Journal of Psychiatry, British Journal of Cancer, Pediatrics, Accident Analysis and Prevention. Dr Chen has started to serve as an Associate Editor for the Quality of Life Research (An Official Journal of the International Society of Quality of Life Research) since July 2018.


He has been awarded a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) fellowship from ARC. His collaborative research is also funded by nationally competitive grants from the NHMRC of Australia, Cancer Australia, National Heart Foundation of Australia, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), China Medical Board, and Research Council of Norway.


Prior to his current position, Dr Chen was a Senior Research Fellow at CHE, Monash Business School (2016-18), Research Fellow at Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer (FCIC) and Flinders Health Economics Group (FHEG), School of Medicine, Flinders University (2012-16), and the China Center for Health Economic Research (CCHER), Peking University (2007-09). He has been awarded Full Academic Status of Associate Professor/Reader in the College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University (2018-present).


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Research area keywords

  • Health Economics
  • Quality of life
  • Health Preference
  • Health Planning/Policy

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Projects 2015 2023

Research Output 2009 2019

4 Citations (Scopus)

A systematic review of randomised controlled trials evaluating the use of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs)

Ishaque, S., Karnon, J., Chen, G., Nair, R. & Salter, A. B., Mar 2019, In : Quality of Life Research. 28, 3, p. 567-592 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Economic evaluation of simulated and traditional clinical placements in occupational therapy education

Gospodarevskaya, E., Carter, R., Imms, C., Chu, E. M. Y., Nicola-Richmond, K., Gribble, N., Froude, E., Guinea, S., Sheppard, L., Iezzi, A. & Chen, G., 1 Jun 2019, In : Australian Occupational Therapy Journal. 66, 3, p. 369-379 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Health-related quality of life associated with Barrett’s esophagus and cancer

Bulamu, N. B., Chen, G., Ratcliffe, J., Schloite, A., Bright, T. & Watson, D. I., 15 Jun 2019, In : World Journal of Surgery. 43, 6, p. 1554-1562 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Scoring the Child Health Utility 9D instrument: estimation of a Chinese child and adolescent-specific tariff

Chen, G., Xu, F., Huynh, E., Wang, Z., Stevens, K. & Ratcliffe, J., Jan 2019, In : Quality of Life Research. 28, 1, p. 163-176 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)

Systemic treatments for alopecia areata: a systematic review

Lai, V. W. Y., Chen, G., Gin, D. & Sinclair, R., Feb 2019, In : Australasian Journal of Dermatology. 60, 1, 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review


Flinders University Vice-Chancellor's Award for Early Career Researchers

Gang Chen (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

International Health Economics Association (iHEA) Student Paper Award

Gang Chen (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)