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Dr Ride is a health economist with a background as a medical doctor and in health policy. She completed her PhD in health economics at Monash University in 2018 and has worked at the University of York and University of Melbourne as Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow before returning to join the Monash University Health Economics Group. Her research focuses on mental health and preferences for healthcare and other goods or services that affect health. At the intersection of these two areas of work is her special interest in the role of mental health and psychological states in choice and decision making. She is a member of the Medical Services Advisory Committee - PICO Advisory Sub-Committee (MSAC PASC), a national body providing advice to government on proposals for funding of medical services and programs. She convenes the Australian Health Economics Society special interest group in the Economics of Mental Health and leads an interest group in discrete choice experiments between Monash and University of Melbourne. She collaborates on a wide range of projects in mental health including clinical trials. She applies a diverse set of methods including discrete choice experiments, econometric analysis of observational and linked data, inequality analysis, and economic evaluation. 

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 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification


Health Economics, PhD, Efficiency and equity in perinatal mental health services

Master of Public Health

External positions

Senior Research Fellow, University of Melbourne

Jan 2019Mar 2023

Research Fellow, University of York (United Kingdom)

Jan 2017Jan 2019

Research area keywords

  • Discrete Choice Experiments
  • Mental health at work
  • Mental Health Services
  • Inequalities in Health

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