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Laura is a Research Fellow within the Centre for Health Economics, Monash Business School with expertise in health economics, economic evaluation, health technology assessement, pharmacoepidemiology and clinical pharmacy. 

Laura's qualifications include BPharm(Hons), MPH, PhD (currently under examination). Laura's PhD focused on using routinely collected healthcare data to close evidence-practice gaps in the area of oral anticoagulation for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation. Through this undertaking, Laura developed strong expertise in the linkage and analysis of complex healthcare data from Australian and international healthcare settings (United Kingdom and Hong Kong). Laura has advanced knowledge of pharmacoepidemiology, data linkage and population-based cohort analysis in SAS software. Laura also has over 12 years' experience working in Victorian public hospitals as a pharmacist. 

Clinical and research expertise is arguably a rare skill set, which positions Laura to influence positive change in healthcare at a patient, peer, research, system and policy level. 

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (under examination)

Master of Public Health

Bachelor of Pharmacy with Honours

Research area keywords

  • Health Economics
  • Economic Evaluation
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Health Services Research
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Health Technology Assessments
  • Decision Making
  • Decision Analytic Modelling
  • Medication Safety and Effectiveness
  • Comparative Effectiveness Research
  • Propensity Score Modelling

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Projects 2018 2019

Research Output 2017 2020

  • 7 Article
  • 1 Meeting Abstract
  • 1 Comment / Debate
  • 1 Review Article

Oral anticoagulant and reduced risk of dementia in patients with atrial fibrillation: a population-based cohort study

Mongkhon, P., Fanning, L., Lau, W. C. Y., Tse, G., Lau, K. K., Wei, L., Kongkaew, C. & Wong, I. C. K., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Heart Rhythm. 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Safety and effectiveness of direct oral anticoagulants vs warfarin in people with atrial fibrillation and dementia

Fanning, L., Lau, W. C. Y., Mongkhon, P., Man, K. K. C., Bell, J. S., Ilomäki, J., Dārziņš, P., Lau, K. K., Wei, L. & Wong, I. C. K., Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

7 Citations (Scopus)

A cost-effectiveness analysis comparing clinical decision rules PECARN, CATCH, and CHALICE with usual care for the management of pediatric head injury

Dalziel, K., Cheek, J. A., Fanning, L., Borland, M. L., Phillips, N., Kochar, A., Dalton, S., Furyk, J., Neutze, J., Dalziel, S. R., Lyttle, M. D., Bressan, S., Donath, S., Molesworth, C., Hearps, S. J. C., Oakley, E., Babl, F. E. & for the Paediatric Research in Emergency Departments International Collaborative (PREDICT), May 2019, In : Annals of Emergency Medicine. 73, 5, p. 429-439 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

11 Citations (Scopus)

Oral anticoagulants and risk of dementia: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies and randomized controlled trials

Mongkhon, P., Naser, A. Y., Fanning, L., Tse, G., Lau, W. C. Y., Wong, I. C. K. & Kongkaew, C., Jan 2019, In : Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. 96, p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review