Laura Fanning


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Laura is a Senior Research Fellow within the Centre for Health Economics, Monash University, and an Honorary Research Fellow at the Research Department of Practice and Policy, School of Pharmacy, University College London. Her qualifications include BPharm(Hons), MPH, PhD. She has extensive expertise in health economic evaluation, pharmacoepidemiology, health technology assessment and in the linkage and analysis of population-based healthcare data from Australian and international healthcare settings (United Kingdom and Hong Kong).

She evaluates the clinical- and cost-effectiveness of pharmaceutical submissions to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) and conducts independent research into the comparative effectiveness, safety and value for money of pharmaceuticals in real-world populations. In her work, Laura undertakes epidemiological and economic modelling, and economic evaluations alongside clinical trials. Her research spans several chronic diseases, including atrial fibrillation, dementia and haematological malignancies. She has recently received competitively awarded research funding from the NHMRC, MRFF and The Australian Digital Health Agency.

Research interests

Health Economic Evaluation

Economics of pharmaceuticals


Health Technology Assessment


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

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Pharmacy with Honours

Master of Public Health

Doctor of Philosophy

Research area keywords

  • Health Economics
  • Economic Evaluation
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Health Technology Assessments
  • Decision Analytic Modelling
  • Comparative Effectiveness Research
  • Propensity Score Modelling
  • Discrete Choice Experiments


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