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Dr Lidia Engel is a Senior Research Fellow at Monash University and an Honorary Fellow at the National Ageing Research Institute. She currently holds a Dementia Australia Post-Doctoral Fellowship, focusing on incorporating carer outcomes in cost-effectiveness analyses of dementia interventions. She has recently been awarded an NHMRC Emerging Leadership Level 1 Fellowship to enhance the quality-adjusted life year (QALY) framework in older adults, promoting fairer and socially accepted funding decisions for older adults.

She has a PhD in Health Economics from Simon Fraser University (Canada), a MSc degree in Health Sciences from Maastricht University (The Netherlands) and a BSc degree in Health Economics from the University of Cologne (Germany). She specialised in the measurement and valuation of quality of life and informal care, as well as the economics of mental health and ageing. She has advanced skills in undertaking trial-based and model-based economic evaluation, systematic literature reviews, psychometric validation studies and qualitative research.

She is currently a member of the EuroQol group, a membership officer for the Australian Health Economics Society (AHES), and sits on the scientific advisory committee of Ending Loneliness Together

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 4 - Quality Education

Research area keywords

  • Health Economics
  • Quality Of Life
  • Informal care
  • Dementia
  • Ageing
  • Loneliness
  • Mental Health
  • Disability
  • Outcome measurement
  • Older adults
  • Economic evaluation
  • Health preference research

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