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A/Prof. Stephen Maloney (B.Physio, MPH, PhD, eMBA) is Director of Education for Monash University’s School of Primary and Allied Health Care, and Deputy Head of the Department of Physiotherapy, in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. Stephen is a founding member and current chair of the International Society for Cost and Value in Health Professions Education, a fellow of the Monash Education Academy, and an adjunct of the Monash Education and Research Quality Unit. Stephen’s education and research interests are in the field of cost and value – applying economic evaluations to health professions education, with the goal of increasing the evidence base toward sustainable excellence in teaching and learning practices.  




  • Monash Education Academy Fellowship, awarded 2017.
  • Australian Government, Office of Learning and Teaching, Citation – For outstanding contribution to student learning. 2015
  • Monash Teacher Accelerator Fellowship.  Office of PVC(L&T). 2014-2015.
  • Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence, 2013.
  • MU-OLT Teaching innovation and impact special commendation. Nov 2016.   Haines, Maloney, Nestel, Bowles, Keigaldie, Williams
  • Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (MNHS) Faculty ECR Publication Prize, for Social and Educational Research.2013. Breakeven, cost benefit, cost effectiveness, and willingness to pay for web-based versus face-to-face education delivery for health professionals.
  • Medical Education (journal of) Critics Choice Award. Edinburgh, 2013
  • Monash University Faculty-based early career researcher publication prize (2013) 
  • School of Primary Health Care ECR publication prize (2013). 
  • Higher Education Research Development Society of Australia, seed funding award ‘starting an International Society for Cost and Value in Medical Education’. 2013.



Successful Funding Teams


  • Maloney S, Ilic D, Rivers G, Foo J, McDonald S, Li J, Reupert A, Brookes R.  ‘Cost and Value of Implementing Innovative Pedagogies – Increasing Capacity for Excellence. Monash Education Academy Interfaculty Transformation Grant. 2017. $60,000

  • Hay M, Ilic D, Foo J, Rivers D, Maloney S. Determining the cost and value of the Multiple Mini Interview (MMMI), Situational Judgement Test (SSJT), and UMAT in undergraduate medical course selection. UMAT Consortium. $51, 625

  • Towards establishing minimum standards for the application of economic evaluations to health professional education. 2017. Office of Vice Provost (L&T). Maloney S, Reeves S, Rivers G, Walsh K, Foo J, Cleland J, Ilic D. $67,000.

  • Cost-effectiveness of practical skill assessment approaches in the MBBS. 2017. Office of Vice Provost (L&T). Ilic D, Leech M, Loiacono R, Reeves S, Rivers G, Walsh K, Foo J, Cleland J, Maloney S. $32,000.
  • Establishing the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and student experience of simulation training for the prevention of falls amongst hospitalised inpatients. C. Williams, D. Kielgaldie, D. Nestel, S. Maloney, T. Haines. Department of Health and Human Services. 2015. $200,0000. 

  • A 360 degree analysis of the cost of an underperforming student within health professional education. S. Maloney, G. Rivers, D. Ilic. Office of the Vice- Provost (Learning and Teaching). $30,000

  • Determining the cost-effectiveness, and impact on student value, for implementing BTBL agenda within a first year marketing unit. S. Maloney, D. Tojib. G. Rivers, D. Ilic. Office of the Vice-Provost (Learning and Teaching). $18,000

  • An Evidence Check review brokered by the Sax Institute for the Health Education and Training Institute (HETI). Bowles KA, Haines T, Molloy E, Maloney S, Kent F, Sevenhuysen S, Tai J. The costs and benefits of providing undergraduate student clinical placements for a health service organisation: A rapid review. 2014. $20,000 

  • Forming an International Society for Cost and Value in Medical Education: Facilitation collaborations through leadership'. Maloney S, Walsh K, Ilic D.  Higher Education Research Development Society of Australasia. 2012. $2,500.

  • Australian Physiotherapy Association Educators Group. Paynter S, Morgan P, Maloney S, Sevenhuysen S, Farlie M. National Short-Course Development Tender – Developing Effective Educators. 2013. $12,000 

  • Monash Teacher Accelerator. Office of PVC(L&T), 2015. CIA $50,000. 

  • Strategic Grant Scheme 2014. Monash University. The acceptability and effectiveness of social media as a bridge between clinical research and the point of care. Maloney S, Gaida J, Morgan P, Keating J, Clearihan L, Sadasivan S, Davies D, Ilic D. SPG007 CIA $48,000 

  • PVC (L&T) Monash University. Maloney S, Rivers G, Ilic D. Economic Analyses of Implementing Better Teaching Better Learning. 2013 CIA $25,000

  • Monash University Learning and Teaching Grant. 2013. Keating J, Rajan R, Duig B, Lane A, White P, loiacono R, Maloney S. $18,000 

  • Monash Education. Maloney S, Keating J, Morgan P, Kotsanas G. Evaluating the impact of digital repositories on teaching and learning activities, and exploration of its use as a vehicle for sharing resources between departments. CIA. $20,000. 

  • Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and health Sciences Learning and Teaching Fund. 2009. CIA Stephen Maloney, Dragan Ilic, Jenny Keathing, Karen McConalogue, Robyn Benson, George Kotsanas . Producing a market research informed e-learning template, for interprofessional online module development, of health care professionals $38,000

  • Faculty Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences Information Technology Committee Grant Scheme. Maloney S, Keating J. Creating and populating a searchable online resource repository supporting efficient and innovative teaching and learning for Monash Physiotherapy staff and students. 2009. CIA $46,000. 

  • Collier Charitable Fund. Cameras for practical skill resource creations. Keating J., Maloney S., Nickson W. 2009. $6,000 

  • Carrick Grant. Molloy E., Keating J., Maloney S., Preparing physiotherapy students for clinical practice: evaluating the ‘pre-clinical week’ model. 2009. $10,000



  • Cost Effectiveness
  • Health Professional Education
  • Economic Analysis

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Projects 2010 2020

Research Output 2005 2019

Barriers and facilitators to adopting functional maintenance initiatives for acutely hospitalised older adults

Kavanagh, A. Y., O’Brien, L. J., Maloney, S. R. & Osadnik, C. R., 13 May 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Disability and Rehabilitation. 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

An online fitness to practise specific module alters physiotherapy students’ health knowledge, perceptions and intentions

Lo, K., Cracknell, A. F., Hopmans, R. & Maloney, S., Jul 2018, In : New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy. 46, 2, p. 79-86 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Cost, Value, and the Sustainability of Our Choices Concerning Simulation

Maloney, S., Foo, J., Cook, D. & Walsh, K., Mar 2018, In : Academic Medicine. 93, 3, p. 342-343 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterOtherpeer-review

Efficiency in health care professional education

Walsh, K., Cleland, J. & Maloney, S., 1 Mar 2018, In : Medical Education. 52, 3, p. 347-347 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterOtherpeer-review