Braden is a lecturer and Health Economist based in Health Systems section of the School of Population Health at the University of Auckland. His interest includes access, quality and efficiency of health care services. Braden has a strong interests in evaluating the cost effectiveness of interventions aimed at reducing health disparities for vulnerable populations. He has published research on economic evaluations including a cost of illness study for traumatic brain injury, cost effectiveness evaluation of new drugs and technologies (e.g., genetic testing for patients with acute coronary syndrome, tiotropium treatment for bronchiectasis patients) and cost effectiveness of existing health services (e.g., hospital based services for stroke).
BA(Hons) (Leeds), MSc Health Economics (York), PhD (Brunel University)
Jon’s broad research interest is around the use of economic evaluation to inform decisions across the health system, i.e. not just for the funding of new pharmaceuticals and medical services.
College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University (March 2019-current)
School of Public Health, University of Adelaide (September 2007- March 2019)
Health Economics and Decision Analysis section, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield (2002-2007)
Health and Safety Laboratory, Sheffield (2001-2002)
Health Economics Research Group, Brunel University (1995-2001)
BA (Cornell), MSc (LSE), PhD(Auckland)
Dr Laura Wilkinson-Meyers is the Vice President of the Health Services Research Association of Australia and New Zealand (HSRAANZ). She has been a member of the Association since 2007 when she joined as a PhD student and contributed to the development of the Early Career Researcher activities of the Association.
Originally from the United States, Dr Wilkinson-Meyers is the Academic Director of the School of Population Health and a Senior Lecturer in Health Services Research with over 15 years experience in the field. Laura earned a Master of Health Policy, Planning and Financing (HPPF) from the London School of Economics and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and received her PhD in Community Health from the University of Auckland. Her PhD thesis estimated the additional costs of disability for disabled people and their families and whānau in New Zealand and formed the foundation of a new programme of disability-related health services research in the School of Population Health. Recent work has investigated the primary care experiences of people with lived experience of disability in New Zealand (Access & Quality in Primary Care), the barriers and enablers to health and social support experienced by disabled Pacific children, youth and their families (Talanga Project), the long term recovery experiences of people with a traumatic brain injury (The TBI Experiences Study), and the development of a toolkit for people with neurological conditions to support better access to care (The Living Well Toolkit).
Dr Wilkinson-Meyers is an award-winning teacher who leads courses on health systems and health services organisation, funding and analysis as part of the Bachelor of Health Sciences, Master of Public Health and Master of Health Leadership programmes in the School of Population Health. She regularly supervises honours, masters and PhD students interested in HSR projects related to understanding and improving the equity, accessibility, quality and efficiency of health and social services with a particular focus on marginalised or underserved groups.
PhD, (UNSW) BSc(Psych), (UNSW)
Margaret Kelaher is Director of the Centre for Health Policy, School of Population and Global Health University of Melbourne. Margaret has established an international reputation in the design and evaluation of initiatives to improve to improve health equity. Her work has a unique focus, bringing an action oriented and intervention based approach to understanding complex social issues and informing theory and health policy. Examples include improving the quality of care provided to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by improving health literacy and the cultural competency of health professionals, anti-racism interventions for young people and place-based initiatives to reduce health disadvantage among children and adults. She has attracted over $20 million in funding through competitive grants and has published over 90 peer reviewed journal articles and 125 books and reports. Her achievements have been recognised with an NHMRC Sidney Sax Fellowship, unanimous appointment to the Faculty at Columbia University, Australian Young Tall Poppy award, NHMRC Career Development award, VicHealth senior research fellowship and an ARC Future fellowship.
PhD, (South Australia), M.Health.Econ (Curtin), B.Health.Sc (hons)(Adelaide)
Dr Kim Dalziel joined the School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne in January 2013. She is the recipient of a McKenzie Fellowship which has been established to attract outstanding recent doctoral graduates to the University in areas of research priority for the university and its faculties, and in particular to recruit new researchers who have the potential to build and lead cross-disciplinary collaborative research activities inside and across faculties.
Prior to that she held a position as a Senior Research Fellow for 5 years with the Health Economics and Social Policy Group at the University of South Australia and a Research Fellow for 5 years at the Centre for Health Economics, Monash University, She spent 2 years from 2001 to 2003 as a Research Fellow at the Peninsula Technology Assessment Group at the University of Exeter in the UK. Her formal qualifications include a B. Health Science (hons), a Master of Health Economics and a PhD in Health Economics (awarded February 2011).
PhD, (Birmingham), M.Sc (Birmingham), B.Sc (Birmingham)
Professor Suzanne Robinson is discipline leader for Health, Policy and Management at the School of Public Health within the Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University.
Suzanne was previously based at the University of Birmingham in the UK and joined Curtin University in 2012. Suzanne is an experienced health services researcher who has a background in health economics and health care policy management. She has designed, delivered and evaluated a range of management and leadership programmes for health care managers and clinicians, and has been involved in personal and organisation development activities for a number of public and private sector health care organisations. Suzanne is also co-editor of the Journal of Health Organisation and Management (JHOM).
BSc (Hons) PhD
Sallie is a health service researcher and behavioural scientist with more than 15 years of experience in quality use of medicines research. Her interests include prescriber behaviour change, post-market surveillance of medicines and evaluating the impact of pharmaceutical policy interventions. Sallie completed her doctoral training at the University of Newcastle, Australia (1998) and her Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pharmaceutical Policy at Harvard Medical School (2000-2001). On her return to Australia she worked as a consultant to the WHO Collaborating Centre in Pharmaceutical Policy Boston and Medicare Australia. She established the Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmaceutical Policy Research Group in 2006 and joined the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sydney in 2012. She is currently a Cancer Institute NSW Career Development Fellow.
Esther Willing (Ngāti Toarangatira, Ngāti Koata, Nga Ruahine) is a lecturer in Māori health and health policy at the University of Auckland. She is located in Te Kupenga Haora Māori in the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences and her research interests include health policy, health systems and improving health services. In particular, she has a strong interest in understanding how policy can address indigenous health inequities. She has recently completed her PhD through the University of Auckland and her doctoral thesis examined the implementation of the immunisation health target within the New Zealand health system
BA, (Sussex), MSC(Southbank)
Sarah has a career spanning leadership and senior executive positions across not for profit, local government, healthcare and higher education in Australia and the United Kingdom. Sarah has advised heads of government, local government and universities and provided stewardship for industry, local government and health associations.
Sarah’s strengths lie in managing change during large scale internal and external restructuring and reorganisation. Sarah provides a visionary, practical and collaborative approach to achieving outcomes. Sarah has managed large-scale complex projects at a national, state and organisational level and is talented at ensuring commitment from partner organisations. She has strong financial acumen, having successfully managed large budgets in various sectors.
Sarah has experience of working with researchers and using her research knowledge to advocate for evidence-based policy to address community and health sector needs and effective, safe, equitable and efficient health care.
Sarah has strong event management, marketing and IT skills.
BA; BSc(Hons); MPH; PhD
Professor Adam Elshaug, M.P.H., Ph.D., is an internationally recognized researcher and policy advisor specializing in reducing waste and optimizing value in health care. He is Professor of Health Policy, HCF Research Foundation Professorial Research Fellow, and Co-Director of the Menzies Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) at The University of Sydney. He also Heads the Value in Health Care Division within MCHP, is Senior Fellow with the Lown Institute in Boston, a ministerial appointee to the (Australian) Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Taskforce, a member of the Choosing Wisely Australia advisory group, the Choosing Wisely International Planning Committee, the ACSQHC’s Atlas of Healthcare Variation Advisory Group, and a Research Leader with the Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre Health Quality Program. Professor Elshaug was a 2010-11 Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellow based at the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). From mid-2011 to mid-2013, he then served as NHMRC Sidney Sax Fellow in Harvard Medical School’s Department of Health Care Policy. In parallel, he became The Commonwealth Fund’s Inaugural Visiting Fellow for 2012-13 in New York City.
Nicholas Graves is Professor of Health Economics at Institute of Biomedical and Health Innovation, School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology Queensland Health, Australia.
Nicholas Graves is currently the Academic Director for The Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation (AusHSI) and the Academic Director for the Centre of Research Excellence in Reducing Healthcare Associated Infections (CRE-RHAI), Queensland University of Technology / Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation.
His applied research brings economics to the study of health-care. He has a programme of research that uses Bayesian methods for the synthesis of diverse sources of data that are subsequently used to inform parameters in decision models that address questions about the value of competing investments in health care sector alternatives. He supervises PhD students, teaches economics to post-graduate students and has made research contributions of international significance publishing in Nature, BMJ, AIDS, Health Economics, Lancet Infectious Diseases, The Journal of Infectious Diseases and Emerging Infectious Diseases.
BEc (Hons) (UTas), MEc (UTas), PhD (USyd)
Rosalie is Director of CHERE and Professor of Health Economics at UTS. Rosalie has a PhD in economics from the University of Sydney. Her PhD research focused on the use of discrete choice experiments to value health outcomes and investigate the assumptions underlying Quality Adjusted Life Years (QALYs). She is a member of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee’s Economics Sub-Committee.
BA, (Auck), MA (1st class Hons),(Auck), Dip Health Econ (Tromso), PhD, Public Policy (VUW)
Jackie Cumming became Director of the Health Services Research Centre in 2001. She originally joined the Centre as a Research Fellow in 1993. She has qualifications in both economics and public policy. Jackie previously worked for a number of government departments and agencies, including the Public Health Commission and the Department/Ministry of Health, and spent time on secondment to the Health Services Taskforce and the Core Services Committee secretariat. Her research interests include health economics and health policy issues, particularly priority setting, core services, economic evaluation and health services structures and policy.
Katherine Harding is a Principal Research Fellow with the Allied Health Clinical Research Office at Eastern Health, a joint initiative between Eastern Health, Victoria, and La Trobe University. She began her career as an Occupational Therapist, went on to complete a Masters of Public Health from James Cook University in 2010, and received her PhD in the field of prioritisation and triage systems for Allied Health Services from La Trobe University in 2013.
Katherine has become a well-established Health Services Researcher, with interests in the areas of improving access to outpatient and community health services, improving outcomes after rehabilitation, and enhancing research education, training and culture within clinical settings. In her current role, Katherine provides research training and support for allied health clinicians, promotes research activity and leads a range of projects within Eastern Health. She is a current recipient of a Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP) Fellowship funded by the Medical Research Future Fund, supporting research into methods for reducing waiting time for paediatric therapy services in the community.
Natalie Bryant is the Assistant Director, Mental Health Care at the Inde-pendent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA). In this role, she is responsible for the delivery of a new classification system for mental health care for the purpose of activity based funding. Natalie has been with IHPA for over three years working across the program management, costing and mental health care sections.
Natalie is currently on secondment to NSW Health as the ABF Workstream Manager for mental health and subacute care with the ABF Taskforce. In this role, she is responsible for the implementation of major strategic reform in relation to mental health and subacute care, including the implementation of the new Australian Mental Health Care Classifica-tion.