Researcher biography

Dr Befikadu Wubishet is an early career researcher working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Health Economic Research and Modeling Unit, Centre for Health Services Research, Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Wubishet has been awarded his PhD in Health Economics from the University of Newcastle in March 2021 after completing his Master's degree in Public Health Sciences (Health Economics track) from Karolinska Institute (Sweden) in June 2016. He has also a Pharmacy education and University teaching and research experience in Ethiopia.

Dr Wubishet's teaching and research interest areas include Health Economics, Pharmacoeconomics, Health Outcomes Measurement. He is particularly interested in chronic disease models of care and applying health economics methods to a wide range of research subjects and practices. Dr Wubishet is also very keen and eager to contribute to Health Care Financing and Health Technology Assessment in low and middle income countries including Ethiopia and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Currently, he works on projects aimed at innovating diabetes care, understanding the health and economic burden of antimicrobial resistance, and the role of antimicrobial stewardship interventions. He also conducts expert clinical and economic evaluations to the Commonwealth Government to inform decisions regarding new medicines for the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.