Researcher biography

I apply health economic theories and methods to understand the social and economic values of health and social care, to develop policies that improve the values of services (through increasing quality and productivity), and to achieve more equal distribution of service access and utilisation, especially for the disadvantaged groups.

My current research activities cover developing and evaluating policies and interventions targeting older population and people with brain injury and cognitive impairment. Evaluation metrics and methods cover the measurement of health outcomes, resource utilisation, productivity and efficiency, and inequality in the health and social care sectors. I work closely with researchers from multiple backgrounds, from engineers to medical professionals and artists, industry organisations and peak bodies, and advocates and consumers of health and social services.

I became an Atlantic Fellow in Equity in Brain Health in 2020. My host institution is the Global Brain Health Institute at Trinity College Dublin (Ireland).