Health Economics & Modelling Unit

The Health Economics & Modelling Unit contributes technical expertise and policy-relevant research to the Centre for Health Services Research. The Unit works collaboratively with national and international research institutions and industry groups to evaluate health interventions and develop models that progress the field of health economics. Our clinically-related areas of interest are health of older people, dementia, rehabilitation, allied health and telehealth.

Particular areas of methodological research interest include:

  • Decision-analytic and simulation modelling
  • Measuring and valuing health outcomes
  • Health services and systems performance

The Head of the Unit is Associate Professor Tracy Comans.

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Particular areas of methodological research interest include:

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Consultancy and research support

Do you need a health economist?

Are you looking for health economics input into your project or grant? We have experience in providing technical expertise in health economics modelling to government, private sector and academia. We can assist in all stages of a project; with trial or project design, selection of appropriate outcome measures and economic modelling of outcomes.

Student opportunities 

Are you looking to advance your studies in health economics? A higher degree with CHSR will enable you to apply health economics techniques to real world health services challenges putting you at the forefront of health system change. Contact the team for more information.

Courses and workshops

Courses will be advertised here when available. There are no current couse offerings.

We can conduct training in health economics for small groups on demand. Example is our two day workshop on economic evaluation for clinicians.