The Centre for Health Policy (CHP) aims to improve health and wellbeing of people locally, nationally and internationally by generating new evidence and insights to inform policy and strengthen health care decision making. The centre is multi-disciplinary, bringing together clinicians, economists, demographers, health services researchers, health policy analysts, implementation scientists, lawyers, managers, psychologists, sociologists and political scientists. The Centre for Health Policy has five streams:
- Cancer Health Services Research
- Demography and Ageing
- Evaluation and Implementation Science
- Health Economics
- Law and Public Health
The Centre for Health Policy has, in 2020, 50 academic staff and 35 honorary staff.
Our research income over the five year period 2015-2019 was $18.6 million.
The principal sources of our funding are Australian research grants including ARC, NHMRC and MRFF; research contracts for Australian government bodies; and grants from other countries, including the NIHR (UK), EuroQol Research Foundation (Netherlands) and the Office of Health Economics (UK).
The Centre for Health Policy runs a number of short courses in Health Program Evaluation and Health Economics:
- Designing Economic Evaluation Alongside Clinical Studies
- Health Program Evaluation: Scoping the Evaluation
- Incorporating Health Economics into Grant Proposals
- Introduction to Cost Effectiveness Analysis in Health
- Practical methods for Health Economic Evaluation
- Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) measuring & valuing health
We also contribute to teaching within the Master of Public Health.