Heather Anderson

PhD student, Research Assistant

Name: Heather Anderson
Email: heather.anderson.1@unimelb.edu.au
Unit: Child Health Economics Unit, Melbourne Health Economics
School: Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

PhD Project Title

Strengthening Care for Children: Economic evaluation and distributional analysis alongside clinical trials.

Areas of interest

Maternal and Child Health, Health Economics, Equity, Multi-disciplinary care


Heather is a PhD candidate with the Child Health Economics Unit, under the supervision of Dr Li Huang and Prof Kim Dalziel. Her research is focussed on conducting health economics analyses alongside the Strengthening Care for Children trials, where the trials feature a GP paediatrician con-consultation model of care for urban and rural children.

Heather has almost 15 years of experience in Women’s and Children’s health and has worked as a Research Assistant at the Child Health Research Unit, Barwon Health, on the Barwon Infant Study (BIS), and the Environmental Determinants of Islet Autoimmunity (ENDIA) study. She has also worked as a clinician in both public and private hospitals as a Registered Nurse, and Registered Midwife since 2012. Her most recent clinical appointment was as a Clinical Midwife Consultant and International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant at Epworth Geelong. Heather currently works as a clinical educator and tutor at the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine at Australian Catholic University. Heather holds a Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Midwifery from Deakin University, and a Master of Public Health from the University of Melbourne.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

  • Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship
  • Strengthening Care for Rural Children Clinician Researcher Stipend