Renee Jones

PhD student, Research Assistant

Name: Renee Jones
Unit: Child Health Economics Unit, Melbourne Health Economics
School: Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Areas of interest

Child health economics, Child health services, Child PROMs, Child PROMs in clinical care, Psychometrics, Co-design


Renee is a PhD student with the Child Health Economics, her research is focussed on child health related quality of life (HRQoL) and their use in clinical settings as paediatric patient reported outcome measures (P-PROMs). Renee’s research includes assessing the psychometric measurement performance of common generic and condition specific child HRQoL instruments (or ‘P-PROMs’), with the hope of clarifying which instrument(s) we should be using to measure the HRQoL of Australian children. Renee’s research also includes understanding how generic HRQoL instruments, such as the EQ-5D-Y, can be implemented and used in routine clinical care as P-PROMs. Renee is supervised by Professor Kim Dalziel and co-supervised by Professor Nancy Devlin and Professor Harriet Hiscock.



  1. Jones R, O’Loughlin R, Xiong X, Bahrampour M, Devlin N, Hiscock H, Chen G, Mulhern B, Dalziel K. Comparative Psychometric Performance of Common Generic Paediatric Health-Related Quality of Life Instrument Descriptive Systems: Results from the Australian Paediatric Multi-Instrument Comparison Study. PharmacoEconomics. 2023.
  2. Jones R, O’Loughlin R, Xiong X, Bahrampour M, McGregor K, Yip S, Devlin N, Hiscock H, Mulhern B, Dalziel K. Collecting Paediatric Health-Related Quality of Life Data: Assessing the Feasibility and Acceptability of the Australian Paediatric Multi-Instrument Comparison (P-MIC) Study. Children. 2023.
  3. Hall T, … Jones R, … Hiscock H. Identifying and responding to family adversity in Australian community and primary health settings: a multi-site cross sectional study [Brief Research Report]. Frontiers in Public Health. 2023.
  4. Dalziel K, van HeusdenA, Sarvananthar J, Jones R, Chalmers A, McGregor K, Huang L, Rivero-Arias O, Herdman M, Hiscock H, Devlin N. A qualitative investigation to develop an adapted version of the EQ-5D-Y-3L for use in children aged 2-4 years. Value In Health. 2023.
  5. Chen KY, Aye Tun N, Jones R, Shantikumar S, Carlin J, Hiscock H. Effectiveness of asthma preventer dispensing for preventing childhood asthma readmissions: a multisite cohort linkage study. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 2023.
  6. Jones R, Hiscock H, Shanthikumar S, Lei S, Sanci L, Chen K. Exploring gaps and opportunities in primary care following an asthma hospital admission: a multisite mixed-methods study of three data sources. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 2023.
  7. Chen KY, Jones R, Lei S, Shanthikumar S, Sanci L, Carlin J, Hiscock H. Primary health care utilization and hospital readmission in children with asthma: a multi-site linked data cohort study. Journal of Asthma. 2023.


  1. Chen KY, Chu W, Jones R, Vuillermin P, Fuller D, Tran D, Sanci L, Shanthikumar S, Carlin J, Hiscock H. Modifiable factors associated with pediatric asthma readmissions: a multi-center linked cohort study. Journal of Asthma. 2022.
  2. Ride J, Cameron L, Jones R, Dalziel K, Wurzel D, Kao K, Freeman J, Hiscock H. Preferences of parents for mental health services to suit children with chronic medical conditions. Australian Health Review. 2022.
  3. Hall T, … Jones R… Hiscock H. Integrated Child and Family Hub models for detecting and responding to family adversity: protocol for a mixed-methods evaluation in two sites. BMJ Open. 2022.
  4. Jones R, Mulhern B, Devlin N, Hiscock H, Chen G, O'Loughlin R, Xiong X, Bahrampour, McGregor K, Yip S, Dalziel K. Australian Paediatric Multi-Instrument Comparison (P-MIC) Study: Technical Methods Paper [Online]. Melbourne, Australia. 2022. Available from:


  1. Jones R, Mulhern B, McGregor K, Yip S, O’Loughlin R, Devlin N, Hiscock H, Dalziel K. Psychometric Performance of HRQoL Measures: An Australian Paediatric Multi-Instrument Comparison Study Protocol (P-MIC). Children. 2021.
  2. Jones R, Turner B, Perera P, Hiscock H, Chen K. Understanding caregiver perspectives on challenges and solutions to pediatric asthma care for children with a previous hospital admission: a multi-site qualitative study. Journal of Asthma. 2021.
  3. Jones R, Hiscock H, Wurzel D, Kao K-T, Freeman JL, Ride J. Mental healthcare for children with chronic conditions: a qualitative study. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 2021.


  1. Jones R, Carville K, James R. Antimicrobial stewardship in Australian hospitals: how does compliance with antimicrobial stewardship standards compare across key hospital classifications? JAC-Antimicrobial Resistance. 2020.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

  • Australian Government Research Training Program (Stipend), Total $113,400. Stipend of $32,400 per annum for 3.5 years (March 2022-August 2025), and full fee remission.
  • EuroQol Research Foundation PhD Grant (stipend top up and direct research costs), Total €124,858. Grant 330-PHD; Dalziel et al, Evaluation of the EQ-5D-Y as a child PROM in tertiary hospitals for high impact childhood conditions.
  • PROMIS Health Organisation (PHO) conference scholarship, Prague 2022. Total est €1,000. Covered conference fees and accommodation.
  • EuroQol travel scholarship to attend EuroQol Plenary, Chicago 2022. Total est €2,000. Covered accommodation, conference fees, and return flights.
  • Centre for Community Child Health (CCCH) travel scholarship. Total $2,500. Contributed towards accommodation, conference fees, and return flights for IHEA conference 2023, Cape Town.