Dr Liam Fernando-Canavan

Research Assistant


Name: Dr Liam Fernando-Canavan
Email: l.fernandocanavan@unimelb.edu.au
Unit: Health Economics and Simulation Modelling for Chronic Disease Unit, Melbourne Health Economics
School: Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

PhD Project Title

The Health Economics of Modern Technologies for Bone Reconstruction

Areas of Interest

Health Economics, Orthopaedic Surgery


Liam is a health economist whose current research focuses on economic evaluations using cost-effectiveness analysis. His principal areas of research expertise are in health services administration and productive efficiency in hospitals, while also assisting in the economic evaluation of interventions using decision-analytic modelling. Liam works a doctor at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne with a clinical interest in orthopaedic surgery and he also played semi-professional hockey and cricket for 10 years. He is currently completing a part-time PhD titled, “The Health Economics of Modern Technologies for Bone Reconstruction” with the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne.


  1. Fernando-Canavan, L., Abraham, P., Devlin, N. & Tran-Duy, A. Health-related quality of life in patients with extremity bone sarcoma after surgical treatment: a systematic review. Qual Life Res (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11136-023-03554-3
  2. The POSTVenTT Study Collaborative. The management of periā€operative anaemia in patients undergoing major abdominal surgery in Australia and New Zealand: a prospective cohort study. Medical Journal of Australia. 2022; 217 (9): 487-493. https://doi.org/10.5694/mja2.51725
  3. Fernando-Canavan, L., Gust, A., Hsueh, A., Tran-Duy, A., Kirk, M., Brooks, P., & Knight, J. Measuring the economic impact of hospital-acquired complications on an acute health service. Australian Health Review. 2020; 45(2): 135-142. doi:10.1071/AH20126.


  • Neil Bromberger Medal for Orthopaedic Surgery, 2023
  • John and Betty McCreery Travelling Scholarship, 2023
  • Elite Athlete Program Scholarship, 2020-2023
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association Joint University Scholarship, 2021
  • Leaders in Communities Award, 2021