We use health economics research and training to support national and international improvements in health and health equity
The Health Economics Unit undertakes a range of health economics work, including economic evaluation, measuring and valuing health and wellbeing, health systems research, economic modelling and risk prediction, health inequality, and methodological research. Our projects have informed policy-making decisions in a range of areas, at State, Commonwealth and International levels. We work within the Centre for Health Policy at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, and form part of the wider University of Melbourne Health Economics Group.
Our applied research spans the following key areas
Our Unit works with clinicians and other researchers on a broad range of child health themes.
Chronic diseases cause nearly three-quarters of all deaths globally.
Genomics is an area within medical science that examines the ‘genome’—the complete set of our genetic information.
Our Unit works with clinicians and other researchers on a range of global health themes across low- and middle-income countries.
Infectious Diseases and Infections
Our research on infectious diseases and infections
Our team are involved in a variety of research projects related to Mental Health
Social Care and Vulnerable Populations
Our research includes the Social Care Sector and vulnerable populations.
Health Technology Assessment
Health Technology Assessment (HTA) is a systematic process of evaluating the safety, clinical outcomes, and cost effectiveness of new and existing health technologies, including drugs, medical devices, procedures, and models of care.
Health Economics Methods
In our work we apply and pioneer key health economics methods, including ways to measure and value health, decision and choice modelling
Latest HEU News
Further highlights and updates from the Health Economics Unit can be found in our past newsletters
We offer a range of short courses in health economics, from one-day introductory level courses to three-day practical courses in economic evaluation.
Virtual Visitor Program
We have established a Virtual Visitor Program to enable PhD students and early career researchers from low and middle-income countries (LMIC) to be selected to participate online for free in our selective academic activities.
Health Economics Unit
Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street
The University of Melbourne
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health