Health Economic Unit Researchers Present at Department of Surgery Showcase

Mr Josh Knight, Mr Max Catchpool and Ms Michelle Tew recently presented at the annual Department of Surgery Research Showcase held on Tuesday 13 November 2018 at the Woodward Conference Centre. The focus for this year’s forum was Big Data, Research and the role of Health Economics which was presided over by the Department of Surgery Chair of Research Professor Peter Choong. Josh was invited as a keynote speaker and enlisted for subsequent panel discussion. In in the early career research session, Max presented his work on prescription of opioid filling following elective surgeries and Michelle presented her PhD work on health-reported quality-of-life following total knee replacement by gender and diabetes status.

The Health Economics Unit collaborates with Professor Peter Choong and Associate Professor Michelle Dowsey from the Department of Surgery on several projects. The showcase provided a great opportunity for our researchers to contribute their health economic knowledge to the clinical research at the Department of Surgery and establish a network with colleagues from this Department.