Elizabeth and Vernon Puzey Fellowship awarded to Dr Jemimah Ride

Dr Jemimah Ride of the Centre For Health Policy has been awarded the “Elizabeth and Vernon Puzey Fellowship” for 2020 by the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. This fellowship is awarded to an outstanding doctoral graduate in an area of research priority for the faculty, particularly targeted at researchers who have the potential to build and lead cross-disciplinary collaborative research activities inside and across faculties.

During the two years of her fellowship, Jemimah will be examining unmet need for mental health care in children. The aims of this work are to 1) Identify supply- and demand-side sources of unmet need for mental healthcare among Australian children, particularly disadvantaged children, and 2) Use economic evidence to develop healthcare reform and practice strategies to reduce inequalities and tackle unmet needs.