Amanda commenced work as a Research Fellow in Health Economics and Cancer in the Cancer Health Services Research group in October 2018. She is a health services researcher and health economist working on several projects in prostate cancer that use clinical registries and data linkage to optimise treatment sequencing strategies, patient survival outcomes and costs. She has critiqued a health technology assessment of oncology diagnostic testing to inform government healthcare funding decisions in collaboration with the Health Economics Unit. She is also an Adjunct Research Fellow in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University.
In her previous role, Amanda drove a departmental research program under executive leadership at Cabrini Institute. Health services research included evaluating several hospital-based interventions and education programs; Victorian-based online hospital accreditation education resources; and the development and evaluation of a national website, ACPTalk. Previous experience in oncology includes the Department of Cancer Experiences Research (DCER) at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and managing clinical trials in solid tumours.
Her qualifications are a Bachelor of Nursing, Master of Public Health and Master of Health Economics. Amanda was awarded a Deakin University Scholarship for Excellence and Cabrini Institute post-graduate scholarship.
On weekends you will find her hiking through the local parks and catching up with family and friends.