Amanda commenced work as a Research Fellow in Health Economics and Cancer in the Cancer Health Services Research group in October 2018. She is an Adjunct Research Fellow in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University.
Amanda is a clinical health services researcher and health economist. She is currently working on several research projects in prostate cancer that uses 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.
In her previous role, Amanda drove a departmental research program under executive leadership at Cabrini Institute. Health services research included evaluating the effectiveness of hospital-based falls prevention strategies; designing an economic evaluation for an advance care planning education program; and developing and evaluating a national advance care planning website, ACPTalk.
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.