About the Health Economics Unit
The Health Economics Unit undertakes a range of economic evaluation, health systems research, simulation 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 research spans the following areas:
- Economic Evaluation and Health Technology Assessment
- Health Systems Research
- Simulation Modelling and Risk Prediction
- Health Inequality
- Methodological and Other Research
- Child Health
- Global Health
- University of Melbourne Health Technology Assessment Group
Our research aims to improve health and healthcare delivery in Australia and internationally.
Health Economics Research Areas
In our research areas we investigate the costs and benefits of health interventions, the design and structure of health systems, and inequalities in health outcomes.View
Our Unit produces consistently high-quality peer reviewed publications.View
Our Unit has produced a range of useful resources that stem from both teaching and research activities.View
Whether you're just starting out or a seasoned professional, we have Health Economics study options to suit your needs and schedule.
Study Health Economics in the Master of Public Health
Our study options, taught by a team of world-renowned academics, are the perfect way to begin your study of health economics.View
Health Economics Short Courses
Our short courses are designed to teach you the latest concepts and methods in health economics.View
PhD in Health Economics
Information for future students and an overview of current projects.View
The Health Economics Unit has a range of Australian and international engagements.
These exist across the health sector and include other academic and research institutions, hospitals and healthcare delivery providers, industry, media, and government ministries and departments.
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Our research is often quoted in the media and has been used in parliamentary debates.
Several members of the Health Economics Unit have links with health economists and clinical researchers at Oxford University, and are collaborating on a wide range of projects including diabetes, osteoarthritis, and child health.
St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne
The Health Economics Unit works with the Professor Peter Choong and his team at the Department of Surgery, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, to improve the cost-effectiveness of orthopaedic surgery.
Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne
The Health Economics Unit works with the clinicians and researchers from the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) on a broad range of healthcare themes.
The University of Auckland
A NHMRC funded collaboration between The University of Melbourne and The University of Auckland is looking at cardiovascular disease and the impact of medication in a real world cohort.
Methods and Implementation Support for Clinical and Health research (MISCH)
The Health Economics Unit serves as the Health Economics arm of the Methods and Implementation Support for Clinical and Health (MISCH) research platform for researchers requiring support with their research.