Welcome to the December Issue of the Health Economics Unit Newsletter 2021

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Greetings from all of us in Health Economics Unit (HEU) to all our colleagues in Australia and around the world! The December Issue of the Health Economics Unit Newsletter 2021 is now available online . In this newsletter we highlight some of our recent achievements and the exciting programme of work we have planned for the coming year.

We are exceptionally proud of the HEU team and all that we have achieved under challenging circumstances during another year of COVID19 lockdown, working solely from home. Our team has continued to make a significant impact on both policy and practice, with substantial research contributions nationally and internationally.

This year, we successfully launched our Melbourne Health Technology and Value Assessment Collaboration (M-VAC) to work across state and federal governments projects. In teaching news, we are excited to announce the launching of an online Graduate Certificate in Health Economics and Economics Evaluation, starting 2022. We have seen strong publication and research growth the areas of paediatrics, genomics, infection, and chronic diseases, many featured in this newsletter :

  • New for 2022! Graduate Certificate in Health Economics and Economic Evaluation
  • Kim Dalziel has been promoted to full professor
  • Cost-Effectiveness of Nasal High Flow Versus CPAP for Newborn Infants in Special-Care Nurseries
  • QUOKKA paper: The Use of Child-Specific Utility Instruments in Decision Making in Australia
  • The Value of Genomic Testing: A Contingent Valuation Across Six Child- and Adult-Onset Genetic Conditions
  • Health Economics Unit researchers present at the Australian Health Economics Society Conference 2021
  • NHMRC Investigator Grant Success - Dr Xinyang Hua
  • Professor Nancy Devlin appointed chair of the Board, EuroQol Research Foundation