Welcome to the July Issue of the Health Economics Unit Newsletter 2022

Greetings from all of us in Health Economics Unit (HEU, Centre For Health Policy) to all our colleagues in Australia and around the world! The July Issue of the Health Economics Unit Newsletter 2022 is now available online . In this newsletter we highlight some of our recent achievements and the exciting programme of work we have planned forward.

We are exceptionally proud of the HEU team, who has continued to make a significant impact on both policy and practice, with substantial research contributions nationally and internationally.

We have welcomed two new postdoctoral researchers and one research assistant, and four new PhD students. We are continuing our involvement in health technology assessment with state and federal governments through the Melbourne Health Technology and Value Assessment Collaboration (M-VAC). Our teaching efforts remain substantial with our unit leading six subjects into the Masters of Public Health, including a new Introduction to Health Services Research subject launching Semester 2. We have seen strong publication and research growth the areas of paediatrics, genomics, infection, and chronic diseases, many featured in this newsletter :

  • Health Economics Unit MRFF and NHMRC grant success
  • Health Economics Unit EuroQol grant success
  • Costing of an Australian general practice COVID-19 drive-through testing and respiratory clinic
  • An interactive web app for decision tree drawing and modelling
  • Measuring health inequalities in the long run of history: the comparative mortality of an elite group
  • Preference Elicitation Techniques Used in Valuing Children's Health-Related Quality-of-Life: A Systematic Review
  • HEU presence at the 13th Annual Workshop of The University of Melbourne Health Economics Group (UMHEG)
  • Presentation at International Choice Modelling Conference and European Health Economics Association Conference - Lachlan Cameron
  • Welcome to postdoctoral researchers Dr Ting Zhao, Dr Lizzy Cun Liu, research assistant Mackenzie Bourke, and new PhD students Renee Jones, Francisco Santos, Dylan Mordaunt and Ashwini De Silva