Welcome to the March Issue of the Health Economics Unit Newsletter 2023

Greetings from all of us in Health Economics Unit (HEU) to all our colleagues in Australia and around the world! The March Issue of the Health Economics Unit Newsletter 2023 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 one research assistant, one research program officer and two new PhD students. We have four staffs recognised for their contributions at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health Awards presentation held in December 2022. We are pleased to have joined the panel to support Health Technology Assessment for the Australian Government, including the assessment of new health technologies for the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC). We have seen strong publication and research growth in the areas of child health, genomic medicine, global health, infections, mental health and social care, many featured in this newsletter :

  • Congratulations to our MSPGH School award winners: Dr Michelle Tew, Dr Tianxin Pan, A/Prof Natalie Carvalho, and Mr Patrick Abraham.
  • Research visit from Health Technology Assessment Section, Ministry of Health Malaysia
  • Health Economics Unit Commences Work to Support Health Technology Assessment for the Australian Government
  • Presentations at AHES, EuroQol Plenary, ISPOR Europe
  • SPECTRUM/Spark Annual Meeting & Seminar on the Economics of Vaccines: Cost, access and equity considerations, insights from the Asia Pacific Region
  • Congratulations on HEU Promotions: Natalie Carvalho (promoted to Level D, Associate Professor), Michelle Tew, Cate Bailey and Xinyang Hua (promoted to Level C)
  • Welcome to research assistant Ameer Lambrias, research program officer Louise Fisher, and new PhD students Alexander van Heusden and Fulgence Niyibitegeka