Deakin Health Economics

Deakin Health Economics (DHE) undertakes work that informs health service design and the efficient allocation of health resources. Our expertise ranges from the design and implementation of economic evaluation and health technology assessment, to economic modelling and priority setting.

Our research

Our major economic research areas of expertise include: obesity and diabetes; mental health; chronic disease management; disability; maternal and child health; cardiovascular disease; cancer; and oral health. We're also commissioned to provide health technology assessments to both the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee and the Medical Services Advisory Committee.

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The CPHR hosts one of Australia’s largest and most prestigious teams of health economists with a strong focus on economic evaluations and health service implementation across a range of chronic disease areas.

Pharmacy Guild of Australia

Who uses our work?

Our research is used by a range of organisations and individuals responsible for supporting efficient health care. We’ve provided research for federal and state governments, health service providers, public health organisations, other researchers, students and the general public keen to learn more about the cost and value of health interventions.

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Our partners

We collaborate with a range of partners across federal and state government departments, national and international research institutes, universities and large national not-for-profit organisations. We've worked with Oxford University, Harvard University, Cancer Council Victoria, Osteoporosis Australia and the Victoria Department of Health, and many more.

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Our team and publications

Our team members deliver the Master of Health Economics course, maintaining the connection between teaching and research while providing the opportunity to encourage new researchers into the field of health economics.

The standing of the DHE team is affirmed by 10 years of research activity with an impressive track record in both competitive grants (national and international) and commissioned research.

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Feature researcher

Prof. Rob Carter has been recognized as an Alfred Deakin Professor for his work in health economics, particularly his research into priority setting in the health sector. Funded through a number of NHMRC grants and commissioned projects, his work has impacted on health policy and contributed significantly to population health research.

Supported ably by a high calibre team of senior researchers at DHE, the Assessing Cost Effectiveness approach (ACE) has been applied in obesity prevention, cancer, mental health and non-communicable disease, as well as integrated into successful fellowship awards and overseas studies.

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For more information about this stream of our research, please contact:

Deakin Health Economics
Noelle Rego
+61 3 9251 7145
Email Rego