Staff profile - Lisa Gold

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Dr Lisa Gold

Position: Associate Professor
role description
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: Deakin Population Health SRC
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays at Burwood. Wednesdays at various locations. I do not work Mondays or Fridays.
Phone: +61 3 92517356 +61 3 92517356
Email: lisa.gold@deakin.edu.au

Biography

Biography

Associate Professor Lisa Gold leads research in the economics of maternal and child health at Deakin Health Economics, Deakin University. Lisa is a health economist with particular expertise in the economic evaluation of health and social interventions that aim to improve population health and reduce health inequalities. Over the last fifteen years, Lisa has designed and successfully conducted a large number of economic evaluations in public health related issues as well as systematic reviews of evidence and methodological development in economic evaluation in the UK and Australia. Lisa is currently providing the economic input to evaluations of a range of public health interventions in maternal and child health, including trials of enhanced midwifery care and peer support for pregnancy and breastfeeding outcomes, family oral health promotion, early language development support, and support for sleep problems and for low working memory in primary school-aged children. The economic research in these studies involves assessing both the investment required by the intervention (in terms of time and resources devoted by participants, health/education providers and communities) and the values held by children, parents, providers and the general public for the outcomes of the intervention.


Biography summary

Associate Professor Lisa Gold leads research in the economics of maternal and child health at Deakin Health Economics. Lisa is an economist with particular expertise in the economic evaluation of health and social interventions that aim to improve population health and reduce health inequalities for Australia’s children and their families.


Academic

Teaching Interests

Economic evaluation


Student supervision

The Maternal and Child Health economics stream of Deakin Health Economics conducts economic evaluation across a broad range of areas that impact on the health of women and children. Please see the Deakin Health Economics website for further details.


Conferences and seminars

For further details see MCH economics stream website. Recent conference contributions include:

  • Gold L. Children, communication, economic evaluation, econometric models & the search for glue. 5th Workshop on the Economics of Health and Wellbeing, Hepburn Springs, February 2014. (invited workshop).
  • Gold L, Le H, Wake M, Tobin S, Levickis P, Law J, Ukoumunne O, Goldfeld S, Zens N, Reilly S. Economic evaluation of a population-based, home-delivered intervention for preschool language delay in the community. 8th Health Services & Policy Research Conference, Wellington, December 2013.
  • Gold L, Renner D, Hollonds A. Investment in the not-for-profit sector: What’s the value? FRSA National Conference, Canberra, November 2013 (invited panelist).
  • Le H, Gold L, Cook F, Mensah F, Bayer J, Cann W, Hiscock H. Economic evaluation of a universal parenting program to prevent early infant sleep and cry problems. 9th World Congress on Health Economics, Sydney, July 2013.
  • Gold L. The economics of early intervention: what do we know and what do we need to know? Early Intervention Forum, Families ACT and Community Services Directorate, ACT Government, Canberra, June 2013 (invited speaker).
  • Gold L. Economics of children's environments: advocacy and evaluation. 21st National Conference of the Australian Health Promotion Association, Sydney, June 2013 (invited speaker).

Related Links

http://www.deakin.edu.au/strategic-research/population-health/deakin-health-economics/index.php

http://www.deakin.edu.au/strategic-research/population-health/


Research

Research projects

The Maternal and Child Health economics stream of Deakin Health Economics conducts economic evaluation across a broad range of areas that impact on the health of women and children. Please see the Deakin Health Economics website for further details.


Research interests

Research interests in health services research concern the economic evaluation of interventions to promote population health. Lisa leads the maternal and child health stream of Deakin Health Economics and further details of current research and research outputs can be found on the MCH streams website. Examples of current research include economic evaluations of interventions that involve:
 

  • Caseload midwifery to improve health of women during and after pregnancy and birth
  • Supporting language development in young children at risk of early language delay
  • Promoting healthy lifestyles in young children, from birth to 5 years
  • School-based strategies for health promotion, including promotion of health sleep patterns and development of working memory in the early years of school



Research interests in health economics concern the use of stated preference methods. In particular, the use of contingent valuation and discrete choice experiments to estimate and investigate individual and community values for the outcomes of population health interventions.
 


Research groups

Deakin Health Economics.

Population Health Strategic Research Centre.


Publications

Publications

For further details see Deakin publications database and MCH economics stream website.

2014 publications include:

  • Quach J, Oberklaid F, Gold L, Lucas N, Mensah F, Wake M. Primary health-care costs associated with special health care needs up to age 7 years: Australian population-based study. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health 2014; 50(10): 768-774.
  • Hoare A, Virgo-Milton M, Boak R, Gold L, Waters E, Gussy M, Calache H, Smith M, de Silva A. A qualitative study of the factors that influence mothers when choosing drinks for their young children. BMC Research Notes 2014, 7: 430.
  • Lindberg R, Lawrence M, Gold L, Friel S. Food rescue – an Australian perspective. British Food Journal 2014; 116(9): 1478-1489.
  • Forster D, McLachlan H, Davey M-A, Amir L, Gold L, Small R, Mortensen K, Moorhead A, Grimes H, McLardie-Hore F. Ringing Up about Breastfeeding: a randomised controlled trial exploring early telephone peer support for breastfeeding (RUBY) – trial protocol. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014; 14: 177.
  • Gao Y, Gold L, Josif C, Bar-Zeev S, Steenkamp M, Barclay L, Zhao Y, Tracy S, Kildea S. A cost-consequences analysis of a Midwifery Group Practice for Aboriginal mothers and infants in the Top End of the Northern Territory, Australia. Midwifery 2014; 30(4): 447-455.
  • Gibbs L, Waters E, de Silva A, Riggs E, Moore L, Armit C, Johnson B, Morris M, Calache H, Gussy M, Young D, Tadic M, Christian B, Gondal I, Watt R, Pradel V, Truong M, Gold L. An exploratory trial implementing a community based child oral health promotion intervention for Australian families from refugee and migrant backgrounds: A protocol paper for Teeth Tales. BMJ Open 2014; 4:e004260.
  • Westrupp E, Lucas N, Mensah F, Gold L, Wake M, Nicholson J. Community-based health care costs for children born low birthweight, preterm and/or small for gestational age: data from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Child: Care, Health & Development 2014; 40(2): 259-266.
  • Townsend M, Gibbs L, Macfarlane S, Block K, Staiger P, Gold L, Johnson B, Long C. Volunteering in a school kitchen garden program: cooking up confidence, capabilities, and connections! Voluntas 2014; 25(1): 225-247.


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