Staff profile - Lisa Gold

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Dr Lisa Gold

Position: Associate Professor
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Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: Deakin Population Health SRC
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92517356 +61 3 92517356


Conferences and seminars

Recent conference contributions include: Gold L, Johnson B. Is a school-based cooking garden worthwhile for the stakeholders? 20th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion, Geneva, July 2010, WS-MON-023. Gold L. How does economics need to change to address climate change: a view from public health economics? iDEA (Doctors for the Environment Australia national student conference), Melbourne, December 2009 (invited speaker). Colgan S, Gold L, Wirth K, Wake M, Ching T, Poulakis Z, Rickards F, Reilly S. Systematic review of the economic evidence for universal neonatal hearing screening: findings and implications for decision analytic models. 30th Australian Conference of Health Economists, Hobart, October 2009. Gold L, Gibbs L, Block K, Townsend M, Staiger P, Macfarlane S. Valuing the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program: attributes and values of key stakeholder groups. Deakin University Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences Research Conference: Growing Research Together, Melbourne, December 2008 (Best Presentation award). Gold L, Pirotta M. Willingness to pay to prevent side-effects of antibiotics: womens values and treatment preferences. 29th Australian Conference of Health Economists, Adelaide, October 2008.


Research projects

In addition to her leadership role within Deakin Health Economics, Lisa is the Secretary of the Australian Health Economics Society and a member of the Standing Scientific Committee of the International Health Economics Association. She is a regular reviewer for award bodies in the UK and Australia and a provides peer review for Australian and International journals.

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 children at risk of developing obesity

School-based strategies for health promotion and child obesity prevention

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.

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