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Dr Anita Lal

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Position

Research Fellow Grade 2 - Health Economics (Cancer)

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Health & Social Dev

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

anita.lal@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 68690

Biography summary

Dr Anita Lal is a Victorian Cancer Agency Early Career Research fellow at Deakin Health Economics, Deakin University. Anita completed her PhD in 2018, exploring ways of incorporating equity into cost-effectiveness analysis for obesity prevention policies, as part of the NHMRC funded Centre for Research Excellence in Obesity Policy and Food Systems. She was awarded a Dean's Research Postdoctoral fellowship in 2019 to analyse the impact of socioeconomic position on bowel cancer patients’ healthcare utilisation and long-term health outcomes of the bowel screening program in South Australia.  Her current research, funded by the Victorian Government and in collaboration with the Cancer Council Victoria, is focused on the equity impacts and cost-effectiveness of targeted programs to increase bowel, breast and cervical cancer screening in under-screened culturally and linguistically diverse groups in Victoria. She is a member of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Alliance Equity Advisory Group.

Publications

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2022

Evaluating a multicomponent survivorship programme for men with prostate cancer in Australia: A single cohort study

P Yates, R Carter, R Cockerell, D Cowan, C Dixon, A Lal, R Newton, N Hart, D Galvão, B Baguley, N Denniston, T Skinner, J Couper, J Emery, M Frydenberg, W Liu

(2022), Vol. 12, pp. 1-14, BMJ Open, London, England, C1

journal article

Variations in utilisation of colorectal cancer services in South Australia indicated by MBS/PBS benefits: a benefit incidence analysis

A Lal, N McCaffrey, L Gold, D Roder, E Buckley

(2022), Vol. 46, pp. 237-242, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, London, England, C1

journal article
2021

Action-oriented prospective policy analysis to inform the adoption of a fiscal policy to reduce diet-related disease in the Solomon Islands

E Reeve, A Thow, S Namohunu, C Bell, A Lal, G Sacks

(2021), Vol. 36, pp. 1257-1268, Health Policy and Planning, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal article

Psychological workplace interventions to prevent major depression: A model-based economic evaluation

L Le, Y Lee, L Engel, A Lal, C Mihalopoulos

(2021), Vol. 24, pp. 1-15, Mental Health & Prevention, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

The cost-effectiveness of delivering an e-health intervention, MoodGYM, to prevent anxiety disorders among Australian adolescents: A model-based economic evaluation

Y Lee, L Le, A Lal, L Engel, C Mihalopoulos

(2021), Vol. 24, pp. 1-8, Mental Health and Prevention, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

The cost-effectiveness of delivering universal psychological interventions in schools to prevent depression among Australian adolescents: A model-based economic evaluation

Yong Lee, Long Le, Anita Lal, Lidia Engel, Cathrine Mihalopoulos

(2021), Vol. 24, pp. 1-8, Mental Health & Prevention, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Reducing loneliness to prevent depression in older adults in Australia: A modelled cost-effectiveness analysis

L Engel, Y Lee, L Le, A Lal, C Mihalopoulos

(2021), Vol. 24, pp. 1-16, Mental Health and Prevention, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Modelled cost-effectiveness of interpersonal therapy and exercise classes for the prevention of postnatal depression

A Lal, L Le, L Engel, Y Lee, C Mihalopoulos

(2021), Vol. 24, pp. 1-11, Mental Health and Prevention, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Modelled cost-effectiveness of a parent education program for the prevention of anxiety in children

A Lal, L Le, L Engel, Y Lee, C Mihalopoulos

(2021), Vol. 24, pp. 1-7, Mental Health and Prevention, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

The cost-effectiveness of a school-based intervention for bullying prevention: An Australian case study

L Le, L Engel, Y Lee, A Lal, C Mihalopoulos

(2021), Vol. 24, pp. 1-9, Mental Health and Prevention, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2020

Increasing the price of alcohol as an obesity prevention measure: The potential cost-effectiveness of introducing a uniform volumetric tax and a minimum floor price on alcohol in Australia

E Robinson, P Nguyen, H Jiang, M Livingston, J Ananthapavan, A Lal, G Sacks

(2020), Vol. 12, Nutrients, Switzerland, C1

journal article

The modelled population obesity-related health benefits of reducing consumption of discretionary foods in Australia

A Lal, A Peeters, V Brown, P Nguyen, H Tran, T Nguyen, U Tonmukayakul, G Sacks, H Calache, J Martin, M Moodie, J Ananthapavan

(2020), Vol. 12, Nutrients, Switzerland, C1

journal article

The case for action on socioeconomic differences in overweight and obesity among Australian adults: modelling the disease burden and healthcare costs

E Gearon, K Backholer, A Lal, W Nusselder, A Peeters

(2020), Vol. 44, pp. 121-128, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, Hoboken, N.J., C1

journal article

Priority-setting for obesity prevention-The Assessing Cost-Effectiveness of obesity prevention policies in Australia (ACE-Obesity Policy) study

J Ananthapavan, G Sacks, V Brown, M Moodie, P Nguyen, L Veerman, A Mantilla Herrera, A Lal, A Peeters, R Carter

(2020), Vol. 15, PLoS ONE, United States, C1

journal article
2019

Equity weights for socioeconomic position: two methods-survey of stated preferences and epidemiological data

A Lal, M Mohebi, R Sweeney, M Moodie, A Peeters, R Carter

(2019), Vol. 22, pp. 247-253, Value in health, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

The impact of a park refurbishment in a low socioeconomic area on physical activity: A cost-effectiveness study

A Lal, M Moodie, G Abbott, A Carver, J Salmon, B Giles-Corti, A Timperio, J Veitch

(2019), Vol. 16, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, England, C1

journal article

Cost-effectiveness of community-based childhood obesity prevention interventions in Australia

J Ananthapavan, P Nguyen, S Bowe, G Sacks, A Mantilla Herrera, B Swinburn, V Brown, R Sweeney, A Lal, C Strugnell, M Moodie

(2019), Vol. 43, pp. 1102-1112, International Journal of Obesity, England, C1

journal article
2018

Weighting health outcomes by socioeconomic position using stated preferences

A Lal, M Siahpush, M Moodie, A Peeters, R Carter

(2018), Vol. 2, pp. 43-51, PharmacoEconomics - Open, Cham, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Inclusion of equity in economic analyses of public health policies: systematic review and future directions

A Lal, M Moodie, A Peeters, R Carter

(2018), Vol. 42, pp. 207-213, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, Australia, C1

journal article

The potential cost-effectiveness and equity impacts of restricting television advertising of unhealthy food and beverages to Australian children

V Brown, J Ananthapavan, L Veerman, G Sacks, A Lal, A Peeters, K Backholer, M Moodie

(2018), Vol. 10, Nutrients, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Economic evaluation of a randomized controlled trial of an intervention to reduce office workers' sitting time: The"Stand up Victoria" trial

L Gao, A Flego, D Dunstan, E Winkler, G Healy, E Eakin, L Willenberg, N Owen, A Lamontagne, A Lal, G Wiesner, N Hadgraft, M Moodie

(2018), Vol. 44, pp. 503-511, Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health, Finland, C1

journal article

Assessing Cost-Effectiveness of Obesity Prevention Policies in Australia 2018 (ACE-Obesity Policy)

Jaithri Ananthapavan, Gary Sacks, Vicki Brown, Marj Moodie, Phuong Nguyen, Jan Barendregt, Lennert Veerman, Ana Mantilla Herrera, Anita Lal, Anna Peeters, Rob Carter

(2018), Geelong, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper
2017

Modelled health benefits of a sugar-sweetened beverage tax across different socioeconomic groups in Australia: A cost-effectiveness and equity analysis

A Lal, A Mantilla-Herrera, L Veerman, K Backholer, G Sacks, M Moodie, M Siahpush, R Carter, A Peeters

(2017), Vol. 14, PLoS Medicine, United States, C1

journal article

Modelled cost-effectiveness of a package size cap and a kilojoule reduction intervention to reduce energy intake from sugar-sweetened beverages in Australia

M Crino, A Herrera, J Ananthapavan, J Wu, B Neal, Y Lee, M Zheng, A Lal, G Sacks

(2017), Vol. 9, pp. 1-17, Nutrients, Switzerland, C1

journal article
2014

The cost-effectiveness of call back counseling for smoking cessation

A Lal, C Mihalopoulos, A Wallace, T Vos

(2014), Vol. 23, pp. 437-442, Tobacco control, London, England, C1

journal article

Costs of bronchoalveolar lavage-directed therapy in the first 5 years of life for children with cystic fibrosis

M Moodie, A Lal, S Vidmar, D Armstrong, C Byrnes, J Carlin, J Cheney, P Cooper, K Grimwood, C Robertson, H Tiddens, C Wainwright

(2014), Vol. 165, pp. 564-569.e5, The Journal of Pediatrics, United States, C1

journal article

Is implementation of the 2013 Australian treatment guidelines for posttraumatic stress disorder cost-effective compared to current practice? A cost-utility analysis using QALYs and DALYs

C Mihalopoulos, A Magnus, A Lal, L Dell, D Forbes, A Phelps

(2014), pp. 1-17, Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, London, United Kingdom, C1

journal article
2012

Health care and lost productivity costs of overweight and obesity in New Zealand

A Lal, M Moodie, T Ashton, M Siahpush, B Swinburn

(2012), Vol. 36, pp. 550-556, Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, Richmond, Vic., C1

journal article
2010

Economic evaluation protocol for the Cool Little Kids trial

C Mihalopoulos, A Lal

(2010), Geelong, Vic., A6-1

research report/technical paper
2009

The effect of smoke-free policies on revenue in bars in Tasmania, Australia

A Lal, M Siahpush

(2009), Vol. 18, pp. 405-408, Tobacco control, London, England, C1

journal article
2008

The effect of smokefree policies on electronic gaming machine expenditure in Victoria, Australia

A Lal, M Siahpush

(2008), Vol. 62, pp. 11-15, Journal of epidemiology and community health, London, England, C1-1

journal article
2003

The economic impact of smoke-free policies on sales in restaurants and cafes in Victoria

A Lal, M Siahpush, M Scollo

(2003), Vol. 27, pp. 557-558, Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, Canberra, A.C.T., C1-1

journal article

Review of the quality of studies on the economic effects of smoke-free policies on the hospitality industry

M Scollo, A Lal, A Hyland, S Glantz

(2003), Vol. 12, pp. 13-20, Tobacco control, London, England, C1-1

journal article
2002

The effect of a smoke-free law on restaurant business in South Australia

M Wakefield, M Siahpush, M Scollo, A Lal, A Hyland, K McCaul, C Miller

(2002), Vol. 26, pp. 375-382, Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, Canberra, A.C.T., C1-1

journal article
2001

Has the ban on smoking in New South Wales restaurants worked? A comparison of restaurants in Sydney and Melbourne

S Chapman, R Borland, A Lal

(2001), Vol. 174, pp. 512-515, Medical journal of Australia, Sydney, N.S.W., C1-1

journal article

Environmental tobacco smoke in Australia. A report to commonwealth department of health & aged care.

A Lal

(2001), Canberra, A.C.T., A6-1

research report/technical paper

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

The equity impacts and cost-effectiveness of targeted programs to increase bowel, breast and cervical cancer screening in disadvantaged groups in Victoria

Dr Anita Lal

VCA Victorian Cancer Agency Early Career Research Fellowship

  • 2022: $42,500
  • 2021: $220,000

Industry and Other Funding

Synthesis of cost-effectiveness literature in cancer control

Ms Anne Magnus, Emeritus Professor Rob Carter, Dr Anita Lal, Prof Eric Vos

Cancer Council Victoria Grant - Research

  • 2011: $31,500

Three Raid Systematic Reviews for the Minderoo Foundation in Tobacco Prevention

Emeritus Professor Rob Carter, Dr Sophy Shih, Dr Anita Lal, Ms Gail Younie

The Trustee for the Minderoo Foundation Trust (Minderoo Foundation)

  • 2018: $79,375

Other Funding Sources

5x DecisionTools Ind Desktop Academic Subscription - Anita Lal

Dr Anita Lal

NHMRC - Equipment Grant - Not R&D income countable (2017-current)

  • 2021: $7,325

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report