Mr Marcus Tan



Research Fellow-Health Technology Assessments


Faculty of Health


School of Health & Soc. Dev.


Melbourne Burwood Campus

+61 3 925 17273

Research interests

Marcus' research interests are primarily involved in the extensive assessment of clinical trial evidence as well as economic and epidemiological models.  This research culminates in the submission of independent written evaluations (commentaries) for consideration by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC), which is responsible for making recommendations for the listing of drugs on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS).  In addition, Marcus has recently been involved in research regarding the economic evaluation of targetted oncology therapies.

Teaching interests

Marcus Tan's teaching responsibilities involve:

  • Health Technology Assessment 1 (HTA1) - commencing trimester 2, 2015 - unit coordinator
  • Supervisor for one master's student


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An economic evaluation of a telephone outcall intervention for informal carers of cancer patients in Australia: an assessment of costs and quality-adjusted-life-years

Scott Richards-Jones, Cathrine Mihalopoulos, Leila Heckel, Kate Gunn, Marcus Tan, Patricia Livingston

(2019), Vol. 28, pp. 525-532, Psycho-oncology, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Modeling companion diagnostics in economic evaluations of targeted oncology therapies: systematic review and methodological checklist

B Doble, M Tan, A Harris, P Lorgelly

(2015), Vol. 15, pp. 235-254, Expert review of molecular diagnostics, London, England, C1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found


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