A/Prof. Martin Hensher



Associate Professor, Health System Financing and Organisation


Faculty of Health


Office of Faculty of Health


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Career highlights

Senior executive roles in National Department of Health South Africa; Department of Health - England; Department of Health & Human Services Tasmania; contributor to WHO Commission on Macroeconomics and Health (2001); Disease Control Priorities Project Second Edition (2006); Chair Australian National Information and Performance Principal Committee (2016-17).

Research interests

Health system financing and sustainability

Sustainable health care in the Anthropocene

Applying ecological economics to health and health care

Reducing overdiagnosis and overtreatment

Translating economic evaluation into actionable health system policies

Political economy of health system financing and policy

The economics of health system data and information

Effective policy for health system data and information

Knowledge areas

Health economics and financing; health care policy and planning; health care organisation; health system sustainability - ecological and economic; ecological economics; health care in the Anthropocene


Health system financing, organisation and policy-making Sustainable health care Health care and climate change / environmental crisis Overtreatment and over diagnosis Health care data and information
  • Economics
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Policy


No publications found

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Bariatric surgery in Tasmania: investigating health service use, costs, patient outcomes and policy options (Research Subcontract)

A/Prof Alison Venn, Prof Andrew Palmer, Prof Douglas Ezzy, A/Prof Christopher Blizzard, Prof Mark Nelson, Dr Amanda Neil, A/Prof Martin Hensher

NHMRC - Partnership Project

  • 2020: $54,545
  • 2019: $36,363

Other Public Sector Funding

An evaluation of the first two years of implementation of the Australian Mental Health Leaders Fellowship (AMHLF).

A/Prof Sandeep Reddy, A/Prof Grant Phelps, Mr John Rasa, Mr Imran Muhammad, A/Prof Martin Hensher, A/Prof Melissa O'Shea, Prof Michael Berk

  • 2021: $25,652
  • 2020: $51,305

The uptake, benefits and impacts of virtual healthcare for non-hospitalised TAC clients and providers.

A/Prof Martin Hensher, A/Prof Genevieve Pepin, Prof Elizabeth Manias, Dr Kate Anderson, Prof Marj Moodie, Ms Kelli Nicola-Richmond, Prof Bodil Rasmussen, Prof Anna Peeters

  • 2021: $93,089

Industry and Other Funding

Western Victoria PHN After Hours Telehealth Pilot Evaluation.

A/Prof Martin Hensher, Prof Marj Moodie, A/Prof Tim Baker, Prof Alison Hutchinson

  • 2021: $8,000
  • 2020: $32,000
  • 2019: $43,500

Review of GMHBA's chronic disease prevention and health promotion programs.

Prof Anna Peeters, A/Prof Jennifer Watts, A/Prof Martin Hensher

  • 2019: $20,000

Developing and piloting a framework to evaluate Health APPs to enable the promotion of a curated set of evidence-based Health APPs to consumers in the Australian setting.

A/Prof Martin Hensher, Prof Anna Peeters, Prof Cathy Mihalopoulos, Dr Paul Cooper

  • 2020: $114,750

Evaluation of the expansion of telehealth through primary care in Australia.

Prof Anna Peeters, Prof Elizabeth Manias, A/Prof Kevin Mc Namara, A/Prof Vincent Versace, Ms Andrea Hernan, A/Prof Martin Hensher, Prof Marj Moodie, Dr Lan Gao, Prof Liliana Orellana, Prof Andrea Driscoll, Prof Bodil Rasmussen, Prof Peter Vuillermin, Dr Kate Anderson

  • 2021: $24,250
  • 2020: $24,250

Evaluation of Western PHN After Hours Telehealth for Residential Aged Care Facilities Project.

A/Prof Martin Hensher

  • 2020: $8,677


No completed student supervisions to report