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Mr Paul Crosland



Senior Research Fellow (Health Economics)


Faculty of Health


School of Health & Social Dev


Melbourne Burwood Campus

+61 3 924 68118


Paul is a Health Economist who helps the health care sector, governments, research institutions and non-government organisations make better decisions when it comes to investing money in health care services and the prevention of disease. He achieves this through extensive experience with various economic evaluation techniques, such as decision analytic modelling, dynamic simulation modelling and within-trial economic analysis. These approaches are supported by applying scientific evidence synthesis techniques founded on evidence-based medicine, such as systematic reviews, meta-analysis, health technology assessment and formal clinical guideline development methods. Paul has developed these skills and experience by working at various governments and academic institutions, including the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the UK, Queensland Health and now Deakin University. He has presented at various conferences on several continents, provided introductory seminars on health economics, and teaches and supervises postgraduate students.

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Knowledge areas

  • Economic evaluation of healthcare programmes
  • Decision analytic modelling and economic modelling
  • Systematic reviewing and meta-analysis
  • Data analysis
  • Clinical guideline development
  • Health technology assessment
  • Prevention of chronic disease
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Hearing
  • Telehealth

Professional activities

Member of:

  • Economics of Obesity Special Interest Group, International Health Economics Association
  • Australian Health Economics Society


Economics of Prevention

  • Cost-effectiveness analysis of the Victorian Quitline service (a new economic model for tobacco cessation interventions including microsimulation and productivity measures)
  • Value of alcohol use prevention (broad systematic review of the health and economic burden of alcohol use in Australia and evidence on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of interventions to reduce this harm)
  • Value of Prevention (broad literature review of the health and economic burden of smoking, diet, physical inactivity and obesity and the evidence on interventions to reduce this harm)
  • Compelling Case for Prevention (system dynamics model with 6 risk factors and 18 diseases to analyse the health, financial and productivity impacts of reducing risk factor prevalence)
  • The health burden of preventable disease in Australia
  • The economic burden of preventable disease in Australia


Economics of Hearing


Economics of Cardiovascular Disease


Past projects

At the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in London, Paul led the economic modelling and systematic review of economic evidence for the following clinical guidelines;

Paul was also Health Economics Lead, responsible for the quality assurance of externally developed guidelines, or led the systematic reviews of economic evidence, for over 20 other clinical guidelines not listed here. 


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Cost Effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for the Treatment of Subjective Tinnitus in Australia

N Patel, A Malicka, S McGinnity, R Anderson, A Paolini, P Crosland

(2022), Vol. 43, pp. 507-518, Ear and Hearing, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

journal article

Willingness to consider and to pay for a variety of telehealth services amongst adult hearing clinic clients

K Galvin, C Sucher, R Bennett, A Ebrahimi-Madiseh, P Crosland, R Eikelboom

(2022), International Journal of Audiology, C1

journal article

Modelling the potential health and economic benefits of reducing population sitting time in Australia

P Nguyen, J Ananthapavan, E Tan, P Crosland, S Bowe, L Gao, D Dunstan, M Moodie

(2022), Vol. 19, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, C1

journal article

Air pollution and the noncommunicable disease prevention agenda: Opportunities for public health and environmental science

E Howse, M Crane, I Hanigan, L Gunn, P Crosland, D Ding, M Hensher, L Rychetnik

(2021), Vol. 16, pp. 1-11, Environmental Research Letters, Bristol, Eng., C1

journal article

The role of Primary Health Networks in cardiovascular disease prevention: A qualitative interview study

S Cornell, K Pickles, P Crosland, C de Wet, L Trevena, C Bonner

(2021), pp. 1-11, Health Promotion Journal of Australia, Hoboken NJ, C1

journal article

The health burden of preventable disease in Australia: a systematic review

Paul Crosland, Jaithri Ananthapavan, Jacqueline Davison, Michael Lambert, Rob Carter

(2019), Vol. 43, pp. 163-170, Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

The economic cost of preventable disease in Australia: a systematic review of estimates and methods

P Crosland, J Ananthapavan, J Davison, M Lambert, R Carter

(2019), Vol. 43, pp. 484-495, Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Cost-utility analysis of searching electronic health records and cascade testing to identify and diagnose familial hypercholesterolaemia in England and Wales

Paul Crosland, Ross Maconachie, Sara Buckner, Hugh McGuire, Steve Humphries, Nadeem Qureshi

(2018), Vol. 275, pp. 80-87, Atherosclerosis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Familial hypercholesterolaemia: identification and management

P Crosland

(2017), London, Eng., A6

research report/technical paper

Diagnosis and management of depression in children and young people: summary of updated NICE guidance

K Hopkins, P Crosland, N Elliott, S Bewley, Clinical Guidelines Update Committee B

(2016), Vol. 50, pp. 184-186, British journal of sports medicine, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Hypothermia: prevention and management in adults having surgery

P Crosland

(2016), London, Eng., A6-1

research report/technical paper

Chest pain of recent onset: assessment and diagnosis

P Crosland

(2016), London, Eng., A6-1

research report/technical paper

Headaches in over 12s: diagnosis and management

P Crosland

(2015), London, Eng., A6-1

research report/technical paper

Cost and time savings from a rapid access model of care using transient elastography to screen and triage patients with chronic Hepatitis C infection

J Whitty, C Tallis, K-H Nguyen, P Scuffham, P Crosland, K Hewson, R Pai Mangalore, M Black, G Holtmann

(2014), Vol. 17, pp. 159-165, journal of medical economics, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article

A cost-minimisation analysis comparing photoselective vaporisation (PVP) and transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) for the management of symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in Queensland, Australia

J Whitty, P Crosland, K Hewson, R Narula, T Nathan, P Campbell, A Keller, P Scuffham

(2014), Vol. 113, pp. 21-28, BJU international, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Integration of pharmacy services across the Barwon Southwest region.

A/Prof Kevin Mc Namara, Mr Paul Crosland, Dr Kate Kloot, Dr Andrea Hernan, Mrs Hannah Beks, Prof Vincent Versace

  • 2018: $40,000

Economic impact of liquor licensing in NSW.

Mr Paul Crosland

  • 2022: $40,000

Industry and Other Funding

Compelling Case for Prevention Project; TAPPC (The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre)

Mr Paul Crosland, Emeritus Professor Rob Carter

  • 2021: $14,000
  • 2020: $123,266
  • 2019: $160,000
  • 2018: $80,000

Evidence Check: Value of Primary Prevention of Alcohol Consumption.

Mr Paul Crosland

  • 2021: $42,000


No completed student supervisions to report