Mr Paul Crosland



Senior Research Fellow (Health Economics)


Faculty of Health


School of Health & Soc. Dev.


Melbourne Burwood Campus

+61 3 924 68118


Paul Crosland currently works with Deakin University in Melbourne and The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre on the health benefits and economic value of preventing chronic disease in Australia. Combined with previous roles at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in London and Queensland Health, he has 7 years' experience in economic modelling of health care programmes, clinical guideline development, health technology assessment, systematic reviewing and the managed introduction of new medical devices to health care systems. Paul specialises in using economic evidence to maximise the health of populations by ensuring the care provided to them is effective and cost-effective.

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Knowledge areas

  • Economic evaluation of healthcare programmes
  • Clinical guideline development
  • Decision analytic modelling
  • Health technology assessment
  • Systematic reviewing
  • Presentation of economic concepts and evidence to expert committees
  • New health technology pilot project management

Professional activities

Member of:

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


Current project

The Compelling Case for Prevention project is a collaboration between Deakin University and The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre. It aims to develop a dynamic simulation model to estimate the health and economic burden of preventable disease in Australia and conduct scenario analysis of the expected benefits of reducing the prevalence of risk factors. Apart from the technical advantages of adopting systems thinking and a dynamic simulation approach to modelling, decision-makers who will be using the model are core to the development of the model. This includes a collaborative model building process and creation of a user-friendly interface, allowing partners to investigate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of interventions and scenarios that are relevent to them to inform their policy and investment commitments. 


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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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, A/Prof Vincent Versace

  • 2018: $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


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