Partnerships and collaborations

Our unit collaborates with a range of partners across federal and state government departments. We also partner with national and international research institutes, universities and national not-for-profit organisations. Some of our current collaborators are listed below.

Working together to improve health resources

Deakin Health Economics works with partners, collaborators and funders on a wide range of projects. Examples include:

  • ongoing work in health technology assessment for the Australian government that underpins decisions by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee and the Medical Services Advisory Committee regarding services/drugs funded under Medicare
  • ongoing work with the National Stroke Foundation and the Florey Institute of Neuroscience that impacts on care for stroke patients
  • long standing collaboration with the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute that impacts on care provided for children
  • a new collaboration with Movember that hopes to improve the patient journey for men with prostate cancer
  • long standing collaboration with the Orygen Research Centre to improve services for young people with mental health conditions
  • ongoing research with the Cancer Council Victoria that has contributed to progress like Quit and SunSmart
  • innovative research with Harvard University evaluating approaches to obesity prevention in children.

I see ACE obesity work and other ACE studies to be frankly leading the world in policy relevant cost-effectiveness analysis in this area. Your critical leadership has started to create waves in the United States, where the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation here for the first time approved some international work (with your team) to assist in their $500 million childhood obesity initiative.”

Professor Steve L Gortmaker

Harvard School of Public Health


Victorian partnerships

Locally we have many partnerships and collaborations, including with:

  • Victorian Department of Health 
  • Cancer Council Victoria 
  • Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute 
  • Centre of Excellence in Intervention and Prevention Science (CEIPS)
  • Orygen Youth Health 
  • Murdoch Children’s Research Institute 
  • Parenting Research Centre Inc.
  • Dental Health Services Victoria 
  • The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, University of Melbourne 
  • Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne
  • Department of Psychology and Counselling, La Trobe University
  • Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne
  • Department of Rehabilitation, Nutrition and Sport, La Trobe University 
  • The Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation, Monash University 
  • Translational Public Health and Evaluation Division, Stroke and Ageing Research, Monash University 
  • School of Health and Social Development, Deakin University 
  • Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Deakin University 
  • Food Policy Unit, Deakin University.

Australian partnerships

At a national level, we've partnered and collaborated with:

  • The George Institute for Global Health 
  • Osteoporosis Australia
  • Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin 
  • School of Public Health, University of Queensland
  • Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, University of Queensland
  • Department of Psychology, Macquarie University 
  • The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, University of New South Wales.

International partnerships

We have international partnerships across Europe, the United States and the Pacific region and collaborations with:

  • World Health Organization 
  • Western Pacific Region 
  • Pacific Research Centre for the Prevention of Obesity and Non-Communicable Diseases (C-POND) 
  • Fiji National University 
  • British Heart Foundation (BHF)
  • Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention
  • Oxford University 
  • Harvard School of Public Health 
  • Harvard University 
  • Movember Foundation.