Graduate research degree supervisors

The majority of our academic staff are involved in the supervision of Higher Degree by Research students. Therefore, potential research students have a wide choice of potential supervisors and research topics.

Below you will find a list of supervisors and a brief summary of their primary research interests. By clicking the name of a researcher, you will be taken to their profile page. There, you can find more information about the academic, their research interests, recent publications and supervisions. Our expert academic staff currently supervise students across a range of health economics areas.

PhD supervisors
Professor Anthony Harris (email)
  • Economic evaluation
  • Economics of the pharmaceutical industry
  • Quantitative analysis of health policy
  • Economics of health markets
Professor David Johnston (email)
  • Economic determinants and consequences of poor mental health
  • Evaluation of Australian health-related policies and programs
  • Impacts of mental illness on economic decision making
  • Measurement, determinants and importance of individual and community resilience
Professor Maarten Lindeboom (email)
  • Social security/pensions, economic decision making and consequences for (the distribution of) health
  • Health and work at later ages
  • Poverty programs and (child/parents) health
  • Issues of targeting efficiency
  • Incentives and labour market
  • Role of context and other determinants for mental health outcomes
  • Consequences of poor mental health for economic decision making
  • Long run health effects of events early in life
  • Shocks later in life and consequences for health and health
Associate Professor Dennis Petrie (email)
  • Health inequalities
  • Health econometrics
  • Economic modelling of health policies and technologies
  • Methods for economic evaluation
Professor Michael Shields (email)
  • Economic and social determinants of health
  • Macroeconomics conditions and health
  • Mental health, preferences, and economic decision-making
  • Economics of happiness
  • Economics of loneliness and social isolation
  • Economics of dementia
  • Crime and health outcomes
  • Climate change and health
  • Sports economics
  • Applied econometrics
Associate Professor Nicole Black (email)
  • Economic and social determinants of health, obesity and risky behaviours
  • Childhood health and human capital development
  • Economic disadvantage and mental health, access to care
Associate Professor Gang Chen (email)
  • Quality of life and subjective wellbeing measures
  • Life domain satisfaction
  • Health preference and priority setting
  • Health and development
  • Health financing
Associate Professor Sonja de New (email)
  • Impact evaluation of policy reforms
  • Social and economic disadvantage, health and healthcare access
  • Mental health and wellbeing, preferences and economic behaviour
  • Human capital formation, risky behaviours, cognitive and non-cognitive skills
Associate Professor Duncan Mortimer (email)
  • Economic behaviour, incentives and preferences in health
  • Economic evaluation of health policies and technologies
  • Global health economics and development aid
Dr Laura Fanning (email)
  • Economic modelling of health policies and technologies
  • Within trial and post-trial modelled economic evaluations
  • Patient and clinician preferences for healthcare
  • Pharmacoepidemiology and medication safety
Dr Adam Irving (email)
  • Within-trial and modelled economic evaluations
  • Discrete-event simulation
  • Blood and blood products
  • Disorders of the blood
Dr Rachel Knott (email)
  • Reporting heterogeneity in self assessments
  • Economics of natural disasters
  • Economic evaluation
Dr Johannes Kunz (email)
  • Economics of education, healthcare choices, and human capital investments
  • Individuals’ decision making and choice modelling
  • Microeconometrics and applied microeconomics
Dr Maame Esi Woode (email)
  • The economics of infectious diseases
  • Economic evaluations of health interventions
  • Human capital development
  • Parental investments and child development
  • Poverty and human development
  • Development economics (health and education)