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)
  • Relationship between socioeconomic status and health
  • Economic determinants of child development
  • Applied microeconometrics
Professor Andrew Jones (email)
  • Applied econometric methods
  • Health equity
  • Determinants of health
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
  • This includes long run health effects of events early in life
  • Shocks later in life and consequences for health and health
Professor Michael Shields (email)
  • Economic and social determinants of health and wellbeing
  • Economics of child development
  • Applied econometrics
Associate Professor Nicole Black (email)
  • Economics of obesity, physical activity and healthy eating
  • Childhood health and human capital development
  • Outcome measurement of social and public health policies
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 Duncan Mortimer (email)
  • Modelling for economic evaluation
  • Outcomes measurement for economic evaluation
  • Economic evaluation alongside clinical trials
  • Priority setting
  • Quantitative analysis of health policy
Associate Professor Dennis Petrie (email)
  • Health inequalities
  • Health econometrics
  • Economics evaluation (alcohol, smoking and other drugs; disability; cancer)

Dr Daniel Avdic (email)

  • Organisation of health care systems and medical decision-making
  • Environmental determinants of mental health
  • Economic and social consequences of parental leave policies
  • Applied micro-econometrics
Dr Sonja Kassenboemer (email)
  • Socio-emotional development over the life cycle
  • Mental health and economic decision-making
  • Economic insecurity, skills and economic preferences
  • Human capital formation, health and cognitive and non-cognitive skills
  • Inequality and wellbeing
  • Behavioural economics
Dr Rachel Knott (email)
  • Reporting heterogeneity in self assessments
  • Economics of natural disasters
  • Economic evaluation
Dr Claryn Kung (email)
  • Economics of mental health
  • Social capital and wellbeing
  • Cognitive and socio-emotional development
Dr Johannes Kunz (email)
  • Economics of education, healthcare choices, and human capital investments
  • Individuals’ decision making and choice modelling
  • Microeconometrics and applied microeconomics
Adjunct Professor Emily Lancsar (email)
  • Stated preference methods including discrete choice experiments and contingent valuation
  • Discrete choice modelling of revealed and stated preference data
  • Outcomes measurement for economic evaluation
  • Methods to elicit social values in the context of health care priority setting
  • Behavioural economics, nudge and health policy
Adjunct Professor Jan Olsen (email)
  • Measuring health and wellbeing
  • Priority setting in health care
  • The social gradient in health related behavior
Adjunct Associate Professor Paula Lorgelly (email)
  • Application of the capability approach
  • Outcome measures
  • Determinants of health and health expenditure
  • Economic evaluations of complex interventions (including public health)
  • Development health economics (the analysis of health economic issues in developing countries)