Dr Beverley Essue

NHMRC Sidney Sax Research Fellow
Menzies Centre for Health Policy
School of Public Health

Telephone +61 2 9993 4562

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Biographical details

Beverley Essue is a Research Fellow at the Menzies Centre for Health Policy and an Honorary Research Fellow at the George Institute for Global Health. She is currently the recipient of a NHMRC Sydney Sax Early Career Research Fellowship. She has a Master of Public Health degree and PhD (Health Economics and Health Policy) from the University of Sydney.

She is a health systems researcher. Her research investigates economic and social outcomes of populations affected by chronic illness with a focus on those marginalised by socio-economic disadvantage. She has expertise in developing and applying metrics to analyse the household economic impact of chronic illness and identifying the supports that are required within health and social welfare systems to live and manage well with illness. She also has expertise in the following areas: the development, conduct and management of observational studies of household economic impact analysis; the analysis of patient-level economic hardship and out-of-pocket cost data and the conduct of policy analysis research using qualitative and mixed-methods approaches.

Research interests

- Health economics

- Health policy

- Equity research

- Health systems research

- Health services research

- Chronic illness management

- Global Health

International links

Canada

(McMaster University) NHMRC Sidney Sax Research Fellowship

Vietnam

(Fred Hollows Foundation, Vietnam) Investigating the economic and psychological impact of cataract surgery in Vietnam: The VISIONARY Study

Selected grants

2014

  • Towards a broader economic and social perspective on chronic disease evaluation; Essue B; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Early Career Fellowships (ECF).

2013

  • Living with acute coronary syndrome: The patient journey, family economic burden and 12-month outcomes after hospitalization in NSW; Redfern J, Turnbull F, Brieger D, Chew D, French J, Briffa T, Jorm L, Jan S, Essue B, Billot L; Heart Foundation of Australia/NSW Cardiovascular Research Network (CVRN) Research Development Project Grant.

2012

  • Heart Foundation- Travel Grant - April 2012; Essue B; Heart Foundation of Australia/Travel Grants.

Selected publications & creative works

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Journals

  • Mirzaei, M., Aspin, C., Essue, B., Jeon, Y., Dugdale, P., Usherwood, T., Leeder, S. (2013). A patient-centred approach to health service delivery: improving health outcomes for people with chronic illness. BMC Health Services Research, 13, 1-11. [More Information]
  • Jan, S., Essue, B., Glozier, N., Lindley, R., Li, Q., Hackett, M. (2013). Are rehabilitation services following stroke accessed equitably in Australia?: findings from the psychosocial outcomes in stroke (POISE) cohort study. BMC Public Health, 13(1), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Essue, B., Wong, G., Chapman, J., Li, Q., Jan, S. (2013). How are patients managing with the costs of care for chronic kidney disease in Australia? A cross-sectional study. BMC Nephrology, 14(1), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Plant, N., Mallitt, K., Kelly, P., Usherwood, T., Gillespie, J., Boyages, S., Jan, S., McNab, J., Essue, B., Gradidge, K., Aspin, C., Leeder, S., et al (2013). Implementation and effectiveness of 'care navigation', coordinated management for people with complex chronic illness: rationale and methods of a randomised controlled. BMC Health Services Research, 13(1), 1-6. [More Information]
  • McRae, I., Yen, L., Jeon, Y., Herath, P., Essue, B. (2013). Multimorbidity is associated with higher out-of-pocket spending: a study of older Australians with multiple chronic conditions. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 19(2), 144-149. [More Information]
  • Essue, B., Hackett, M., Li, Q., Glozier, N., Lindley, R., Jan, S. (2012). How Are Household Economic Circumstances Affected After a Stroke?: The Psychosocial Outcomes In StrokE (POISE) Study. Stroke, 43(11), 3110-3113. [More Information]
  • Essue, B., Jan, S., Hackett, M., Bleasel, A., Ireland, C., Berkovic, S., Anderson, C. (2011). Action to improve awareness, participation, care and support for people with epilepsy. Medical Journal of Australia, 194(1), 7-9. [More Information]
  • Essue, B., Hackett, M., Mueller, A., Thi Hanh Duc, N., Tan Phuc, H., Jan, S. (2011). inVestIgating the pSychologIcal and ecONomic impAct of cataRact surgerY in Vietnam: The VISIONARY observational study protocol. BMC Ophthalmology, 11(1), 25-1-25-7. [More Information]
  • Yen, L., McRae, I., Jeon, Y., Essue, B., Herath, P. (2011). The impact of chronic illness on workforce participation and the need for assistance with household tasks and personal care by older Australians. Health and Social Care in the Community, 19(5), 485-494. [More Information]
  • Essue, B., Kelly, P., Roberts, M., Leeder, S., Jan, S. (2011). We can’t afford my chronic illness! The out-of pocket burden associated with managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in western Sydney, Australia. Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, 16(44), 226-231. [More Information]
  • Jeon, Y., Jowsey, T., Yen, L., Glasgow, N., Essue, B., Kljakovic, M., Pearce-Brown, C., Mirzaei, M., Usherwood, T., Jan, S., Aspin, C., et al (2010). Achieving a balanced life in the face of chronic illness. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 16(1), 66-74. [More Information]
  • Essue, B., Jowsey, T., Jeon, Y., Mirzaei, M., Pearce-Brown, C., Aspin, C., Usherwood, T. (2010). Informal care and the self-management partnership: implications for Australian health policy and practice. Australian Health Review, 34(4), 414-422. [More Information]
  • Jeon, Y., Essue, B., Jan, S., Wells, R., Whitworth, J. (2009). Economic hardship associated with managing chronic illness: a qualitative inquiry. BMC Health Services Research, 9, 182-1-182-11.
  • Zlotnik Shaul, R., Reid, L., Essue, B., Gibson, J., Marzinotto, V., Daneman, D. (2005). Dissemination to research subjects: operationalizing investigator accountability. Accountability in Research: policies and quality assurance, 12(1), 1-16. [More Information]

Research Reports

  • Beaton, A., Essue, B., Hull, C., Gillespie, J. (2011). 'Travelling alongside'patients', carers' and health care professionals' experiences of the Calvary Health Care Bethlehem model of specialist palliative care, (pp. i - 72). Sydney, Australia: The University of Sydney.

2013

  • Mirzaei, M., Aspin, C., Essue, B., Jeon, Y., Dugdale, P., Usherwood, T., Leeder, S. (2013). A patient-centred approach to health service delivery: improving health outcomes for people with chronic illness. BMC Health Services Research, 13, 1-11. [More Information]
  • Jan, S., Essue, B., Glozier, N., Lindley, R., Li, Q., Hackett, M. (2013). Are rehabilitation services following stroke accessed equitably in Australia?: findings from the psychosocial outcomes in stroke (POISE) cohort study. BMC Public Health, 13(1), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Essue, B., Wong, G., Chapman, J., Li, Q., Jan, S. (2013). How are patients managing with the costs of care for chronic kidney disease in Australia? A cross-sectional study. BMC Nephrology, 14(1), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Plant, N., Mallitt, K., Kelly, P., Usherwood, T., Gillespie, J., Boyages, S., Jan, S., McNab, J., Essue, B., Gradidge, K., Aspin, C., Leeder, S., et al (2013). Implementation and effectiveness of 'care navigation', coordinated management for people with complex chronic illness: rationale and methods of a randomised controlled. BMC Health Services Research, 13(1), 1-6. [More Information]
  • McRae, I., Yen, L., Jeon, Y., Herath, P., Essue, B. (2013). Multimorbidity is associated with higher out-of-pocket spending: a study of older Australians with multiple chronic conditions. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 19(2), 144-149. [More Information]

2012

  • Essue, B., Hackett, M., Li, Q., Glozier, N., Lindley, R., Jan, S. (2012). How Are Household Economic Circumstances Affected After a Stroke?: The Psychosocial Outcomes In StrokE (POISE) Study. Stroke, 43(11), 3110-3113. [More Information]

2011

  • Beaton, A., Essue, B., Hull, C., Gillespie, J. (2011). 'Travelling alongside'patients', carers' and health care professionals' experiences of the Calvary Health Care Bethlehem model of specialist palliative care, (pp. i - 72). Sydney, Australia: The University of Sydney.
  • Essue, B., Jan, S., Hackett, M., Bleasel, A., Ireland, C., Berkovic, S., Anderson, C. (2011). Action to improve awareness, participation, care and support for people with epilepsy. Medical Journal of Australia, 194(1), 7-9. [More Information]
  • Essue, B., Hackett, M., Mueller, A., Thi Hanh Duc, N., Tan Phuc, H., Jan, S. (2011). inVestIgating the pSychologIcal and ecONomic impAct of cataRact surgerY in Vietnam: The VISIONARY observational study protocol. BMC Ophthalmology, 11(1), 25-1-25-7. [More Information]
  • Yen, L., McRae, I., Jeon, Y., Essue, B., Herath, P. (2011). The impact of chronic illness on workforce participation and the need for assistance with household tasks and personal care by older Australians. Health and Social Care in the Community, 19(5), 485-494. [More Information]
  • Essue, B., Kelly, P., Roberts, M., Leeder, S., Jan, S. (2011). We can’t afford my chronic illness! The out-of pocket burden associated with managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in western Sydney, Australia. Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, 16(44), 226-231. [More Information]

2010

  • Jeon, Y., Jowsey, T., Yen, L., Glasgow, N., Essue, B., Kljakovic, M., Pearce-Brown, C., Mirzaei, M., Usherwood, T., Jan, S., Aspin, C., et al (2010). Achieving a balanced life in the face of chronic illness. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 16(1), 66-74. [More Information]
  • Essue, B., Jowsey, T., Jeon, Y., Mirzaei, M., Pearce-Brown, C., Aspin, C., Usherwood, T. (2010). Informal care and the self-management partnership: implications for Australian health policy and practice. Australian Health Review, 34(4), 414-422. [More Information]

2009

  • Jeon, Y., Essue, B., Jan, S., Wells, R., Whitworth, J. (2009). Economic hardship associated with managing chronic illness: a qualitative inquiry. BMC Health Services Research, 9, 182-1-182-11.

2005

  • Zlotnik Shaul, R., Reid, L., Essue, B., Gibson, J., Marzinotto, V., Daneman, D. (2005). Dissemination to research subjects: operationalizing investigator accountability. Accountability in Research: policies and quality assurance, 12(1), 1-16. [More Information]

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