Professor Shaun Larkin

Professor, Health Policy and Financing


Biographical details

Dr Shaun Larkin joined the Menzies Centre for Health Policy and School of Public Health at the University of Sydney as Professor in Health Policy and Financing in February, 2018.

This is a part-time appointment and will initially work to help establish a Business of Health unit of study to commence in the second half of 2018.

Previous to taking up this role Shaun worked at The Hospitals Contribution Fund of Australia (HCF). Joining HCF in 1997, he worked as a General Manager in a number of executive roles (Strategic Development; Benefits Management; Corporate Ventures; and Operations). In 2010 he was appointed Managing Director and for seven years led an organisation with health care responsibilities for more than 1.5 million Australians and revenues in excess of $2.5 billion.

Upon its establishment in 2000, Shaun also guided the development of the HCF Foundation's research funding program that saw over $16 million invested in more than 50 projects spread across Australia for the benefit of the wider Australian community.

After 20 years of service Shaun left HCF and began working with a number of start-ups in the health space. He also continues to serve on the Board of the Australian Commission of Safety and Quality in Health Care.

Prior to joining HCF, Shaun was based in Singapore for four years where he led the establishment of a chain of ambulatory medical centres throughout Asia and the CIS. Before this he worked for eight years as an executive for a large private hospital operator in Australia and the United States.

An alumnus of Harvard Business School (HBS), his academic qualifications include a HlthScD, MHSc, MBA and BHA.

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