Health Economics within the Sydney School of Public Health

There are several health economists who are located in the Sydney School of Public Health at the University of Sydney.

The aim of this site is to summarise health economic activities undertaken within the School, as well as providing a repository for health economics material and information.

Please browse the site using the tabs above and feel free to directly contact any of the health economists listed if you are interested in obtaining health economic advice or input into your projects.

Health Economists at Sydney School of Public Health are running a professional development course in health economics, which introduces the theory and practice of cost-effectiveness analysis. For more information click here.

Upcoming Event: Economics, Modelling and Diabetes: The Mt Hood Five Challenge

A Two day conference focused on health economic modelling of diabetes and its complications

Overview: This conference focuses on economic aspects of diabetes and its complications. A major focal point of the conference will be a comparison of health economic diabetes models both in terms of their structure and performance.

A particular theme of this challenge will be how health economic simulation models can deal with uncertainty lead by Professor Andrew Briggs, University of Glasgow. The conference will also have open sessions on all aspects of the health economics of diabetes.

As per previous Mount Hood Challenges, the emphasis will be on comparing model projections to real world or clinical trial outcomes, and explanation and discussion of potential differences between models. Potential participants in this aspect of the conference will be contacted by the Steering Committee by May 2010.

Abstract submissions are invited on the following themes:
(1) Modelling diabetes disease progression and its complications
(2) Effect of diabetes on society, its impact on life and work
(3) Economic approaches to measuring quality of life
(4) Quantifying the cost of diabetes
(5) Methodological aspects of diabetes modelling

Conference Details:

Location: Clinical Research Centre, University of Lund, Malmo Sweden.

Date: 18 and 19 September 2010


Early-bird Registration Fee (Prior to 1 July 2010)
$US600 (4300 Swedish Krona) Industry
$US300 (2150 Swedish Krona ) Public sector / Academia

Registration Fee (After 1 July 2010)
$US700 (5020 Swedish Krona) Industry
$US400 (2868 Swedish Krona) Public Sector / Academia

Swedish State Authorities Prices (VAT exempt)
Early-bird Registration Fee (before 01/07/2010): 1720 kr
Registration Fee (after 01/07/2010): 2294 kr

Abstracts: Will be accepted from mid-April (via a webline from this website). Deadline for abstracts will be 7th June 2010. All those submitting abstracts will be notified whether it has been accepted for presentation prior to early registration deadline.

Abstract submission: Click here

Registration information: Click here

If you would like to be notified registration opens and for further information regarding abstract submission procedures please email:

Bursaries: A limited number of bursaries are available for early career health economic researchers. Please email for further details.

Recent News

Australian Health Economics Society Conference, Sydney 2010

The Health Economics Collaboration, is proudly hosting the Australian Health Economics Society (AHES) conference in Sydney on Thursday, September 30th and Friday October 1st, 2010. Correspondence can be directed to the co-convenor - Marian Shanahan

Toward a Global Perspective on the Economics of Treating and Preventing Diabetes, 15 October 2009

A/Prof Philip Clarke and Dr Alison Hayes presented at a workshop at Harvard University
Toward a Global Perspective on the Economics of Treating and Preventing Diabetes. The workshop was jointly organised by A/Prof Philip Clarke and A/Prof Joshua Salomon from Harvard University. The primary aim of workshop is to gain an understanding the potential economic and human burden of diabetes in low and middle income countries and to evaluate potential strategies for prevention and treatment.

Economics of Prevention Workshop, 13 March 2009

Economists in the Sydney School of Public Health as part of the Health Economics Collaboration, hosted a workshop on the Economics of Prevention: Developing a Framework for Policy Analysis in the light of the increasing focus of the Australian Government on Preventative Health. The primary purpose of the workshop was to discuss an economic framework to decide on the best way of allocating more resources to prevention and promotion.

It was attended by over 100 delegates from industry, academia, non-government organisations and various departments of government from Australia and New Zealand.

To view the presentations made at the workshop click here

The Health Economics Collaboration

Economists from the Sydney School of Public Health participate in the Health Economics Collaboration (HEC) a network of economists based at Universities within NSW. HEC currently includes economists from the Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, the George Institute for International Health and the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of NSW. HEC hosts seminars and runs workshops and short courses to foster the exchange of ideas between Health Economists and increase awareness about the field of Health Economics.