Menzies Centre for Health Policy

The University of Sydney Menzies Centre for Health Policy

The Menzies Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) is the leading independent scholarly voice on health policy in Australia. It brings together scholars and practitioners with broad expertise in health policy, economics and health services research to produce high-quality analyses of current health policy issues, deliver annual public seminars, education programs and undertake comprehensive research projects. MCHP’s research program addresses four themes that include policies for health futures, serious and continuing illness, equity and governance.


Whitlam, Medibank and health system reform

Associate Professor James Gillespie

5 November 2014: Medicare, Australia's universal health insurance scheme, enjoys strong and widespread support across the Australian community. It remains the longest lasting and most popular legacy of the Whitlam government. Associate Professor James Gillespie joins experts in sharing his thoughts on the legacy of former prime minister Gough Whitlam. Read More

Dr Patrick Harris - NHMRC Funding Success

University of Sydney

17 October 2014: MCHP would like to congratulate Dr Patrick Harris, who has today received welcome news from the NHMRC of the successful outcome for his application for a four year NHMRC Early Career Fellowship "Collaborating to Create Healthy Built Environments: Including Health in a Land Use Planning System". Patrick has had a further NHMRC success today as a Chief Investigator of a successful CRE in Population Health Research titled: Centre of Research Excellence on Social Determinants of Health Equity (CRESDHE): Policy research on the social determinants of health equity which will be led by Professor Fran Baum at the Finders University of South Australia. The Centre is funded at $2.4 million over 5 years.