Emerging Health Policy Research Conference

Registrations Now Open

Thursday, 27 July 2017
8.30 am - 6.30 pm
Charles Perkins Centre Research and Education Hub
Building D17, Johns Hopkins Drive, The University of Sydney

The Menzies Centre for Health Policy is delighted to invite you to register for its annual Emerging Health Policy Research Conference, to be held at the University of Sydney on Thursday, 27 July 2017.

The conference will showcase emerging health policy research of higher degree research students, academic researchers, and health policy professionals.

Participation in the Emerging Health Policy Research Conference provides an opportunity to:

  • discuss health policy responses to current local, national and global health challenges;
  • present in progress health policy research to a wide audience of students, academics and practitioners; and
  • discuss new ideas and identify opportunities for collaboration across disciplinary boundaries
Keynote Presentation

Adjunct Associate Professor Anne-marie Boxall, Director of Long-Term Health Reform at the Commonwealth Department of Health will deliver the keynote presentation.

Reforming health policy – why researchers need to get in the game

Major health policy reforms are rare. Because there are so many political and institutional barriers to reform, even the most committed and tenacious policy advocates often find it hard to succeed.

In this keynote address, Adjunct Associate Professor Anne-marie Boxall will draw on her experience working across the research and policymaking worlds and remind researchers of the vital role they play ensuring that governments develop, adopt and implement evidence-based policies. She will argue that one of the most important elements of knowledge exchange for health policy researchers is becoming an active participant in the policy-making process. There are many ways of doing this, but they should include:

  • establishing and maintaining relationships with policymakers – bureaucrats and politicians
  • developing not just an understanding of the policymaking world, but a respect for it, and
  • being adaptable enough to engage risk-averse bureaucracies and governments that are fond of ‘announcables’.
Adjunct Associate Professor Anne-marie Boxall

Adjunct Associate Professor Anne-marie Boxall is the Director of Long-Term Health Reform at the Commonwealth Department of Health. Previously, Anne-marie has worked at the Commonwealth Treasury and National Health Reform Commission, and as a researcher at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Library. She started her career as a physiotherapist where she worked in the public and private hospital systems, and in post-acute care.

Anne-marie is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Sydney and Honorary Principal Fellow at the University of Wollongong. She has published widely on Australian health policy issues, including a book, with MCHP Deputy Director, Associate Professor James Gillespie, titled 'Making Medicare: the politics of universal health care'.

Conference Program

A copy of the draft program is available here: EHPR 2017 Draft Program

Sessions include: Value in Healthcare; Public Policy & Health; Health Workforce; Data Informing Policy; Policy Analysis & Translation; Obesity Prevention; Health Policy & Ageing; Health Equity; and Food Policy.

The keynote presentation will commence at 8.30 am.

The day will conclude with a cocktail reception from 5.15 pm.

Co-op Best Presentation Prize Prize

A prize will be awarded to the best presentation. The Co-op will generously provide a $100 voucher to the winner.

Registration & Payment

Registration Fees:

Students: $121 (inc GST)
Non-students: $165 (inc GST)

Price includes full catering for the day.

Registration and Payment can be made using the following link: Registration and Payment