Menzies Centre for Health Policy
Health policy research and advisory services
The Menzies Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) is a joint venture between University of Sydney and the The Australian National University. It aims to provide the Australian people with a better understanding of their health system and what it provides for them. The Centre encourages informed debate about how Australians can influence health policy to ensure that it is consistent with their values and priorities and is able to deliver safe, high quality health care that is sustainable in the long term.
MCHP has a wealth of project and research experience in various consumer and industry issues, including health policy and health system reform, epidemiology, management, mapping and strategic planning, health service and professional development, clinical effectiveness, and nutrition policy.
It comprises the Diabetes Unit and the Oxford Health Alliance Asia-Pacific Centre. These collaborations, and the breadth and depth of projects and programs they encompass, require a truly interdisciplinary set of skills and experience. MCHP meet this challenge through their immediate workforce from diverse professional backgrounds, augmented by equally diverse professionals who are affiliated associates.
Research and expertise capability
The Centre has a demonstrated capacity to assist clients with analytic policy advice to support the design and implementation of a wide range of policy options at all levels and across a variety of areas relating to the Australian health environment. This is evidenced by the diverse projects they have been involved in to date, and the diverse skills of their staff.
It employs a wide spectrum of strategies (education, public debate, developing/examining the evidence base) and disciplines (policy analysis, epidemiology, planning, management and industry, macro-and micro-economics, urban design, professional education and development, and clinical disciplines) to inform debate, and develop the best possible health policies for Australia and beyond.
- Professional development and education
- Workshop and seminar hosting
- Strategic planning
- Policy development
- Acting as a non partisan independent convenor
Current and past clients
The Centre collaborates extensively with government and non-government organizations on a range of research and advisory projects.
Principal researchers / consultants
- Professor Stephen Leeder, Co-Director of the Menzies Centre for Health Policy,
- Associate Professor Ruth Colagiuri, Director of The Diabetes Unit.
- Dr. Jim Gillespie, Deputy Director, Menzies Centre for Health Policy.
- Dr. Lesley Russell, Menzies Foundation Fellow, Menzies Centre for Health Policy.