Nicholas Graves is developing Health Services Research in Queensland with nationally competitive grants and by engaging with health services professionals. He works jointly between QUT and Queensland Health. His applied research brings economics to the study of health-care acquired infection, screening for chronic and infectious diseases and interventions that change health related behaviours.
His methodology interests are modelling skewed data, especially length of stay in hospital and factors associated with long stays; how decision makers value health care costs and weight economic evidence, and the impact of different perspectives on decision making. He is also interested in quantifying the role of randomness and cost in allocating research funding. Bayesian methods are a good fit for much of this activity. He manages a research team and supervises PhD students.