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Professor of Health Economics, Monash University

My goal is to influence health policy using high quality research. I am a Professor in the Centre for Health Economics, Monash Business School. Previously, I led health economics research at the Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne. I am an elected Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, immediate Past President of the Australian Health Economics Society, and was a Board Director of the International Health Economics Association. I have been an ARC Future Fellow and NHMRC Principal Research Fellow. My research interests focus on the behaviour of physicians, health workforce, incentives and performance, primary care, and hospitals. I have has undertaken work for the World Bank, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, and the Commonwealth and State Departments of Health. I lead the "Medicine in Australia: Balancing Employment and Life (MABEL)" longitudinal survey of 10,000 doctors and am Research Lead investigator of the NHMRC Partnerships Centre for Health System Sustainability.


  • –present
    Professional Fellow and ARC Future Fellow, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social research


  • 2000 
    University of Aberdeen, PhD Economics