Prof Doran holds a B Eco (Hons) and a PhD in Health Economics (conferred 1999). Prof Doran currently holds a joint appointment with the Hunter Medical Research Institute, the University of Newcastle and the Hunter Valley Research Foundation. This appointment involves working with researcher, clinicians and policy makers in building capacity in the knowledge and use of health economics. Prior to relocating to Newcastle, Professor Doran was the lead Health Economist and Assistant Director at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales. Over the period September 2003 - January 2008, Professor Doran worked in the Centre for Burden of Disease and Cost-Effectiveness, University of Queensland (UQ). At UQ, he had a joint appointment with the School of Economics led by Professor John Foster and the School of Population Health led by Professor Alan Lopez. Prof Doran is one of Australia’s leading health economists and is an international expert in the area of priority setting. Prof Doran has been a chief investigator on 31 competitive grants worth over $25 million, has 70 publications, supervised 20 post graduate students and has developed, coordinated and lectured in a range of health economics courses.