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Kees van Gool is a health economist and has extensive experience in international, national and regional health policy research. He is an executive director at the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA). In addition to this role, he leads the Centre of Research Excellence on Value-Based Payments in Cancer Care based at UTS. Kees has quantitative skills in micro-economic modelling and has established a track record in using linked data. In 2011 he completed his PhD at the University of Technology Sydney, looking at the out-of-pocket costs faced by patients under Australia’s Medicare system. Kees has previously worked at the Department of Health, NSW Health and the OECD where he led a project on international health system performance and policy analysis on cardiovascular disease care and outcomes.


  • 2014–present
    Associate professor, CHERE, UTS
  • 2012–2014
    Health Economist, OECD
  • 2010–2014
    Senior lecturer, CHERE, UTS
  • 2004–2010
    Senior Research Officer, CHERE, UTS
  • 2002–2004
    Policy analyst, OECD


  • 2011 
    UTS, PhD
  • 1997 
    University of Sydney, Masters of Economics
  • 1994 
    Australian National University, Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993 
    Australian National University, Bachelor of Economics

Research Areas

  • Health Economics (140208)
  • Health Policy (160508)