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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 part of a leading team working on the financing and economics of primary care. Kees has previously contributed to and managed a variety of projects including work conducted for the Commonwealth Department of Health, MBF and the Australian Senate. He was a lead investigator in two independent reviews of the Extended Medicare Safety Net conducted for the Australian Government. He is currently a chief investigator at the Centre for Research Excellence on the Financing and Economics of Primary Care (REFinE), funded by the Australian Primary Health Care Institute (APHCRI) . He has worked extensively on cancer care, screening, cystic fibrosis and policy evaluation. He 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)