Laura Wall has worked at the University of Newcastle since 2015 as a casual academic and research assistant within Psychology and now in 2019 as a post-doctoral research fellow within health economics.
Her research uses and develops techniques from cognitive, mathematical and computational psychology as well as health economics to improve measurement of cognition, decision making and preferences. Her thesis (awaiting examiners reports) explores cognitive deficits in people with schizophrenia through the linear ballistic accumulator (LBA) model of decision making. She has also collaborated on a number of projects examining consumer preferences in oncology care through discrete choice experiments (DCE) and is currently working with a variety of health researchers examining patient preferences for different health services and research environments.
She is interested in more closely marrying the fields of psychology and health economics to establish optimal measurement of patient and consumer preferences to provide more value based healthcare.