Overview

Current Work

Dr Veerman is a Dutch-trained public health physician with passion for healthy physical, economic, social and natural environments.

He has published on a broad range of topics including obesity and other risk factors for chronic disease, philosophy of science, mathematical modelling, genetic screening and the epidemiology of depression. He has a strong profile in epidemiological modelling, burden of disease studies, and the cost-effectiveness of prevention. He gives direction to an expanding program of work in the area of physical activity, diet, and body mass. Part of this work involves collaboration with other research groups across Australia and overseas, and with sectors other than health care; sectors that are key to improving population exposure to many of the major determinants of health.

Dr Veerman is also a highly skilled educator. He leads the ‘Doctor and Health in the Community’ theme in Griffith University’s MD program.
 

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Expertise Keywords

  • Cost effectiveness analysis
  • Obesity
  • Prevention of chronic disease

Research Publications and Outputs

Recent Publications

Publications: 54 (Other: 54)

Funded Griffith Research

Engagement and Impact

Learning and Teaching

Research by Higher Degree Supervision or Scholarship

Supervision Overview

I have advised five PhD students to completion, of which three as primary adviser, and 17 masters students, in public health and health economics.

Current supervision of Higher Degree Research students as principal advisor:
2016- Dr Leopold N. Aminde*, PhD, School of Public Health, The University of Queensland, ‘Assessment of interventions for the control of cardiovascular disease in sub-Saharan Africa’. Recipient of IPRS/UQ Centennial Scholarship and UQ SPH Alan Lopez Award (top-up scholarship).
2014- King Tam*, PhD, School of Public Health, The University of Queensland, ‘Modelling the health impact of built environment interventions’.
2013- Jenny Allen*, PhD, School of Public Health, The University of Queensland, ‘Evaluation of the effect of increasing chronological age on post-operative outcomes and the associated costs of patient management’. Part-time.

Background

Bio

Dr Veerman is Professor of Public Health at Griffith University, School of Medicine, and has academic affiliations as Adjunct Associate Professor with the Sydney School of Medicine, The University of Sydney, and as Honorary Senior Fellow at The University of Queensland School of Public Health. A Dutch-trained public health physician with passion for healthy physical, economic, social and natural environments, he has published on a broad range of topics including obesity and other risk factors for chronic disease, philosophy of science, mathematical modelling, genetic screening and the epidemiology of depression. His PhD at the Erasmus University Rotterdam focused on the role of quantitative predictions of health effects in Health Impact Assessment. Upon moving to Australia in 2007, he expanded the scope of his work to include economics, and now has a strong profile in epidemiological modelling, burden of disease studies, and the cost-effectiveness of prevention.  

Education and Training

  • GCertHigherEd Graduate Certificate In Higher Education, The University of Queensland 2015 - 2016
  • PhD Doctor of Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam 2002 - 2007
  • MPH Master Of Public Health, Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences 2002 - 2004
  • MD Doctor of Medicine, Free University Amsterdam 1991 - 1999

Academic experience

  • Professor of Public Health, School of Medicine, Griffith University 2018 -
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney 2017 -
  • Honorary Senior Fellow, The University of Queensland, School of Public Health 2017 -
  • Senior Health Economist, Cancer Council NSW, Sydney 2017 - 2017
  • Senior Lecturer, The University of Queensland, School of Population Health 2014 - 2017
  • Senior Research Fellow, The University of Queensland, School of Population Health 2011 - 2014
  • Research Fellow, The University of Queensland, School of Population Health 2007 - 2011
  • Researcher, Erasmus MC Rotterdam, Department of Public Health 2002 - 2007

Professional experience

  • First-line forensic doctor (part-time), Municipal Health Service Leiden, The Netherlands 2003 - 2007
  • Public health physician, Centre for asylum-seekers, The Netherlands 1999 - 2002

Editorial roles

  • Associate Editor, BMC Public Health 2011 - 2014
  • Project Grant Panel member, NHMRC 2014 - 2015
  • Peer-reviewer, Many journals - see https://publons.com/author/556595/lennert-veerman#profile 2003 -

Professional memberships

  • AHES Member, Australian Health Economics Society 2017 -
  • iHEA Member, International Health Economics Association 2009 -
  • ANZOS Member, Australia & New Zealand Obesity Society 2012 -
  • PHAA Member, Public Health Association Australia 2013 -