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Expertise Keywords

  • Applied economic modelling
  • Economic analysis techniques
  • Economics - experimental methods
  • Economics of cardiac diseases
  • Economics of vaccines and vaccine preventable diseases
  • Health economics
  • Telehealth economics

Country Affiliations

  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Sri Lanka
  • United Kingdom

Research Publications and Outputs

Recent Publications

Publications: 298 (Other: 298)

Funded Griffith Research

Engagement and Impact

Learning and Teaching

Research by Higher Degree Supervision or Scholarship

Theses Supervised at Griffith

Background

Bio

Paul joined Griffith University in early 2006 as Professor in Health Economics. He has since established the Centre for Applied Health Economics and in Dec 2018 became the Director of the Menzies Health Institute Queensland.

His research interests span a wide range of issues including modelling costs and benefits of health care interventions (especially cardiology, mental health, injury prevention, vaccines and telemedicine); valuation of health outcomes; and priority-setting through consumer engagement in health policy decisions.

He graduated with a PhD in economics from the University of Otago in 1999 and worked as a senior consultant at the York Health Economics Consortium (University of York, England). There he gained valuable experience by working with pharmaceutical and medical device companies, government departments and non-government organisations. He leads several contracts with the Department of Health providing advice on Pharmaceutical Benefits and Medicare.

He has published over 300 articles in peer reviewed journals, economics discussion papers and commissioned reports. In addition to serving on the editorial boards of five journals, he was Associate-Editor of Value in Health (2008-15) and is Associate Editor of Medical Decision Making (2013-) – both are top ranking journals in health services and health policy.
 

Education and Training

  • BA Bachelor of Arts, University of Otago 1991

Academic experience

  • Professor - Health Economics, 2006 - Present
  • Director - Population & Social Health Research Program, Griffith Health Institute, Griffith Unversity 2011 - 2016
  • Assoc Professor - Health Systems, Policy & Practice, 2004 - 2006
  • Senior Consultant / Senior Research Fellow, York Health Economics Consortium, University of York 2000 - 2004
  • NZ Health Research Council Post-doc Fellow, Queensland University of Technology 1999 - 1999
  • NZ Health Research Council Post-doc Fellow, University of Sydney 1998 - 1998

Awards and Honours

  • Fellow, Australian Academy of Health & Medical Science 2016 -
  • Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors 2015 -
  • Distinguished Service Award – Co-Editor, Value in Health, International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 2015
  • Best Research Paper (Stewart S, Carrington MJ, Marwick TH, …, Scuffham PA. Impact of home versus clinic based management of chronic heart failure: the Which Heart failure Intervention is most Cost-effective & consumer friendly in reducing Hospital care (WHICH?) multicentre, randomized trial. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2012 Oct 2;60(14):1239-48., American Heart Association - Cardiovascular Nursing Council 2013

Professional experience

  • Committee member (Past President), ISPOR-AC 2014 - Present
  • Foundation President, International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research - Australian Chapter (ISPOR-AC) 2008 - 2013
  • Senior Staff Member, 2000 - 2004

External service roles

  • Review panel - Vanguard grants, National Heart Foundation 2012 - 2015
  • Assigners Academy, NHMRC 2014
  • Committee member - Lead Advisory Group, Prostate Cancer Survivorship Research Centre, Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia 2013 - Present
  • Expert witness (The funding of Herceptin for Breast Cancer - High Court of New Zealand), PHARMAC (NZ) 2008
  • Member - Grants Advisory Committee, Queensland Emergency Medicine Research Foundation 2009 - 2012

Editorial roles

  • Associate Editor, Medical Decision Making 2013 - Present
  • Co-Editor, Value in Health 2008 - 2015
  • Member - Editorial Board, BMJ Case Reports 2008 - Present
  • Member - Editorial Board, Journal of Medical Economics 2004 - Present
  • Member - Editorial Board, Journal of Clinical Trial Results 2011 - Present
  • Member - Editorial Board, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2013 - 2015
  • Guest Editor, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2013
  • Member - Editorial Board, Medical Decision Making 2010 - 2013
  • Member - Editorial Board, Journal of Drug Assessment 2010 - 2012
  • Associate Editor, BMC Health Services Research 2010 - 2012
  • Member - Editorial Board, Current Medical Research and Opinion 2007 - 2012
  • Member - Editorial Board, Injury Prevention 2007 - 2012
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Government representation roles

  • Committee member (economics expert), Queensland Policy Advisory Committee on new Technology, Queensland Health 2010 - Present
  • Committee member, Clinical Redesign and Innovation Board, Queensland Health 2012 - 2014