The Health Research Economics (HRE) group has been established to: foster the integration of economic principles and techniques into health research; build regional capacity and expertise in health research economics; and conduct original research of relevance to the field of health economics.

The HRE team aims to be an internationally respected centre in health economics that promotes efficient, equitable and affordable health care by focusing on translational research.

The HMRI HRE Unit offers all medical researchers and PhD students free initial consultations to discuss your grant proposal.

Skills available to researchers

  • Applying economic principles to the evaluation of health research and health services.
  • Advice, design and implementation of a range of economic evaluations.
  • These evaluations include cost studies, cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit modelling.
  • The Economics groups can also advise on techniques to measure research impact, including the use of HMRI’s Framework to Assess the Impact from Translational health research (FAIT).
  • The Economics group can assist with funding applications to the Commonwealth Government’s Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). Specifically, the economists can complete the economic model required by all CRC applications, known as the Impact Tool.
  • Estimation of budget line items for economic support in your grant application.

Health Research Economics (HRE)

Michelle Gillam - HMRI

Michelle Gillam

Business Administration Manager
Simon Deeming

Simon Deeming

Health Research Economist
Kim Edmunds

Kim Edmunds

Health Research Economist
Rod Ling

Rod Ling

Health Research Economist
Shanthi Ramanathan

Shanthi Ramanathan

Post Doctorate Fellow - Health Research Economics
Andrew Searles

Andrew Searles

Associate Director - Health Research Economics
Penny Reeves

Penny Reeves

Health Research Economist
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