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Research Thesis Topic

Health Economics

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Health Economics


The key focus of this project is to investigate issues of resource allocation and scarcity in setting priorities to meet the growing metropolitan-rural inequality in health outcomes. This important research will focus on the measurement of health status and the demand for and/or supply of health care services and the costs and benefits of prevention and treatment of non-communicable diseases in rural communities.

The research can employ quantitative and/or qualitative methods using both primary and secondary sources of data and information. The thesis can be written in either traditional format or in PhD by publication.

The following is a list of indicative, but not exhaustive, broad topic areas on which PhD research proposals are invited:
* Issues of cost and benefit of non-communicable diseases
* Estimating burden of diseases
* Rural health and wellbeing, and demographic differentials
* Economic evaluation of healthcare interventions and programs
* Socio-economic determinants of health status
* Economics of telehealth
* Cost-effectiveness of rural health interventions
* Public policy relating to health insurance, health financing and health status.

Principal Supervisor

Associate Supervisors

Research Affiliations
  • Australian Centre for Sustainable Business and Development
  • Institute for Resilient Regions
  • School of Commerce

Field of Research
  • Applied Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Economic Theory
  • Public Health and Health Services

Available Academic Programs
  • Doctor of Philosophy (DPHD)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (DPHD)
  • Master of Research (MRES)

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Application Close Date

USQ Scholarship Applications

Pre-approved for Ethics
Not Applicable

Admission Requirements

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