The Centre for the Business and Economics of Health (CBEH) is Australia’s newest health economics research centre.
It specialises, not only in the economics of health, healthcare and healthcare financing, but all aspects of business and the healthcare sector.
CBEH will build research capacity and position UQ as the market leader in the Asia-Pacific region for health sector applications of cutting edge business methods and practices. It will also build capability in the healthcare sector through the delivery of postgraduate coursework and executive education programs for senior managers and healthcare professionals around change management, evaluation, resource allocation and innovation in the health sector.
“These researchers and educators will lead the nation in the development of healthcare that is both effective and economically sustainable.”
Professor Bruce Abernethy
Executive Dean, HaBS Faculty
CBEH was established as a joint initiative of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences and the Mater Research Institute (UQ) in 2016, with the generous support of the Taylor Family, which has committed funding for the Chair and Director of the Centre.
The vision of the centre, which also received special initiative funding from the Offices of the Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), is to be the market leader on the business and economics of health in Australasia within five to seven years.