Australia's first research centre dedicated to

the business and economics of health


The Centre for the Business and Economics of Health (CBEH) applies economics and business thinking to inform decisions for better health outcomes. Through priority-led research and thought leadership, CBEH researchers analyse critical issues and influence improvements across the range of settings in which health is produced.

Our research focus

Effective and efficient healthcare

Evaluating and informing health technologies, procedures and interventions

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Enhanced models of care and prevention

Maximising accessibility, sustainability and equity in service delivery through innovations in healthcare.

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Future-focused health workforces

Planning for better population health outcomes through health workforce capability.

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News and Insights

  • REPORT | A new report by Associate Professor Haitham Tuffaha and Professor Stephen Birch demonstrates the return on investment of rural health research trials using analytical frameworks. 
  • STUDY | Regular exercise can improve brain function and may protect against dementia in middle-aged and older adults, with women benefitting almost twice as much as men, according to University of Queensland research.
  • JOURNAL ARTICLE | New research from Dr Jonas Fooken and his Master's student Link Vo shows that patterns of malnutrition are changing following economic development in Asian economies.


Paul Taylor in the UQ Law Library

Your generous support

Funding for CBEH does not come from grants and research partnerships alone. We are supported by a community that shares our values and seeks to further the research that improves the health and wellbeing of Australians and communities across the globe. CBEH’s establishment and ongoing operation is supported by the generosity of UQ alumnus Paul Taylor and his family who sponsor our Centre Director (the Taylor Family Chair).

If you would like to join us in developing better health outcomes for our communities, please donate to the Centre for the Business and Economics of Health by contacting Tara Turner, Deputy Vice-President, Global and Institutional Philanthropy, Advancement (BEL), at or through the button below.

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