I’m a Senior Research Assistant at The University of Queensland’s Centre for the Business and Economics of Health (CBEH). I am a member of the health technology assessment team at CBEH that evaluates submissions made to the Australian Government to reimburse new medicines and medical devices through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS). These evaluations play a crucial role in assisting the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee in making informed decisions. My research broadly focuses on health technology assessment and its application to inform policy and clinical decision-making. I have a keen interest in estimating the comparative cost-effectiveness of health care interventions, employing both trial-based and modelled approaches.

Research interests

Health technology assessments: use of scientific evidence to assess the quality, safety, efficacy, effectiveness and cost effectiveness of health services.

Economic evaluations: use of evidence-based information, through cost-effectiveness analysis or cost-benefit analysis, to assist and improve decision making of allocating health care resources.

Health Economic modelling techniques: methods to aid and inform healthcare decision-making.

Research impact

My work in evaluating submissions made to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee has contributed to inform reimbursement decisions for new and emerging therapies for Australian patients.

My recent publication provides evidence for policymakers to make informed decisions regarding the introduction of human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines in India’s Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP).


To find out how we can collaborate and bring value to your organisation, I can be contacted via:
 Email - s.arora@uq.edu.au
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