I’m a Research Fellow at the Centre for the Business and Economics of Health (CBEH) at The University of Queensland. My expertise analyses the productivity and efficiency of health facilities, with a special focus on public hospitals. I’m passionate about helping health managers, senior leaders and policymakers to utilise their health resources and workforce more efficiently.

My current research aims to improve theoretical and practical methods for analysing productivity and efficiency in health settings. This research helps provide reliable answers to policy-relevant issues, such as the causal impact of health reforms on the performance of hospitals.

Research interests 

Productivity and efficiency analysis in healthcare environments: examining performance and identifying the sources of performance differentials in health facilities.

Applied econometrics and statistics in health settings: applying and further developing advanced statistical and econometric methods to examine key drivers of the performance in health facilities.

Big data and machine learning in health settings: applying machine learning techniques to study the performance of health facilities in the context of big data.

Research impact and partnerships 

My insights and research provide policymakers with an enhanced toolbox to better understand the performance within their health systems and assists to identify potential improvements and necessary reforms.

I have been published in high-quality international journals. I also contributed to a report on the efficient cost of residential aged care for the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, creating direct impact on government decision making on aged care spending. This research was featured on national radio and media outlets, such as The GuardianAustralian Financial Review7 NewsThe Sydney Morning HeraldThe New Daily and ABC Radio National - Rear Vision.