Researcher biography

Professor Luke Connelly is Professor of Health Economics at The University of Queensland. He holds an appointment in the Faculty of Health Sciences and the School of Medicine, is a Professorial Affiliate of the UQ School of Economics and the UQ Centre for Clinical Research (UQCCR), and is a Professorial Fellow (Honorary) at The University of Melbourne. He is the Director of the UQ node of the Australian Centre for Economic Research on Health (ACERH) and is an Associate Director of the Centre of National Research on Disability and Rehabilitation Medicine (CONROD).

Luke holds a PhD in economics from The University of Queensland. Most of his research is in the fields of health economics and insurance economics, although he has also published on the economics of education and other topics in applied microeconomics. He has undertaken a number of advisory roles with government and industry and is currently a member of the Evaluation Sub-Committee of the Medical Services Advisory Committee, which provides advice to the Minister for Health and Ageing on the safety, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of new and extant listings on Australia’s Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS). He is an expert in health care financing and the economic evaluation of health technologies and has given a number of invited international presentations and short courses for industry over the past five years.

Luke will supervise all aspects of the economic work to be undertaken under this CRE and will be a principal supervisor of a postdoctoral researcher in economics and a PhD student. He will also contribute to the supervision of other PhD students on aspects of the work that may include health outcomes measurement and other aspects of economic evaluation.

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Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and Health Care Utilisation

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