Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Associate Professor Andrew Searles is the Associate Director of the Health Research Economics Unit of the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI).
Associate Professor Searles has experience as a health economist within industry and academic settings. His research focus is on economic health evaluations and developing a framework to measure research translation and research impact. His research work has contributed to Australian policy, through invited briefings to Federal Parliamentarians.
- Using health economics to evaluate health interventions and technology – economists typically use cost, cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analyses to help identify whether a new intervention or health technology provides value for money.
- Impact analysis – investigating the consequences of investing in translational health and medical research.
- Policy input – providing information relevant to policymakers on the outcomes and cost consequences from new interventions and health technologies.
Role in NCOIS