Associate Professor Penny Reeves

Newcastle, NSW, Australia


Associate Professor Penny Reeves completed a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) at the University of Newcastle, followed by a Graduate Diploma in Health Economics from the University of Tromso, Norway. After completion, Penny worked as a research officer at the Hunter Centre for Health Advancement before moving into a policy oriented role in the Health Improvement Branch at NSW Health. In 2000 she relocated to London and continued working in health policy as part of the UK Government’s Economic Service. Between 2002 and 2010 Penny worked as a senior health economist for private consultancies in the UK and Australia. Before joining the HRE team at the Hunetr Medical Research Institute (HMRI) in 2014, Penny worked as a senior health economist at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd, Sydney, where she was engaged in developing economic submissions to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee.


Research Interest

Penny has undertaken many economic evaluations across a broad spectrum of health and medical research areas. Most notably, Penny led the novel economic evaluation assessing the costs and benefits of a collaborative model of care targeting marginalised people with chronic mental health issues.

In addition to economic evaluations, Penny advises local health district administrators and researcher on issues related to health technology assessment and is involved with developing research in the area of measuring and promoting research translation and impact.

Role in NCOIS

Research lead for Stream 4

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