Welcome to our first newsletter for 2023. I would like to acknowledge the Wadawurrung and Wurundjeri peoples of the Kulin nation and the Gunditjmara people, who are the traditional custodians of the lands and waters on which Deakin University is located. I pay my respect to their Elders past and present and thank them for their care of the land.

The Deakin Health Economics team have been busy with the start of the teaching year and preparing of grants (these things never stop!), but not too busy to head down to Geelong for the Deakin graduation ceremony. It was fantastic to be able to join graduates and their families in celebrating their achievements. A big shout out to DHE staff members Dr. Jaithri Ananthapavan and Dr. Marufa Sultana who received their doctorates, very well deserved.

At Deakin, we are passionate about advancing the health and wellbeing of our communities through research, teaching and knowledge translation. I am pleased to introduce our newsletter as a platform to share knowledge and connect our community of health economists, health professionals, and policy makers. This newsletter features news and insights from our researchers, interviews with health economists, and updates on the latest developments in this field. I invite you to join the conversation and exchange ideas about health economics. We are eager to hear from our readers, so please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or suggestions. Thank you for being part of our community and supporting our work.


Professor Suzanne RobinsonDirector, Deakin Health Economics