Research areas:
  • Health economics
  • Economic modelling
  • Economic evaluation
University of Melbourne, KPMG

Dr Chris Schilling

PhD, MSc, BEng (Hons)/BCom(Hons)

Dr Chris Schilling is an academic and consultant health economist who works across the OPUS CRE to provide health economics, economic evaluation and economic modelling support. His research priorities include improving the cost-effectiveness of surgery, understanding the economics of trials, and reducing low-value care in the treatment of osteoarthritis. Chris is involved in teaching both ‘Health Economics’ and ‘Economic Evaluation’, and supervision of PhD and Master students. In consultancy (KPMG), Chris leads a team of health economists providing economic evaluation and modelling to a range of government and industry clients. His work has influenced key public policy debates around obesity, mental health, low-value care and e-cigarettes.

Research publications

Schilling, C., Keating, C., Barker, A., Wilson, S.F. and Petrie, D., 2018. Predictors of inpatient rehabilitation after total knee replacement: an analysis of private hospital claims data. Medical Journal of Australia209(5), pp.222-227.

Schilling, C., Petrie, D., Dowsey, M.M., Choong, P.F. and Clarke, P., 2017. The Impact of Regression to the Mean on Economic Evaluation in Quasi‐Experimental Pre–Post Studies: The Example of Total Knee Replacement Using Data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Health economics26(12), pp.e35-e51. 

Schilling, C.G., Dowsey, M.M., Petrie, D.J., Clarke, P.M. and Choong, P.F., 2017. Predicting the long-term gains in health-related quality of life after total knee arthroplasty. The Journal of arthroplasty32(2), pp.395-401. 

Schilling, C., Dowsey, M.M., Clarke, P.M. and Choong, P.F., 2016. Using patient-reported outcomes for economic evaluation: getting the timing right. Value in Health19(8), pp.945-950. 


Excellence in Doctoral Research, University of Melbourne, 2018

Postgraduate scholarship, National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) 2015-2017

Best Paper, Australian Health Economics Society Doctoral Workshop 2015

Best Sessional Presentation, University of Melbourne School of Population and Global Health PhD Workshop 2015


KPMG Economics: Associate Director