Tony leads the Health Economics Research Program at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne, and jointly co-ordinates the University of Melbourne Health Economics Group. He has a PhD in Economics from the University of Aberdeen. He is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. He has been an ARC Future Fellow and NHMRC Principal Research Fellow. Tony holds honorary appointments at the University of Aberdeen and the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, and has held visiting positions at the University of Oslo and Havard University.
Tony’s research interests focus on the behaviour of physicians, health workforce, incentives and performance, primary care, and hospitals. He has consulted and provided advice to the World Bank, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Productivity Commission, Medibank Private, and Commonwealth and State Departments of Health. He leads the Medicine in Australia: Balancing Employment and Life (MABEL) panel survey of 10,000 physicians, and is a Research Lead Investigator on the NHMRC Partnerships Centre on Health System Sustainability.
OTHER KEY ROLES
Melbourne Institute: Program Coordinator
Journal of Health Economics: Associate Editor
Journal of Social Science and Medicine: Advisory Editor
Australian Health Economics Society: President
University of Aberdeen: Honorary Professor
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health: Adjunct Professional Fellow