Improving healthcare policy and practice to deliver safe, effective and efficient healthcare solutions.

CAHE is based at the Nathan campus of Griffith University and has strong links to both School of Medicine and Dentistry and Menzies Health Institute Queensland. It has built an international reputation for leading research with real impact and delivering improved quality of life globally. Professor Paul Scuffham led the team from 2008 to mid 2020 before becoming Director of Menzies Health Institute Queensland. Presently, with over 35 staff and HDR students, the Centre is now led by Associate Professor Josh Byrnes. CAHE brings together significant and diverse expertise and experience in areas including evidence-based medicine, biostatistics, health technology assessment, economic evaluation methods, economic modelling and data analytics. Our ongoing commitment to education and training is demonstrated through our contribution to teaching into economics programs at Griffith University, and in providing HDR opportunities within the Centre and collaborating on important real-life projects.

Leadership in health systems development

Our understanding of health systems, the ability to interpret complex data and application of the knowledge gained enables us to take a leadership role in the health system and policy evaluation and intervention, and the science of health economics. We are excited to influence the direction of health system development in our region, as we are in contributing knowledge and skills transfer, to those countries who are embedding health technology assessment into their health systems.

Focus of our research

Discover more about our strategic approaches, innovation and collaboration across our six key focus areas of research: Economic evaluation of healthcare interventions and programs, Measuring consumer preferences for healthcare interventions and services, Valuing health and healthcare, Health technology assessment, Health services research, Biostatistics.

Get in touch

Contact the Centre for Applied Health Economics on (07) 3735 - 9117