Chair in Health Economics, School of Medicine
Director, Centre for Applied Health Economics (CAHE)
Director, Population and Social Health Research Program (PSHRP), Menzies Health Institute Queensland
Paul Scuffham is the Inaugural Professor of Health Economics at Griffith University, Queensland Australia. Since graduating from the University of Otago with a PhD in economics, he has gained wide experience in economic evaluation of medical interventions, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and health services.
His previous posts include Director of the Queensland Evaluation Group (appraising submissions for government subsidy of pharmaceuticals), and senior staff member of the York Health Economics Consortium (University of York, England).
He has worked with a wide range of organisations, including pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies; government departments (including the UK Department of Health, several UK Health Authorities, the Australian Department of Health and Ageing, and PHARMAC in New Zealand), as well as non-government organisations (eg Royal National Institute for the Blind).
Over the last few years he has authored over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, economics discussion papers and commissioned reports. Professor Scuffham is also Director, Centre for Applied Health Economics (CAHE), and was also appointed the Director, Population and Social Health Research Program (PSHRP) a program within the Menzies Health Institute Queensland in 2011.