Dr Anthony Newall is an Associate Professor in Health Economics at The School of Public Health and Community Medicine (SPHCM), UNSW Australia. He completed his Masters of Public Health (Hons) and PhD at the University of Sydney on the cost-effectiveness (economic evaluation) of vaccination.
His main research area is the economic evaluation of infectious disease prevention strategies, as well as the mathematical modelling and statistical analyses that inform these evaluations. He has over 60 peer-reviewed publications on a range of vaccine preventable diseases, including the epidemiology and cost-effectiveness of prevention strategies for influenza (seasonal and pandemic), pneumococcal disease, rotavirus, and human papillomavirus.
He has been appointed to the World Health Organization (WHO) Roster of Experts in the area of Health Economics by the Director-General of the WHO. He is also an Honorary Fellow at the Australian National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS) and has been a Visiting Scholar at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH).
He has received several awards for his research, including the Bernie J. O’Brien award from the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), the prestigious Aileen Plant Memorial Prize, the Dean’s Rising Star Award from the Faculty of Medicine, UNSW. He was also awarded the Young Investigator of the Year in 2008 and 2010 by his School at UNSW based on evidence of significant research impact in public health.
Potential future PhD students interested in mathematical modelling, health economics, cost-effectiveness analysis, economic evaluation, statistical or epidemiological projects should contact via email. The PhD projects available require strong quantitative skills but other types of projects may be available for potential ILP or Masters students.