Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy, UK
PhD (Economics) , ANU, Canberra
MPhil (Economics), IGIDR, Mumbai, India
MA (Economics), University of Rajasthan, India
BSc (Physics, Chemistry, Maths), Maharaja's College, Jaipur, India
I am Associate Professor and Program Director of Masters in Health Leadership and Management (MHLM) at School of Population Health. Previously I worked at Centre for Health Economics, Monash University. I obtained PhD in Economics from the Australian National University, Canberra. My research is mainly focussed on answering policy questions regarding:
My research involves rigorous applied methods using large and complex datasets. I am currently CI and lead health economist on one NH&MRC Ideas Grant, three NHMRC Partnership Grants, one NSW Health COVID19 research grant and have been lead CI on one ARC Discovery grant in the past. I have also worked on several consultancy based research contracts including for OECD and WHO.
I have supervised five PhD students to completion (three as main supervisor) and currently supervising four PhD students as primary supervisor.
I am part of the Health Leadership and Management Group at the school and convene one core unit of MHLM (size ~ 320) and one elective unit (size ~ 50) on introductory and advanced health economics respectively. I am also a Senior Fellow of Advance HE (formerly Higher Education Academy), UK.
Personal Webpage: https://sites.google.com/site/anuragunsw/
CIC: NH&MRC Ideas Grant # GNT2013323 "Hospital trajectories for 15 million Australians” (2022-2025). Total Amount: $655,934
CI and Health Economics lead: NH&MRC Partnership Grant # GNT2006240 "Developing a model of Preventative Healthcare for People with Intellectual Disability" (2021-2026). Total Amount: $1,244,755
CI and Health Economics lead: NH&MRC Partnership Grant # GNT1196912 "Community Health workers Extending Care in the Community" (2020-2025). Total Amount: $1,004,341
CI and Health Economics lead: NH&MRC Partnership Grant # GNT1192469 "Unifying and quality assuring disparate health silos with a common data model." (2020-2023). Total Amount: $735,795
Primary Chief-Investigator (CI A) from 2012-2014: Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project Grant # DP120102252 The Role of taxes and subsidies in promoting health lifestyles: an economic analysis. Total amount $ 300,000
Other Recent Grants
Chief Investigator from 2023-2024: UNSW Ageing Futures Institute Seed Grant " Boost 2.0: Boosting inpatient exercise after hip fracture and falls using alternative work force: an implementation evaluation"
Chief Investigator and health economics lead from 2021-22 : NSW Health COVID-19 Research Grant "24/7 eICU Model of Care" . Total Amount: $500,000
Chief Investigator from 2019-2021 : Roberts Co. (NSW) / NSW Government "Well Being of Construction Workers at Concorde Hospital". Total Amount: $272,512
Investigator 2019: Economic Evaluation of HammondCare Darlinghurst: an aged care home for people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness
Investigator 2019 : NSW Health "Develop a preferred method to cost the health benefits of active transport". Total Amount: $81,000
Faculty of Medicine Teaching award at UNSW: Award for Educational Excellence (Academic Staff) - 2019
Alan Hodgkinson prize for outstanding contribution to teaching and students learning - 2017
Expert Opinion: A record number of patients wait in our EDs. Can NSW’s hospital crisis be solved? (Sydney Morning Herald, July, 2023)
Invited Technical Expert: Alcohol pricing policies: the potential of minimum pricing for protecting lives, WHO (March, 2021)
Academic Member: POWH Community Based Services Future Directions Planning Inception Steering Committee, Sydney (August, 2019)
My Research Supervision
I am currently supervising four PhD students as primary supervisor on following topics:
Effectiveness of Strategies to improve Health services sustainability in public health systems
What should be the role of health decision makers in health research to support knowledge translation?
Analyse the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) reimbursement framework in Australia
Hospital Sustainability – Improving value of care through leveraging new technology and Electronic Medical Record (EMR) data
Completed PhD Supervision
1. The relationship between income and alcohol: Implications for public health policy (Main Supervisor)
2. Linkages of HDI Nutrition in a Transient Economy of India (Main Supervisor)
3. Essays on impact evaluation of maternal and child health interventions in Nepal and India (Associate Supervisor)
4. Economic Implications of Cardiovascular Diseases in Mongolia (Associate Supervisor)
Course Convenor: PHCM9441 - Introduction to Health care Economics and Financial Management (T1, 2020) - Blended Delivery- [Evaluation: 5.77/6]
Course Convenor: PHCM9082 - Advanced Health care Economics and Financial Management (T2, 2020) - Blended Delivery- [Evaluation: 5.57/6]