PhD, Msc, BComm
Thomas is a health economist with expertise in discrete-time simulation modelling focusing on long-term health and economic outcomes of interventions targeting non-communicable diseases. He has developed health economic models for people with Type 1 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity. He also specialises in cost-effectiveness analysis and analyses of large administratively linked health datasets.
Thomas is currently supported by a joint NHMRC/NHF early career fellowship.
2018 - current: NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (APP1141392) & Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship (Award ID 101956)
2019 - current: NHMRC Targeted Call for Research (APP1169824): Chief Investigator I
"Standing Tall with our Mob: A holistic approach towards active and healthy ageing"
2019 - current: NHMRC Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases Grant (APP1169757): Chief Investigator H
"Strengthening China's essential public health package for hypertension and diabetes care in rural village clinics through meaningful use of health information systems"
2019 - current: NHMRC Project Grant (APP1156940): Chief Investigator H
"Driving Longer and Better: Evidence-based interventions for older drivers"
2019 - current: NHMRC Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases Grant (APP1169322): Chief Investigator F
"Scaling up food policy interventions to reduce non-communicable diseases in the Pacific Islands"
2019 - current: Micheal J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research: Co-principal Investigator
"StandingTall-PD. An engaging self-managed neuro-rehabilitation program using eHealth technologies to reduce step-time variability, prevent freezing of gait and falls, and enhance independence in people with Parkinson's disease: a placebo randomised controlled trial"
2019 - current: NHMRC Project Grant (APP1160613): Associate Investigator:
"Short and long-term effects of therapeutic exercise in children with bronchiectasis: a multi-centre randomised controlled trial"
2014 - 2019: NHMRC Project Grant (APP1059094) Chief Investigator J
"Assessment of FluoxetINe In sTroke recoverY (AFFINITY)"
My Research Supervision
Violetta Korczak, PhD Candidate at UNSW (co-supervisor)
"Promoting efficient and equitable use of emergency department care"
Anagha Killedar, PhD Candidate at the University of Sydney (co-supervisor)
"Tackling the inequality and economic burden of obesity in Australian children"
Joseph Carrello, MPhil Candidate at the University of Sydney (co-supervisor)
"Health Economics and life course modelling of obesity from adolescence into adulthood"