Projects and Grants

The Value in Health Economics and Policy group have a variety of projects underway, many funded and some in development. For more information and to express your interest in being involved in these projects please see the contact information below.

2022
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Improving the Well-Being of Patients with Acute Decompensated Heart Failure: A Randomised Controlled Trial

2021 Mental Health & Heart Disease Strategic Grant, The Heart Foundation
$964,531
Contact:

andrew.boyle@health.nsw.gov.aufrancesco.paolucci@newcastle.edu.au
2021
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The Australian Workplace Index

2021, Research Support Package, University of Newcastle
$210,000
Contact:

Christina.Boedker@newcastle.edu.aufrancesco.paolucci@newcastle.edu.audoowon.lee@newcastle.edu.au
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Global Alliance for Chronic Disease (GACD) project: community informed intervention to increase cervical screening in Eswaniti

2021, NHMRC
$1,200,000
Contact:

janet.dzator@newcastle.edu.au
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Facilitators and barriers to the use of telehealth in HNEHealth: developing an evidence-based model of telehealth implementation in mental health and drug and alcohol services.

2021, HMRI Funding
$119,769
Contact:

milena.heinsch@newcastle.edu.aufrancesco.paolucci@newcastle.edu.aulaura.wall@newcastle.edu.au
Crowd in street wearing face masks underneath a banner with hygeine messages

Investigating the effects of COVID-19 policy on population and society

Contact:

francesco.paolucci@newcastle.edu.aumarcello.antonini@uon.edu.au
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Private health insurance economics and actuarial studies for Lifetime Health Cover and risk equalisation

2021, Partnership with Finity Consulting
Contact:

francesco.paolucci@newcastle.edu.aujbranigan@tulipwoodeconomics.com.au
2020
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A practice change intervention to increase the routine provision of care addressing gestational weight gain: a stepped-wedge trial

2020, NHMRC partnership
$734, 163
Contact:

john.wiggers@newcastle.edu.aufrancesco.paolucci@newcastle.edu.au
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Child Dental Benefit Policies and the Health of Australian Children

2020, ARC
$250,000
contact:

francesco.paolucci@newcastle.edu.aufrancesco.paolucci@unibo.it
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Articulating Value in Housing Cooperatives

2020, ARC Linkage
$594,268
Contact:

sidsel.grimstad@newcastle.edu.au
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Regional youth in precarious times: Work, wellbeing and debt

2020, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle, Australia
$70,000
Contact:

david.savage@newcastle.edu.au
Computers on a desk with code on the monitor

Health Technology Assessment, Research Support and Other Services Panel

2020,Department of Health
$178,383
Contact:

Danielle.lang@newcastle.edu.aumadeleine.hinwood@newcastle.edu.au
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Research Funding for Treatment of alcohol dependence with an mTOR inhibitor (TAMI) Study

2020, Hunter New England Local Health District
$28,554
Contact:

madeleine.hinwood@newcastle.edu.au
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Pandemic Tourism Perceptions

2020,  Faculty of Business and Law, University of Newcastle
$13,000
Contact:

heidi.wechtler@newcastle.edu.au
2019
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The PRETEND Trial: A mixed methods study evaluating Preferences, feasibility, and costs of performing sham surgery Trials involving major surgical procedures

2019, NHMRC
$18,182
Contact:

francesco.paolucci@newcastle.edu.aulaura.wall@newcastle.edu.au
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The Effects of Newborn Hearing Screening and Early Intervention on Academic Outcomes in Children with Hearing Loss

2019, NUW Alliance
$65,367
Contact:

david.savage@newcastle.edu.au
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Comparative Analysis of Supply Chain Agility for Disaster Response

2019, Faculty of Business and Law University of Newcastle
$18,885
Contact:

drichard.oloruntoba@newcastle.edu.au
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University of Bologna and University of Newcastle. Comparative health systems analysis of chronic disease management programs

2019, Faculty of Business & Law, The University of Newcastle
Contact:

francesco.paolucci@newcastle.edu.aufrancesco.paolucci@unibo.itheidi.wechtler@newcastle.edu.au
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Aston University and University of Newcastle. Social Health Insurance and Tax-Financed Health Systems comparison in OECD countries

2019, Faculty of Business & Law, The University of Newcastle
$20,000
Contact:

francesco.paolucci@newcastle.edu.aufrancesco.paolucci@unibo.itheidi.wechtler@newcastle.edu.au
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Gender Equality in the Medical Technology Industry

2019, Medical Technology Association of Australia
$18,182
Contact:

francesco.paolucci@newcastle.edu.aufrancesco.paolucci@unibo.it
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Economic Development, Health and Nutrition for Sustainable Development

2019, Australia Africa Universities Network (AAUN)
$10,000
Contact:

janet.dzator@newcastle.edu.aufrancesco.paolucci@newcastle.edu.aufrancesco.paolucci@unibo.itAdrian.melia@newcastle.edu.auheidi.wechtler@newcastle.edu.au
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Cross-cultural country comparison of health policy, implementation and effectiveness: The United Kingdom versus Australia

2019,  Faculty of Business and Law, University of Newcastle, Australia
$40,000
Contact:

janet.dzator@newcastle.edu.au
2017
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Repurposing of carbamazepine for treatment of skeletal dysplasia

22017, European Commission, European Union
$9,245,924
Contact:

francesco.paolucci@newcastle.edu.aufrancesco.paolucci@unibo.itnaomianita.moy@unibo.it
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ORTHOUNION: Cell based clinical research for bone regeneration

2017, European Commission, European Union
$9,000,000
Contact:

francesco.paolucci@newcastle.edu.aufrancesco.paolucci@unibo.it
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Patients First: the Continuous Improvement in Care - Cancer (The CIC Cancer Project)

2017, Cancer Research Trust
$3,500,000
Contact:

francesco.paolucci@newcastle.edu.aufrancesco.paolucci@unibo.it
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A Systematic Review of Humanitarian Logistics Models for Medical and Healthcare products in Humanitarian Emergencies in Africa

2017, Brown University
$3,816
Contact:

richard.oloruntoba@newcastle.edu.au
2016
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Provision of external evaluation of Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) and health technology related submissions

2016, Department of Health
$6,342,029
Contact:

Danielle.lang@newcastle.edu.aumadeleine.hinwood@newcastle.edu.au