Below is a selection of some of the recent peer reviewed publications and online submissions from the VheP team in relation to our key research areas.


Van Kleef, R.C., Reuser, M., McGuire, T.J., Armstrong, J., Beck, K., Brammli-Greenberg, S., Ellis, R.P., Paolucci, F., Schokkaert, E., Wasem, J. (2024). Scope and Incentives for Risk Selection in Health Insurance Markets With Regulated Competition: A Conceptual Framework and International Comparison.  Medical Care Research and Review.


Wong, A., Zoller, C., Fouda, A., Paolucci, F. (2023). Are we past the COVID-19 Pandemic? Insights from Singapore. Health Policy and Technology.

Moy, N., Henriquez, J., Connelly, LB., Vale, L., Paolucci, F. (2023). Interventions for improving clinical outcomes and health-related quality-of-life for people living with skeletal dysplasia: an evidence gap map. Qual Life Res.

Moy, N., Antonini, M., Kyhlstedt, M., Fiorentini, G., Paolucci, F. (2023). Standardising policy and technology responses in the immediate aftermath of a pandemic: a comparative and conceptual framework. Health Research Policy and Systems, 21(1):10.

Meusel, V., Mentzakis, E., Baji, P., Paolucci, F. (2023). Priority setting in the German healthcare system: results from a discrete choice experiment. Int J Health Econ Manag.

Paolucci, F. (2023). Medicare reform requires radical thinking. Independed Australia.,17522


Click here for articles in our 2022 Covid-19 Special Issue in Health Policy and Technology

Antonini, M., Hinwood, M., Paolucci, F., & Balogh, Z. J. (2022). The epidemiology of major trauma during the first wave of COVID-19 movement restriction policies: A systematic review and meta-analysis. World Journal of Surgery, 46(9), 2045–2060.

Douven, R., Kauer, L., Demme, S., Paolucci, F., van de Ven, W., Wasem, J., & Zhao, X. (2022). Should administrative costs in health insurance be included in the risk-equalization? An analysis of five countries. The European Journal of Health Economics, 1-1712022.

García-Goñi, M.(2022). Rationalizing pharmaceutical spending. International Monetary Fund, Working Paper No. 2022/190.

‍Henriquez, J., Iommi, M., McGuire, T., Mentzakis, E., Paolucci, F. (2022). Designing feasible and effective health plan payments in countries with data availability constraints. Journal of Risk and Insurance.

Hinwood, M., Wall, L., Lang, D., Balogh, Z. J.,  Smith, A., Dowsey, M., Clarke, P.,  Choong, P., Bunzli, S., & Paolucci, F. (2022). Patient and clinician characteristics and preferences for increasing participation in placebo surgery trials: A scoping review of attributes to inform a discrete choice experiment. Trials.

Iommi, M., Bergquist, S., Fiorentini, G., & Paolucci, F. (2022). Comparing risk adjustment estimation methods under data availability constraints. Health Economics.

Gillespie, J. A., Buchanan, J., Schneider, C. H., & Paolucci, F. (2022). COVID 19 Vaccines and the Australian health care state. Health Policy and Technology.

Smits, M., Henriquez, J., Melia, A., & Paolucci, F. (2022). Stability of private health insurance in Australia: analysis and proposal of a legislative framework to boost participation. Australian Business Law Review. Click here to download the article.


Antonini, M., van Kleef, R. C., Henriquez, J., & Paolucci, F. (2021). Can risk rating increase the ability of voluntary deductibles to reduce moral hazard?. The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance-Issues and Practice, 1-27.

Antonini, M., Atef Eid, M., Falkenbach, M., Tsadok Rosenbluth, S., Arija Prieto, P., Brammli-Greenberg, S., McMeekin, P., & Paolucci, F. (2021). An analysis of the COVID-19 vaccination campaigns in France, Israel, Italy and Spain and their impact on health and economic outcomes. Health Policy and Technology.

Atorkey, P., Paul, C., Bonevski, B., Wiggers, J., Mitchell, A., Byrnes, E., Lecathelinais, C., & Tzelepis, F. (2021). Uptake of proactively offered online and telephone support services targeting multiple health risk behaviors among vocational education students: Process evaluation of a cluster randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 23(1), e19737.

Atorkey, P., Paul, C., Wiggers, J., Bonevski, B., Mitchell, A., & Tzelepis, F. (2021). Barriers and facilitators to the uptake of online and telephone services targeting health risk behaviours among vocational education students: A qualitative study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(17), 9336.

Bunzli, S., Choong, E., Shadbolt, C., Wall, L., Nelson, E., Schilling, C., Wilding, H., Lohmander, L.S., Balogh, Z.J., Paolucci, F., Clarke, P., Choong, P.F.M., & Dowsey, M.M. (2021). Placebo surgery controlled trials: do they achieve what they set out to do? A systematic review. Annals of Surgery, 273(6), 1102-1107.

Bunzli, S., Nelson, E., Wall, L., Schilling, C., Lohmander, L.S., Balogh, Z.J., Tran, P., Paolucci, F., Clarke, P., Choong, P.F.M., & Dowsey, M.M. (2021). Factors underlying patient and surgeon willingness to participate in a placebo surgery controlled trial. A qualitative investigation. Annals of Surgery Open, 2(4), e104.

Byaruhanga, J., Paul, C. L., Wiggers, J., Byrnes, E., Mitchell, A., Lecathelinais, C., Bowman, J., Campbell, E., Karen Gillham, K., & Tzelepis, F. (2021). The short-term effectiveness of real-time video counselling on smoking cessation among residents in rural and remote areas: An interim analysis of a randomised trial. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 131, 108448.

Davidson, S. R., Bolsewicz, K., Kamper, S. J., Haskins, R., Petkovic, D., Feenan, N., Smith, D., O'Flynn, M., Pallas, J., & Williams, C. M. (2021). Perspectives of emergency department clinicians on the challenges of addressing low back pain in the emergency setting: A qualitative study. Emergency Medicine Australasia.

Delaney, T., Mclaughlin, M., Hall, A., Yoong, S. L., Brown, A., O'Brien, K., Dray, J., Barnes, C., Hollis, J., Wyse, R., Wiggers, J., Sutherland, R., & Wolfenden, L. (2021). Associations between digital health intervention engagement and dietary intake: A systematic review. Nutrients, 13(9), 3281.

Desson, Z., Kauer, L., Otten, T., Peters, J. W., & Paolucci, F. (2021). Finding the way forward: COVID-19 vaccination progress in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Health Policy and Technology, 100584.

Dzator, J., Acheampong, A. O., Dzator, M., Paolucci, F., Yawe, B. L., Asmah, E. E., Andoh, F. K., Kabagenyi, A., & Gillespie, J. (2021). Policy stringency, handwashing and COVID-19 cases: Evidence from global dataset. Health Policy and Technology, 100574.

Dzator, M., & Dzator, J. (2021). Economic impact assessment after a natural disaster using DEMATEL method. In T. Chaiechi (Ed.), Economic effects of natural disasters (pp. 281-299). Academic Press.

Dzator, J., Acheampong, A. O., & Dzator, M. (2021). Natural disasters: Macroeconomic implications and measurement issues. In T. Chaiechi (Ed.), Economic effects of natural disasters (pp. 317-333). Academic Press.

Dzator, J., & Dzator, M. (2021). Climate change and natural disasters: macroeconomic performance and sustainable development. In T. Chaiechi (Ed.), Economic effects of natural disasters (pp. 301-316). Academic Press.

Fernandes, L. G., Devan, H., Fioratti, I., Kamper, S. J., Williams, C. M., & Saragiotto, B. T. (2021). At my own space, pace and place: A systematic review of qualitative studies of enablers and barriers to telehealth interventions for people with chronic pain. PAIN.

Gibson, L., Clinton-McHarg, T., Wilczynska, M., Latter, J., Bartlem, K., Henderson, C., Wiggers, J., Wilson, A., Searles, A., & Bowman, J. (2021). Preventive care practices to address health behaviours among people living with mental health conditions: A survey of Community Managed Organisations. Preventive Medicine Reports, 23, 101495.

Gleadhill, C., Kamper, S. J., Lee, H., & Williams, C. M. (2021). Exploring integrated care for musculoskeletal and chronic health conditions. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 51(6), 264-268.

Hall, A., O’Brien, K., McCrabb, S., Kypri, K., Brown, S., Wilczynska, M., Wiggers, J., Wyse, R., Dalton, C.,Wolfenden, L. (2021). Learnings from efforts to synthesise evidence on the COVID-19 incubation period. Public Health.

Kingsland, M., Hollis, J., Farragher, E., Wolfenden, L., Campbell, K., Pennell, C., Tully, B., Daly, J., Attia, J., Oldmeadow, C., Hunter, M., Murray, H., Paolucci, F., Foureur, M., Rissel., C., Gillham, K., & Wiggers, J. (2021). An implementation intervention to increase the routine provision of antenatal care addressing gestational weight gain: Study protocol for a stepped-wedge cluster trial. Implementation Science Communications, 2, 118.

Mclaughlin, M., Duff, J., McKenzie, T., Campbell, E., Sutherland, R., Wiggers, J., & Wolfenden, L. (2021). Evaluating digital program support for the physical activity 4 everyone (PA4E1) school program: Mixed methods study. JMIR Pediatrics and Parenting, 4(3), e26690.

Melia, A., Lee, D., Mahmoudi, N., Li, Y., & Paolucci, F. (2021). Cost-effectiveness analysis of covid-19 case quarantine strategies in two Australian states: New South Wales and Western Australia. Journal of Risk and Financial Management, 14(7), 305.

Reeves, P., Edmunds, K., Szewczyk, Z., Grady, A., Yoong, S. L., Wolfenden, L., Wyse, R., Finch, M., Stacey, F., Wiggers, J., & Searles, A. (2021). Economic evaluation of a web-based menu planning intervention to improve childcare service adherence with dietary guidelines. Implementation Science, 16(1), 1-12.

Sequeira, A. R., Mentzakis, E., Archangelidi, O., & Paolucci, F. (2021). The economic and health impact of rare diseases: A meta-analysis. Health Policy and Technology, 10(1), 32-44.

Sutherland, R., Brown, A., Nathan, N., Yoong, S., Janssen, L., Chooi, A., Hudson, N., Wiggers, J., Kerr, N., Evans, N., Gillham, K., Oldmeadow, C., Searles, A., Reeves, P., Davies., M, Reilly, K., Cohen, B., & Wolfenden, L. (2021). A multicomponent mHealth-based intervention (SWAP IT) to decrease the consumption of discretionary foods packed in school lunchboxes: Type I effectiveness-implementation hybrid cluster randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 23(6), e25256.

Sutherland, R., Campbell, E., McLaughlin, M., Nathan, N., Wolfenden, L., Lubans, D. R., Morgan, P. J., Gillham, K., Oldmeadow, C., Searles, A., Reeves, P., Williams, M., Evans, N., Bailey, A., Boyer, J., Lecathelinais, C., Davies, L., McKenzie, T., Robertson, K., & Wiggers, J. (2021). Scale-up of the Physical Activity 4 Everyone (PA4E1) intervention in secondary schools: 24-month implementation and cost outcomes from a cluster randomised controlled trial. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 18(1), 1-18.

Waller, A., Wall, L., Mackenzie, L., Brown, S. D., Tattersall, M. H., & Sanson-Fisher, R. (2021). Preferences for life expectancy discussions following diagnosis with alife-threatening illness: A discrete choice experiment. Supportive Care in Cancer, 29, 417-425.


Click here for articles in our 2020 Covid-19 Special Issue in Health Policy and Technology

Byaruhanga, J., Atorkey, P., McLaughlin, M., Brown, A., Byrnes, E., Paul, C., Wiggers, J., & Tzelepis, F. (2020). Effectiveness of individual real-time video counseling on smoking, nutrition, alcohol, physical activity, and obesity health risks: Systematic review. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 22(9), e18621.

Fehily, C., Latter, J., Bartlem, K., Wiggers, J., Bradley, T., Rissel, C., Reakes, K., Reid, K., Browning, B., & Bowman, J. (2020). Awareness and use of telephone‐based behaviour change support services among clients of a community mental health service. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 44(6), 482-488.

Fehily, C. M., Bartlem, K. M., Wiggers, J. H., Hodder, R. K., Gibson, L. K., Hancox, N., & Bowman, J. A. (2020). Uptake of a preventive care consultation offered to clients of a community mental health service. Preventive Medicine Reports, 18, 101076.

Fehily, C. M., Bartlem, K. M., Wiggers, J. H., Wye, P. M., Clancy, R. V., Castle, D. J., Wilson, A., Rissel, C., Wutzke, S., Hodder, R., Colyvas, K., Murphy, F., & Bowman, J. A. (2020). Effectiveness of embedding a specialist preventive care clinician in a community mental health service in increasing preventive care provision: A randomised controlled trial. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 54(6), 620-632.

Moy, N., Antonini, M., Kyhlstedt, M., & Paolucci, F. (2020). Categorising policy & technology interventions for a pandemic: A comparative and conceptual framework.

Downie, A. S., Hancock, M., Shaheed, C. A., McLachlan, A. J., Kocaballi, A. B., Williams, C. M., Michaleff, Z. A., & Maher, C. G. (2020). An electronic clinical decision support system for the management of low back pain in community pharmacy: Development and mixed methods feasibility study. JMIR Medical Informatics, 8(5), e17203.

Kamper, S. J., Logan, G., Copsey, B., Thompson, J., Machado, G. C., Abdel-Shaheed, C., Williams, C. M., Maher, C. G. & Hall, A. M. (2020). What is usual care for low back pain? A systematic review of health care provided to patients with low back pain in family practice and emergency departments. Pain, 161(4), 694-702.

Mahmoudi, N., Melia, A., Lee, D., Dalton, C., & Paolucci, F. (2020). Cost-effectiveness analysis of COVID-19 case isolation (SSRN Discussion Paper).

Tremain, D., Freund, M., Wolfenden, L., Bowman, J., Dunlop, A., Bartlem, K., Bailey, J., McFadyen, T., Dray, J., Wye, P., Leigh, L., & Wiggers, J. (2020). The provision of preventive care for modifiable health risk behaviours by clinicians within substance use treatment settings: A systematic review. Preventive Medicine, 130, 105870.

Turon, H., Wall, L., Fakes, K., Brown, S. D., & Sanson-Fisher, R. (2020). Cancer patient preferences forthe provision of information regarding emotional concerns in relation tomedical procedures: A discrete choice experiment. Patient Education and Counseling, 103(7), 1439-1443.

Wall, L., Hinwood, M., Lang, D., Smith, A., Bunzli, S., Clarke, P., Choong, P. F. M., Dowsey, M. M., & Paolucci, F. (2020). Attitudes of patients and surgeons towards sham surgery trials: A protocol for a scoping review of attributes to inform a discrete choice experiment. BMJ Open, 10(3), e035870.

Wolfenden, L., Williams, C. M., Kingsland, M., Yoong, S. L., Nathan, N., Sutherland, R., & Wiggers, J. (2020). Improving the impact of public health service delivery and research: A decision tree to aid evidence‐based public health practice and research. Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, 44(5), 331-332.


Bosupeng, M., Dzator, J., & Nadolny, A. (2019). Exchange rate misalignment and capital flight from botswana: A cointegration approach with risk thresholds. Journal of Risk and Financial Management, 12(2), 101.

Henriquez, J., Matthews, A., Paolucci, F., & Stolz, A. (2019). The Dialogue: Private health and health care financing – Learning from the world. The Institute of Actuaries of Australia, Sydney.

Hobden, B., Turon, H., Bryant, J., Wall, L., Brown, S., & Sanson‐Fisher, R. (2019). Oncology patient preferences for depression care: A discrete choice experiment. Psycho‐oncology, 28(4), 807-814.

Ilicic, J., Baxter, S. M., & Kulczynski, A. (2019). Keeping it real: Examining the influence of co-branding authenticity in cause-related marketing. Journal of Brand Management, 26(1), 49-59.

Mentzakis, E., García-Goñi, M., Sequeira, A. R., & Paolucci, F. (2019). Equity and efficiency priorities within the Spanish health system: A discrete choice experiment eliciting stakeholders preferences. Health Policy and Technology, 8(1), 30-41.

Mortimer‐Jones, S., Morrison, P., Munib, A., Paolucci, F., Neale, S., Hellewell, A., Sinwan, J., & Hungerford, C. (2019). Staff and client perspectives of the Open Borders programme for people with borderline personality disorder. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 28(4), 971-979.

Zdenkowski, N., Lynam, J., Sproule, V., Wall, L., Searston, J., & Brown, S. (2019). Results of a survey of cancer patients’ willingness to travel to participate in a clinical trial. Internal Medicine Journal, 49(10), 1321-1325.


Friday, D., Ryan, S., Sridharan, R., & Collins, D. (2018). Collaborative risk management: A systematic literature review. International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, 48(3), 231-253.

García-Goñi, M., Fouda, A., Calder, R. V., & Paolucci, F. (2018). A new funding model for a chronic-care focused healthcare system in Australia. Health Policy and Technology, 7(3), 293-301.

Hasanova, R., Mentzakis, E., Paolucci, F., & Shmueli, A. (2018). Beyond DRG: The effect of socio-economic indicators on inpatient resource allocation in Australia. Health Policy and Technology, 7(3), 302-309.

Herrmann, A., Sanson-Fisher, R., Hall, A., Wall, L., Zdenkowski, N., & Waller, A. (2018). A discrete choice experiment to assess cancer patients’ preferences for when and how to make treatment decisions. Supportive Care in Cancer, 26(4), 1215-1220.

Ilicic, J., Baxter, S. M., & Kulczynski, A. (2018). Spot the difference: Examining facial characteristics that enhance spokesperson effectiveness. European Journal of Marketing, 52(1/2), 348-366.

Paolucci, F., Sequeira, A. R., Fouda, A., & Matthews, A. (2018). Health plan payment in Australia. In T. G. McGuire & R. C. van Kleef (Eds.), Risk Adjustment, Risk Sharing and Premium Regulation in Health Insurance Markets (pp.235-261). Academic Press.

Velasco, C., Henríquez, J., & Paolucci, F. (2018). Health plan payment in Chile. In T. G. McGuire & R. C. van Kleef (Eds.), Risk Adjustment, Risk Sharing and Premium Regulation in Health Insurance Markets (pp. 235-261). Academic Press.

Waller, A., Sanson-Fisher, R., Brown, S. D., Wall, L., & Walsh, J. (2018). Quality versus quantity in end-of-life choices of cancer patients and support persons: A discrete choice experiment. Supportive Care in Cancer, 26(10), 3593-3599.


Fouda, A., Fiorentini, G., & Paolucci, F. (2017). Competitive health markets and risk equalisation in Australia: Lessons learnt from other countries. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, 15(6), 745-754.

Fouda, A., & Paolucci, F. (2017). Path dependence and universal health coverage: The case of Egypt. Frontiers in Public Health, 5, 325.

Paolucci, F., Redekop, K., Fouda, A., & Fiorentini, G. (2017). Decision making and priority setting: The evolving path towards universal health coverage. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, 15(6), 697-706.

Shmueli, A., Golan, O., Paolucci, F., & Mentzakis, E. (2017). Efficiency and equity considerations in the preferences of health policy-makers in Israel. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 6, 18.


Baji, P., García-Goñi, M., Gulácsi, L., Mentzakis, E., & Paolucci, F. (2016). Comparative analysis of decision maker preferences for equity/efficiency attributes in reimbursement decisions in three European countries. The European Journal of Health Economics, 17(7), 791-799.

Dzator, J., Dzator, M., Asante, F., & Ahiadeke, C. (2016). Common mental disorders, economic growth and development: Economic consequences and measurement issues. The Journal of Developing Areas, 50(5), 13-26.

Dzator, M., & Dzator, J. (2016). Health, emergency facilities and development: Locating facilities to serve people and development better. The Journal of Developing Areas, 50(5), 131-142.

García-Goñi, M., McKiernan, P., & Paolucci, F. (2016). Pathways towards health care systems with a chronic-care focus: Beyond the four walls. In H. Albach, H. Meffert, A. Pinkwart, R. Reichwald, & W. von Eiff (Eds.), Boundaryless Hospital (pp. 59-80). Springer.

Hook, M., Baxter, S., & Kulczynski, A. (2016). Children's participation in brand‐based social networks: Examining the role of evaluative social identity, self‐esteem and anticipated emotions on commitment and desire to recommend. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 40(5), 552-561.

Licumba, E. A., Dzator, J., & Zhang, X. (2016). Health and economic growth: are there gendered effects? Evidence from selected southern Africa development community region. The Journal of Developing Areas, 50(5), 215-227.

Mortimer-Jones, S., Morrison, P.,Munib, A., Paolucci, F., Neale, S., Bostwick, A., & Hungerford, C. (2016). Recovery and borderline personality disorder: A description of the innovative open borders program. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 37(9), 624-630.

Radermacher, R., Srivastava, S.,Walsham, M., Sao, C., & Paolucci, F. (2016). Enhancing the inclusion of vulnerable and high-risk groups in demand-side health financing schemes in Cambodia: A concept for a risk-adjusted subsidy approach. The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance-Issues and Practice, 41(2), 244-258.

Strazdins, L., Welsh, J., Korda, R.,Broom, D., & Paolucci, F. (2016). Not all hours are equal: Could time be a social determinant of health? Sociology of Health & Illness, 38(1), 21-42.


Bakx, P., Chernichovsky, D., Paolucci, F., Schokkaert, E., Trottmann, M., Wasem, J., & Schut, F. (2015). Demand-side strategies to deal with moral hazard in public insurance for long-term care. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, 20(3), 170-176.

Dzator, J., & Chen, R. (2015). Sustaining development and poverty reduction: Promoting growth where it counts. The Journal of Developing Areas, 49(6), 1-14.

García-Goñi, M., Nuño-Solinís, R., Orueta, J. F., & Paolucci, F. (2015). Is utilization of health services for HIV patients equal by socioeconomic status? Evidence from the Basque country. International Journal for Equity in Health, 14, 110.

Paolucci, F., Sowa, P. M., García-Goñi, M., & Ergas, H. (2015). Mandatory aged care insurance: a case for Australia. Ageing & Society, 35(2), 231-245.

Paolucci, F., Mentzakis, E., Defechereux, T., & Niessen, L. W. (2015). Equity and efficiency preferences of health policy makers in China - a stated preference analysis. Health Policy and Planning, 30(8), 1059-1066.

Wyllie, J., Baxter, S., & Kulczynski, A. (2015). Healthy kids: Examining the effect of message framing and polarity on children's attitudes and behavioral intentions. Journal of Advertising, 44(2), 140-150.