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.

2021

Private health insurance economics and actuarial studies for Lifetime Health Cover and risk equalisation

2021, Partnership with Finity Consulting

Contact:

jbranigan@tulipwoodeconomics.com.au
francesco.paolucci@newcastle.edu.au
francesco.paolucci@unibo.it
lifetime health cover

2020

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.au
francesco.paolucci@newcastle.edu.au
francesco.paolucci@unibo.it
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Child Dental Benefit Policies and the Health of Australian Children

2020, ARC

$250,000

contact:

francesco.paolucci@newcastle.edu.au
francesco.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
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Health Technology Assessment, Research Support and Other Services Panel

2020,  Department of Health

$178,383

contact:

Danielle.lang@newcastle.edu.au
madeleine.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
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2019

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.au
francesco.paolucci@unibo.it
laura.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

to be added

contact:

francesco.paolucci@newcastle.edu.au
francesco.paolucci@unibo.it
heidi.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.au
francesco.paolucci@unibo.it
heidi.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.au
francesco.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.au
francesco.paolucci@newcastle.edu.au
francesco.paolucci@unibo.it
Adrian.melia@newcastle.edu.au
heidi.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;
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2017

Repurposing of carbamazepine for treatment of skeletal dysplasia

22017, European Commission, European Union

$9,245,924

contact:

francesco.paolucci@newcastle.edu.au
francesco.paolucci@unibo.it
naomianita.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.au
francesco.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.au
francesco.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
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2016

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.au
madeleine.hinwood@newcastle.edu.au
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