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Professor Nicholas Graves

Faculty of Health,
School - Public Health and Social Work,
Research - Public Health

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Name
Professor Nicholas Graves
Position(s)
Professor
Faculty of Health,
School - Public Health and Social Work,
Research - Public Health
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Public Health and Social Work - HDHS
Discipline *
Public Health and Health Services
Phone
+61 7 3138 6115
Email
Location
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Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (University of London)

Professional memberships
and associations

Member of the panel of providers of Health Economic Services project with Commonwealth of Australia Department of Health and Ageing. Member of the Executive Committee of the Health Services Research Associated of Australia & New Zealand. 2012 – ongoing. Johnson & Johnson Global Infection Prevention Advisory Board. 2011 – ongoing. First meeting Orange County, March 16th 2013. NHMRC Grant Review Panel Member. 2004 – ongoing for project grants scheme. PBAC  Visiting member of Economic Sub Committee for Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee 2011 MSAC Member of Protocol Advisory Services Committee for Medical Servicers Advisory Committee 2011 Healthcare Associated Infection Advisory Committee. Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. 2012 – ongoing Member of Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre. Developing Health Economics Projects from 2011. Section Editor for BMC Health Services Research 2008-2011 Member of Editorial Board for Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Healthcare Infections, Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare and Clinical Audit Member of Panel of Providers of Health Economics Services for Australian Government: Department of Health and Ageing. Member of College of Experts for National Institutes for Health Research, England & Wales. Member of Expert Advisory Panel of Applied Research (EAPAR) for Office of Health and Medical Research (OHMR), Queensland Health.

Keywords

Chronic Diseases, Decision Making, Economic Evaluation, Health Behaviour, Health Services Research, Healthcare Acquired Infection, Hiv/Aids

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Background

Nicholas Graves is Professor of Health Economics at Institute of Biomedical and Health Innovation, School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology Queensland Health, Australia.

Nicholas Graves  is currently the Academic Director for The Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation (AusHSI) and  the Academic Director for the Centre of Research Excellence in Reducing Healthcare Associated Infections (CRE-RHAI), Queensland University of Technology / Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation.

His applied research brings economics to the study of health-care. He has a programme of research that uses Bayesian methods for the synthesis of diverse sources of data that are subsequently used to inform parameters in decision models that address questions about the value of competing investments in health care sector alternatives. He supervises PhD students, teaches economics to post-graduate students and has made research contributions of international significance publishing in Nature, BMJ, AIDS, Health Economics, Lancet Infectious Diseases, The Journal of Infectious Diseases and Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Research interests Applied economics work on;

  • nosocomial infection/healthcare-acquired-infection
  • screening for chronic and infectious disease
  • mental health and workplace productivity
  • changing health behaviour among high risk groups
  • the supply of blood products
  • complementary and alternative medicine
  • randomness and funding
  • the economics of bureaucracy

Methodology

  • modelling length of stay and hospital costs
  • using existing evidence to inform decison making
  • regulation and incentives for hospital administrators.

Project highlights See CV (PDF, 1.6MB) for list of grants.

This information has been contributed by Professor Nicholas Graves.

Teaching

Teaching highlights Guest Lectures on three postgraduate courses at QUT Postgraduate Supervision

Prof. Graves has also developed “Cost Effective Short Course” A beginners guide to cost-effectiveness analysis.

This information has been contributed by Professor Nicholas Graves.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Advisor/Consultant for Community
Reference year
2006
Details
Invited to join the board of the International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium http://www.inicc.org/eng/directores.php). I am the only representative on the board from Oceania.
Type
Appointment to State/National/International Reference Group or Government Committees
Reference year
2006
Details
Served on a NHMRC (Public Health 5A) panel for the 2006/07 project grant funding round. This involved the review of 80 grants and I was spokesperson for 18 of them. The meetings were held over 3 days in Melbourne; the total workload was >200 hours.
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2006
Details
Invited to address the 46th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, San Francisco in September 2006. This is the premier infectious diseases meeting with >10,000 delegates. All expenses up to $US 5,000 were met.
Type
International Collaboration
Reference year
2005
Details
Working with Dr John Edmunds and Dr Ben Cooper, both from the economics and modelling unit of the Health Protection Agency, UK on a grant funded by the UK Department of Health. Model-based Evaluation and Cost-effectiveness Analysis of MRSA Intervention. UK Department of Health. June 2006-June 2010. $519,093. PI (Ben Cooper, HPA, London). $131,000 subcontracted to QUT, FUNDED.
Type
Appointment to Prestigious Positions
Reference year
2004
Details
Since 2004 I have served on a panel of expert Health Economists for Commonwealth Government of Australia; I am available as a consultant to any health agency in Australia who requires advice on health economics or related research.

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Building capacity for health services research in Australia
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
1059565
Start year
2014
Keywords
health services research, health policy, cost-effectiveness, decision making, biostatistics
Title
Centre for Research Excellence in Reducing Healthcare Associated Infection
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
1030103
Start year
2012
Keywords
Decision Making, Economics, Epidemiology, Nosocomial Infection
Title
The cost effectiveness of improving health and reducing offending among recently released prisoners in Australia
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
1060024
Start year
2014
Keywords
prison population, Aboriginal health, health economics, drug abuse, policy evaluation
Title
Reducing infection in the ICU
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
1033030
Start year
2012
Keywords
Cost-Effectiveness, Modelling, Methodology, Intensive Care, Candidiasis, Infection
Title
Identifying a cost-effective approach to MRSA control in Australia
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
1027589
Start year
2012
Keywords
Health Economics, Cost-Effectiveness, Mathematical Modelling, Disease Transmission, Decision Making, Epidemiology, Infection Control, Staphylococcus aureus
Title
Telephone Counselling for Maintenance of Physical Activity, Weight Loss & Glycaemic Control in Type 2 Diabetes
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
511000
Start year
2008
Keywords
Title
Depression & Anxiety in the Workplace: The Cost and Outcome of Workin While Ill
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
490018
Start year
2008
Keywords
Title
The Economics of reducing the Risk of Healthcare-acquired Intravascular Device Related Bloodstream Infections
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
290505
Start year
2004
Keywords
health economics, hospitals, cross-infection, policy and intervention
Title
Addressing Multiple Risk Factors in Primary Health and Community Care Settings: a Cluster-Randomised Trial
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
290519
Start year
2004
Keywords
Primary Health Care, Lifestyle Factors, Preventative Medicine, Public Health

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