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Dr Rosana Pacella

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

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Name
Dr Rosana Pacella
Position(s)
Senior Research Fellow
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 *
Applied Economics, Public Health and Health Services
Phone
+61 7 3138 6169
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
LinkedIn
Qualifications

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (University of The Witwatersrand, Johannesburg), Bachelor of Science with Honours (University of The Witwatersrand, Johannesburg)

Keywords

Health Economics, Cost-effectiveness analysis, Burden of Disease, Economic Evaluation, Public Health, Epidemiology

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

Biography

Rosana is a Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation (AusHSI), at the Queensland University of Technology. She currently leads a large health economics project to reveal the social and economic benefits of optimal wound care across Australia. She also provides health economics expertise for WMI CRC funded projects assessing the cost-effectiveness of wound management innovations. The development of analytical models to provide comparable, objective information about the potential health benefits of intervention options and implications for health care expenditure is a key aspect of this work. Rosana is widely recognized for her leading role in burden of disease assessments in several developing countries carried out over the last 17 years including Malaysia, Vietnam and South Africa. Previously, she held an academic appointment at the Centre for Burden of Disease and Cost-Effectiveness studies in the School of Public Health at The University of Queensland. In that role, she managed the UQ activities of the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) 2010 project estimating the burden attributable to major risk factors and led a large collaboration assessing the burden of childhood environmental risk factors including child maltreatment and bullying. She also led the comparative risk assessment component of the South African burden of disease project which quantified the burden attributable to a range of selected risk factors in her role as specialist scientist at the South African Medical Research Council.  She continues to serve as an expert advisor to the GBD Collaboration and the 2011 Australian National Burden of Disease Study. She has played an important role in Australia, and internationally, in building capacity in burden of disease assessments among researchers who are employed or contracted by governments. She has more recently expanded her interests to building capacity in health services research and cost-effectiveness analysis. Rosana is currently supervising 4 PhD students and has previously supervised a total of 9 Masters students and 1 PhD student to completion. She has published widely in leading international journals.

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Publications


Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
International Collaboration
Reference year
2016
Details
Expert advisor for the International Global Burden of Disease Collaboration
Type
International Collaboration
Reference year
2016
Details
Expert Advisor on second South African Burden of Disease study and Comparative Risk Assessment
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2016
Details
Keynote address: Health economics: the case for wound funding in Australia at Wounds Australia Conference Melbourne, November 2016
Type
Appointment to State/National/International Reference Group or Government Committees
Reference year
2015
Details
Member of Australian Federal Department of Health Health Economics Services Panel
Type
Advisor/Consultant for Industry
Reference year
2014
Details
Health Economist and Advisor for Wound Management Innovation Collaborative Research Centre
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2012
Details
Teaching Excellence Award
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2011
Details
Teaching Excellence Award
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2010
Details
Teaching Excellence Award