- Dr Elizabeth Martin
- Research Fellow
Faculty of Health,
Centre for Health Outcomes, Systems and Services,
- IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Public Health and Social Work - HDHS
- Discipline *
- Public Health and Health Services
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- Identifiers and profiles
PhD (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Applied Science (University of Queensland)
- Professional memberships
Elizabeth is a health services researcher with expertise in economic evaluation and maternity services. Her research unites her passion for wellness, economics and the practical needs of health services and governments to improve health outcomes.
Between 2003 and 2010, Elizabeth led Southern Queensland’s Public Health Nutrition initiatives to address food supply and maternal and infant nutrition issues in line with relevant national, state and department policy directions. Before that, she worked on government teams in rural parts of Queensland to implement projects with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Elizabeth has state and federal government experience in nutrition, physical activity and communicable disease program and policy development, implementation and evaluation.
In 2018, Elizabeth was the recipient of an Advance Queensland Industry Research Fellowship for her project, “Patient-reported outcomes and cost-effectiveness of innovations within Queensland maternity services”.
Dr Martin is currently unit coordinator for three units:
PUB204 Resourcing and Managing Health Budgets (undergrad)
PUN640 Healthcare Delivery and Reform (postgrad)
PUN018 Cost-Effectiveness Analysis for Healthcare
Study Area Coordinator: Health Services Innovation majors for post graduate study in the School
Awards and scholarships
2018 Advance Australia Industry Research Fellowship
QUT Outstanding Doctoral Thesis award nomination, 2017
QUT Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation Carla Patterson award, 2017
QUT Vice Chancellor’s Performance award, 2017
Deeble Institute Writing for Policy Makers prize, 2014
Masters of Health Economics, University of Queensland, 2013
Australian Postgraduate Award PhD scholarship, 2013
Centre for Research Excellence in Reducing Healthcare Associated Infections PhD scholarship, 2013
Deeble Institute Writing for Policy Makers Prize, 2014
Martin E, Beckmann M, Merollini K, Halton K, Graves, N. An infection prevention bundle to reduce the risk of surgical site infection at caesarean section: Recommendations from a systematic review, at Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Annual Scientific Meeting. Auckland, October 2017.
Martin E. Variation in practice at caesarean section, at IHBI Inspires: Annual conference of the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation. Brisbane, August 2017.
Martin, E, Boxall A, and Graves N, Creating a culture of cost-effectiveness in Australian health services at Health Services Research Association of Australian and New Zealand Early Career Research Workshop. Melbourne, July 2014.
Martin, E, Boxall A, and Graves N, Healthcare rationing policy options, at Priorites 2014: Annual Conference of the International Society on Priorities in Healthcare. Melbourne, November 2014
Martin E, Beckmann M, Merollini K, Halton K, Graves, N. Variation in obstetric infection prevention and control at caesarean section, at Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control Annual Conference. Canberra, November 2017. (Poster)
Martin E, Beckmann M, Merollini K, Halton K, Graves, N. Variation in peri-operative and surgical practice at caesarean section amongst Australian Obstetricians, at Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Annual Scientific Meeting. Auckland, October 2017. (Poster)
Martin E, Beckmann M, Merollini K, Halton K, Graves, N. Using economics to inform decision-making at caesarean section, at Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Annual Scientific Meeting. Auckland, October 2017. (Poster)
Martin, E, Beckmann M, and Graves N, Preventing post-caesarean infection: a systematic review to establish recommended practice, at Royal College of Obstetricians/Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists World Congress. Brisbane, April 2015.
Martin, E, Beckmann M, and Graves N, Incidence and risk factors for surgical site infections following caesarean section in Queensland, at Royal College of Obstetricians/Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists World Congress. Brisbane, April 2015.
Martin, E, et al., What are the ‘best buys’ in preventing infection following caesarean section?, at IHBI Inspires: Annual conference of the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation. Brisbane, November 2013
Economic Evaluation for Nutrition and Dietetics for the subject Public Health Nutrition, Bond University, November 2015 and 2016. The Role of Evaluation in Resource Allocation – Evaluation, Evidence-based Practice and Policy for the subject Resourcing and Managing Health Care Budgets (PUB204), Queensland University of Technology, August 2014 and 2016.
Characteristics of Healthcare Markets for the subject Resourcing and Managing Health Care Budgets (PUB204), Queensland University of Technology, August 2016.
Martin, E, Economic evaluation: The cornerstone of sensible healthcare rationing?, at Deeble Institute Forum: Do we need to start rationing healthcare?: Brisbane, May 2014.
Martin, E, Evidence-based healthcare rationing, at The Quantum Leap: Australian Council on Healthcare Standards-Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association Conference. Brighton Le- Sands, Sydney, September 2014.
Martin, E, Optimal infection prevention strategies for caesarean section, at Australian College for Infection Prevention and Control Annual Conference. Adelaide, November 2014.
Media presence Opinion piece: Martin E. Cost and effect: Australia lacks informed, consistent processes for policy makers allocating public funds to health services in Nursing Review Issue 2, March-April 2015, p. 11.
Podcast: Ration roulette: research says Australia lacks informed processes for allocating funds, in Aged Care Insite, March 9 2015 [available at http://www.agedcareinsite.com.au/2015/03/ration- roulette-researcher-says-australia-lacks-informed-processes-for-allocating-funds/].
News report: Govt urged to look overseas on healthcare rationing, in AJP, 12 February 2015 [available at https://ajp.com.au/news/govt-urged-look-overseas-healthcare-rationing/%5D.
News report: Rationing scarce health care services, in Health Pulse, February 2015 [available at http:// healthpulse.net.au/rationing-scarce-health-care-services/].
For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.