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Dr Hannah Carter
Senior Research Fellow - Health Economics
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
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PhD (University of Sydney), Bachelor of Economics (University of Sydney)

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Australian Health Economics Society


health economics, cost-effectiveness, health services, employment, productivity, economic evaluation, decision analysis, patient reported outcome measures

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


Dr Hannah Carter is a health economist with a background in applied economics. Her research program to date encompasses both clinical trials and health services research across a range of clinical areas including cancer, cardiovascular disease, end of life, pediatric conditions and epilepsy.

Hannah’s research interests include the indirect (productivity) costs of illness; the relationships between health and employment; decision making; economic evaluation in health care (including cost-effectiveness analysis); health system modelling; and economic evaluation of implementation strategies. She has a quantitative background and expertise in a number modelling techniques including decision analysis, Markov, discrete event and microsimulation.¬†She is also interested in the application of implementation science methods and exploring patient experience and the use of co-design methods in the development and evaluation of health interventions.

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

Research projects

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

An Early Detection Program to Prevent Unnecessary Hospital Admissions of Aged Care Residents
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CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
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Start year
aged care, hospitalisation, nursing care, early detection, deterioration
Measuring National Productivity Impacts of Chronic Ill Health on Patients and Carers and the Potential Benefits of Health and Policy
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
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Start year


  • Hannah welcomes any PhD and MPhil supervision enquiries. To discuss options, please send through an email with your research interests and a copy of your CV.


    Potential supervision topics for Honours, Masters or PhD students include:

    – Estimating the cost-effectiveness of a health care program or intervention

    – Exploring relationships between illness and employment/income

    – Estimating the economic burden of a condition or disease

    – Modelling complex health systems or services to promote increased efficiency

    – Measuring and valuing patient-reported outcomes (e.g. quality of life) in research studies

    – Economic evaluation of implementation strategies in health care


    Supervision research methods include:

    – Cost-effectiveness analysis

    – Modelling techniques including decision tree, Markov cohort, discrete event simulation and microsimulation

    – Clinical trial study design, methods and evaluation

    – Health services research study design, methods and evaluation

    – Economic burden of disease

Current supervisions