The informatics challenges of chronic disease management While the infrastructure of our health system is built around hospitals caring for people with acute illness or injuries, there is increasing pressure for services that better respond to the needs of people with chronic conditions. Chronic conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, mental health conditions and respiratory … Continue reading Research blog
Considerations for the future of the health services research field As I near the end of my PhD, a lot of my thinking has inevitably shifted to my future career direction and where and how I want to use the skills and knowledge in applied health services research I gained through my PhD and my … Continue reading Research blog
In 2018, I am making a conscious effort to try and increase my reading outside of PhD work. I've mainly been drawn to non-fiction books and wanted to write a short review on the top 3 books I've read so far in 2018. An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can … Continue reading Reading blog
I was fortunate to have a blog post featured on the Thesis Whisperer in April 2018, a blog I have read religiously since 2016. I was inspired to write this post after transitioning from full-time work to full-time PhD study to express some of challenges I experienced and strategies I developed. "During the early days … Continue reading Recent guest blog
There has been a lot of media attention on the role of the Australian private health insurance industry recently with reforms to the sector announced in October. These reforms aim to increase the number of people taking our private health insurance particularly young people, introduce a rating system to make policy coverage clearer for consumers and … Continue reading What do people with high care needs actually use their private health insurance for?
A theme that has run through my professional career has been a focus on the collection, use and usefulness of data. How can data inform policy and practice in health? After more than eight years in roles in which I supported others to collect and use data, I felt it was time to get … Continue reading Welcome