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Prof Harriet Hiscock is a
consultant paediatrician, NHMRC Practitioner Fellow, inaugural Director of the
Health Services Research Unit at The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, Group
Leader of the Health Services Research Group at the Murdoch Children’s Research
Institute and Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne. She seeks to
improve child health outcomes at a systems level through health services
research including developing and trialing new models to shift care of more
simple conditions from the hospital system to the community and reducing
unwarranted variation in care.
Dr Mary White is a
consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist, a Research Officer with the Health
Services Research Unit at The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne and an
honorary Senior Fellow with the University of Melbourne. Her research interests
include seeking ways to optimise patient care and experience within the
healthcare system by improving pathways to care in the outpatient setting. She
has a particular focus on transition to adult services for young adults with
chronic disease conditions.
Dr Shaoke Lei is a Data
Analyst with the Health Service Research Unit at The Royal Children’s Hospital
Melbourne. He completed a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with Statistics
from the University of Bristol UK, a Master of Science in Applied Statistics
from the University of Oxford and a PhD in Statistics from the University of
Melbourne. His research interests lie in data science methodology and its
application to health service research.
Rachel Pelly is a
Research Assistant with the Health Services Research Unit at The Royal
Children’s Hospital Melbourne. She completed a Master of Epidemiology at University of Melbourne. Her research
interests include informing policy and practice for equitable and sustainable
healthcare for children, and addressing unmet mental healthcare needs of
children and their families.
Stephanie Newman is Project Assistant with Health Services Research Unit at The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne. She has a background in Public Health and Health Promotion and is completing her Master of Public Health at Deakin University. Her interests lie in prevention and early intervention to reduce health and socio-economic inequities for vulnerable children and their families.
Principal Investigator for HSRU
Prof Gary Freed has more
than 25 years of experience in children's health services research. He was the
principal investigator of the first paediatric health services research
fellowship program funded by the National Institutes of Health and, in 2015,
founded the Health Services Research Unit at The Royal Children’s Hospital. From
2013-2016, Prof Freed divided his time between the University of Michigan
(USA) and the University of Melbourne
(Australia) where he served as director of the Australian Health Workforce Institute,
professor of Population Health, and as visiting scholar in Health Care Policy
at The Royal Children's Hospital. In 2016 he returned full time to the
University of Michigan to continue his research in health policy and economic
issues focused on children.
A/Prof Kim Dalziel is a Health Economist within the Health
Services Research Unit at The Royal Children’s Hospital. She is also Deputy
Director of the Health Economics Group at the University of Melbourne, Team Leader
within the Health Services Group at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute,
and collaborates with The Women's Hospital and the Peter MacCallum Cancer
Centre. Kim leads a program of research in child health economics
and has specialist expertise in economic evaluation and modelling,
health-related quality of life measurement, child health policy,
vulnerability/equity and use of health services and economic evaluation
alongside clinical trials.
Dr Jemimah Ride is a
medically qualified health economist and Research Fellow at the Health
Economics Unit at the University of Melbourne, with affiliate roles in the
Health Services Research Group at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute,
and the Health Services Research Unit at the Royal Children’s Hospital. Her
research addresses mental health and mental health care, including patient and
family preferences for how healthcare is delivered, examining how changes to
health service models affect unmet need and inequalities in healthcare, and
cost-effectiveness of mental health interventions.