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Alison Hayes

Public Health
University of Sydney


Alison Hayes is Associate Professor in health economics at the School of Public Health, University of Sydney, with a specialisation in health economic modelling of chronic disease. More specifically her work takes a life-course approach to projecting the consequences of chronic disease, with a strong emphasis on modelling the epidemiology of disease and its associated long term costs and quality of life outcomes. The models combine techniques of patient-level simulation with decision analysis for evaluating the cost-effectiveness of interventions. Alison is passionate about using models as translational tools to bridge the gap between cost-effectiveness evidence and policy decisions in public health.

Research Interest

Alison Hayes’ research interests include the health economics of diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease; she also had an interest in maternal and infant health in low income populations, both in Australia and overseas. Her methodological interests include modelling methods for health economic evaluation, patient-level simulation, risk modelling, quality of life, the measurement of health inequalities and analysis of linked data.

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