Billingsley Kaambwa is an Associate Professor in Health Economics and Head of Health Economics within the College of Medicine and Public Health. He is a member of the Australian Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) panel for Health Technology Assessment (HTA) services and of the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN) New Health Technology and Clinical Practice Innovation Committee (NHTCPIC). He has extensive experience in research and teaching. His main research interests are in the application of econometric and statistical techniques in economic evaluation, decision-analytic modeling and economic evaluation of new and existing health care technologies.
He has been a co-applicant on successful grant applications that total more than $19.5 million.
He sits on the editorial boards of 'PLoS One' and 'PharmacoEconomics Open'. He has published in leading international peer-reviewed journals for both methodological (e.g. Value in Health, BMC series) and applied (e.g. The Lancet, JAMA, European Journal of Health Economics, PharmacoEconomics, PLoS One) work.
An almost up-to-date list of publications is available on GOOGLE SCHOLAR.
The Country Heart Attack Prevention (CHAP) Project: A four-step model of care and clinical pathway for the translation of cardiac rehabilitation guidelines into practice for rural and remote patients. Funder: NHMRC (Partnership grant). Timescale: 4-years; Start-date: 2019; Value: AUD$1,353,113.
Implementation of a chronic disease management model in chronic liver failure patients to improve rates of emergency admissions providing an opportunity to drive practice change. Funder: NHMRC (Partnership grant). Timescale: 3-years; Start-date: 2019; Value: AUD$452,229.
Reducing the burden of cardiovascular disease in breast cancer patients and survivors. Funder: NBCF. Timescale: 2-years; Start-date: 2019; Value:AUD$291,409.
Independent Evaluation of the Complex Care Case Management Pilot. Funder: Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA). Timescale: 3-years; Start-date: 2018; Value:$319,044.
Initiation of a novel In-Hospital Intervention for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes. Funder: South Australian Academic Health Science and Translation Centre. Timescale: 1-year; Start-date: 11/2018; Value: $195,300
Centres of Research Excellence: ‘National Centre for Sleep Health Services Research - Positioning Primary Care at the Centre of Sleep Health Management’. Funder: NHMRC. Timescale: 5-years; Start-date: 11/2017; Value:$2,497,978
‘A Randomised Evaluation of the Appropriateness of Anatomic Coronary Investigation in Cardiac Injury/MI Type 2’. Funder: NHMRC. Timescale: 5-years; Start-date: 11/2017; Value:$2,340,320
‘Agents of Change’: Improving post-diagnosis care for people with dementia and their carers through the establishment of a National Quality Collaborative to implement guideline recommendations. Funder: NHMRC. Timescale: 3-years: Start-date: 2017; Value: $770,518
SA Teletrial – Bringing Cancer Clinical Trials to the Country. Funder: Cancer Council SA. Timescale: 4-years; Start-date: 2018; Value: $300,000
Flinders - Quest (QUality Enhanced general practice Services Trial). Funder: RACGP and the Commonwealth Department of Health. Timescale: 2.25-years; Start-date: 2017; Value: AUD$2,010,000.
Young and Well Towns – Community and individual interventions for increasing rural youths’ access to online health and well-being services.Funder: Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre. Timescale: 3-years; Start-date: 2013; Value: approx. AUD$3,681,553.
College award for Best Higher Degree by Research Student Publication - DEC 2018
Vice Chancellor's award for Doctoral Thesis Excellence - DEC 2018
- Member of the Australian Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) panel for Health Technology Assessment (HTA) services
- Member of the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN) New Health Technology and Clinical Practice Innovation Committee (NHTCPIC)
- Regular peer reviewer for research funding bodies, including:
The UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
- Regular peer reviewer for academic journals including: Health Economics, Quality of Life Research, Social Science & Medicine, Value in Health, PharmacoEconomics Open, Applied Health and Health Policy, Disability and Rehabilitation, Journal of Health Services Management Research, Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, Clinical Interventions in Medicine, Journal of Health Organization and Management, BMC series, RMD Open, Drugs and Aging
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