Julie Ratcliffe is Matthew Flinders Fellow and Professor of Health Economics in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She is the Health and Social Care Economics Theme Lead for the newly established Caring Futures Institute, Flinders University and also holds an Honorary Professorial Appointment in the School of Health and Related Research at the University of Sheffield.
Previously Professor Ratcliffe has held academic positions in the Health Economics Research Unit at Brunel University, the School of Health and Related Research at the University of Sheffield and the Institute for Choice, University of South Australia. During the course of her career, Professor Ratcliffe has published over 280 papers in peer reviewed journals and she has been a chief investigator on over 50 multi-disciplinary research grants including grants awarded by the NHMRC and ARC in Australia and the MRC and ESRC in the UK. Her research interests include the measurement and valuation of health and quality of life outcomes, patient and consumer preferences and the economic evaluation of interventions across health and social care sectors.
Professor Ratcliffe has been recognised for her excellence in PhD supervision: UNISA Vice Chancellor and President's Scholarship in 2017 for top performing student and excellence in PhD studies awarded to Ms Christine Mpundu-Kaambwa.
Professor Ratcliffe regularly presents lectures and workshops on health economics and economic evaluation methodology to students, fellow academics, members of the pharmaceutical industry and health care professionals. Her teaching has included the following:
Professor Ratcliffe regularly engages in the co-design, delivery and translation of applied health economics research with aged care organisations, health and disability service organisations and consumers. She is the current elected President of the Australian Health Economics Society and a current member of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) Council on Economic Policy. From 2016-2018 Professor Ratcliffe was an invited expert health economist member of the South Australian Health Department’s Policy Advisory Committee on Health Technologies (SAPACT).
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