Dr Laura Edney

Research Fellow

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Health Sciences (2.33)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

I am a Research Fellow in Health Economics in the College of Medicine and Public Health and the Flinders Institute for Mental Health and Wellbeing, College of Education, Psychology and Social Work. My research interests are in the analyses of large, linked administrative datasets to inform policy decisions.

I have been involved in estimating the opportunity costs of decisions to fund new technologies, which provided the first empirical estimate of the cost-effectiveness threshold in Australia and I have contributed to the development of a collaboration of researchers involved in estimating opportunity costs internationally.

I am also involved in the establishment of a new longitudinal, administrative dataset (Data Linkage to Enhance Cancer Care (DaLECC)) of the healthcare utilisation for individuals diagnosed with cancer in collaboration with a range of researchers, clinicians and consumers to support national policy decisions to improve cancer care.

Most of my other research is on the application of economic evaluation methods to support mental health research, and I am involved in conducting a range of systematic reviews across cancer care and mental health.


Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Honours (2)
Associate supervisor: Master of Public Health (1), MD Advanced Studies (2), HDR (3)
Principal supervisor: Honours (1)
Associate supervisor: MD Advanced Studies (1)