Professor Nicholas Graves
Faculty of Health
School - Public Health and Social Work
Nicholas Graves is Professor of Health Economics with a joint appointment in the Institute of Biomedical and Health Innovation, School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology and the Centre for Healthcare Related Infection Control and Surveillance, Queensland Health, Australia. His applied research brings economics to the study of health-care.
Nicholas has a program of research that uses Bayesian methods for the synthesis of diverse sources of data that are subsequently used to inform parameters in decision models that address questions about the value of competing investments in health care sector alternatives. He supervises PhD students and teaches economics to post-graduate students.
Research interests -
Applied economics work on:
- nosocomial infection/healthcare-acquired-infection
- screening for chronic and infectious disease
- mental health and workplace productivity
- changing health behaviour among high risk groups
- the supply of blood products
- complementary and alternative medicine
- randomness and funding
- the economics of bureaucracy
- modelling length of stay and hospital costs
- using existing evidence to inform decision making
- regulation and incentives for hospital administrators.