Health Economics and Data Analytics

The Health Economics and Data Analytics (HEDA) discipline is a leading interdisciplinary group based in the Curtin School of Population Health at Curtin University and is one of three teams that form the Curtin Health Research and Data Analytics Hub. Collectively, our team has considerable and widely recognised expertise across health systems, health economics, epidemiology and biostatistics. The HEDA group has a prime purpose to develop aetiological knowledge and health system capacity through research, teaching and knowledge transfer activities.



HSHE’s prime purpose is to develop health system capacity through research, teaching and knowledge transfer activities with the aim of improving health care system performance.

Our educational programs focus on expanding knowledge of health system challenges within the context of health care policy and provision from local and international perspectives.

Our research in health systems contributes to policy formulation, prioritisation and evaluation and involves both methodological and applied research across health service delivery and health system reform, health economics, preference measurement, priority setting and data management, clinical trial, epidemiology and geospatial analysis.


Our vision is to improve the health of communities through improving health system performance and building effective leadership and management capacity for health system sustainability.


Through translation of research, teaching, knowledge transfer activities and engagement across all levels of the health care system, we aim to:

  • Build evidence base to shape policy and practice to support evidence informed activity
  • Support health professionals and leaders to deliver high quality, safe and sustainable health care
  • Support the growth of leadership and management capacity across health systems


Epidemiology Research Lab