• Professor Andrew Palmer

Prof Andrew Palmer is a New Star Professor of Medical Research and the Head of the Health Economics Research Unit at Menzies, working in the field of health economics since 1994. He is a leader in the subject of health economics in chronic diseases, has conducted research and published extensively in many disease areas including aged care/dementia, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, kidney disease, hypertension, dyslipidaemia, osteoporosis, alcoholism, growth hormone deficiency, rheumatoid arthritis, cardiovascular disease and oncology.

As well as being the Associate Editor (Health Economics) of Diabetic Medicine, he is the 2013-15 International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Chairman of the Task Force on Health Economics, the Co-founder/current Steering Committee member of the Mount Hood Modelling Diabetes Group, a Member of the 2013-15 Heart Foundation Future Fellows Selection Committee, member of the 2013-15 National Diabetes Strategy Group reporting to the Federal Minister for Health, Member of the Diabetes Australia Health Economics Expert Reference Group, and was an American Diabetes Association panel member for the development of diabetes health economics modelling guidelines.