Professor Ajay Mahal joined the Nossal Institute in January 2016. Previously, he was the Alan and Elizabeth Finkel Chair of Global Health at Monash University and was on the faculty of the Harvard T Chan School of Public Health in Boston, USA, from 2001. He was a Principal Economist at the National Council of Applied Economic Research in New Delhi from 1998.
Ajay’s research focuses on issues of health financing and service delivery and the linkages between health and economic development. He has evaluated health system interventions using mathematical and statistical tools to analyse cross-sectional and longitudinal survey datasets in low- and middle-income countries.