Centre Events

Centre Events

Part of the role of MUCHE is to provide forums that enhance debate and enable people to share ideas.

These events include educational seminars, roundtables and issues forums. Some of the most recent events have included the discussion on the impact of Competition Policy in Health, the National Disability Insurance Scheme and eHealth.

2016 Events

Executive Industry Summit
12:00 pm - 2:00pm September 23, 2016

Invitation only co-sponsored event with leading industry medicines news outlet, Pharminfocus.  Following issues raised at the 2015 MUCHE Pharmaceutical Industry Roundtable, senior executives from the industry will meet to clarify issues and develop guidelines for the future. 

Ageing Workforce Summit
11:30am - 2:00pm November, 2016

With presentations from Macquarie Academic, A/Prof Denise Jepsen and MUCHE researchers, Dr Henry Cutler and Dr Zhiming Cheng, senior executives will workshop solutions to future workforce issues within the aged care sector.

Industry Events

Prof Proper 

Competition and health care - can we learn from the UK?  
3pm - 5pm November 24, 2015

Professor Carol Propper, from the Imperial College London, presented the experiences from greater competition and choice on the National Health Service (NHS). Her presentation included discussions on the impact of NHS on quality and process, management in public hospitals, lessons that can be learned, and emerging issues.

Competition Policy - the future of care
12pm - 2pm April 22, 2015 

To ensure continued growth in productivity and living standards, the Australian Federal Government commissioned an independent ‘root and branch’ review of competition policy in Australia.  Professor Ian Harper, Chair of the Competition Policy Review panel, shared with attendees reforms removing impediments to competition, recommendations to ensure competition regulatory agencies remain effective, and appropriate changes to competition law.

Launch of the Centre for the Health Economy
December 5, 2013

The Executive Deans of the Faculty of Business and Economics and the Faculty of Human Services outlined their vision for MUCHE. At the event the Chairman of the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX), Rick Haliday-Smith, congratulated Macquarie University for having the insight to create a research facility dedicated to the new health economy. 

Joint partnership announced into the value of OTC medicines
October 20, 2013

MUCHE affiliate researcher, Professor Scott Koslow from the Faculty of Business and Economics, Macquarie University, presented findings of his research into labelling and consumer choice to the members of the Australian Self Medication Industry Board members.

Academic Forums


Science engineering and innovation - the heart of economic growth
August 11, 2015

Professor Richard Freeman, the Herbert Ascherman Professor of Economics at Harvard University and Co-Director of the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School, provided an insight into how technological change based on scientific and engineering innovations are at the heart of modern economic growth. 


Framing your future in the health economy
August 15 2014, 2014

Professor Stephen Duckett, Director of Health at the Grattan Institute and former head of the Federal Department of Health, presented "State of the Nation Emerging Issues in the Australian Health System". Entertaining and thought provoking, the presentation clarified the role Macquarie University academics can play and helped to illustrate the opportunities available for us in the future.

Distributed leadership - is it a dangerous policy in health care?
March 13, 2014

Prof Graeme Martin from Dundee University presented qualitative analysis from three co-located healthcare organisations in the UK that embraced distributed leadership as part of their organisational strategy. The presentation highlighted the dangers of engaging in the 'romance with distributed leadership' in addition to the 'romance with leaders' that has dominated policy and practice over the last three decades in organisations generally.

Executive Lunches

Prof Propper Standing

Impact of competition policy and health - An executive working lunch with Prof Carol Propper, Imperial College, London 
November 24, 2015

The Federal Government recently embraced the Final Report of the Competition Policy Review Panel in an attempt to boost economic growth and productivity in Australia. In particular, the Hon Scott Morrison has put greater competition in health care squarely on the agenda with state treasurers. Senior representatives from industry, academia and government are meeting to discuss the impact of competition policy in health care in Australia.

Shaping the economy - new ways to measure innovation. An executive working lunch with Prof Richard Freeman, Harvard University
August 11, 2015 

Technological change based on scientific and engineering innovations are the heart of modern economic growth. The expansion of S&E and R&D in developing countries, particularly China, is changing the focus of knowledge production and economic activity worldwide. Representatives from industry and government met over lunch to discuss the mechanisms that link scientific progress to the economy in order to develop better measures of innovation and the pathways that link science and engineering to economic outcomes.

The future of aged care
November 26, 2014

With so many changes to the aged care environment, MUCHE hosted a lunch with senior industry representatives and government agencies to identify future issues around workforce, training and management.

Financing health 
November 25, 2014

Australia's population continues to increase and grow older.  At the same time the consumers of health care demand the very best care.  At this executive boardroom lunch participant from the banking, health insurance, medical technology, government and hospital sectors met with MUCHE team members to discuss potential solutions.

Connected care: A pathway forward
August 27, 2014

Following the recommendations made at the previous roundtable, representatives from industry and government met to discuss and review the earlier findings.  All agreed considerable study still needed to be undertaken in understanding the general public's concerns about privacy, the need for consensus on terminology amongst health care professionals, along with better business support services to enable practitioners to make informed decisions on systems and procedures.

NDIS: Where to from here?
August 28, 2014

At the second disability roundtable participants agreed MUCHE was well placed to address identified issues from a multi-disciplinary perspective, adding real value to the sector.  Discussion and feedback highlighted critical issues in the development of NDIS, particularly information about the ‘value chain’ and other economic issues.

Connected Care
November 28, 2013

One area that has the potential to deliver significant benefits both now and in the future is e-health.  Senior executives met to consider and review what the vision of e-health is currently in Australia, what is the potential impact of e-health initiatives and how far have we progressed towards realising the vision.

The National Disability Scheme (NDIS)
November 27, 2013

The executive boardroom lunch identified a number of issues in relation to the implementation of the Federal Government's new disabiity insurance scheme. Amongst the guests were state and federal government agencies, service providers and academics.


If you would like to participate in, or attend an upcoming event, please indicate your interest by completing the form found here.  To make sure you learn about future events, please make sure to tick the future events box and we will keep you up to date with our schedule.

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