Dr Joanne Epp

Dr Joanne Epp

Senior Research Fellow

Dr Joanne Epp
Senior Research Fellow

Contact details
Phone: +612 9850 1871
Email: joanne.epp@mq.edu.au
Address: Suite 3, Level One
EMCBuilding, 3 Innovation Road,
Macquarie Park, NSW 2109

Areas of interest
Integrated Care
Policy Evaluation
Health care funding models


A senior health economist, Joanne joined MUCHE in 2017.

Joanne has extensive international experience in economics, research and policy analysis including work at the World Bank (USA), UNFPA (USA), the Ontario Treasury (Canada), AMP Capital Investors (Australia), the Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation (Australia), NSW Treasury (Australia), KPMG (Australia) and Primary Health Care Limited (Australia).

Her experience in policy analysis includes senior-level briefings, economic modelling and preparation of policy research documents. Joanne’s professional experience is augmented by a PhD in economics with skills in applied econometric methods for policy evaluation.

Publications and reports

  • Primary Health Care Limited – The role of corporate medical practices (2016)
  • NSW Treasury – Applying an economic approach to policy development: The NSW pilot of the Washington State policy impact assessment tool (2015)
  • Australian Drug Foundation (ADF) – An economic evaluation of the Good Sports Program (2013)
  • Australian Wound Management Association (AWMA) – Cost effectiveness analysis of compression leg bandages (2013)
  • AMP Capital Investors – Australia’s Aged Care Industry (2008)
  • Global Health Council – Banking on Reproductive Health: The World Bank’s Support for Population, the Cairo Agenda and the Millennium Development Goals (2004)
  • World Bank – Achieving the Millennium Development Goal of Improving Maternal Health: Determinants, Interventions and Challenges (2002)
  • World Bank –  A Review of Population, Reproductive Health and Adolescent Health & Development in Poverty Reduction Strategies PRSPs (2002)
  • PhD thesis Trends and Access to Treatment for Mental Health in Australia from 1989 to 2004-05, December 2010.
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