Ms Emma Olin
Emma is a Research Fellow at MUCHE. Prior to her commencement with us, she was a Health Economics Associate at the management consulting group, Health Outcomes Australia. Originally from Sweden and armed with a B. Science, Emma first fell in love with Australia on a visit here in 2011. During that visit she worked in the political and economic section at the Swedish Embassy in Canberra. Following her return to Sweden, she completed her masters of medical science at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm before moving permanently to live and work in Australia.
Emma’s specific interest is in value-based healthcare. She is an expert in Patient Reported Outcomes Measures after having worked closely with the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) during her time at Health Outcomes. During this collaboration she contributed to the development of an IT platform to support clinicians and patients in collecting data to improve patient outcomes of healthcare services.
Emma has consulted to clients from both the private and public sectors. She has conducted health care market analyses for the pharmaceutical industry and investors in the Australian market. She has experience in evaluating healthcare interventions to assess the transferability to other contexts and design of integrated care interventions. She has contributed to the development of nation-wide cancer screening registries and has experience in working with administrative data to identify variations in patient outcomes and opportunities to improve healthcare delivery.
At the Karolinska Institute Emma published an article and advised on the use of needs assessment health data for funding allocations by the Swedish International Development Corporation. At Karolinska she also gained research experience in the application of health outcomes measurements, health economic evaluations and modelling, health systems analyses, patient safety and LEAN projects, and policy and stakeholder analyses.
Emma holds a B.Sc. in Political Science from Lund University and a M.Sc. from the Karolinska Institute in Public Health, specialising in Health Economics, Policy and Management.
Publications and reports
- Olin, E. and Von Schreeb, J. Funding based on Needs? A study on the use of needs assessment data by a major humanitarian health assistance donor in its decisions to allocate funds. PLOS Currents Disasters [Online]. 2014 May 16.