Associate Professor, Health Services Research, Allied Health

Brisbane, Australia
06 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

About Griffith University

The Centre for Applied Health Economics (CAHE) is self-funded, with an emphasis on teamwork, based within the School of Medicine. The Centre has several programs of research in health economics, including health technology assessment for the Australian Government, multiple research grants with national bodies (eg ARC, NHMRC), and has research programs eliciting preferences for healthcare and in priority-setting. Metro North Hospital and Health Service (MNHHS) who delivers outstanding healthcare is just one of the ways that we care for our community. Our passion for people is reflected in the way we live our values every day. We value and nurture our staff so that they can provide quality value based care across our diverse organisation every day.

The opportunity

This position is designed for the incumbent to provide high level expertise and support to staff in undertaking pragmatic clinical trials and implementation trials, measuring health, health service and economic outcomes applied to chronic disease and allied health. This position is well positioned to undertake the evaluation of clinical trials, including input into the design of clinical trials, developing key outcome measures, and the evaluation of the trials. Translating research outcomes to policy and practice will be an important component of the role, therefore, the incumbent will have a comprehensive understanding of the Australian health care system. There is scope to extend the role into areas such as priority setting using techniques including multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA), preference elicitation techniques such as discrete choice experiments, or other techniques such as the expected value of perfect information (EVPI) which may be a useful approach for determining the feasibility and sample size of such trials.

This is a fixed term (5 years), full time position based at the Nathan campus.

About you

To be successful within this role, you will be a qualified Allied Health professional with a PhD in Health Economics or another relevant field, together with experience of data analysis, strong organisational skills and ability to work independently. They will also need to provide strong leadership and specialist advice on undertaking pragmatic clinical and implementation trials in the areas of allied health and chronic disease management.

Salary range

A salary package that includes a base salary of $136,454 - $150,331 per annum, and an employer superannuation contribution of 17% of base salary will be offered. Attractive salary packaging arrangements are also available.

How to apply

Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:

  • Statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the position description.
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
    • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
    • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
    • Employment history, including present position and details of relevant professional, consulting or industry experience;
    • Research interests and list of publications;
    • Research grants awarded and any other relevant information, such as offices held in professional bodies, community services etc.
  • Names and contact details of at least three potential referees (no contact will be made without your permission)
  • Please provide an indication of the earliest date on which you would be able to commence.

Obtain the position description by clicking on the Apply button. You will be redirected to the Griffith University job search page where you will be able to access the position description.

Further information

For further information about this role, please contact Mark Butterworth, Executive Director Allied Health Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Queensland Health Phone: +61 7 3647 9527, Email:, or Professor Paul Scuffham, Director, Centre for Applied Health Economics, Griffith University, Phone: +61 7 3735 9132, Email:

For application queries, please contact Ms Lauren Singleton, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 57999.

Closing date: Thursday, 11 October 2018 at 5pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.