PROF Peter Annear

PROF Peter Annear


  • International health and development, health financing systems, health financing strategy, policy development, access and coverage of the poor (Health financing, Asia, developing country)



  • Associate Professor Peter Annear is Head of the Health Systems Governance and Financing Unit at the Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne. He is a board member of the Asia Network for Health Systems Strengthening and a member of the Senior Technical Advisory Committee and the Board of the Asia Pacific Observatory for Health Systems and Policies. Assoc. Prof. Annear is a member of the Academic Board of the Development Studies department in the Master of Science degree at the University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

    Dr Annear is a health economist and health financing specialist who has worked in international development in various capacities since the 1970s. He has more than 202 years experience working in the health sector in Cambodia, Laos and a number of Asian countries as a consultant and advisor for Ministries of Health, the World Health Organization, the World Bank, AusAID and other international agencies. He worked previously as the Asia Regional Manager for the consulting company, International Development Support Services.

    Dr Annear has worked with AusAID, WHO, the World Bank, UNESCAP, Belgian Technical Cooperation and other development partners to assist Ministries of Health in policy development and planning. He contributed to the writing of Cambodia’s Strategic Framework for Health Financing 2008-2015 and for 2016-2020. In Laos he assisted the MOH to develop national guidelines for the introduction of health equity funds.

    Dr Annear was the Principal Investigator on a number of  research and technical assistance projects with the World Bank, WHO and others and an Australian-government funded research project investigating pro-poor health financing strategies with the Ministries of Health in Cambodia.

    Working with the AusAID Health Policy and Health Finance Hub, he carried out operational research in support of the mid-term evaluation of Cambodia



Member of

  • Health Systems Global. Member 2012 -
  • Australian Health Economics Society. Member 2010 -
  • International Health Economics Association. Member 2005 -
  • Public Health Association of Australia. Member 2001 -
  • Asian Studies Association of Australia. member 1997 -


Selected publications


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Additional Grant Information

  • Dr Annear was Chief Investigator on an Australian Development Research Award (ADRA) from the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) for a research project investigating pro-poor health financing strategies with the Ministries of Health in Cambodia and the Lao PDR. Dr Annear was the Academic Head of the Health Policy and Health Finance Knowledge at the Nossal Institute for Global Health, funded also by AusAID. He currently heads the Knowledge Hub at the Nossal Institute for the Asia Pacific Observatory.



Education and training

  • PhD, Deakin University 2000
  • GDDS, Deakin University 1996
  • BComm, Deakin University 1971



Available for supervision

  • Y