A/PROF Dennis Petrie

A/PROF Dennis Petrie


  • Applied Econometrics
  • Economic Evaluations
  • Health Economics
  • Health Inequalties



  • Dennis is a Senior Research Fellow and an ARC DECRA Fellow in the Centre for Health Policy, University of Melbourne. For 5 years he was a Lecturer in Health Economics at the University of Dundee, UK. He has published extensively on the economics of illicit drugs and alcohol, the longitudinal measurement and evaluation of health inequalities and has been involved in a number of economic evaluations of healthcare interventions. He has 42 publications to date (38 since 2009), and have consistently published in the top health economics journals, with multiple papers in the Journal of Health Economics (3), Health Economics (3) and Social Science & Medicine (2) and also high impact medical journals including PLOS Medicine, Diabetes Care and Epidemiology. He specialises in analysing large and complex datasets to improve health policy decisions.   


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Education and training

  • PhD, The University of Queensland 2010
  • BEcon(Hons), The University of Queensland 2003
  • BSc, The University of Queensland 2002



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Those interested in pursuing a research career in health economics, health inequalities, applied health econometrics or developing methodology for economic evaluation are encouraged to contact me. Strong quantitative skills required.