Health Economics (Patient-reported outcomes, costing)
Michelle Tew is a Health Economics Research Assistant at the Centre for Health Policy, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne. She completed her postgraduate training in Public Health specialising in Health Economics and Economic Evaluation at the University of Melbourne (MPH; Australia) and in Pharmacy at the University of Nottingham (MPharm; UK). Prior to her research role, she has worked as a pharmacist overseas where she has gained extensive experience in the safe delivery of medications, patient care and in the provision of various pharmacy services. In 2015, she began her role as a research assistant at the University of Melbourne. Since then she has worked on a number of costing studies including analysing costs associated with Caesarean section for overweight women and in the implementation of a sepsis protocol pathway. She has experience working with large datasets in particular with BreastScreen Victoria data and has contributed to a return on investment study for the Victorian Department of Health. She is also part of the team providing economic evaluation for the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) at the Department of Health to inform decisions about listing of new Medicare items.