Professor Simon Eckermann
Health Economic Analysis Highlights Need for Medicinal Cannabis Policy Reform in Australia

Simon Eckermann is Senior Professor of Health Economics at the Australian Health Services Research Institute and the University of Wollongong. He was previously Health Economics Professor at the Flinders University Centre for Clinical Change and Health Care Research and Senior Health Economist at the NHMRC Clinical Trial Centre. He  is a CI on competitive research grants totalling more than A$28 million since 2005 and actively sits on and undertakes guideline revision and health economics educational activities for National decision bodies including the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee Economic Sub-Committee (PBAC ESC 2005-2010), National Palliative Care Trials Scientific Committee (2006-2014), Prostheses List Advisory Committee (2012-2014), Victorian Cancer Agency (2015-) and Food Standards ANZ (2017-) as well as various NHMRC grant review committees.

His original research and collaborations have established missing links between optimal decision making in research, reimbursement and regulation in practice and are extensively published in the highest impact health economics and decision making journals, and clinical and policy journals with his applied research.

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