Hossein Hajiali Afzali

Dr Hossein Hajiali Afzali

Senior Lecturer

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


I am a Senior Research Fellow (health economics) with expertise in the economic evaluation of health technologies with a focus on the application of decision analytic modelling techniques. I am also a medical doctor (MD) and received my medical degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences.

I am a member of the Evaluation Sub-Committee (ESC) of the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) whose role is to advise the Australian government on evidence relating to the safety, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of new medical technologies and procedures. In addition, I am involved in a number of research projects aiming to improve the decision making process around the funding of health technologies.

Previously I was an evaluator of submissions to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) to determine funding of medicines. I also co-lead the Adelaide Health Economics Research Group with expertise in all components of the economic evaluation of health care interventions.

Research Interests
  • Economic evaluation of health technologies
  • Decision analytic modelling for health economic evaluation
  • Improving public funding decision processes
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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2017 Senior Lecturer (Health Economics) University of Adelaide, Adelaide
    2012 - 2016 Senior Research Fellow (Health Economics) University of Adelaide
    2009 - 2011 Research Fellow (Health Economics) University of Adelaide
    2007 - 2009 Senior Research Officer University of Adelaide
    2000 - 2002 Head (Abourayhan Medical Centre) The Iranian Social Security Organization
    1995 - 2000 General Practitioner The Iranian Social Security Organization
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2004 - 2007 University of Adelaide Australia PhD in Health Economics
    2003 - 2004 University of Adelaide Australia Graduate Diploma in Public Health
    1987 - 1995 University of Tehran Iran Doctor of Medicine (MD)

Research Support / Grants Held / Consultancy projects Role

Competitive Research Funding
National Competitive Schemes
Date Project/No. Investigators Funding Body Amount
2016 - 2019 Delivering effective dental healthcare in 2020-2030: A national longitudinal partnership study of burden of oral diseases in Australia  Hossein Haji Ali Afzali- Associate investigator  National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) (Grant ID: 1115649) $1,056,500
July 2015 - June 2016 Review of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) Guidelines Hossein Hajiali Afzail - Chief investigator Department of Health $533,000
April 2015 - July 2015 A critical review of decision analytic models submitted to PBAC and NICE: Need for disease-specific (reference) models Hossein Hajiali Afzail - Chief investigator Centre for Health Economics, The University of York (UK) (International visiting research fellowship: The Alan Williams Fellowship) $10,000
2015 - 2017 Estimation of the cost-effectiveness threshold for the Australian health system
 
Hossein Hajiali Afzail - Chief investigator National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) (Grant ID: 1084387) $331,000
2014 - 2017 Can e-Health improve post-marketing surveillance of drugs and vaccines? The Stimulated Telephone Assisted Rapid Safety Surveillance (STARSS) randomised controlled trial
 
Hossein Hajiali Afzail - Chief investigator (leading the health economics component) National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) (Grant ID: 1067703) $732,000
  The impact of death and disability from invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) in Australian children. Hossein Hajiali Afzail - Chief investigator (leading the health economics component) Pfizer $835,072
2012 - 2015 Capacity Building Grant in Population Health and Health Services Research: Building capacity for integrated decision-making for improving health services Hossein Hajiali Afzail - Team Investigator National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) (Grant ID: 56550) $2,094,000
2009 - 2011 Primary Care Services Improvement Project (PCSIP) Hossein Hajiali Afzail - Project Manager Australian Research Council (ARC) (Grant ID: LP0883930) $577,000
2006 - 2007 The University of Adelaide Efficiency measurement for hospitals owned by the Iranian Social Security Organisation Hossein Hajiali Afzail - Chief investigator Adelaide Graduate Centre Research Abroad Scholarship $2,500
2005 - 2006 The University of Adelaide Postgraduate Travelling Fellowship Award Hossein Hajiali Afzail - Chief investigator Faculty of Health Sciences $5,000
Teaching

2014- Ongoing           Course coordinator: PUB HLTH 7082 Health Economics (face to face) (Core course: Master of Health Economics and Policy)

2015- Ongoing           Course coordinator: PUB HLTH 7082OL Health Economics (fully online) (Core course: Master of Health Economics and Policy

2016-Ongoing            Course coordinator: HLTH SC 2012 Hacking Health: Core course for BHlthMedSc (Advanced)      

2016-Ongoing            Module (economic evaluation) coordinator: PUB HLTH 7091 Knowing What Works - Evaluation for Public Health (Core course: Master of Public Health)

2014-Ongoing            Course coordinator: Health economics (for third-year medical students) as part of Medical, Personal and Professional Development III (MPPD III)

2010- Ongoing           Lecturer: PubHlth 7082 Health Economic Evaluation and Decision Making  (Core course: Master of Health Economics and Policy)

2012- Ongoing           Lecturer: PubHlth 7147 (Health Technology Assessment)

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  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2014 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Improving Adolescent Health Through Immunisation: A Case Study - Invasive Meningococcal Disease Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Bing Wang
    2012 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Clinical outcomes, costs, knowledge and awareness of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) in South Australia Master of Philosophy (Public Health) Master Full Time Dr Bing Wang
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  • Consulting/Advisories

    Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
    2015 - ongoing
    2012 - ongoing Adelaide Health Technology Assessment (AHTA) Australia
    2012 - 2014 Australian Catholic University Australia
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2014 - ongoing Board Member Applied Health Economics and Health Policy Australia
  • Position: Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83130615
  • Email: hossein.hajialiafzali@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 9
  • Room: WS9086.40
  • Org Unit: Public Health

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