Research Fellow - Health Economics
School of Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Laura is a Research Fellow with the Adelaide Health Economics Research Group (AHERG), Health Economics and Policy Unit, School of Public Health. She has worked within the school since 2015 on an NHMRC project grant to provide the first empirical estimate of the opportunity costs of funding decisions in Australia. Laura has a background in psychological research and in the administration and analysis of population surveys.
Date Position Institution name 2015 Research Fellow University of Adelaide 2014 - 2015 Program Officer Australian Bureau of Statistics 2011 - 2012 Project Officer Royal Adelaide Hospital 2009 - 2013 University Tutor University of Adelaide 2008 - 2011 Research Assistant CSIRO
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2014 Achievement Dean's Commendation for PhD Thesis Excellence — — — 2012 Award Psychology Award for Teaching Excellence — — — 2011 Scholarship Mutual Community Postgraduate Travel Grant — — —
Date Institution name Country Title 2014 University of Adelaide Australia PhD(Psych) 2008 University of Adelaide Australia BHSc(Hons)
Year Citation 2018 Edney, L., Haji Ali Afzali, H., Cheng, T., & Karnon, J. (2018). Estimating the reference incremental cost-effectiveness ratio for the Australian health system. PharmacoEconomics, 36(2), 239-252.
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2018 Karnon, J., Edney, L., & Afzali, H. (2018). The political economy of the assessment of value of new health technologies. Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, 23(2), 116-122.
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2018 Edney, L., Haji Ali Afzali, H., Cheng, T., & Karnon, J. (2018). Mortality reductions from marginal increases in public spending on health. Health Policy, 122(8), 892-899.
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2017 Karnon, J., Edney, L., & Sorich, M. (2017). Costs of paying higher prices for equivalent effects on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. Australian Health Review, 41(1), 1-6.
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2015 Edney, L., Burns, N., & Danthiir, V. (2015). Subjective well-being in older adults: folate and vitamin B₁₂ independently predict positive affect. British Journal of Nutrition, 114(8), 1321-1328.
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Year Citation 2017 Edney, L., Afzali, H. A. H., Cheng, T., & Kamon, J. (2017). ESTIMATING THE REFERENCE ICER FOR AUSTRALIA AND PUBLIC PERCEPTIONS TOWARD ITS USE. In VALUE IN HEALTH Vol. 20 (pp. A685). ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC.
Year Citation 2010 Edney, L. C. (2010). Relationship between Subjective Well Being, Health and Physical Activity in Community-Dwelling Older Adults. Poster session presented at the meeting of 10th International Society for Quality of Life Studies.
Year Citation 2015 Karnon, J., hajialiafzali, H., & Edney, L. C. (2015). New cancer drugs are very expensive - here’s how we work out value for our money. The Conversation.
Health Economics in Medical, Personal & Professional Development (MPPD III)
Health Economics in Psychology
Individual Differences, Personality & Assessment
Doing Research in Psychology
Research Methods in Psychology
Health & Lifespan Developmental Psychology
Date Role Membership Country 2016 - ongoing Member Health Services Research Association of Australia & New Zealand Australia
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