Professor Alan Shiell

Professor Shiell is Professor of Health Economics in the School of Psychology and Public Health at La Trobe University. Prior to taking up this position he was the Chief Executive Officer of the Centre of Excellence in Intervention and Prevention Science, and before that he was Professor of Public Health Economics at the University of Calgary where he held a CIHR Chair in Applied Public Health. At La Trobe University he is responsible for building health economic capacity in the School while pursuing research into the economics of complex interventions and systems change.

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News stories


Preventive health: How much does Australia spend and is it enough?

This report by Hannah Jackson and Alan Shiell summarises the available evidence for national levels of expenditure on preventive
health over the past 15 years, and compares spending in Australia with that of selected OECD countries.

Health Promotion Journal of Australia, special issue. How would you spend $100 million a year on preventive health?

To gain a sense of where prevention resources could be targeted most effectively, we funded and commissioned this special issue of the Health Promotion Journal of Australia, asking Australian and international leaders in preventive health what would happen if prevention spending were to be increased by 5% of the current annual budget, or about $100 million per year.