Professor Andrew Searles leads the health economics unit at Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI). He is leading the development of a national framework to evaluate health technology on behalf the Australian Health Research Alliance (AHRA). He is an advisor to the NHMRC on impact metrics and is co-chair of an AHRA Working Group to improve the evaluation of health technology in Australia.
Professor Searles is currently leading projects to improve research translation and research impact. Under a fellowship from NSW Regional Health Partners, he is working to improve the evaluation of health technology and models of care at the local level.