Health care systems
Using our range of expertise in economics, management, and health services research to support government policymaking in the complex institutional context of health care systems; conducting economic evaluations of health care interventions in a cost-benefit analysis framework; designing public healthcare compensation and insurance schemes; creating medical workforce allocation programs through matching algorithms and needs-based assessments; analysing the impact of individual decisions and major life-events on individual and family health; modelling incentives, behaviour and performance of health care providers for state and federal governments.

Public health
Working closely with government departments to develop, implement and evaluate a range of high quality trials of school and community based interventions for children, adolescents, young adults, seniors and the community in general; conducting research on behalf of governments to investigate job satisfaction, mental health, productivity and work-related influences on physical health; research advancing understanding and development of programs addressing nutrition, physical activity, body image, smoking, risky behaviour, social inclusion, discrimination and bullying.

Welfare policy
Conducting social policy and labour economic research in support of government policies on the nature and determinants of income support receipt; developing microsimulation models to evaluate the potential impact of welfare policy; improving tax and redistribution systems; evaluating unemployment reduction programs such as active labour market programs; devising policies to address key issues including poverty, chronic unemployment, youth exclusion and homelessness.