The Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation provides a critical mass of health economists and health services researchers who have developed a national and international reputation for excellence in research and teaching, a reputation for timely and high quality policy advice and support, a research program that is both policy relevant and concerned with issues at the forefront of the sub-discipline of health economics, and a capacity to nurture and develop research staff.
CHERE’s research strategy is aimed at progressing this through four areas of research activity: conceptual, methodological, applied and policy based research. Whilst these distinctions are useful for planning and review purposes, there is considerable overlap between the different research goals in specific projects.
CHERE has extensive experience in evaluating health services and programs, and in assessing the effectiveness of policy initiatives. The Centre provides policy support to all levels of the health care system, through both formal and informal involvement in working parties, committees, and by undertaking commissioned projects.