Researcher

Associate Professor Andrew Hayen

Fields of Research (FoR)

Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Public Health and Health Services

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Biography

I graduated from the University of Sydney with First Class Honours and the University Medal for Mathematical Statistics,a Master of Biostatistics and a PhD in mathematical statistics.

My research interests include:

  • the statistical methods used in diagnostic tests and monitoring (or follow-up) and risk prediction in medicine. I am also interested in applications, including in cardiovascular disease, eye health, osteoporosis and kidney disease....view more

I graduated from the University of Sydney with First Class Honours and the University Medal for Mathematical Statistics,a Master of Biostatistics and a PhD in mathematical statistics.

My research interests include:

  • the statistical methods used in diagnostic tests and monitoring (or follow-up) and risk prediction in medicine. I am also interested in applications, including in cardiovascular disease, eye health, osteoporosis and kidney disease. I have a particular interest in blood pressure monitoring.  
  • the application of statistical methods to randomised controlled trials, observational studies and meta-analyses. I am the study statistician for the Maintain Your Brain randomised controlled trial
  • Population health, including the application of time series methods  (including assessing vaccination programs, and the effects of temperature extremes on health)
  • Health financing and equity: I am a member of the Health Economics and Financing for Developing Countries group (http://sphcm.med.unsw.edu.au/shift) and am a Chief Investigator in the Health Financing in Timor Leste and Fiji (SHIFT project) 
  • The use of record linkage in the evaluation of health programs and their outcomes.  I am a chief investigator on the Positive life pathways for vulnerable adolescents: The role of a life management program approach

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Research Activities

Universal health coverage (UHC), which implies all people have access to needed services without the risk of financial ruin, has become a major goal for health reform in many countries. Fiji and Timor Leste are currently seeking to modify their financing systems so they can move more quickly to UHC and to maintain it once it has been achieved.  Taking a ‘systems wide’ approach, that includes both public and private sectors, the SHIFT team will  provide much needed evidence on the current equity of health-system financing and service use in these countries. This will primarily be…

A team of researchers at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine together with the Ted Noffs Foundation and academics from the Centre for Social Research in Health and the School of Social Sciences have been awarded an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant, funded this year for three years. The award of over $250,000 from the ARC together with matched funding of cash and in-kind from the Ted Noffs Foundation will enable the team to do vital research to understand the pathways of vulnerable adolescents and the role of the Ted Noffs Program for Adolescent Life Management (PALM…

As consumers we use advanced information systems every day – from social media like Facebook and Twitter, to online shopping and banking. Healthcare is only now turning to these technologies as ways of engaging with consumers in all aspects of their care. We have been working for several years now to understand how consumer technologies should be designed, and what their harms and benefits might be. With support from the HCF Foundation we developed an innovative E-Health research platform…