Associate Professor Virginia Louise Wiseman

Associate Professor Virginia Louise Wiseman

Fields of research: Health Economics, Public Health and Health Services
Campus: Randwick
Tags: Health Policy Evaluation, Health Policy Economic Outcomes

For the past 12 years I have been working as a health economist with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine where my research has focussed on the delivery and financing of health care in low and middle income countries. In 2012 I joined the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at UNSW (part time) where I contribute to teaching on the Comparative Health Systems and Economic Evaluation teaching modules. I currently lead 2 multi-country research studies. One is an...

For the past 12 years I have been working as a health economist with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine where my research has focussed on the delivery and financing of health care in low and middle income countries. In 2012 I joined the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at UNSW (part time) where I contribute to teaching on the Comparative Health Systems and Economic Evaluation teaching modules. I currently lead 2 multi-country research studies. One is an AusAID-funded study on equity in health care fianncing in Timor Leste and Fiji. The other study, funded by the Gates Foundation through the ACT Consortium at LSHTM, investigates the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of provider interventions to improve health worker practice in providing treatment for uncomplicated malaria in Cameroon and Nigeria. Past projects have included economic evaluations of different public health interventions in Togo, Kenya, Tanzania, The Gambia and Malawi. I continue to work for UNSW and LSHTM.


My Expertise

Health Economics, Public Health and Health Services - A system wide analysis of health financing equity in Cambodia, Efficacy and cost-effectiveness of long-lasting microbial larvicides for malaria mosquito control and Sustainable Health Financing in Fiji and Timor-Leste (Shift Study).

Contact

02 9385 9801.

Research Activities

Sustainable Health Financing in Fiji and Timor-Leste (Shift Study)

Project

Sustainable Health Financing in Fiji and Timor-Leste (Shift Study)

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.

Efficacy and cost-effectiveness of long-lasting microbial larvicides for malaria mosquito control

Project

Efficacy and cost-effectiveness of long-lasting microbial larvicides for malaria mosquito control

In the past decade, massive scale-up of insecticide-treated nets (ITN) and indoor residual spraying (IRS), together with the introduction of artemisinin-combination treatments, have led to substantial reductions in malaria prevalence and incidence

A system wide analysis of health financing equity in Cambodia

Project

A system wide analysis of health financing equity in Cambodia

The pursuit of universal health care coverage needs to be informed by an understanding of how equitable the current health financing arrangements are. The financing mechanism is equitable if: