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Dr Anna Palagyi

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Biography

Anna Palagyi is a Senior Research Fellow in health systems at the George Institute for Global Health and Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine, UNSW. She holds a National Health & Medical Council Early Career Research Fellowship and supports the development and implementation of a program of health systems research across The George Institute for Global Health.

Anna's research centres on the co-design of effective implementation...view more

Anna Palagyi is a Senior Research Fellow in health systems at the George Institute for Global Health and Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine, UNSW. She holds a National Health & Medical Council Early Career Research Fellowship and supports the development and implementation of a program of health systems research across The George Institute for Global Health.

Anna's research centres on the co-design of effective implementation strategies to strengthen primary health care services in resource-constrained settings of the Asia-Pacific region. She has a particular interest in the development of appropriate health system responses to healthy ageing: Anna previously implemented a longitudinal study on aspects of healthy ageing in older Australians with cataract and currently leads an assessment of national healthy ageing policy, program and service priorities in Fiji, in partnership with the Fiji Ministry of Health & Medical Services.

Anna is committed to evidence-informed health policy and practice. She has a strong track record of partnering with government stakeholders in the design of policy-relevant research, has co-authored commissioned reports for government bodies and advocacy groups, and has produced policy briefs for government departments. 


My Grants

• NHMRC Early Career Fellowship [APP1161527]: A health systems approach to strengthening primary health care. (CIA) 2019-2022.

• The George Institute for Global Health LMIC Seed Funding: Promoting evidence-based policies, programs and services for ageing and health in Fiji. (CIA) 2019.

• Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning & Change. System level Intervention to improve Medicines use for Prevention of cardiovascuLar disease in Indonesia (SIMPLI). (CI) 2018-2019.

• NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation. Ophthalmology Network Pilot Funding: Best pRactIce surGical and refracTive management of cataract: the BRIGhT Project pilot study. (CI). 2018-2020.

• Ariadne Labs (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation). Development of Reports on Gaps in Primary Health Care Research (Asia-Pacific). (CI) 2018.


My Qualifications

PhD, MPH, BOptom(Hons)


My Research Supervision


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Currently supervising

The role of behavioural economics in designing incentives for community health workers in resource-constrained settings (PhD, UNSW)

Monitoring government responses to human rights and health inequities faced by women and girls in low- and middle-income countries of the Asia Pacific region (MBBS Independent Learning Project, UNSW)


My Engagement

The Age. Waiting to see, Dec 3, 2016: <weblink>

The Sydney Morning Herald. Cataracts patients left vulnerable to falls and depressive symptoms languishing on wait lists, Dec 4, 2016: <weblink>

INSIGHT: Australia’s Leading Ophthalmic Magazine. Cataract patients experience depression and falls, Dec 7, 2016: <weblink>

The Australian. Calls for speedier cataract surgery, Nov 3, 2015: <weblink>

The Senior, August 2013: Falls and cataract surgery.

Australian Optometry (Official newspaper of Optometry Australia), August 2013: Cataract surgery wait raises falls risk.

Transforming the Nation’s Healthcare. Health and Ageing Australia Research Roundup. July 31, 2013: <weblink>

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Location

The George Institute for Global Health
Level 5, 1 King St
Newtown NSW 2042