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Dr Anurag Sharma

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Biography

I joined SPHCM in October 2016 as a Senior Lecturer in Health Economics. Previously I worked at Centre for Health Economics, Monash University.  I obtained  PhD in Economics from the Australian National University, Canberra. My  research is mainly focussed on answering policy questions regarding:

i) supply and demand side of healthcare management  such as  modelling hospital choice,  tackle overcrowding in Emergency Departments, role of...view more

I joined SPHCM in October 2016 as a Senior Lecturer in Health Economics. Previously I worked at Centre for Health Economics, Monash University.  I obtained  PhD in Economics from the Australian National University, Canberra. My  research is mainly focussed on answering policy questions regarding:

i) supply and demand side of healthcare management  such as  modelling hospital choice,  tackle overcrowding in Emergency Departments, role of elective surgery waiting times in private hospital utilisation and hospital behaviour under activity based funding

ii)  health promotion policies and behavioural change: Impact of taxing sugar sweetened beverages on different income groups, body weight and obesity; Impact of alcohol taxation policies on alcohol consumption

iii) public health issues in low income settings: Program evaluation to improve maternal and child health (Nepal),  improving nutritional status of children (India), modelling chronic diseases (Mongolia), relationship between poverty and  nutrition (India).

My research involves rigorous applied methods using large and complex datasets. I have been lead CI on one ARC Discovery grant and  worked on several consultancy based research contracts including for OECD.  I currently supervise two PhD students as main supervisor and two as associate supervisor.

Personal Webpage: https://sites.google.com/site/anuragunsw/

Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Anurag_Sharma

 


My Grants

Primary Chief-Investigator (CI A):  Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project Grant # DP120102252 (2012-2014) The Role of taxes and subsidies in promoting health lifestyles: an economic analysis. Total amount $ 300,000:  2012 $110,000 2013 $100,000 and 2014 $90,000. (Co-Investigators: Bruce Hollingsworth, Robin Room, Cathy Burns, Katharina Hauck,  Luigi Siciliani and Frank Windmeijer).
 


My Qualifications

PhD (Economics) , ANU, Canberra

MPhil (Economics), IGIDR, Mumbai, India

MA (Economics), University of Rajasthan, India

BSc (Physics, Chemistry, Maths), Maharaja's College, Jaipur, India


My Research Supervision


Areas of supervision

Health Policy: Strategies to reduce Obesity, reduce consumption of sugar sweetened beverages and alcohol,  encouraging health lifestyles

Health Management: Modelling hospital choice, strategies to reduce elective surgery waiting times and ED overcrowding and  patient adverse events, Activity based Funding   

Low income settings: Program evaluation, malnutrition, stunting among children, impacts on poverty and education, gender disparities 

Methods: Health economic analyses, applied economics analysis, large datasets, statistical modelling, economic evaluation, regression analyses, spatial data analysis and similar quantitative methods


Currently supervising

I am currently supervising four PhD students on following topics:

1. The relationship between income and alcohol: Implications for public health policy

2. Linkages of HDI Nutrition in a Transient Economy of India

3. Essays on impact evaluation of maternal and child health interventions in Nepal and India

4. Economic Implications of Cardiovascular Diseases in Mongolia


My Engagement

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Location

Rm 238, Level 2, Samuels Building (F25), Kensington Campus

Contact

x52372

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