Professor Elizabeth Geelhoed - Biography

Page last updated: 17 August 2016

Photograph of Professor Elizabeth Geelhoed
Dr Elizabeth Geelhoed is currently a Professor in Health Economics and Head of School within the School of Population Health at The University of Western Australia (UWA) and has worked as a health economist in education, research and policy development over the past 22 years. Professor Geelhoed is actively involved in both teaching and research at UWA and is an executive member of CAPHIA (Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australia), which is the national body representing Public Health education programs across Australia. Currently funded research projects focus on the economic implications of interventions and reflect an interest in equity for disadvantaged populations, for example the translation of primary health care policy into service delivery in rural and remote areas in WA, the management of coronary heart disease in Indigenous populations in Western Australia and the impact of treatment-focused genetic testing in rare diseases.