eE Operations

While the overall program activity is led by the Program Lead, Lead Economist and Program Manager, there are many people who play an important role in the embedded Economist Program. These include health economists and site leads. 

Operations Team

Professor Christine Jorm

Christine is the Director of NSW Regional Health Partnersan NHMRC accredited Centre for Innovation in Regional Health. Christine has overall responsibility for the embedded Economist Program.

Professor Christine Jorm

Program Lead & Chief Investigator

Professor Andrew Searles

Andrew is a health economist & Director of Health Economics at HMRI. He applies economic thinking to health-related issues. Andrew is the lead economist for eE & coordinates & supervises the other economists.

Professor  Andrew Searles

Lead Economist

Dr Donella Piper

Donella is a Senior Lecturer in Management & Organisational Studies at UNE. Donella leads the evaluation and qualitative (Social Science) aspects of the program as well as overall project management.

Dr Donella Piper

Program Manager & Social Scientist

eE Economists

Led by Professor Andrew Searles, the economists who work on the eE program include:

Ms Penny Reeves

Associate Professor Kenny Lawson

Mr Simon Deeming

Professor Jonathan Karnon (SA)

Dr Rod Ling

Ms Shefi D’Silva

Dr Shanthi Ramanathan

eE Site Leads

Site leads recruit participants, implement surveys & manage the project at their site. They include:

Ms Heather Alexander

Hunter New England Central Coast Primary Health Network

Dr Andrew Bailey

Mid North Coast LHD

Dr Maryann Ferreux

Calvary Mater Newcastle

Mr Tony Gilbertson

Hunter New England LHD

Professor Nick Goodwin

Central Coast LHD

Mr Paul Hakendorf

Southern Adelaide LHN