Professor Luke Connelly

Acting Director

Centre for Business and Economics of Health
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law

Affiliate Professor Level E

UQ Poche Centre for Indigenous Health

Affiliate Professor

Asia-Pacific Centre for Neuromodulation
Queensland Brain Institute
l.connelly@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 64838

Overview

Health Economics.

Luke Connelly is Professor of Health Economics and Acting Director of the UQ Centre for the Business and Economics of Health and Affiliate Professor with the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health. He holds a BA(Econ), MEconSt and PhD in Economics from The University of Queensland. His main interests are in health economics and insurance economicsand the effects of institutions (including legal constructs) on incentives and behaviour. He has also worked in other fields of applied microeconomics, including education economics and transport economics. His publications include papers in Review of Income and Wealth, Health Economics, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Risk and Insurance, Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance, Accident Analysis and Prevention, Journal of Law and Medicine, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, European Journal of Health Economics, International Journal of Health Economics and Finance, Social Science and Medicine, Economic Papers, Economic Analysis and Policy, Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, Labour Economics, Economics and Human Biology as well as in a range of clinical journals, including Lancet.

Luke serves as a member of the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC), which advises the Australian Minister for Health on the safety, effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness of new and extant listings on Australia's Medicare Benefits Schedule. He has extensive service on other public committees and taskforces as well as extensive teaching and consulting engagements with industry. Over the past 10 years he has been a chief investigator on research grants and contracts totalling more than $32m.

His current research interests include health service innovations to improve the health of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, particularly that of people who discharge from hospital against medical advice. Ongoing interests include the economics of disability and insurance, compensable injury compensation schemes, and the determinants of health. Luke enjoys and has considerable experience teaching economics and health economics at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. In 2014 he was awarded the School of Economics Distinguished Teaching Award for his teaching on UQ's Master of Health Economics Program. In July 2016 he taught a summer school entitled Recent Advances in Health Economics at The University of Lucerne, Switzerland.

Qualifications

  • Graduate Diploma in Economics, The University of Queensland
  • PhD, The University of Queensland
  • MEconSt, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Supervision

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Connelly, Luke B. and Spearing, Natalie (2011). Compensation and health outcomes. In Michele Sterling and Justin Kenardy (Ed.), Whiplash: Evidence base for clinical practice (pp. 144-156) Chatswood, NSW, Australia: Elsevier Australia.

  • Connelly, L.B. (2009). Economic Evaluations with Pre-Scored Health Status Instruments. In Oakland, T. and Mpofu, E. (Ed.), Rehabilitation and Health Assessment: Applying ICF Guidelines 1st ed. (pp. 163-188) New York , U. S. A.: Springer New York.

  • Connelly, L. B., Woolf, A. and Brooks, P. (2006). Cost-effectiveness of interventions for musculoskeletal conditions. In D. T. Jamison, J.G. Breman, A.R. Measham, G. Alleyne, M. Claeson, D.B. Evans, P. Jha, a. Mills and P. Musgrove (Ed.), Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries 2 ed. (pp. 963-980) Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press.

  • Connelly, Luke B. (2005). Student characteristics and academic success: An econometric study of the performance of "equity groups". In R. G. Milter, V. S. Perotti and M. S. R. Segers (Ed.), Educational Innovation in Economics and Business IX: Breaking Boundaries for Global Learning (pp. 317-340) The Netherlands: Springer. doi:10.1007/1-4020-3171-8_17

  • Connelly, L. B. (2004). Assertion-reason assessment in formative and summative tests: results from two graduate case studies. In Roger Ottewill, Bruce Macfarlane, Ann Wall, Liz Borredon and Laurent Falque (Ed.), Educational Innovation in Economics and Business VIII: Pedagogy, Technology and Innovation (pp. 359-378) Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic.

  • Miles, K. A. and Connelly, L. B. (2004). Cost-effectiveness studies of PET in oncology. In P. Oehr, H. J. Biersack and R. E. Coleman (Ed.), PET and PET-CT in Oncology 1 ed. (pp. 321-330) Germany: Springer.

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Completed Supervision