Professor Luke Connelly

Acting Director

Faculty of Business, Economics and Law

Affiliate Professor

Asia-Pacific Centre for Neuromodulation
Queensland Brain Institute
+61 7 334 64838


Health Economics.

Luke Connelly is Director of ACERH UQ and Associate Director of the Centre for National Research on Disability and Rehabilitation Medicine (CONROD). His main research interest is in health economics, including the economics of health insurance, provider and consumer behaviour in health care markets, and the impact of health policies on efficiency. The focus of his current research is injury, disability, rehabilitation and compensation systems. Luke’s previous academic posts include appointments at the Brisbane Graduate School of Business and the Schools of Public Health and Economics and Finance at QUT. He has also been an adjunct to the Australian Graduate School of Management. Recent peer-reviewed publications include articles in Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics, Health Economics, European Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Health Care Finance and Controlled Clinical Trials.


  • 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


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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

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

Completed Supervision