Associate Professor Tracy Comans

UQ Amplify Principal Research

Centre for Health Services Research
Faculty of Medicine
t.comans@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 65345

Overview

A/Prof Tracy Comans is a UQ Amplify Fellow in the Centre for Health Services Research, University of Queensland and an adjunct Research Fellow in the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital. Her work involves the application of economics in complex multidisciplinary health services contexts. This includes developing simulation models that can assess wider benefits and costs than those in traditional economic models. She also applies economic models to investigate the cost-effectiveness of health care interventions and leads and develops health services research focussing on older people, allied health and rehabilitation services.

Her current work is focussed on developing new methods to measure quality of life for people living with dementia. This work will ensure that programs of care are targeted at the areas that people living with dementia value the most.

She has degrees in physiotherapy and economics (Hons) with a clinical background as a physiotherapist with special interests in aged care, dementia and rehabilitation.

Qualifications

  • Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics, The University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor Economics, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Economics (Honours), The University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland

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Supervision

  • Master Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Available Projects

  • This project aims to estimate the cost-effectiveness and potential scale up of an alternative community based diabetes management program with specialist support compared to a traditional hospital outpatient program. This project will suit a student from a health economics background or someone with strong quantatitive skills with interest in modelling.

  • Early identification of cerebral palsy and early intensive intervention has been the focus of work in the Children’s Health Research Centre led by Prof Ros Boyd. Understanding the cost-effectiveness of providing this is required to inform decision makers and provide information on scaling up these interventions. This project will suit a person with health economics training and an interest in modelling health service interventions. Strong quantitative skills are desirable.

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Publications

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • This project aims to estimate the cost-effectiveness and potential scale up of an alternative community based diabetes management program with specialist support compared to a traditional hospital outpatient program. This project will suit a student from a health economics background or someone with strong quantatitive skills with interest in modelling.

  • Early identification of cerebral palsy and early intensive intervention has been the focus of work in the Children’s Health Research Centre led by Prof Ros Boyd. Understanding the cost-effectiveness of providing this is required to inform decision makers and provide information on scaling up these interventions. This project will suit a person with health economics training and an interest in modelling health service interventions. Strong quantitative skills are desirable.