Researcher biography

Associate Professor Jennifer Whitty is a Health Economist with a professional background in Pharmacy, based at the School of Pharmacy at UQ. A/Prof Whitty leads a program of applied health economics research with a focus on evaluating patient and public preferences, choices and values around healthcare delivery. She brings expertise in measuring preferences for healthcare, measuring and valuing health outcomes including quality of life, and economic evaluation. She has been awarded >$27M, has authored 60+ publications and is a member of the Editorial Board for international journals “Medical Decision Making” and “Applied Health Economics and Health Policy”. A/Prof Whitty contributes to health policy as a member of National Immunoglobulin Governance Advisory Committee. She has provided advice to Commonwealth and State Departments of Health on health technology assessment processes, and as an evaluator to the Australian Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. A/Prof Whitty is CI on an NHMRC Partnership, the PREDICT study with Boyd. For the CRE she will be the Health Economics lead on the Clinical Trials theme and for development of Patient Reported Outcome Measures in the Knowledge Translation Theme.