Associate Professor Georgina Chambers

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A/Professor Chambers is the Director of the National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit (NPESU) and a Senior Research Fellow within the School of Women's and Children's Health, UNSW Medicine.  Dr Chambers has 20 years experience in the Australian public and private healthcare sectors in health economics, public health research, medical science and health services management. Since joining the NPESU in 2004, Dr Chambers has built a significant research career and international reputation in perinatal health services research, policy analysis and health economics. Her qualifications include a PhD in Health Economics, an MBA [Director's Award], a BAppSci(MLS) [Dux], and a Grad Diploma (Computing). 

A/Professor Chambers is the leading international expert on health economics & policy analysis of assisted reproductive technologies. She established the first research team dedicated to this field in 2010, supported by an Australian Research Council (ARC) Fellowship and Research Grant. In addition to her research into fertility treatments, Dr Chambers is a Chief Investigator on a number of NHMRC funded grants totally $5 million in Category 1 funding since 2010, including NHMRC Partnership Grant ‘Surveillance and Treatment of Prisoners with hepatitis C (SToP-C)’. Her methodological areas of expertise include econometric policy evaluation using Australian Medicare data and linked administrative datasets, health services costing and research, epidemiology, and economic evaluation of healthcare technologies and programs.  Dr Chambers is a regular lecturer in health economics in the UNSW MBBS program and is a primary supervisor of a number of higher degree students.