Prof Laurie Brown

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DCRC role / affiliation

DCRC-EDP, Principal Investigator

Other roles / affiliations

Research Director, Health, National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, University of Canberra


Laurie Brown joined NATSEM in September 2001, having worked for the past eight years as a lecturer and senior lecturer in the School of Geosciences, University of Wollongong, where she taught urban geography, population and health studies.

Prior to this, Laurie worked as a health services researcher and epidemiologist with the Lipid and Diabetes Research Group, at the Christchurch School of Medicine in New Zealand. Laurie plays a leading role in NATSEM's health modelling and related projects.

She has over fifteen years experience in public policy research, particularly in relation to health and the impacts of social change and economic restructuring.

Her current research interests include diabetes epidemiology, the corporate transformation (privatisation) of Australian hospitals, impacts of the 'greying' of Australia's population on demand for health services, and the provision of and accessibility to health services in rural and remote Australia.

Laurie has published numerous papers in both international and national refereed social science and medical journals, and has authored a number of monographs and technical reports.