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Professor Kathy Eagar

University of Wollongong (Professor)

Professor Kathy Eagar is Professor of Health Services Research and Director of the Australian Health Services Research Institute (AHSRI) at the University of Wollongong. AHSRI has a team of over 60 researchers covering 20 disciplines, and includes eight research centres including the Centre for Health Service Development (CHSD), the Australasian Rehabilitation Outcomes Centre (AROC), the Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration (PCOC), electronic Persistent Pain Outcomes Collaboration (ePPOC) and the National Casemix and Classification Centre (NCCC). AHSRI undertakes approximately 30 research projects each year and has attracted over $50 million in grants in the past decade.

Kathy has over thirty five years’ experience in health and community care systems, during which she has divided her time between being a clinician, a senior manager and a health academic. She has authored over 450 papers on management, quality, outcomes, information systems and funding of the Australia and New Zealand health and community care systems. Kathy has an established track record of undertaking large and complex health service research projects. She has significant expertise in the design and management of large multidisciplinary research and evaluation projects and a well-established track record in research translation. She has a strong record of achievement in undertaking policy-relevant research projects in partnership with the health system.