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Dr Bilgrami is a Research Fellow at the Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy and specialises in causal inference and policy evaluation.

She is a Health Economist with experience in economics consulting work (previously as a Senior Economist and Manager at Deloitte Access Economics), policy and program evaluation, and academic research. She is passionate about producing high-quality research to improve decision making and health care policy design in Australia. Anam's mix of research experience in academia and industry has equipped her to be a thorough, effective and impactful research specialist.

She completed her PhD in Health Economics with the Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy. Her research has been published in prestigious journals including Health Economics, Economic Record and Health Policy. She was awarded the 2020 Macquarie Business School Award for Research Excellence in Economics, was a Highly Commended Finalist for Excellence in Higher Degree Research 2021 ('The Rising Stars'), was a recipient of a MQ Covid Recovery Fellowship in 2022, and has been awarded Macquarie Business School Impact Story Prizes in 2022 and 2023.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Evaluating the effect of Australian policies on health and health care outcomes using panel data, Macquarie University

1 Apr 20171 Oct 2020

Award Date: 22 Feb 2021

Master of Research, Impacts of the 2012 ‘Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives’ reforms on membership and coverage in Australia, Macquarie University

1 Jan 201631 Dec 2016

Award Date: 1 Apr 2017

Master of Economics (Economic Analysis and Policy), Macquarie University


Award Date: 1 Apr 2014

Bachelor of Economics and Applied Finance


Award Date: 1 Apr 2009

External positions

GLO Fellow, Global Labor Organization

Jan 2021 → …

HEDG Affiliate, Health Economics Data Group - York University

2021 → …

Committee Member, Women In Economics Network (WEN) NSW

2021 → …

Manager, Senior Economist, Health Economist, Deloitte Access Economics

9 Feb 20091 Oct 2014


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