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Andrew Partington is a Research Fellow at the Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy (MUCHE). In addition to this, he is also a Research Fellow with the Flinders University College of Medicine and Public Health; and is an Honorary Research Fellow with the Centre of Resilience and Implementation Science at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation.

He has previously held positions with the South Australian Department for Health and Wellbeing where he worked as a Principal to lead state-wide evaluation, planning and commissioning initiatives; and as a Manager with an NHS transformation consultancy embedded with a Foundation Trust in the north-west of England. Prior to this, Andrew was as a Research Associate and Research Assistant with the University of Adelaide, focused on health outcomes valuations, comparative effectiveness and unwarranted variations in health services.

With extensive experience in working with diverse stakeholders across government, industry, and academia, Andrew provides specific expertise in technology and decision evaluation; service planning; and policy formulation. As a member of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Partnership Centre for Health System Sustainability, he works with Local Health Districts and state government agencies to design and implement cost-effective service interventions, across the continuum of care.

A graduate of the University of Adelaide with Bachelors in Commerce and Health Sciences (Hons), Andrew is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management (FCHSM); on the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care; and a PhD candidate with Flinders University.

Research interests

  • Economic and business process evaluation of healthcare interventions and technologies
  • Health service funding policy for performance improvement

  • Priority-setting, decision-making and resource configuration for delivery of integrated care

External positions

Research Fellow, Flinders University

7 Mar 2019 → …

Research Fellow, The University of Adelaide

1 Feb 20186 Mar 2019

Principal Project Officer, South Australian Department of Health

Jul 2016Sep 2018

Transformation Manager, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

Aug 2014Feb 2016

Research Associate, The University of Adelaide

Jan 2012May 2014

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Projects 2012 2022

Improving ED Patient Flows through Process-oriented Data Mining

Suriadi, S., Schuetz, M., Rothwell, S., Allison, B., Thiele, D., Bailey, A., ter Hofstede, A., Rosemann, M., Ouyang, C., Wynn, M., De Weerdt, J., Karnon, J., Partington, A., Foster, K., Smith, I. & Brighouse, R.


Project: Research

Reducing Variation in Clinical Practice: a twin track approach to support improved performance

Karnon, J., Chew, D., Wynn, M., Ben-Tovim, D., Qin, S. & Partington, A.


Project: Research

Research Outputs 2011 2020

Evaluations of health care delivery models in Australia: a scoping review protocol

Roseleur, J., Partington, A. & Karnon, J., Jan 2020, In : JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports. 18, 1, p. 128-134 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearch

Delivery of Health Care
Appointments and Schedules
Biomedical Technology
Pharmaceutical Services
Resource Allocation
Open Access
Health Expenditures
Mental Health

Screening for important unwarranted variation in clinical practice: a triple-test of processes of care, costs and patient outcomes

Partington, A., Chew, D. P., Ben-Tovim, D., Horsfall, M., Hakendorf, P. & Karnon, J., 2017, In : Australian Health Review. 41, 1, p. 104-110 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Patient Care
Quality Improvement
Costs and Cost Analysis
South Australia
Critical Pathways

Variation in clinical practice: A priority setting approach to the staged funding of quality improvement

Karnon, J., Partington, A., Horsfall, M. & Chew, D. P., Feb 2016, In : Applied Health Economics and Health Policy. 14, 1, p. 21-27 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Quality Improvement
Financial Management
Chest Pain
Practice Guidelines
Health Care Costs


Health Services Research
Health Policy
New Zealand

Activities 2009 2019

  • 2 Membership of committee
  • 1 Participating in a conference, workshop, ...
  • 1 Editorial work
  • 1 Oral presentation

Research Australia’s 2019 Health Economics Roundtable

Andrew Partington (Participant)

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care (Journal)

Andrew Partington (Editor)
Jan 2017 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work

Describing Variations in Clinical Practice: an application of process mining for the purposes of comparative analysis

Andrew Partington (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Young Professionals Group, Australian Institute of Management (External organisation)

Andrew Partington (Member)

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

Business School Alumni Committee, The University of Adelaide (External organisation)

Andrew Partington (Chair)

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee


Improving health and spending money wisely: evaluating medicines and vaccines for the Australian Government

Henry Cutler (Participant), Bonny Parkinson (Participant), Martin Hoyle (Participant), Mutsa Gumbie (Participant), Rachel Song (Participant), Andrew Partington (Participant), Varinder Jeet (Participant), Elizabeth Seil (Participant), Alicia Norman (Participant), Virginia Mumford (Participant), Sanjyot Vagholkar (Participant), Lisa Pont (Participant), Janaki Amin (Participant)

Impact: Quality of life impacts, Economic impacts, Public policy impacts