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Joanne is a senior health economist with extensive international experience in economics, research and policy analysis including work at the World Bank (USA), UNFPA (USA), the Ontario Treasury (Canada), AMP Capital Investors (Australia), the Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation (Australia), NSW Treasury (Australia), KPMG (Australia) and Primary Health Care Limited (Australia).

Her experience in policy analysis includes senior-level briefings, economic modelling and preparation of policy research documents. Joanne’s professional experience is augmented by a PhD in economics with skills in applied econometric methods for policy evaluation.

Research interests

Integrated Care
Policy Evaluation
Health care funding models

Community engagement

Since 2018           Australian Doctors International (Program Committee Member)

Since 2018           Australian Dept. of Foreign Affairs Women’s Leadership Initiative (Mentor)  

Since 2013           Women’s Plans Foundation (current Director and Treasurer)

Since 2012           MS Angels – Multiple Sclerosis Research Funding & Networking Group

Since 2012           ANZOG Evidence Base Journal (Reviewer)

Since 2010           Economics Society of Australia (NSW)

Since 2009           International Health Economics Association

Since 2004           Australian Society of Health Economists (past Committee Member and Public Officer)

Education/Academic qualification

Economics, PhD, The University of New South Wales

Economics, Master of Arts, University of Saskatchewan

Economics, Bachelor of Arts, University of Saskatchewan

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Projects 2017 2020

Research Outputs 2004 2019

  • 4 Commissioned report
  • 4 Other report
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis
Open Access
Health Expenditures
Mental Health

The use and usefulness of outcomes based funding for hospitals

Cutler, H., Olin, E., Epp, J. & Gu, Y., Jun 2019, North Ryde: Macquarie University, Centre for the Health Economy. 45 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportResearch

Open Access
health report
health care

An economic evaluation of compression therapy for venous leg ulcers

KPMG, Feb 2013, Australian Wound Management Association. 55 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportResearch

Open Access

Economic evaluation of the Good Sports Program

KPMG, Nov 2013, Australia: KPMG. 67 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportResearch


Postgraduate Fellowship

Joanne Epp (Recipient), 2008


Health Policy
Mental Health

Activities 2007 2019

  • 8 Oral presentation
  • 2 Participating in a conference, workshop, ...
  • 1 Invited talk

Australian Pacific Integrated Care Conference

Joanne Epp (Speaker)
19 Nov 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Australian Health Economics Doctoral Workshop

Joanne Epp (Participant)

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

Evaluating Outcomes Based Care for Vulnerable Older People: Challenges and lessons learned from a complex program evaluation

Joanne Epp (Speaker)
25 Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

The role of corporate medical practices

Joanne Epp (Speaker)
6 May 2016

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation