Keynote speakers


Professor Andrew Street

Professor of Health Economics
Department of Health Policy
The London School of Economics and Political Science


Andrew Street is a Professor of Health Economics in the Department of Health Policy, at the London School of Economics, taking up the post in September 2017. He began his career as a health economics in Australia, working for three years at Monash University and, in 1993, on secondment to Victoria health department. This was followed by a five-year spell with the York Health Economics Consortium. He was at the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York from 1999 to 2017 where he was Director of the health policy team and Director of the Economics of Social and Health Care Research Unit.

From 2006 to 2018 he served as an editor of the Journal of Health Economics, the leading international journal in the field. He has served as a Board Member of the NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research Commissioning Board (2010-2017) and the Research Council of Norway’s Health and Care Services Board (2011-2013) and on various national and international advisory and steering groups and conference organising committees. In 2005 he worked part-time in the English Department of Health and he served as specialist advisor to the House of Commons Health & Care Committee for its 2016 inquiry into the Impact of the Spending Review and the 2018 inquiry into the Impact of the Budget on health and social care.

Andrew has published numerous papers about health care productivity and performance measurement, hospital funding and payment arrangements, integrated care for people with multiple long-term conditions, and the use of patient reported outcome measures (PROMs).

Click here to view Andrew’s Blog on The Conversation

Andrew’s presentation
Andrew will explore:

  • refining payment systems to incentivise higher quality care
  • An app designed to predict post-surgical outcomes

Key Dates

Call for abstracts: closed
Early bird registration: closed
Standard registration open: 2 April 2019
Conference dates: 13-15 May 2019


Professor Christine Bennett AO

MBBS FRACP Master Paed
Dean, School of Medicine, Sydney,
The University of Notre Dame Australia


Professor Bennett was appointed to the role of Professor and Dean, School of Medicine, Sydney, The University of Notre Dame Australia in May 2011. 

Professor Bennett is a specialist paediatrician and has over 30 years of health industry experience in clinical care, strategic planning, business operations and senior management in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. 

Professor Bennett is currently the Chair of Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network and HETI Academic Board. She sits on the boards of Regis Healthcare Limited; Capital Markets CRC, Digital Health CRC and Lorica Health. 

In February 2008, Professor Bennett was appointed as Chair of the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission providing advice on a long term blueprint for the future of the Australian health system and aged care. The Commission’s final report was presented to the Government in June 2009.

Professor Christine Bennett was awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in the Australia Day 2014 Honours List.


Dr Jason Sutherland

Associate Professor
Center for Health Services and Policy Research 
University of British Columbia


Dr Jason M. Sutherland is an Associate Professor in the Center for Health Services and Policy Research in the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine. He is also the Program Head, Health Services and Outcomes at the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences in Vancouver, Canada. Dr Sutherland is currently a funded Scholar of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research in British Columbia and has been Canada’s Harkness Fellow in Clinical Practice and Health Policy.

Dr Sutherland’s research falls into the categories of health system performance, effectiveness research and clinical outcomes. He has been studying funding policy, methods for improving cross-continuum care, and health systems’ variations in efficiency, effectiveness and quality of care. He has been leading research evaluating health system funding policy, patients’ outcomes from surgery, measuring risk of adverse events, effects of wait times, gains in health, cost-effectiveness and cost avoidance.

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