• Health Economics (health economic evaluation, priority setting, equity, vulnerable populations)



  • Dr Kim Dalziel joined the School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne in January 2013. She is the recipient of a McKenzie Fellowship which has been established to attract outstanding recent doctoral graduates to the University in areas of research priority for the university and its faculties, and in particular to recruit new researchers who have the potential to build and lead cross-disciplinary collaborative research activities inside and across faculties.
    Prior to that she held a position as a Senior Research Fellow for 5 years with the Health Economics and Social Policy Group at the University of South Australia and a Research Fellow for 5 years at the Centre for Health Economics, Monash University, She spent 2 years from 2001 to 2003 as a Research Fellow at the Peninsula Technology Assessment Group at the University of Exeter in the UK. Her formal qualifications include a B. Health Science (hons), a Master of Health Economics and a PhD in Health Economics (awarded February 2011).

    Kim has considerable expertise in modelling health interventions including for regulatory authorities such as PBAC and MSAC in Australia and for the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the UK. She has performed economic evaluations of numerous interventions including pharmaceuticals (such as imatinib for chronic myeloid leukaemia), lifestyle interventions (such as the Mediterranean diet), population prevention programs (such as mandatory fortification with folate to prevent neural tube defects and nurse home visiting for the prevention of child maltreatment) and screening programs (such as hepatitis C). Much of Kim’s research including her PhD focuses on the role of economic evaluation in assisting with policy formation.

    She has authored over 30 peer reviewed publications in international journals, including the key health economic journal “Health Economics” and top policy journal    


Member of

  • Health Services Research Association Australia and New Zealand. HSRAANZ executive committee member 2013 -
  • International Health Economics Association. iHEA member 2008 -
  • Australian Health Economics Society. AHES member 2003 -


Selected publications


Investigator on

Additional Grant Information

    2014 The Australia and New Zealand Fontan Registry: the ideal model of care to improve the adult life of children born with congenital heart disease. NHMRC Partnership Grant $1.8m 2013 Diabetes Care Project: Economic Evlaution, McKinsey and Company $349,733 2013 McKenzie Fellowship, The University of Melbourne $205,000 2012 'Developing an Australian-first recovery model for parents in Victorian mental health and family services.'
    Vic Health, Mental Illness Research Fund D Mayberry, A Reupert, J Sheen, M Goodyear, K Dalziel $1.93 million 

    2011 'Equity weighting cost effectiveness analyses using social preferences for funding' University of South Australia TRGGS K Dalziel $10,000 

    2011 'Assessment of rural quality of life' Monash University Small Grants, M McGrail, K Dalziel $8,750 

    2010 'Estimated Economic Benefits of consumption of recommended daily dose of dairy'.
    Diary Australia L Segal, K Dalziel, E Gospodarevskaya, R Opie $49,949 

    2007 – 2008 'Methodological Advancement in Economic Evaluation for child protection'
    Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth L Segal, K Dalziel $27,300 

    2007 'Estimating the cost-effectiveness of alternative strategies to prevent neural tube defects', for Food Standards
    Australia & New Zealand L Segal, K Dalziel. $68,000 

    2007 'Economics of child protection – A scoping exercise'
    Monash University, Faculty Business & Economics, Research Grant L Segal, K Dalziel $14,000 

    2007-2011 Total $2,107,999



Education and training

  • PhD, University of South Australia 2011
  • M.Health.Econ, Curtin University of Technology 2006
  • B.Health.Sc (hons), Adelaide University 1996



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Kim is available to discuss potential research projects for Masters or PhD in the areas of health economics, health economic evaluation, priority setting and equity.