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DR Anthony Carpenter


  • Behavioural economics
  • Health policy
  • Health systems
  • Linked clinical & administrative health data research
  • Population health



  • Dr Anthony Carpenter is an Australian trained public health physician and general practitioner. He has worked in public health on the development of health policy and health systems in Australia, Africa, the Middle East, Pacific Rim and United States. He previously lead the Centre for Victorian Data Linkage, managing a linked administrative and clinical data set on more than 7.5 million people over more than 30 health and human services. His research interests include health systems improvement for the prevention of non-communicable disease, application of behavioural science to provider, patient and client behaviour, and the use of linked clinical and administrative data to inform health and human services policy and program evaluation, health system improvement and investment decisions by payers. He practises emergency and adult medicine in rural hospitals.   


Member of

  • Harvard Alumni Association. Member 2011 -
  • Harvard Club of Australia. Member 2011 -



Education and training

  • SM, Harvard School of Public Health 2011
  • BSc(Med) MBBS(Hons), University of New South Wales 2006
  • BCom(Hons), University of Melbourne 1999

Awards and honors

  • Fellow of the Australian Faculty of Public Health Medicine, 2018
  • Fellow of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine, 2016
  • APA, Australian National University, 2013


Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • I am available to supervise research projects in applied health and human services research projects. Areas of interest include the use of linked administrative data for causal inference, behavioural science for insights into cohort and place based effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and elasticity, health systems improvement for non-communicable disease prevention, clinical quality and safety improvement, and health policy with a particular focus on the theory of government performance evaluation.