Academy President

The current President of the Academy is Professor Jane Hall.

Jane Hall is Distinguished Professor of Health Economics and Director, Strategy in the Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation at the University of Technology Sydney. She received the National Health and Medical Research Council Outstanding Contribution Award in 2017. She was named as one of Australian Financial Review/Westpac 100 Women of Influence in 2016. She is one of the most high profile health economists in Australia with an international reputation built on both research contribution and policy analysis. She has worked across many areas of health economics, including health technology assessment, measurement of quality of life, end of life care, health workforce, the economics of primary care and funding and financing issues.  She has been an active member of numerous committees and working parties and is currently a member of the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority.  She established the Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation (CHERE) in 1990 and served as Director until 2012.

Presidents of the Academy

  • 1943–52            Kenneth Stewart Cunningham
  • 1952–53            Sir Douglas Copland
  • 1953–58            Sir Leslie Galfreid Melville
  • 1958–62            Sydney James Butlin
  • 1962–64            Wilfred David Borrie
  • 1964–66            William Mathew O’Neil
  • 1966–69            Percy Herbert Partridge
  • 1969–72            Richard Ivan Downing
  • 1972–75            Geoffrey Sawer
  • 1975–78            Fred Henry George Gruen
  • 1978–81            Alan George Lewers Shaw
  • 1981–84            Keith Jackson Hancock
  • 1984–87            Joseph Ezra Issac
  • 1987–90            Peter Henry Karmel
  • 1990–93            Peter Winston Sheehan
  • 1993–97            Paul Francis Bourke
  • 1997–00           Gwendoline Fay Gale
  • 2000–03           Leon Mann
  • 2003–06           Sue Richardson
  • 2006–09           Stuart Forbes Macintyre
  • 2009–12           Barry McGaw
  • 2012–15           Deborah Terry
  • 2016–18           Glenn Withers
  • 2019–21            Jane Hall

Contact Information

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