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Professor Stephen Duckett


Elected: 2004

Discipline: Economics

Specialisation: Australian health policy


Dr Stephen Duckett is Health Program Director at the Grattan Institute (since 2012).  He was formerly a professor at the University of Alberta (2011-12),  President and Chief Executive Officer of Alberta Health Services (2009-10), Chief Executive Officer of the Queensland Health Centre for Health Improvement of Queensland Health (2006-8), and Professor of Health Policy and Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at La Trobe University (1996-2005).  From 1994 to March 1996 he was Secretary of the Commonwealth Department of Human Services and Health.  From 1983 to 1993 Professor Duckett held various operational and policy positions in the Victorian Department of Health and Community Services and its predecessors, including Director of Acute Health Services, in which position he was responsible for designing and implementing Victoria's casemix funding policy.  He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.


Duckett, Stephen (2012). Where to from here? Keeping Medicare Sustainable Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press.

Duckett, Stephen and Sharon Willcox (2015). The Australian Health Care System. (Fifth edition) Melbourne, Oxford University Press.


Email: stephen.duckett [at] grattan.edu.au
Work Phone: 03 9035 9651

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