Economics Methods Group (EMG)

The ANZMUSC Economics Methods Group (EMG) is a methods group within the Australia & New Zealand Musculoskeletal (ANZMUSC) Clinical Trials Network. The EMG comprises a group of ANZMUSC members with a common interest in advancing and conducting high quality economic evaluations within the area of musculoskeletal health and fostering collaboration between health economists and clinical trialists.

Objectives:

The objectives of the Group should align with the vision and mission of ANZMUSC and are as follows:

  • Provide a forum for communication, networking, information sharing and collaboration for health economists working in the field of musculoskeletal health
  • Provide a forum for communication, networking, information sharing and collaboration between health economists and clinical trialists working in the field of musculoskeletal health
  • Support the missions of ANZMUSC and its Scientific Advisory Committee in the field of health economics (eg. providing expert content review of proposals and/or grants, priority setting)
  • Facilitate the development and implementation of high quality economic evaluations in musculoskeletal conditions
  • Contribute to mentoring of early career researchers in health economics related to musculoskeletal health to increase Australia and New Zealand’s research capacity
  • Contribute to activities and initiatives that help to raise awareness, inform policy, and educate
  • Develop and implement processes and resources for conducting economic evaluations in musculoskeletal health.

 

Steering Committee:

  • Dr Sean Docking, Monash University
  • Prof Haxby Abbott, University of Otago
  • Prof Allison Hayes, University of Sydney
  • Prof Steven McPhail, Queensland University of Technology
  • Dr Marina Pinheiro, University of Sydney
  • Dr Ross Wilson, University of Otago
  • Prof Anthony Harris, Monash University