My interests centre around health technologies in health systems.
This includes methodologies for the assessment of technologies, conduct of comprehensive health technology assessments (HTA), the study of processes for decision making on the coverage and reimbursement of new technologies and technology-based health services, and the role of public or social values in resource allocation decision-making.
The methods I use include both qualitative and quantitative techniques, and cover both primary and secondary data collection and synthesis. For me, it is essential that such research be conducted in close collaboration with decision making bodies, and therefore I have established good relationships with governments, government agencies and health delivery bodies across Canada.
MHSA, University of Alberta, 1990
PhD, University of Alberta, 1975
BSc (Honours), University of Singapore, 1968
Award in Health Services Administration, Johnson & Johnson, 1991
Visiting Scientist Award, Montreal Neurological Institute, Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, 1981
health technology assessment
social values in health care
resource allocation decision-making