Your expert facilitators Lana Elliott and Dr David Brain
Lana Elliott is a health systems and policy researcher and practitioner whose research critically analyses the political economy underpinning local through to global health policy decisions. With a background in human rights, international relations and public health, Lana is particularly passionate about global health and issues of health equity. Lana has worked in various capacities in health management, public health & development in Australia and abroad. This real-world experience has informed her research interests and teaching endeavours which all seek to improve community health outcomes by strengthening health system planning and policymaking capacities.
Dr David Brain is a research fellow and lecturer at the Health Faculty’s School of Public Health and Social Work. He is a health services researcher, with formal qualifications in health economics and public health, and experience undertaking health services research addressing a wide range of clinical problems. He is currently engaged in multiple health services research projects, where he contributes health economics expertise to a variety of groups investigating health system changes across Australia. He has lectured multiple units at QUT, including; statistical methods in health, cost-effectiveness analysis for healthcare decision-making and planning and evaluation, where he brings his commitment to finding ways to make improvements to the health of the wider community, to the teaching environment. David is excited by any opportunity to improve the efficiency of health services, has an aversion to waste and the politicisation of healthcare.