Media & Awards

My recent research has received awards and coverage by various media outlets, including:

  • I won third prize for ‘Best Mini-oral and poster presentation’ at the Sydney Cancer Conference 2021
  • I was a guest on the 2SER podcast Think:Health for an episode on the costs of cancer (listen here), which was shortlisted as a finalist for the Australian Podcast Awards 2019
  • My paper on lost productivity due to cancer in emerging economies received extensive worldwide media coverage, and I created an infographic (here) to demonstrate this. The article has gone on to:
    • win Health Services & Policy Research Paper of the Year for 2018 from the Australian & New Zealand Health Services Research Association
    • be in the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetrics, and
    • be the #1 output from Cancer Epidemiology from that time period.
  • A profile in the 2017 UTS Business School Research Report (here) about my Chancellor’s postdoctoral fellowship work examining the economics of cancer.
  • A news item on the Health Research Board Ireland website (here) and the National Cancer Registry website (here) about my work examining productivity losses resulting from cancer in Ireland from 2011 to 2030.
  • Best poster award at the Health Economics Study Group meeting in Manchester UK in January 2016
  • A news item on the National Cancer Registry website and a prize for Best New Investigator Podium Presentation at the ISPOR 2015 European Congress for my work estimating cancer-related lost productivity in emerging economies
  • Young Investigator of the Year Award at the 2015 Annual Meeting on Supportive Care in Cancer hosted by MASCC and ISOO on my work with Masters student Fay Ryan looking at the costs of prostate cancer follow-up care in Ireland, and a related news item on the NCRI website.
  • A news item on the National Cancer Registry website, and a news story on the Health Research Board website, about my paper comparing the Human Capital and Friction Cost approaches to productivity loss
  • A news item on the National Cancer Registry website about my paper on patterns of return to work after head and neck cancer
  • newspaper article in the Irish Independent about my paper on patterns of return to work after head and neck cancer

You can watch an invited webinar I gave for the Health Services Research Association of Australia and New Zealand about my 2018 Paper of the Year on cancer-related lost productivity in developing countries here – link.
You can watch an invited presentation I gave as part of the Adelaide Health Economics Workshop on “Adding health economics to your cancer research.” My presentation was titled “Estimating the Costs of Cancer” – link.

Over the course of my PhD there was a range of media interest in various aspects of the project.  These included:


In 2012 I entered the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.  This is a trans-Tasman research communication competition.  The aim is to develop research students’ capacity to effectively explain their PhD research in three minutes, to an intelligent but non-specialist audience.  I won the Faculty of Business competition, and went on the represent the faculty in the UTS competition.  The video of my 3MT presentation in the UTS competition is below.