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Research Biography

Billingsley Kaambwa is an Associate Professor in Health Economics and Head of the Health Economics Unit within the College of Medicine and Public Health. He has extensive experience in research and teaching. His main research interests are in the application of econometric and statistical techniques in economic evaluation, decision analytic modelling and economic evaluation of new and existing health care technologies.

He has been a co-applicant on successful grant applications that total more than $19.4 million.

He has published in leading international peer-reviewed journals for both methodological (e.g. Value in Health, BMC series) and applied (e.g. The Lancet, European Journal of Health Economics, PharmacoEconomics) work.

An almost up-to-date list of publications is available on Google Scholar.

Research Interests

  • Application of econometric and statistical techniques in economic evaluation
  • Decision analytic modelling
  • Economic evaluation of new and existing health care technologies

Supervised Students Successes

  • Dec 2018 Dr Yogesh Sharma - College award for Best Higher Degree by Research Student Publication
  • Dec 2018 Dr Yogesh Sharma - Vice Chancellor's award for Doctoral Thesis Excellence

Completed Supervisions

Principal Supervisions:
  • MSc Health Economics (19)
  • Honours Health Economics (1)
Associate Supervisions:
  • Honours Health Sciences (5)
  • PhD Health Economics (1)
  • PhD Malnutrition (1)


  • Registered

Research Areas

  • Public health

Supervisory Interests

  • Health economic evaluation
  • Econometrics
  • Applied statistics
  • Health economics
  • Decision analytic modelling
  • Psychometric analysis
  • Discrete choice experiment
  • Health-related quality of life


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