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The University of Melbourne

Dr Cate Bailey is a Research Fellow in the Health Economics Unit at the University of Melbourne, working on an MRFF project to strengthen tools and evidence on health outcomes in paediatric populations for use in decision making.
Cate’s focus is on improving intergenerational outcomes through interventions in health and social care. Her current research focus is on health economics and children’s outcomes, especially in the social care sector, and the economic implications of intervening to improve maternal and infant health.
Recent projects have included the use of health economic methodologies in evaluating social care interventions, investigating the role of the workplace in preconception health, economic implications of lifestyle interventions during pregnancy, and an evaluation of high-quality early-education on improving academic outcomes for children experiencing social disadvantage.
Cate has a background in statistics (Masters in Applied Statistics, Swinburne University, 2003), and specialises in the analysis of large, longitudinal datasets. Her PhD in Forensic Psychology (Deakin University, 2016) evaluated a community-based intervention to address child sexual abuse in remote Indigenous communities in Western Australia. Her work history includes research positions at Monash, Deakin, Swinburne, and Melbourne universities, as well as research and policy positions in federal and state government (Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Victorian Department of Education).

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