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         RACHEL O'LOUGHLIN

                      PhD Student

I commenced my PhD through the Health Economics Unit at the University of Melbourne in Oct 2020, supervised by A/Prof Kim Dalziel, Prof Harriet Hiscock and Prof Nancy Devlin. My PhD examines the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of children with borderline and clinical levels of mental health problems; how best to measure HRQoL in this population; and whether routinely measuring HRQoL might add value to the healthcare of these children. Within QUOKKA Project 1, I will measure the head-to-head performance of a range of HRQoL measures in a sample of children with mental health problems.

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         MINA BAHRAMPOUR

                  Research Fellow

I have completed my PhD program at Griffith University. After my PhD submission I have worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow on a joint project between CSIRO and Griffith University. Currently I am a Research Fellow in Health Economics at the Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). My research interests are in health economics, quality of life and understanding consumer and patient preferences. For QUOKKA, I will be working on projects 1,3, 4 and 5.

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                       ALICE YU

                      PhD Student

I am in the last year of my PhD and I am also a Research Fellow at The Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation (CHERE), University of Technology Sydney (UTS).  My thesis investigates differences in how Discrete Choice Experiments (DCEs) are presented, in the context of health, and their impact on findings.
For QUOKKA, I am working on Project 3. I am assisting with the development of the DCE.

 
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                  YITING LUO

                   PhD Student

I am currently a PhD student at Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation (CHERE) in University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Before joining CHERE, I completed a Master of Public Health degree with a specialisation in biostatistics in Columbia University and had worked as an epidemiologist in chronic diseases prevention for two years.
My current research is using both qualitative and quantitative methods to explore how people value paediatric Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL).

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                RENEE JONES

                PhD Student (2022)

I completed a Master of Public Health at the University of Melbourne in 2018 and will also be completing my PhD at the University of Melbourne, starting in 2022.
My PhD project aims to assess the clinical utility of the EQ-5D-Y as a routine patient reported outcome measure (PROM) in managing clinical care in a tertiary paediatric children’s hospital. I will be supervised by A/Prof Kim Dalziel, Prof Harriet Hiscock and Prof Nancy Devlin.

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               DIANA KHANNA

                     PhD Student

Having earned a master’s degree in health economics from The University of Queensland, I joined Flinders University to pursue my PhD based on the QUOKKA project. My role on the QUOKKA (Project 2) team is to help strengthen the self and proxy-reported measurement of paediatric health related quality of life (HRQoL). More specifically, I explore the proxy vs self-report conundrum in the assessment of children’s HRQoL for economic evaluation and quality assessment.

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             XIUQIN XIONG

                  PhD Student

I am currently a third year PhD student in the Health Economics Unit in the University of Melbourne. I obtained a Master of Public Health in Peking University in 2019. I got my Bachelor of Preventive Medicine, Bachelor of Economics in Peking University in 2016.  
I will be mainly working on the psychometric properties of CHU9D in young children. I have also been involved in data cleaning and data quality monitoring