Section: Overview
Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching
Career

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Heath Economics
  • Labour economics
  • Adolescent Health

Not available to supervise research students

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About Alison Welsh

Alison Welsh is currently a Research Fellow at the Victoria Institute of Strategic Economic Studies (VISES), an institute which in 2018 was incorporated into the Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities at Victoria University. There she conducts research and data analysis on various projects.

Recently, health projects she has participated in include:

  • UNICEF-funded project on investing in adolescent health in Burundi
  • evaluation of the Victorian Workwell program for Worksafe Victoria
  • UNFPA-funded project on adolescent health in India
  • UNFPA funded project on investment in adolescent health (results published in The Lancet, 2017, where she is co-author).

Previously she worked on data analysis for projects on:

  • the transformation of China’s energy markets,
  • business strategies for biotech companies
  • the Australian transport sector and climate change
  • the spatial information industry in Australia
  • ICT e-business benchmarking survey
  • biotech business models, and biotech and pharmaceutical alliances
  • generic pricing and market share in the context of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
  • SEEK employment index
  • survey of businesses within a hi-tech sector of the communications industry
  • Economic impact of the Australian Synchrotron – clustering, innovation R&D and technological transformation
  • integration of four large databases containing hospital drug pricing arrangements
  • assembly of multi-country data on the impacts of global climate change.

 

From 1996-2002 she was Research Analyst with TradeData International Pty Ltd where she prepared tailored reports on trade import and export statistics for many large Australian companies.

Prior to this she was an Industry Analyst with IBIS Business Information Pty Ltd (1988-2000) where she researched and analysed 39 retail and wholesale industries by ASIC/ANZSIC classification and compiled written reports for each industry. The reports included:

  • an analysis and discussion of the industry’s market characteristics
  • the performance of the industry overtime
  • the recent performance of the major players and their competitors
  • a 5-year forecast of the industry’s performance,
  • recommendations as to the key success factors for firms and a risk assessment for each industry.

Qualifications

  • Grad Dip Bus, Deakin University, Australia, 1985
  • B.Bus, Appl Economics, Deakin University, Australia, 1980

Key publications

Year Citation
2018 Rasmussen, B., Sweeny, K., Welsh, A., & Maharaj, N. (180901). Our Health Our Wealth: The Impact of Ill Health on Retirement Savings in Australia. The McKell Institute.
2016 Rasmussen, B., Pyke, J., Maharaj, N., Pensabene, T., Parker, S., & Welsh, A. (160101). The Economic Benefits of Cultural Diversity. Melbourne: Victoria University, Victoria Institute of Strategic Economic Studies.
2015 Rasmussen, B., & Welsh, A. (150101). Youth Transition Pathways. Melbourne, Australia: Victoria Institute of Strategic Economic Studies (VISES), Victoria University.
2014 JONES, R., Welsh,, A., & Young, C. (140515). Data Availability and Gap Analysis. VISES, Victoria University, Melbourne.
2014 Rasmussen, B., Pensabene, T., & Welsh, A. (140101). Review of the Australian Synchrotron: Impact in Terms of Costs and Benefits. Melbourne: Victoria Institute of Strategic Economic Studies.
2013 Rasmussen, B., Lang, J., Welsh, A., & Maharaj, N. (130101). A Quantitative Analysis of Victoria s Key Exporters and Export Competitor. Melbourne: Victoria Institute of Strategic Economic Studies.
2012 RASMUSSEN, B., Hurley, K., & Welsh, A. (120101). Emerging Trends in Global Services Trade. m: Victoria Institute of Strategic Economic Studies.
2011 Jolly, R., Sheehan, P., Grewal, B., Sweeny, K., Maharaj, N., Welsh, A., Fanghong, F. S., Engjiang, C., Virk, P., & Zhuang, X. (110101). Policy and Technology Pathways to a Low Carbon Economy: Electric Vehicles and Energy Efficient Air Conditioners in China : Summary Report to the Australian Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency. Melbourne: Victoria University, Centre for Strategic Economic Studies.
2010 Rasmussen, B., Sheehan, P., Welsh, A., Maharaj, M., Van, Hulten., Weller, S., & Hurley, K. (100101). Updating Melbourne s West. Melbourne: Centre for Strategic Economic Studies.

Year Citation
2017 Sheehan, P., Sweeny, K., Rasmussen, B., Wils, A., Friedman, H. S., Mahon, J., Patton, G. C., Sawyer, S. M., Howard, E., & Symons, J. (171014). Building the foundations for sustainable development: a case for global investment in the capabilities of adolescents. The Lancet, 390(10104), (1792-1806).

doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)30872-3

Research funding for the past 5 years

Please note:

  • Funding is ordered by the year the project commenced and may continue over several years.
  • Funding amounts for contact research are not disclosed to maintain commercial confidentiality.
  • The order of investigators is not indicative of the role they played in the research project.

WorkWell Evaluation: Measuring Cost Effectiveness and Return on Investment (ROI) of the WorkWell Program
From: WorkSafe Victoria
Investigators: Prof Bruce Rasmussen, Dr Kim Sweeny
For period: 2019-2019
Not disclosed

Cost Benefit Analysis of Health Interventions to Improve Labour Productivity
From: US Chamber of Commerce Grant
Investigators: Dr John Symons, Prof Peter Sheehan, Dr Kim Sweeny, Prof Bruce Rasmussen
For period: 2018-2019
Not disclosed
Investment Framework Case Study: Estimating the Impacts & Opportunity Costs of Social Sector Investments for Adolescents (10-19 years) in Burundi.
From: UNICEF-Bujumbura/Burundi
Investigators: Dr Kim Sweeny, Prof Peter Sheehan, Prof Bruce Rasmussen, Dr John Symons
For period: 2018-2019
Not disclosed
Establishment of Victorian Energy Policy Centre (VEPC)
From: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Investigators: Prof Peter Sheehan, Mr Steven Parker, Prof Bruce Rasmussen
For period: 2018-2020
$1,590,909

Supervision of research students at VU

Not available to supervise research students

Not available for media queries

Key industry, community & government roles

Dates Role Department/Organisation
Jan 1996 - Dec 2002
Reserach Analyst
TradeData International Pty Ltd
Jan 1988 - Dec 2000
Industry Analyst
IBIS Business Information Pty Ltd
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Jan 1996 - Dec 2002
Reserach Analyst
TradeData International Pty Ltd
Jan 1988 - Dec 2000
Industry Analyst
IBIS Business Information Pty Ltd