Elena Keller

Research Associate & PhD Student
Research Staff

Elena is a Health Economist specializing in the analysis of linked administrative health datasets to provide evidence on whether treatments provide good value for money. Currently, she is a Research Associate and PhD Student within the National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit (NPESU) at the Centre for Big Data Research in Health (CBDRH), UNSW Medicine & Health. Her PhD project focusses on an economic valuation of fertility treatments.

Prior to this role, Elena obtained a Bachelor's degree in Nutritional Sciences (Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany) and a Master's degree in Health Economics (University of Queensland, Australia).

Journal articles
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Sowa PM; Keller E; Stormon N; Lalloo R; Ford PJ, 2019, 'The impact of a sugar-sweetened beverages tax on oral health and costs of dental care in Australia', European Journal of Public Health, vol. 29, pp. 173 - 177, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/cky087
2019

2021: Best Presentation Award at the Virtual Conference of the Australian Health Economics Society (AHES) 2021

2019: PhD Scholarship in Reproduction (Doctor of Philosophy, UNSW Sydney) which supports students of exceptional research potential to undertake a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) within the field of reproductive medicine

2017: UQ 'Class of 2017' Future Leaders (Master of Health Economics, University of Queensland) which recognizes outstanding graduating students who have gone beyond their typical program of studies to make a positive impact on campus, their community and even the world

2016: German Global Leaders Scholarship (Master of Health Economics, University of Queensland) which offers students from Germany, who excel academically, the opportunity to undertake postgraduate study at the University of Queensland

2021: UNSW BizLab Faculty Small Project Grant (Doctor of Philosophy, UNSW Sydney) to fund a revealed-preference economic experiment exploring the demand for fertility treatments

2020: UNSW Health@Business Seed Funding (Doctor of Philosophy, UNSW Sydney) to fund a revealed-preference economic experiment exploring the demand for fertility treatments

2020: Teaching Assistant in ECON3125 - Economics of Health and Human Capital (UNSW Business School)