Dr Agnes Walker



PhD M Econ M Eng Sc


Following on from her position, since 2005, as Fellow at the Australian Centre for Economic Research on Health at the Australian National University, Dr Walker is currently Visiting Fellow at that University’s Research School of Population Health. She has several decades of experience as researcher, modeler, consultant and policy advisor in academia and in the public service.Prior to 2005 she held senior positions at the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, University of Canberra; the Productivity Commission; in State and Commonwealth Government departments; at Australia’s Economic Planning Advisory Council and its Joint Parliamentary Committee of Public Accounts. In 2004 she received the Vice Chancellor’s Distinction Award for ‘Creativity, and Innovation in Research and Enterprise’ at the University of Canberra. Dr Walker had obtained several major Australian Research Council grants and has headed major consultancies for the World Health Organisation, Health Canada, the Australian Department of Health and Ageing, and the peak body of Australia’s pharmaceutical companies.  She was expert witness at several Senate Medicare Inquiries; past or present member of international journal Editorial and Reviewer Boards; member of the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Health Statistics Advisory Group; guest lecturer at the Australian National University, including its Crawford School of Economics and Government; and invited speaker at Peking University, where she delivered its Ma Yinchu Population Science Lecture.


Research interests

  • Health Economics
  • Epidemiology
  • Applied Economics
  • Health And Community Services
  • Other Medical And Health Sciences


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