Dr Przemyslaw Marcin Sowa



PhD Health Economics(ANU), MSc Economics(U Warsaw), MSc Management(U Warsaw)


Przemyslaw Marcin Sowa received a PhD in health economics in 2014, and has subsequently held academic appointments with the Australian National University and Griffith University. Dr Sowa has led academic and commissioned research projects in the areas of health care financing and insurance, governance of hospitals, disability policy, comparative healthcare systems, and health technology assessment. Through his work as an economic evaluator for the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee he has gained a thorough understanding of the medicines subsidisation process in Australia. Other than authoring articles, reports and presentations, his academic activity has involved the teaching of health economics and cost-effectiveness analysis, and providing policy assessments and commentaries. Dr Sowa has recently published a book exploring the evolution of hospital governance in Eastern Europe.


Research interests

  • health care financing and insurance
  • governance of hospitals
  • comparative healthcare systems
  • health technology assessment


(2016) Sowa PM. Governance of hospitals in Central and Eastern Europe. Springer. Book, 260 pages.

(2016) Sowa PM, Downes MJ, Gordon LG. Cost-effectiveness of dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry plus antiresorptive treatment in Australian women with breast cancer who receive aromatase inhibitors. Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism, Mar 2016, 1-10.

(2015) Sowa PM, Kault S, Ng SK, Byrnes J, Comans T, Scuffham P. Options for sustaining private health insurance in Australia. Commissioned report, 149 pages.

(2014) Sowa PM, Carnovale A, Della Torre E, Helyar S, O’Connell M, Salthouse S. Data Set Identification Project: Disability Policy with Focus on Women. Commissioned report, 50 pages.


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