Syarifah Liza Munira joined the ANU in September 2012 as a PhD scholar in Health Economics. Liza has been awarded a prestigious AusAID Australian Leadership Award (ALA) scholarship, and has also won an Allison Sudrajat Award to assist with funding of fieldwork expenses, conference attendance and other research-related activities. Immediately prior to arriving at ANU, Liza was a lecturer in the Faculty of Economics at the University of Indonesia and Director of the Government Affairs Department that she established at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals in Indonesia.
From 1999 to 2002, she worked as a research assistant at the University of Indonesia. Over the ensuing years, she held positions in the WHO (Geneva and Jakarta), the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Geneva) and the World Bank (Jakarta). She holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Indonesia (2001) and a Master of Public Policy degree from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (2006).
Her PhD thesis, supervised by Prof Archie Clements, Dr Martin H.Friede, Ms Louise M.Carter, Dr Ines Atmosukarto and Dr Yijuan Chen evaluates from an economic perspective the cost and benefits of local vaccine production in middle income countries, within the context of integrating new vaccines into a country’s national immunisation program. For her thesis, Liza spent 3 months in Geneva working with the Technology Transfer initiative team (TTi) at WHO to collect data and conduct analyses and later presented her preliminary findings at the WHO Partner’s meeting in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She also attended a short course on “Vaccine Epidemiological evaluation of vaccines: efficacy, safety and policy” at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK. These two activities were both sponsored by the Allison Sudradjat Awards.
- Health economics, vaccines production, public policy, tobacco control, innovative financing for health
- Munira, S.L (2010). Innovative Financing for Global Health Security Potential Synergies between Private - Public Sector. (unpublished policy paper). World Health Organization, Geneva
- Munira, S. L. & Fritzen, S. A. (2007). What influences government adoption of new vaccines in developing countries? A policy process approach, Social Science and Medicine, 65, pp. 1751-1764
- Munira, S. L. & Fritzen, S. A. (2006). What influences government adoption of new vaccines in developing countries? A policy process approach. Faculty Working Paper (SPP13-06), Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
- Munira, S. L. (2005). Influencing Governments to Adopt Vaccines as a Public Health Priority: Lessons learnt from the Hepatitis B Introduction in Taiwan and Thailand” (unpublished Master Thesis), Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
- Milstien, J., Munira, S. L., & McKinney, S. L. (2002). Issues in selection of DTwP-based combination vaccines. Vaccine, 21, pp. 1658–1664
- Munira, S.L. (2002). Implications of Tiered Pricing Scheme for Middle Income Countries: Case of HepB vaccine (unpublished policy paper), World Health Organization, Geneva
- Munira, S.L. (2001). The Determinant Factors of Manufactured Import Goods in Indonesia: 1993.1 – 2000.4 (unpublished undergraduate thesis). Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia.