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+64 3 479 8087
Associate Professor
Department of Preventive and Social Medicine
BCom(Hons) PhD(Otago)
Research summary
Health economics and multi-criteria decision analysis
  • PUBH 735 Economics of Health Policy Decision Making
  • PUBH 736 Economic Evaluation


Trudy is an Associate Professor in health economics in the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, and a health economist at the Otago Medical School, offering health economics collaboration and advice.

Trudy's main research interests are in the areas of health economics and multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA). She has used a MCDA to develop a framework that can be used by decision-makers to prioritise publicly-funded health care, and is currently using MCDA to develop frameworks for other publicly-funded services.


Sullivan, T., McCarty, G., Ombler, F., Turner, R., Mulhern, B., & Hansen, P. (2024). Creating an SF-6Dv2 social value set for New Zealand. Social Science & Medicine, 354, 117073. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2024.117073 Journal - Research Article

Anderson, E., Fenton, E., Priest, P., & Sullivan, T. (2024). How do past immunization strategies compare with the COVID-19 immunization rollout: A New Zealand analysis. Disaster Medicine & Public Health Preparedness, 18, e18. doi: 10.1017/dmp.2024.3 Journal - Research Article

Atmore, C., Sullivan, T., Millar, J., Paulose, A., Shute, A., Brown, D., & Stokes, T. (2024). The costs, barriers and enablers of providing PGY2 placements in general practice in Aotearoa New Zealand: A mixed-methods study. Journal of Primary Health Care. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1071/HC23116 Journal - Research Article

Penno, E., Atmore, C., Maclennan, B., Richard, L., Wyeth, E., Richards, R., Doolan-Noble, F., Gray, A. R., Sullivan, T., Gauld, R., & Stokes, T. (2023). How did New Zealand's regional district health board groupings work to improve service integration and health outcomes: A realist evaluation. BMJ Open, 13, e079268. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2023-079268 Journal - Research Article

Taylor, R. W., Haszard, J. J., Meredith-Jones, K. A., Heath, A.-L. M., Galland, B. C., Gray, A. R., Fortune, S., Sullivan, T., Adebowale, T., & Taylor, B. J. (2023). Rapid infant weight gain or point-in-time weight status: Which is the best predictor of later obesity and body composition? Obesity, 31, 2583-2592. doi: 10.1002/oby.23861 Journal - Research Article

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