Department of Public Health Homepage: http://www.health.adelaide.edu.au/publichealth/staff/elshaug_adam.html
B.A., B.Sc.(Hons), M.P.H., Ph.D. (Examiner's special commendation. No corrections or amendments)
Health Services and Policy Research; Epidemiology (Clinical)
Areas of Interest:
* Policy models to support the re-allocation of resources away from ineffective, less effective or inappropriately applied health care practices;
* Clinical and policy assessments in healthcare to advance the translation of evidence into practice;
* Clinical and cost-effectiveness research and explorations of opportunity cost;
* Multiple stakeholder participation and engagement in health care decision making;
* Health Technology Assessment
Dr Elshaug is building capacity in the burgeoning area known as disinvestment (or obsolescence). This involves the development and application of epidemiological, economic, ethical and policy appraisals of existing health care interventions that are ineffective, less effective or inappropriately applied with a view to reducing these in favour of more effective health care practices.
Dr Elshaug has received over 20 invitations to address national and international conferences spanning clinical medicine to health policy, and received 7 awards as an emerging researcher.
To June 08 he has received over 20 invitations to address hospitals and numerous bodies (NICS, CHERE, ASERNIP-S, Federal and State Health Departments in Australia) and been funded to address officials in Canada and Spain in policy-guided disinvestment - to advise and assist with research, policy and practice developments.
Media Interest in Research:
* ABC Radio National Health Report (11 mins) (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/podcasts/interviews/health/ )
* Channels 7, 9 and 10 Television news;
* Radio2UE, ABC, 5AA;
* Weekend Australian, Syndey Morning Herald, Adelaide Advertiser and Brisbane Times newspapers.
* Public Health 1A & 1B: Core courses in the B.Health.Sci;
* Foundations of Public Health: Postgraduate GCPH/GDPH/MPH/MHEP
* Ethics, Economics and Epidemiology: Core course in 3rd year Medicine;
* Postgraduate teaching in epidemiology, health services and health systems (MPH/MHEP);
* Available to supervise Honours, Masters and PhD students.