Andrea is an early career researcher for the Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney. Her research interests are in the area of health economics and economic evaluation, focussing on supporting effective policy-making to develop healthier, wealthier and more equitable communities. Her current research involves co-developing decision-support tools using systems modelling and simulation to guide investments in sustained, coordinated and digitally enhanced youth mental health care. The aim is to help investment in best-value policies and models of care.
Her previous research concentrates on investigating cost-effective strategies for the management of sleep health in primary care settings as part of her PhD in collaboration with the National Centre for Sleep Health Services Research (NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence) team at the Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health and economic evaluation analysis of Nerve Transfer Surgery in Tetraplegia for the Transport Accident Commission (VIC, AU).