IHMRI affiliation

Theme:Chronic Conditions and Lifestyle

Research focus

Professor Eckermann is internationally recognised for developing robust evidence synthesis, Net Benefit Correspondence Theorem (NBCT) and Value of Information (Vol) methods and principles for optimizing joint research, reimbursement and regulatory decision making. These methods extend health economics well beyond cost effectiveness analysis enabling optimal multidisciplinary research design, evidence synthesis and societal decision making.

Publications and funding

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Recent publications

McCaffrey N, Asser T, Fazekas B, Muircroft M, Agar M, Clark K, Eckermann S, Lee J, Joshi R, Allcroft P, Sheehan C, Currow D. Health-related quality of life in patients with inoperable malignant bowel obstruction: secondary outcome from a double-blind, parallel, placebo-controlled randomised trial of octreotide. BMC Cancer, (2020) 20(1) 1-9 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12885-020-07549-y

Vella SA, Swann C, Batterham M, Boydell KM,  Eckermann S et al. An intervention for mental health literacy and resilience in organised sports. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 15 Jun 2020, DOI: 10.1249/mss.0000000000002433PMID:32555025  

Eckermann S, Crisp M and Willan AR (2020) Active Lives South Australia Health Economic Analysis – an evidence base for potential of health promotion strategies to reduced public health costs with meeting of adult physical activity guidelines. A report prepared for SA Office of Recreation, Sport and Racing and SA Health. Centre for Health Service Development, Australian Health Services Research Institute, University of Wollongong https://ro.uow.edu.au/ahsri/1048/

Hammersley ML, Wyse RJ, Jones RA, Wolfenden L, Yoong S, Stacey F, Eckermann S, Okely AD, Innes-Hughes C, Li V, Green A, May C, Xu, J and Rissel C. Time for Healthy Habits Protocol: Translation of two healthy eating and active living support programs for parents of 2-6 year old children: a parallel partially randomised preference trial protocol. BMC Public Health,(2020) 20:636 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-08526-7 

Okely, A.D., Stanley, R.M., Jones, R.A., Cliff DP, Trost SG, Berthelsen D, Salmon J, Batterham M, Eckermann S et al. ‘Jump start’ childcare-based intervention to promote physical activity in pre-schoolers: six-month findings from a cluster randomised trial. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 17, 6 (2020).https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-020-0910-6.

Frith P, Sladek R, Woodman R, Effing T, Bladley S, van Asten S, Jones T, Hnin K, Lucsz M, Cafarella P, Eckermann S, Rowett D and Phillips P. Pragmatic randomised controlled trial of a personalised intervention for carers of people requiring home oxygen therapy. Chronic Respiratory Disease. 2020; 17:1-11. https://doi.org/10.1177/1479973119897277