Andrew is a senior health systems and services researcher who specialises in healthcare policy, health systems and health service planning and delivery related to non-communicable diseases.

Policy experience

Andrew has worked extensively across the health policy landscape at local, national and international levels. Andrew held a senior position in the Department of Health, Western Australia, between 2008 and 2013 where he was responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating chronic disease healthcare policy and strategy. Since that time, he has worked with several Australian government jurisdictions, provided consultancy services internationally and worked as a consultant to the World Health Organization. Most recently, he led the development of a Model of Care for osteoarthritis for Victoria (2015-2018), commissioned by the Department of Health and Human Services; assisted in the development of the National Osteoarthritis Strategy (2018-2019) and National Arthritis Action Plan (2018-2019) and is a consultant to WorkSafe Victoria. Andrew was a member of the Rheumatology 3 Therapeutic Guidelines development group (2015-2017); the RACGP Clinical Guidelines for non-surgical management of hip and knee osteoarthritis development group (2017-2018) and was guest editor of the international journal Best Practice and Research Clinical Rheumatology (2015-2016).

Research experience

Andrew completed his PhD at the University of Melbourne in 2006 and was awarded a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) clinical postdoctoral fellowship in 2007 to undertake advanced research in musculoskeletal health and chronic pain. Subsequently, he was awarded an NHMRC Research Translation Fellowship (TRIP) from 2017-2019 and the Foundation Fellowship in Global Musculoskeletal Health, providing him the opportunity to work at the World Health Organization, Geneva.

He currently holds a full Professor position at Curtin University where he leads a research group that focuses on the translation of evidence-based musculoskeletal research into health policy and practice. He is also an Honorary Research Fellow at the Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne and honorary Professor at Macquarie University. He is internationally recognised for his work in musculoskeletal policy and health systems and services research over the last decade.

Andrew has published over 120 scientific articles in international and national medical journals and authored 10 Australian government health policies and 22 white papers and clinical practice guidelines. His work has included more than 150 co-authors, received >1800 citations, and rated with a Scopus H-index of 25.