Cohort 
2019

Irina Kinchin, PhD, MSc

Health Economist

To reduce the scale and impact of dementia, we need access to health prevention information, education, health and social care services.

Current Work

Irina is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Technology Sydney. She is applying a broad range of health economic methods towards ensuring more efficiency, cost-effectiveness and supportive care needs for priority populations.

Personal Hero

Professor Jane L. Phillips

Words of Strength

"Love of Learning", "Persistence", "Kindness"

Vision

To reduce the scale and impact of dementia, Irina believes we need access to health prevention information, education, health and social care services.

Strategy

Irina is applying a broad range of health economic methods to maximize the likelihood of equitable evidence-based decisions about the adoption of new initiatives for vulnerable populations with complex needs.

Motivation

As the world’s aging population is growing, it is imperative that society places a higher value on better brain health.

Education & Experience

Irina began her postdoctoral research trajectory working with vulnerable groups such as people with impaired mental health, and Indigenous peoples. The complex health system often discriminates against these vulnerable populations. Her MSc training in health economics at the University of York fostered a passion for pursuing answers to health inequity. This training promoted an ambition to use health economics as a tool to mitigate discrimination, advance research, and improve individuals’ quality of life. In 2019, she joined the Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation (CHERE) and Centre for Improving Palliative, Aged and Chronic Care through Clinical Research and Translation (IMPACCT) at University of Technology Sydney (UTS). The drive to pursue research at the crossroads of health economics and palliative, aged and chronic care builds from a career-long interest in the equitable allocation of resources.

University of York
Health Economics
MSc