2015 David Hailey

Distinguished Career Award Recipient

David Hailey has produced 48 publications relating to HTA. Many of these relate to use of HTA for decision-making and several on methodology relating to rapid reviews and in the area of impact in HTA. David has been involved in HTA in Australia since its inception. He steered the formation of The National Technology Advisory Panel, which was the focus for the start of HTA in Australia. He then took on the role of Director HTA for the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) where studies were undertaken on the costs and effectiveness of health care technologies and on macroeconomic evaluation of the costs of disease. For 10 years he worked with the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research in Edmonton, Canada and also worked with the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health. He was also key in the introduction and development of an HTA program in Romania and in Kazakhstan. More recently, David supported HTA work at ASERNIP-S in Australia.

David was a member of the Board of Directors of ISTAHC (HTAi’s predecessor) for six years and has been a regular participant at HTAi Annual Meetings since 1987.

David also has and continues to hold Academic appointments. Firstly as a Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Health Program Evaluation, Monash University, Australia. He was also a Professor at the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Alberta, Canada and Adjunct Professor at the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary, Canada. Currently he is a Professional Fellow at the School of Information Systems and Technology at the University of Wollongong, Australia where he is involved in research on the effects and quality of electronic documentation in residential aged care facilities. David has also had a keen interest in telemedicine, mainly working with groups in Canada. Other academic contributions include many presentations at international meetings, including HTAi since 2003. He has reviewed articles for many journals including the British Medical Journal, Medical Journal of Australia, JAMA, and the International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care (for which he has been on the Editorial Board for over 10 years).