Doctor Jean Spinks
Dr Jean Spinks is a Research Fellow in Health Economics with a focus on preference-based research. Her Ph.D. thesis focused on the economic implications of complementary and alternative medicine use in people with type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Prior to this, Jean evaluated submissions from pharmaceutical companies seeking PBS listing of their medicines, under a research contract between Monash University and the Australian Department of Health and Ageing.
Jean is a pharmacist who has worked in both community pharmacy and hospitals. She has post-graduate qualifications in public health, and has undertaken the two-year Victorian Public Health Training Scheme, run by the Victorian Department of Human Services.
Jean has also worked internationally in the Asia-Pacific region, including in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and Tonga. She has published a number of papers in the areas of health economics and public health.
Jean is heading up the MODERN preference study.
- Spinks J & Mortimer D (2015). The effect of traffic lights and regulatory statements on the choice between complementary and conventional medicines in Australia: Results from a discrete choice experiment. Social Science & Medicine, 124: 257-265.
- Spinks J, Janda M, Soyer H.P., Whitty J.A. (2015). Consumer preferences for teledermoscopy screening to detect melanoma early. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, pii: 1357633X15586701. [Epub ahead of print].
- Spinks J, Johnston D, Hollingsworth B (2014). Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use and quality of life in people with type 2 diabetes and/or cardiovascular disease. Complementary Therapies in Medicines, 22: 107-115.
- Au N, Hollingsworth B, Spinks J (2014). Measuring the efficiency of health services in lower-income countries: The case of Papua New Guinea. Development Policy Review, 32(2):259-272.
- Johnston D, Lee W, Shar C, Shields M, Spinks J (2014). Are neighbourhood characteristics important in predicting the post-school destinations of young Australians? National Vocational Educational and Training Research Program (NCVER), Adelaide.
- Spinks J, Chen G, Donovan L (2013). Does generic entry lower the prices paid for pharmaceuticals in Australia? A comparison before and after the introduction of the mandatory price reduction policy. Australian Health Review, 37(5): 675-81.
- Spinks J, Hollingsworth B, Manderson L, Lin V, Canaway R (2013). Costs and drivers of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) use in people with type 2 diabetes or cardiovascular disease. European J Integrative Medicine, 5(1):44-53.