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Health in virtual reality: using experimental economics to understand health behaviours

Presented by Dr Stephanie Thomas,  from the Curtin University, School of Economics, Finance and Property

When: Tuesday 28th May, 2pm
Where: University of Technology Sydney CB05D.02.20

This seminar is free,  just register by 27th May 2019. Please register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chere-seminar-thomas-tickets-62178203681?aff=ebdssbdestsearch


Policy makers have embraced behavioural economics as a tool for public policy in the past decade. In this presentation I will discuss how the methodology of laboratory based experimental economics has been used to understand health care related behaviour and outline a promising new role for virtual reality in test-bedding health specific behavioural interventions.


Dr Stephanie Thomas is currently a Lecturer at the School of Economics, Finance and Property at Curtin University and Adjunct Lecturer at McMaster University.
Her major fields of interest include Experimental Economics, Health Economics, Environmental Economics and Applied Nonparametric Regression. Current projects include developing laboratory environments for exploring health related decision making and working with EQ-5D health preference data to explore the possibility of using alternative statistical strategies for generating population level health utility values.

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