John Deeble along with Dick -Scotton, laid the foundations for Medicare when they worked at the Melbourne Institute in the late 1960s, and John went on to establish the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, and was also involved in establishing AHES. Both Deeble and Scotton made major impacts on health policy in Australia, and so it is this part of their legacy that AHES would like to focus on in awarding this prize.
This award is bestowed by the AHES Executive Committee to “rising stars” in health economics research. A “rising star” is a person whose work is beginning to make a significant impact nationally and internationally, reflecting either scientific excellence or policy impact (or both). The award process will be overseen and chaired by the AHES Vice President.