Dr Rachel Knott is an applied health economist at the Centre for Health Economics, Monash Business School.
Since completing her PhD at the University of Melbourne in 2015 she has worked across multiple research themes.
She has made applied and methodological contributions to the area of reporting heterogeneity bias in self-reported survey measures.
She has also published multiple studies in the public health and medical literature, including several papers that investigate various factors driving health care utilisation and expenditure using administrative Medicare and hospital records; and has led a multi-country health economic evaluation examining the cost-effectiveness of a trialed pharmaceutical treatment for patients with traumatic brain injury.
More recently, she has worked on various studies investigating the impacts of natural disasters and extreme climate events on various outcomes, including domestic violence, mental wellbeing, childhood educational outcomes, labour force responses, and attitudes towards climate change mitigation. She is experienced in working with large, complex databases including administrative data; geospatial analyses; and micro-econometric techniques for causal identification.