Dr Janet Dzator

Lecturer

Newcastle Business School (Economics)

Career Summary

Biography

Janet Dzator currently teaches macroeconomics and microeconomics at the University of Newcastle School of Policy. Previously Janet was a research fellow at the Social and Public Health Economics Research (SPHERe) unit at the Curtin University of Technology. While at Curtin, Janet was also a member of the West Australian Drug Evaluation Panel (WADEP) a subgroup of the West Australian Drug and Therapeutic Committee (WADTC). The WADEP reviews the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of new formularies for listing and use in WA. She has published in a number of peer reviewed international journals including Social Science and Medicine, Social Indicators Research and Economic Analysis and Policy and in local media such as The West Australian. Her work covered issues including health care financing and consumer behaviour, economic evaluation, resource allocation and equity.

Research Expertise

Have expertise in economic policy analyses and their impact on health and poverty. Specific expertice include econometric modelling; macroeconomic policy analyses, economic evaluation; health policy analyses including health care financing, health care seeking behaviour, priority setting in health; pharmacoeconomics, poverty and economic development studies.

Teaching Expertise
Have teaching expertise in macroeconomics, microeconomics, econometrics, health economics, agricultural economics and economic evaluation.

Administrative Expertise
Have extensive expertise in administering field research programs in developing countries. Current member of School Curriculum and Teaching Committee and a member of Faculty Board. Coordinate between 2 to 5 teaching staff in some of the courses I teach as well as coordinate the teaching of staff on external campuses. 



Qualifications

  • PhD (Economics), University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science (Agriculture), University of Ghana
  • Master of Philosophy, University of Ghana

Keywords

  • Applied economics
  • Policy evaluation
  • Resource allocation

Languages

  • Akan (Fluent)

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
140202Economic Development and Growth20
140208Health Economics70
140299Applied Economics not elsewhere classified10

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2014 - LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/04/2003 - LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
Business and Law
Australia
1/01/2003 - 31/12/2003Invited Speaker - Second Annual Health Insurance Summit International Business Conference Proceedings, Sydney
Australia
1/01/2001 - 31/12/2001Invited Speaker - School of Population Health, Health Systems DivisionThe University of Queensland
Australia

Membership

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
Member - Australian Health Economic SocietyAustralian Health Economic Society
Australia
Member - International Health Economics AssociationInternational Health Economics Association
Australia
1/01/2002 - 31/12/2003Panel Member (Health Economic Advisor) - West Australian Drug Evaluation Panel (WADEP)West Australian Drug & Therapeutic Committee
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2008Dzator JA, Socioeconomic Aspects of Malaria Control: Economics of Malaria Treatment Seeking Behaviour and Control, VDM Verlag, Saarbrucken, 165 (2008) [A1]

Chapter (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2005Dzator JA, Dzator M, 'Health and Economic Development - With Particular Reference to Malaria Control Programmes in Africa', Economic Development Issues and Policies, Serial Publications, New Delhi, India 779-797 (2005) [B1]
2005Dzator JA, 'Economics of Unemployment and Health', Economic Development Issues and Policies, Serial Publications, New Delhi, India 807-821 (2005) [B1]
2003Mooney G, Dzator JA, 'Global public goods for health: A flawed paradigm?', Global public goods for health : health, economic, and public health perspectives, Oxford University Press, Oxford 287 (2003) [B1]

Journal article (7 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Dzator M, Dzator J, 'An effective heuristic for the P-median problem with application to ambulance location', OPSEARCH, 50 60-74 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1007/s12597-012-0098-xAuthor URL
CitationsScopus - 2
2013Dzator J, 'Hard Times and Common Mental Health Disorders in Developing Countries: Insights from Urban Ghana', The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 40 71-87 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1007/s11414-012-9305-zAuthor URL
CitationsScopus - 3
2004Dzator JA, Asafu-Adjaye J, 'A study of malaria care provider choice in Ghana', Health Policy, 389-401 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.healthpol.2004.01.005
CitationsScopus - 21Web of Science - 20
2004Dzator JA, Hendrie D, Burke V, Gianguilio N, Gillam HF, Beilin LJ, Houghton S, 'A randomized trial of interactive group sessions achieved greater improvements in nutrition and physical activity at a tiny increase in cost', Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 610-619 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.jclinepi.2003.10.009
CitationsScopus - 17Web of Science - 15
2003Asafu-Adjaye J, Dzator JA, 'Willingness to pay for malaria insurance: A case study of households in Ghana using the contingent valuation method', Economic Analysis & Policy, 33 31-47 (2003) [C1]
1997AsensoOkyere WK, Dzator JA, 'Household cost of seeking malaria care, a retrospective study of two districts in Ghana', SOCIAL SCIENCE & MEDICINE, 45 659-667 (1997)
DOI10.1016/S0277-9536(96)00383-8Author URL
CitationsScopus - 81Web of Science - 69
1996AsensoOkyere WK, Dzator JA, OseiAkoto I, 'The behaviour towards malaria care - A multinomial logit approach', SOCIAL INDICATORS RESEARCH, 39 167-186 (1996)
DOI10.1007/BF00286972Author URL
CitationsScopus - 12Web of Science - 4
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Conference (9 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2010Khandoker T, Juniper AJ, Dzator JA, 'Fiscal withdrawal and real wage repression: A stock-flow consistent analysis in the context of the Global Finfancial Crisis', The Aftermath of the Crisis: Incorporating the 12th Path to Full Employment Conference and 17th National Conference on Unemployment. Proceedings: Refereed Papers, Newcastle, NSW (2010) [E1]
Co-authorsJames Juniper
2007Dzator M, Dzator JA, 'Locating emergency facilities: Targeting efficiency and cost-effectiveness', 36th Australian Conference of Economists, Hobart (2007) [E1]
2007Dzator JA, Hopkins S, 'Macroeconomic policies and health in developing countries', 36th Australian Conference of Economists. Proceedings, Hobart (2007) [E1]
2007Cook B, Dzator JA, 'Lessons and options for universal health coverage with special reference to privatisation policies in health care: The Case of Australia and Ghana', Social Policy In A Globalizing World: Developing A North-South Dialogue. Papers, Florence, Italy (2007) [E2]
2006Dzator JA, 'Priority setting in health and macroeconomic policy in developing countries', AHES 2006 - 28th Australian Conference for Health Economists, Parmelia Hilton, Perth (2006) [E2]
2006Dzator JA, Hopkins S, 'Macroeconomic policies, poverty and health in developing countries: Perceptions and stylised facts', AHES 2006 - 28th Australian Conference for Health Economists, Parmelia Hilton, Perth (2006) [E2]
2005Dzator JA, 'The Health Workforce, Telemedicine and the Challenge of an Ageing Population: Towards High-Performance Health Care Systems', Creating a Culture of Full Employment Incorporating 7th Path to Full Employment Conference and 12th National Conference on Umployment, University of Newcastle (2005) [E1]
2005Dzator JA, 'Technical Efficiency in the Use of Health Care Resources: Does a Mixed Public-Private System of Providing Health Care Improve Technical Efficiency?', The 27th Australian Conference of Health Economists, Auckland (2005) [E2]
2005Dzator M, Dzator JA, 'The Applications of Emergency Location Models and the Review of Effectiveness of Emergency Facilities', The 27th Australian Conference of Health Economists, Auckland (2005) [E2]
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Other (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2002Dzator J, 'Family scheme in fund wait: Economic evaluation of indigenous health services', (2002) [O1]

Report (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2002Dzator JA, Mooney G, 'Cost-benefit analysis of a coordinated care trial of benzodiazepines withdrawal. The effect of dose frequency and pharmacists'' involment in dispensing of benzodiazepines on withdrawal', The Alcohol and Other Drugs Services, Central Coast Health NSW, Monograph, (2002) (2002) [R2]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants7
Total funding$631,993

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20072 grants / $38,998

Evaluation of the Cancer Council NSW telephone support group$37,553

Funding body: Cancer Council NSW

Funding bodyCancer Council NSW
Project TeamDoctor Allison Boyes, Doctor Janet Dzator
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187757
Type Of FundingDonation - Aust Non Government
Category3AFD
UONY

36th Australian Conference of economists, Hobart, 24/9/2007 - 26/9/2007$1,445

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Janet Dzator
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0188143
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20051 grants / $631

27th Australian Conference on Health Economists, 29-30 September 2005$631

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Janet Dzator
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0185898
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20041 grants / $8,186

Does a mixed public-private system of providing health care improve technical efficieny?$8,186

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Janet Dzator
SchemeNew Staff Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0184072
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20033 grants / $584,178

A randomised control trial of evidence-based medicine in the management of hypertension$304,250

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team
SchemeUnknown
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2005
GNo
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

Adoption of regular physical activity in older adults: mentoring a strategy$279,353

Funding body: Healthway

Funding bodyHealthway
Project Team
SchemeThe PATH (Physical Activity for Health) Project
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2005
GNo
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

32nd Conference of Economists 2003 19 September to 2 October 2003$575

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Janet Dzator
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0183673
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014Effects of the Contract Farming on Productivity and Income of Farmers in Production of Baby Tomato and Lychee in Bac Giang Province, Vietnam.
Business Management, Faculty of Business and Law
Principal Supervisor
2013Gender Inequality and Economic Performance: Evidence from the Southern African Region
Economics, Faculty of Business and Law
Principal Supervisor
2009Financial Repression, Financial Market Stability and Macroeconomic Growth - A Post Keynesian Analysis of Recent Financial Crises
Economics, Faculty of Business and Law
Co-Supervisor
2007How environment determines banking efficiency: comparison between Australian and New Zealand
Accounting, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2013An Investigation of the Effect of Inward Foreign Direct Investment on the Performance in the Chinese Electronic Industry
Economics, Faculty of Business and Law
Co-Supervisor
2004An economic evaluation of equity and health care resource allocation in Australia: The case of General Practice Services and Medicare benefits Scheme funding.
Economics, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
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Dr Janet Dzator

Position

Lecturer
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law

Focus area

Economics

Contact Details

Emailjanet.dzator@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4921 5074
Fax(02) 4921 6911

Office

RoomSRS245
BuildingSocial Sciences
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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