Manager, Health Economics
Paul Alexander joined Optum in 2014 and is located in the Sydney office. He contributes and manages reimbursement submissions to local reimbursement authorities such as PBAC and MSAC.
Prior to joining Optum, Paul worked for the Pharmaceutical Management Agency (PHARMAC) in New Zealand as a senior health economist where his duties included searching and critically appraising literature, building economic models to inform decision-making, as well as providing strategic input for various reimbursement options. He was also involved in multiple projects including the update to Prescription for Pharmacoeconomic Analysis and guidelines for funding applications.
Paul obtained an undergraduate degree in Financial and Business Economics (Hons) at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne before completing his MSc in Health Economics at the University of York, in the UK.
Paul’s particular areas of expertise and experience include Markov modelling and critical appraisal. He has been involved with multiple economic models as both creator and reviewer.