Chris Doran

Christopher Doran is a Professor of Health Economics at Central Queensland University (since 2015) and is currently leading the research cluster for resilience and wellbeing (CReW). His main area of research is quantitative analysis with a focus on mental health and Indigenous primary health care. Doran’s research has contributed to the field of health economics and strengthened the evidence base for effective policy action. In recent years, his focus on priority setting has been complemented with the development of tools and frameworks to facilitate translational research. His translational research has contributed to the development, implementation and evaluation of national and international First Nations and mental health policies. He currently leads the evaluation of the Australian Government's $1 billion per annum investment in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care through the Indigenous Australians Health Programme. Professor Doran has close links with the Western Queensland Primary Health Network and Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations working on strategies to enhance efficiency.

Accepting HRD students: YES

Current and future research projects


- Understanding and enhancing responses to suicide crises in the construction industry: a data linkage study

- The concept of distress – widely used but what does it mean?

- An evaluation of the Mateship Matters pilot program

- A review of the evidence related to the impacts of, and interventions for, workplace bullying in the Construction Industry

- An evaluation of MATES in Construction Queensland Case Management

- Economic cost of suicidal behaviour and the impact of MATES in reducing this cost

- The Impact of Suicide on the Australian Building and Construction Industry