Professor Glenn Salkeld is a health economist with a PhD in the economics of preventive health care. In 1987 he was awarded a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) training fellowship – the first person to receive such an award in the discipline of health economics. Prior to that Glenn graduated from the Australian College of Health Service Executives Graduate program having worked in major teaching hospitals (Westmead, Royal North Shore, St George, the Mater Newcastle and Hornsby hospital.
Today Glenn is one of the most highly cited health economist in the country with over 100 original papers. He commenced his academic career at the University of Sydney, School of Public Health and was one of the founding chief investigators of the NHMRC program grant in screening and diagnostic test evaluation (the STEP program). Receiving more than $25 million over 15 continuous years, Glenn pioneered the application of discrete choice methods and multi criteria decision analysis to cancer screening and treatment choices. He was also a founding co-director of the Surgical Outcomes Research Centre based at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Glenn has been a chief investigator on numerous NHMRC project grants and several ARC discovery grants on topics including pharmaceutical use, the prevention and treatment of osteoarthritis, early detection and treatment of colorectal cancer, prostate cancer, atrial fibrillation and ageing.
Professor Salkeld has been a consultant to the World Health Organisation teaching on the selection and reimbursement of pharmaceuticals in low and middle income countries and a high level consultant to the Australian Government on pharmaceutical policy.
In 2007 Glenn was appointed as the Head of the Sydney School of Public Health, overseeing a doubling of its postgraduate student enrolments and twice achieving the highest ARC rating for research excellence in his 9 years in that role. Professor Glenn Salkeld took up the position of Executive Dean in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Wollongong in February 2016.