Health Research and Evaluation

Ben Harris-Roxas is a researcher focusing on health impact assessment, evaluation, integrated care, and capacity building. He is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of New South Wales and Director of the South Eastern Sydney Research Collaboration Hub (SEaRCH).

Health Impact Assessment

Health Impact Assessment (HIA) identifies the potential health impacts of policies, programs and projects. It leads to evidence informed recommendations to improve decision-making and practice. Ben’s experience includes:

  • conducting and supporting more than 50 HIAs and integrated assessments
  • training more than 1,500 people in HIA
  • publishing more than 30 journal articles, book chapters, and reports on HIA.


Ben’s evaluation experience includes:

  • undertaking program evaluations, including several complex and multi-year evaluations
  • developing program logic and evaluation frameworks
  • identifying data requirements and developing minimum data sets
  • quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis
  • clear reporting that informs implementation and change.

Integrated care

Ben’s research on integrated care looks at:

  • integrated care strategies for local health services
  • priority populations including culturally and linguistically diverse groups, carers
  • analysis of routinely collected administrative data to guide and inform integrated care
  • interventions to enhance shared care in primary health care
  • use of the Patient Activation Measure (PAM).

 Capacity building

Ben’s research focuses on providing practice-relevant evidence that can guide and inform change. He has experience in:

  • offering “learning by doing” training and technical support programs
  • designing projects that develop skills development and inform ongoing implementation
  • providing mentoring and project support



Research Profile