Associate Professor Ben Harris-Roxas is a health services researcher and program evaluator with over 18 years experience in Australia and overseas. He has worked for several universities, consulting firms, government agencies and NGOs. He is currently Director of the South Eastern Sydney Research Collaboration Hub (SEaRCH), an joint initiative of UNSW Australia and the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District in Sydney. Ben trained as a social worker and in social research, and received his PhD in public health.
Ben specialises in health impact assessment (HIA), applied social research, program evaluation, and capacity building. He has worked with clients from Commonwealth, state and local government agencies as well as private sector clients, universities and non-government organisations. He has supported and conducted more than 40 HIAs and trained more than one thousand people in health impact assessment.
Ben has a PhD from the University of New South Wales on the effectiveness of health impact assessment in health service planning. He also has a Master of Policy and Applied Social Research degree from Macquarie University and a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of New South Wales.
A/Prof Ben Harris-Roxas has has been an author more than 40 articles and book chapters and is on the Editorial Boards of Environmental Impact Assessment Review, the BMJ’s Integrated Healthcare Journal, and Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal. He is also a Review Editor (Public Health Policy) for Frontiers in Public Health.
A list of A/Prof Ben Harris-Roxas’ publications is available on the research page.
Ben is a member of the International Foundation for Integrated Care, the International Association for Impact Assessment, the Australian Association for Academic Primary Care, and the Australasian Evaluation Society.
He was Chair of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education’s Global Working Group on HIA from 2015-2017, and was Co-Chair of the IAIA Health Section from 2011-2015. Ben has advised the World Health Organization’s Centre for Health Development, South East Asian Regional Office, and the Western Pacific Regional Office on HIA and intersectoral action for health.