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Weijie Li

Assoc/Prof Ian Li

Associate Professor
Population and Public Health

Contact details
Population and Public Health
The University of Western Australia (M431)
35 Stirling Highway
+61 8 6488 1295
+61 8 6488 1016
BEc W.Aust., PhD Curtin
Ian is an economist with research interests in the applied areas of education, labour and health economics. He is currently based at the School of Population Health, where he teaches and coordinates the undergraduate and postgraduate health economics and policy units. He has taught across the faculties of business, law and medicine/health, and has received teaching awards from all three faculties. Ian was UWA's nominee for an Australian Award for University Teaching in 2014. He has received six competitive Excellence in Teaching Awards at UWA.

Ian has published in policy-oriented journals, such as the Australian Economic Review, and international journals such as Education Economics. His research on the higher education labour market in Australia have attracted considerable media interest and coverage on national broadsheets such as The Australian and radio shows such as the ABC. His research on the gender wage gap in Australia has also been covered by Cleo magazine. Ian is currently involved in several projects as the lead or chief investigator (see below for funding track record). Ian's research achievements were recognised with a UWA Vice-Chancellor's Early Career Investigator Award in 2015.

Ian coordinates the Population Health Honours and Masters of Public Health Dissertation programs, and is a member of the Teaching Executive Committee and Board of Examiners at the School of Population Health, UWA.
Key research
Labour Economics
Education Economics
Health Economics
Economic evaluation
Details on publications and research funding can be viewed through the research profile link below. This information is updated annually.
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
SPH Honours program coordinator
SPH Masters Dissertations coordinator
Funding received
Ian has been funded by several prominent organisations and funding schemes, including funds from the National Health and Medical Research Council, National Centre for Vocational Education Research, National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education, the Drug and Alcohol Office and The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. The amount of research funding he has obtained as a chief investigator is in excess of A$2.5 million (up to 2016).

For a (non-exhaustive) list of research funding received, please click on the "Research Profile and Publications" link near the bottom of this page.
Economic Society of Australia

Australian Society of Labour Economists

Australian Health Economics Society

International Health Economics Association
Honours and awards
Special Commendation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning 2016

Excellence in Teaching Award 2016 (Postgraduate Coursework)

UWA Vice-Chancellor's Early Career Investigator Awards 2015

UWA Student Guild Students' Choice Award 2014

Excellence in Teaching (Early Career) 2013 - Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, UWA

Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning 2011 - Faculty of Law, UWA

Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award 2010 - UWA Business School
Previous positions
Associate Lecturer, UWA Business School

Tutor, Faculty of Law, University of Western Australia
Health Economics
Health Systems and Economics
Health Systems and Policy
Current external positions
West Australian Drug Evaluation Panel

Steering Committee Member for Chronic Diseases of Childhood, Telethon Kids Institute
Research profile
Research profile and publications

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