Michael is a Professor of Health Economics at the Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation (CHERE) at the University of Technology Sydney. He is on the Board of the Australian Digital Health Agency and is a member of the Aged Care Financing Authority.
Mike’s research focus is on the reform of aged care and palliative care, improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the health workforce and the economics and financing of health systems. He specialises in policy development and program evaluations. He has led many commissioned research projects for Commonwealth Departments and has been an Independent Reviewer for the COAG Health Council.
Mike was previously Deputy Chairman of the Productivity Commission and Presiding Commissioner on over 20 national Inquiries. He led several landmark Reports including Caring for Older Australians, Science and Innovation and Australia’s Health Workforce. He has been a visiting scholar at the Australian National University and held Staff Consultant and Senior Expert Roles for organisations including the World Bank and OECD. Mike has worked closely with national ministries in China on fiscal reform and with national ministries in Viet Nam on economic reform.
Previously Mike was the Under Treasurer for the Australian Capital Territory and a member of the Australian Statistics Advisory Council. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales and a Member of the following: Centre for Strategy and Governance; Australian Association of Gerontology; Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association.
Podger, A, Woods, M & Su, T 2020, 'The immense and continuing challenge of urban governance: Developments in Australia and across greater China', Australian Journal of Social Issues.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Abiona, O, Yu, S, Woods, M & Van Gool, K 2020, 'Accommodation payment plans in residential aged care: The impact of consumer choice', Australasian Journal on Ageing, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. e103-e109.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Kendig, H & Woods, M 2016, 'Corrigendum to: Intergenerational Report 2015: A limited and political view of our future: A limited and political view of our future (Australasian Journal on Ageing, (2015), 34, 4, (217-219), 10.1111/ajag.12293)', Australasian Journal on Ageing, vol. 35, no. 4, p. 295.View/Download from: Publisher's site
© 2016 AJA Inc. The order of the authors of this article should be corrected to: Mike Woods and Hal Kendig. Their affiliations should be corrected to: Mike Woods: Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Hal Kendig: Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing, Australian National University; and ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. The authors apologize for this error and any confusion it may have caused. Australasian Journal
Woods, MC 2018, 'Projecting long-term fiscal outcomes' in Podger, A, Su, T-T, Wanna, J, Chan, HS & Niu, M (eds), Value for money: Budget and financial management reform in the People's Republic of China, Taiwan and Australia, ANU Press, Canberra, pp. 43-63.
Woods, M 2020, 'Supporting greater consumer choice and control in residential aged care', Financial Transformation in Aged Care, Online.
Woods, M 2020, 'System design workshop', System design workshop, Adelaide.
Woods, M 2020, 'The Allocation of Residential Places', Financing Tomorrow's Aged Care Sector, Adelaide.
Woods, M 2019, 'The role of health economics in improving care for older Australians', Research Australia Health Economics Roundtable, Sydney.
Woods, M 2019, 'Unpacking the progress of the Royal Commission & the Interim Report (Panel)', The Future of Aged Care: Beyond the Interim Report of the Royal Commission, Melbourne.
Woods, M & Dickinson, S 2019, 'Improving the availability of palliative care – identifying unmet need at the local level', CHARM Canberra Health Annual Research Meeting, Canberra.
Woods, M 2018, 'Funding sustainable aged care for the future', Financial Sustainability in Aged Care, Sydney.
Woods, MC 2018, 'Australia's Key Aged Care Reforms', Aged Care Finance Symposium, Adelaide.
Woods, MC 2018, 'Health Workforce Accreditation', National Professional Accreditation Best Practices Summit, Melbourne.
Woods, MC 2018, 'Health workforce Future Fundamentals', Universities Australia Higher Education Conference, Canberra.
Woods, MC 2017, 'Competition, Regulatory Reform, Productivity Review', Launch of Australia's ASU4Reform Program, Hanoi, Vietnam.
Woods, MC 2017, 'Lessons from Australia's Growth Path and Policies', Vietnam Development Forum, Hanoi, Vietnam.
Woods, MC 2017, 'The Future of Aged Care Funding', The Next Phase of Aged Care Reform, Melbourne.
Abiona, O, Woods, M, Van Gool, K & Yu, S CHERE, UTS 2018, Post-Reform Accommodation Payments in Australia's Residential Aged Care: Review of Impact on Aged Care Guild Members and Their Facilities. Report to the Aged Care Guild, Sydney.
Woods, MC COAG Health Council 2017, Independent Review of Accreditation Systems within the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme for health professions: Final report, Adelaide.
Van Gool, K, Woods, M, Hall, J, Haas, M & Yu, S CHERE 2015, Sustainability, efficiency and equity in health care: The role of funding arrangements in Australia. A report by the Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation for the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA), Sydney.