Associate Professor Ben Harris-Roxas has consulted since 2011. He is Director of the South Eastern Sydney Research Collaboration Hub (SEaRCH). SEaRCH is part of the Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity at the UNSW Australia.
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. Ben has supported and conducted more than 30 HIAs and trained more than 750 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.
Ben has has published more than 25 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and is on the Editorial Board for Environmental Impact Assessment Review and Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal. He is a member of the Croakey Health and Medical Panel, an Australian blog covering public health and health service issues.
Ben is actively involved in using social media in population health. He established the Health Impact Assessment Blog and co-founded the Healthcare and Social Media Australia and New Zealand group.
A list of Ben’s publications is available on the resources page.
Ben is Chair of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education’s Global Working Group on HIA. He is also a member of the NSW Committee of the Australasian Evaluation Society. He has advised the World Health Organization’s Centre for Health Development and the Western Pacific Regional Office on HIA and intersectoral action for health. Ben is a member of the Society of Practitioners of HIA.