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M.A. Simon Fraser, PhD La Trobe

Anu Rammohan is Professor of Economics and Director of International Relations at the Business School. She is the Senior Fellow at UWA's Australia Indonesia Centre, and the academic lead at UWA's Australia India Institute. Anu currently serves as a member of the Australian Research Council's College of Experts, and on the Editorial Board of the Economic Record.

The focus of her research has been on understanding household-level, poverty, vulnerability and socio-economic factors that can influence maternal and child health outcomes, gender and food security issues in South and South East Asia, particularly in India, Indonesia and Myanmar.
Her research has been funded by research grants from the Australian Research Council, DFAT, Australian Council of International Agriculture Research and the Australia India Institute.

Roles and responsibilities

Director of International, Business School

Academic Lead, Australia India Institute at UWA

Senior Fellow, Australia Indonesia Centre

ARC College of Experts

Survey Editor, The Economic Record

Funding overview

•2017-2021: Australian Council of International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) grant, ‘Agricultural Innovation for Communities for intensified and sustainable farming systems in Timor Leste’, $4.2 million (with W. Erskine; Thu, P. P.H, Mugera A; Barbour, E; Siddique, K)

2017- 2021: Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery grant, ‘Understanding social, economic and health vulnerabilities in Indonesia’ $459,000 (with Parker, L; Munro, J; Butterfil-Schofield, E).

2017-2019: SHRAC Research Translation Projects 2015 (Round 9), ‘Restoration Of the microbiome in CrITical Illness (The ROCIT trial).’ $268,900 (with Ed Litton, Fiona Wood, Laurens Manning, Ed Raby).

2016-2018: SHRAC Research Translation Projects 2015 (Round 9), ‘Success in the operating theatre: multidisciplinary pre-operative briefings for efficiency, patient safety and staff engagement.’ $268,240 (with S. Parker, S., J Hamdorf, A. Flemming, Yee Leung; M Griffin; and J Carpini).

Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP); 2015-2017; $668,990
Nutrition insecurity and livelihood decision-making in rural Myanmar; (with Pritchard B, Rammohan A, Dibley M)

2015: Strategic Programme for International Research and Education, University of Bergen, ‘Migration and health over the life-course’, ($16,000) (with E. Diaz, Y. Ben-Shlomo, S.Padmadas, G. Ellison, M. Holdsworth, N. Madise, B. Salami, L. Bautista, T. Kraft and S. Morton).

UWA Research Collaboration Award, 2016 (with Wallace, Tschakert, Elsey, Mashreky; $15,000).

Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project grant, DP1094112: 2010-2014, $255,000 Institutions for Food Security: Global Lessons from Rural India,Institutions for Food Security: Global Lessons from Rural India (with Pritchard, B; Sekher M,Bandaralage, J.)

ARC DP grant, DP0878297: 2008-2010- $169,787
Ageing in a developing country and its effects on intra-household resource allocation (with Elisabetta Magnani)

AusAID’s Australian Development Research Award, 2010-2012 ($377,478)
Title: Impact of decentralisation on public goods provision, participation and development in Indonesia (with Chowdhury, S).

BHP Distinguished researcher grant (UWA Business school, 2015-2016): $20,000 (with Madise, N and Padmadas, S)

Australia-India Institute grant: 2011-2012: ‘Food Security and Rural Health Outcomes’, $25,000

USyd Teaching Infrastructure Equipments (TIES) Grant, 2007 ($28,274)

University of Sydney Research and Development Grant Scheme, 2007 ($10,000).

USyd Faculty of Economics and Business Research and Development Grant, 2007 ($12,000)

USyd School of Economics and Political Science Research Grant, 2004 ($8500)

USyd School of Economics and Political Science Research Grant, 2006 ($9,300)

Previous positions

Survey Editor, The Economic Record- 2015-2018

Peer-review activities for research grants

Peer reviewer for UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) grants .

Peer Reviewer for UK’s Medical Research Council grant.
Peer Reviewer for Canada’s Social Sciences research grants.

Member of Panel of Referees for UK’s National Institute of Health Research’s (NHIR), Health Technology Assessment Programme.
Member of NIHR Dissemination Centre College of Raters.

Peer reviewer for Qatar National Research Grants Scheme


Peer Reviewer for ERA 2012, ERA 2015.

Peer Reviewer for ARC Discovery Project grants.

Current projects

Links with Industry

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
UK’s NHS Health Technology Assessment
Asian Development Bank

Collaborations with Other Institutions
University of Southhampton, University of Bristol, University of Leeds, Chinese University of Hong Kong, University of Auckland, University of Sheffield, University of Bergen
UNSW and University of Sydney for ARC Discovery grants
Monash, UNSW, University of Sydney for research projects

Teaching overview

Microeconomic Theory (ECON3302)
Microeconomics: Prices and Markets (ECON1101)
Economic Management and strategy (MGMT 8503)
Health Economics (PUBH3303)


Health Economics
Development Economics

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research expertise keywords

  • Development Economics
  • Health Economics- Maternal And Child Health, Nutrition
  • Food Security
  • Gender- Schooling, Health
  • Mental Health, Migration
  • Health economics
  • Development economics
  • Labour economics


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