Ian Li

Assistant Professor, BEc W.Aust., PhD Curtin, SFHEA

  • The University of Western Australia (M431), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Dr Ian Li is an economist with research interests in the applied areas of education, labour and health economics, and is the principal lecturer in the health economics and policy units at SPGH.

In the past five years, Dr Li has been a chief investigator on research grants from nationally competitive schemes, including funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council and the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education. Ian has published in well-regarded journals such as Social Science and Medicine, World Development, Education Economics and the Economic Record. Ian's research has attracted considerable media interest and coverage on national broadsheets such as The Australian, radio shows such as the ABC, and popular media such as Cleo magazine. He is currently an editorial board member of the Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management.

Dr Li has taught across the faculties of business, law and medicine/health, and has received competitive teaching awards from all three faculties. Dr Li's teaching was also recognised with a national teaching award from the Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australasia in 2017. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Ian coordinates the Population Health undergraduate major, and is a member of the UWA Human Research Ethics Committee and the Equity and Participation working group.

Roles and responsibilities

Population Health major coordinator

UWA Equity and Participation Working Group

UWA Human Research Ethics Committee

Funding overview

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.

Previous positions

Associate Lecturer, UWA Business School

Tutor, Faculty of Law, University of Western Australia

Teaching overview

Health Economics
Health Systems and Economics
Health Systems and Policy


Labour Economics
Education Economics
Health Economics
Economic evaluation



Research expertise keywords

  • Health economics
  • Labour economics
  • Education economics
  • Health policy
  • Economic evaluation


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