• The University of Western Australia (M251), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 206 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
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Personal profile


I am a Senior Lecturer in Economics in the Department of Economics at the University of Western Australia. My broad research interests are in health economics, development economics, and applied econometrics. My research has focussed on the economics of disability with applications in South East Asia. I obtained my PhD from the Australian National University in 2011. Before joining the University of Western Australia, I was Head of Economics at RMIT University Vietnam (2017-2018) and Research Fellow at the Nossal Institute for Global Health, The University of Melbourne (2012-2017) where I remain an honorary Senior Research Fellow. I am also a Research Affiliate with the Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health.

External positions

Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University of Melbourne


  • Disability
  • Health
  • Social and Welfare Issues

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Vietnam Medicine & Life Sciences
disability Social Sciences
Economics Medicine & Life Sciences
Health Expenditures Medicine & Life Sciences
Disabled Persons Medicine & Life Sciences
Patient Acceptance of Health Care Medicine & Life Sciences
health insurance Social Sciences
poverty Social Sciences

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Research Output 2005 2018

  • 206 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
  • 9 Article
  • 5 Review article

Risk factors and non-communicable disease diagnosis in China

Pan, T. & Palmer, M., 1 Aug 2018, In : China Economic Review. 50, p. 72-84 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Risk factors
Longitudinal data

Standard of Living and Disability in Cambodia

Palmer, M., Williams, J. & McPake, B., 19 Oct 2018, In : Journal of Development Studies.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

living standard
standard of living
20 Citations (Scopus)

Extra costs of living with a disability: A review and agenda for research

Mitra, S., Palmer, M., Kim, H., Mont, D. & Groce, N., 1 Oct 2017, In : Disability and Health Journal. 10, 4, p. 475-484 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Costs and Cost Analysis
Disabled Persons
1 Citation (Scopus)

Health Insurance and Children in Low- and Middle-income Countries: A Review

Mitra, S., Palmer, M., Pullaro, S., Mont, D. & Groce, N., 1 Sep 2017, In : Economic Record. 93, 302, p. 484-500 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Health insurance
Systematic review
10 Citations (Scopus)

Can Households Cope with Health Shocks in Vietnam?

Mitra, S., Palmer, M., Mont, D. & Groce, N., 1 Jul 2016, In : Health Economics (United Kingdom). 25, 7, p. 888-907 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Health Expenditures
Universal Coverage