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I am a Senior Lecturer in Economics in the Department of Economics at the University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia. My research is in the field of health economics with a particular focus on the economics of disability. 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 Australian Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health.  I obtained my PhD from the Australian National University in 2011.

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 2019

  • 254 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
  • 11 Article
  • 5 Review article

Disability Identification Cards: Issues in Effective Design

Mont, D., Palmer, M., Mitra, S. & Groce, N., 1 Oct 2019, In : Development (Basingstoke).

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

human being

Long-lasting consequences of war on disability

Palmer, M., Nguyen, C. V., Mitra, S., Mont, D. & Groce, N. E., 5 Jun 2019, In : Journal of Peace Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

severe disability

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
2 Citations (Scopus)

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
29 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