Dr Judith Healy is a Senior Research Fellow at the Regulatory Institutions Network.
Judith has a degree in Arts from Adelaide University, a masters degree in social work from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, USA, and a PhD in health sciences from La Trobe University in Melbourne. She has worked on social and health policy areas in Australia, the United States and Europe, and joined the Regulatory Institutions Network in September 2004.
Her varied experience apart from academia includes community work with Aboriginal communities in Australia, hospital social work, and road accident research. She taught social policy and administration at the Flinders University of South Australia, conducted health and social services research at Policy Studies Institute in London, and researched health systems and policies for the European Observatory on Health Care Systems and Policies, based at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, employed by the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe.
Upon returning to Australia she directed an Australian National University AusAID-funded program, in collaboration with Mahidol University in Thailand, running training courses for senior public servants in SE Asia. She has also worked as a consultant for the World Health Organization Geneva, the Western Pacific Office of the World Health Organization, the International Labour Organization (ILO) the World Bank, the British Council, and the Ford Foundation.
Judith's current research focuses upon the regulation in the Australian health care system, particularly governance strategies to improve the safety and quality of health care for patients. Other research areas are the comparative analysis of health care systems, and policies for ageing populations.
- Healy, J. (2013) Book review: Fiona Haines 'The paradox of regulation: what regulation can achieve and what it cannot', Edward Elgar 2011, Medical Law Review, 21, 161-170.
- Schweppenstedde, D., Hinrichs, S., Nolte, E., Guerin, B., Ogbu, U., Scheider, E., Kringos, D.S., Klazinga, N.S., Healy, J. & Vuorenkoski, L. (in press). 'Regulation of quality and safety: international experiences', technical paper, RAND Europe, Cambridge.
- Healy, J. (2012). 'Regulating the health professions: protecting professionals or protecting patients?' in Short, S. & McDonald, F (eds) Health Workforce Governance: Improved Access, Good Practice, Safer Patients, Ashgate, Farnham England. Burlington USA.
- Smith, P., Anell, A., Busse, R., Crivelli, L., Healy, J., Lindahl, A.K., Westert, G. & Kene, T. (2012). 'Leadership and governance in seven developed health systems, Health Policy, 106, 37-49.
- Jaafar, S., Noh, K.M., Muttalib, K.A., Othman, N.H. & Healy, J. (edited by Healy, J.) (2012). 'Malaysian health system review', Health Systems in Transition, 2(1). Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies.
- Walton, M., Smith-Merry, J., Healy, J. & McDonald, F. (2012). 'Health complaint commissions in Australia: time for a national approach to data collection', Australian Review of Public Affairs, 11(1), 1-18.
- Healy, J. (2012). 'The Australian health care system, 2012', in Thomson, S., Osborn, R., Squires, D. & Jun, M. (eds) International Profiles of Health Care Systems, 2012, The Commonwealth Fund, New York.
- Healy, J (2011). 'Improving health care safety and quality: reluctant regulators', Ashgate, England.
- Healy, J. (2011). 'Implementing a safe surgery protocol in Australian hospitals through responsive regulation', International Journal on Quality in Health Care, 24(1), 1-7.
- Healy, J., Hall, J. & Squires, D. (2011). 'The Australian health care system, 2011' in Thomson, S. et al. (eds) Intenrational Profiles on Health Care Systems 2011, The Commonwelath Fund, New York, 11-20.
- Healy, J. & Douglas, K. 'Australia' in Nolte, E. & Ettelt, S. (2011). 'Organising access to diagnostic testing and investigation outside hospital: a summary overview of eight countries, technical paper, RAND Europe, Cambridge.
- Healy, J. & McNair, P. 'Australia' in Ettelt, S. & Nolte, E. (2010). 'Funding intensive care: approaches in systems using diagnosis-related groups, technical report, RAND Europe.
- Smith, P.C., Anell, A., Crivelli, L., Healy, J., Lindahl, A.K., Westert, G., Kene, T. (2010). Leadership and governance i six developed health systems, The Commonwealkth Fund, New York.
- McKee M & Healy J eds (2002) Hospitals in a Changing Europe Open University Press, Buckingham & Philadelphia (also published in Russian translation).
- McKee M, Healy J & Falkingham J eds (2002) Health Care in Central Asia Open University Press, Buckingham & Philadelphia (also published in Russian translation).
- Healy J & McKee M eds. (2004) Accessing Health Care: Responding to Diversity Oxford University Press, Oxford.
- Healy J (2004) ‘The benefits of an ageing population’ The Australia Institute Discussion Paper No 63. ISSN 1322-5421
- Braithwaite J, Healy J & Dwan K (2005) The Governance of Safety and Quality: A Discussion Paper. Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia.
- Healy J, Sharman E, Lokuge B (2006) ‘ Australia: health system review’ Health Systems in Transition 8 (5): 1-158 (Published by the World Health Organization on behalf of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies).
- Healy J, Maxwell J, Phua KH, Lin V & collaborators (2007) Responding to Requests for Information on Health Systems from Policy Makers in Asian Countries. Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, World Health Organization, Geneva.
- McKee M & Healy J (2000) ‘The role of the hospital in a changing environment’ Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2000, 78 (6): 803-810
- Healy J & McKee M (2002) ‘Implementing change in hospital systems in central and eastern Europe’ Health Policy 61(1): 1-19.
- Healy J (2002) ‘The care of older people: Australia and the United Kingdom’ Social Policy & Administration 36 (1): 1-19.
- Healy J ‘(2003) Analysing health care systems performance: the story behind the statistics’ Australia and New Zealand Journal of Public Health 27(6): 642-644.
- Healy J , Maffi C, Dugdale P (2008) ‘A national medical register: balancing public transparency and professional privacy’ Medical Journal of Australia 188(4): 247- 249