BSc(Hons) (UQld), PhD (Sydney)


Deborah Street is a Professor in the Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation at the University of Technology Sydney. Her research focuses on the design of discrete choice experiments, and the use of these designs to answer important applied questions. Deborah’s work is highly collaborative, and she works with multi-disciplinary teams to identify how the research questions can be best answered through appropriate designs that allow for the context and the features of choices faced by economic agents, including consumers, patients and health care providers. Recent projects have investigated community preferences for patient prioritization for admission to intensive care when there is a shortage of beds, community preferences for care at the end of life and family, community and provider preferences for the treatment of infantile spinal muscular atrophy. She has a long-standing interest in applying discrete choice experiments in measuring and valuing quality of life, and this work has led to the development of health state values for the Australian population that are used in health care decision making, including the first papers to report on health state values obtained using discrete choice experiments. This is a faster and cheaper process, yielding more consistent results, than its precursor. 

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1. Viney, R.C., Norman, R., Brazier, J.E., Cronin, P.A., King, M.T., Ratcliffe, J. & Street, D. 2014, 'An Australian discrete choice experiment to value EQ-5D health states', Health Economics, 23: 729-742.

2. Norman, R., Viney, R.C., Aaronson, N.K., Brazier, J.E., Cella, D., Costa, D.S., Fayers, P.M., Kemmler, G., Peacock, S., Pickard, A.S., Rowen, D., Street, D.J., Velikova, G., Young, T.A. & King, M.T. 2016, 'Using a discrete choice experiment to value the QLU-C10D: feasibility and sensitivity to presentation format', Quality of Life Research, 25:637-649

3. Kenny, P., Street, D. J.,Hall, J., Agar, M. & Phillips, J., 2021, 'Valuing End-of-Life Care for Older People with Advanced Cancer: Is Dying at Home Important?' The Patient - Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, 14: 803-813.

4. Street, A.E., Street, D.J. & Flynn, G.M. 2021. 'Who Gets the Last Bed? A Discrete-Choice Experiment Examining General Population Preferences for Intensive Care Bed Prioritization in a Pandemic', Medical Decision Making, 41:408-418.

5. Carey, K. A., Farrar, M. A., Kasparian, N. A., Street, D. J., & De Abreu Lourenco, R. 2022, 'Family, healthcare professional, and societal preferences for the treatment of infantile spinal muscular atrophy: A discrete choice experiment', Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 64:753-761.