Central Council


The Economics of Women's Health: Panel Event


From: Wednesday June 26, 2024, 12:30 pm

To: Wednesday June 26, 2024, 1:30 pm

The NSW WEN invites you to attend a panel event discussing the economics of women's health!  This hybrid event is being held both in-person at Macquarie University and online via Zoom.  

You are invited to join us for this lunchtime discussion being held on Wednesday June 26, 2024 at 12:30pm AEST.

About this Event

Did you know that women report poorer health than men in almost all domains? And 2.7 million women are missing from the labour force? This is costing the Australian economy $72 billion in lost GDP annually. If you’re interested in learning more about the current economic findings/statistics on women’s health, why we need to think about women's health and the important issues in the Australian context today, then this is the event for you!

This event will be an in-person and virtual event in Sydney with a panel consisting of experience in academia, peak bodies, and a policy research organisation. The hybrid event will include the CEO of Women’s Health NSW, Denele Crozier and Prof Helena Teede, a clinician academic as well as Anika Stobart, an advocate and Senior Associate at the Grattan Institute. The event will include short presentations of the panels’ work and learnings on women’s health, as well as a Q&A component designed to start a discussion on ‘where to next?’.  

The event will be held on Wednesday 26 June, 12.30-1.30pm, at Macquarie University and via Zoom.

Registration is free for all WEN members. Please register below. 


When: Wednesday 26 June 2024
Time: 12.30pm to 1.30pm AEST (SYD/CBR/MEL)
Venue: Macquarie University, City Campus, 123 Pitt St, Sydney and via Zoom
Cost: Free for members (login prior), $10 for non-members (join now)

Our Panel

Denele Crozier AM is currently the CEO of Women’s Health NSW – the peak body for 21 community Women’s Health Centres located across NSW, while also participating in a variety of Boards including Domestic Violence NSW & Australian Women’s Health Network. Denele has a 43-year history of working in community non-government services coupled with a background in nursing, health promotion, drug and alcohol, community legal services and women’s health while promoting social justice and unpacking gender inequity. She was awarded an Order of Australia, Member 2017.




Prof Helena Teede MBBS FRACP FAAHMS FRANZCOG FRCOG PhD AM is a clinician academic. She holds an NHMRC L3 Investigator Fellowship in ‘implementation and impact in women’s health’. She is Director Monash Centre for Health Research and implementation, has over 600 publications and $61M in career grant funding, mostly as CIA. She is incoming President of the International Society of Endocrinology and on Council for the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. She’s most passionate about the role of research in problem ideation, and solution delivery for impact in the healthcare system. She leads an international program promoting gender equity and has co-led the annual women’s health and wellbeing score card alongside a range of strategies to promote financial and health equity.



Anika Stobart is a Senior Associate at Grattan Institute. She advocates for evidence-based reform on health, economic, and education issues, and has experience working in government and not-for-profit organisations. In her time at Grattan, Anika has co-authored reports on access to healthcare, patient healthcare costs, preventive health, COVID-19 policy, climate change and health, and aged care. Anika previously worked in public policy for the Federal Government in Canberra. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) and a Bachelor of Science from Monash University.



Our Moderator

Mia Ratkovic is a Health Economist and a WEN NSW committee member, passionate about women’s health and wellbeing! Her background is in Economics and Medical Science, previously working as a Data Scientist and a Junior Economist at Treasury. She is an advocate for evidence-based reform in women’s health and has conducted previous worked analysing and reporting findings of different health outcomes related to women in Australia. She is excited about using women’s health data to drive us to a better economy!




Registration and Joining this Event

Please book your place by following the link below and remember to let us know whether you will join in-person or online via Zoom

Online attendance
The link to join will be sent to you 24 hours prior to the event - please check your spam filters as our auto generated emails regularly get trapped.  Timing of this event is AEST (SYD/CBR/MEL).  

In-person attendance
Macquarie University City Campus - 123 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000. See reception on Level 24 upon arrival

We look forward to seeing you all there (in person and online)!


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Macquarie University City Campus and Online via Zoom

123 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000

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