Dr Rakhee Raghunandan


Dr Rakhee Raghunandan is a health economics research fellow in the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney. Her research focuses on health services research and applied health economics methods to inform decision making.

Current research includes evaluating tools used to value health changes in paediatric populations, and discrete choice experiments to elicit preferences in areas of medicine deprescribing and fungal pathogen prioritisation.

Rakhee completed her PhD (2021) at the University of Otago in New Zealand (NZ) focusing on pharmacy practice research. Her thesis utilised discrete choice experiments and pharmacoepidemiologic approaches to examine pharmacist prescribing in primary care in NZ. Prior to engaging in research and health economics, Rakhee trained as a pharmacist at the School of Pharmacy at the University of Otago. She is a practising pharmacist and has worked as a community pharmacist in NZ and the UK. She has also worked as a clinical editor for the NZ Formulary, which is a national online resource providing medicines information and best practice guidance for health professionals in NZ.