Dr Kathy Tannous is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Research at Western Sydney University. Her current research areas include the evaluation of Fire and Rescue New South Wales Home Fire Safety Checks Program from the firefighters’ perspective.She is a senior lecturer in the School of Business with an active research program in aspects of health economics, economic evaluation studies, and community care. Lecturing experience spans over 18 years and across a number of tertiary institutions in areas of Economics, Finance, and Management. Publication record includes three books, twenty-two refereed publications and over forty research and consultancy reports. Has worked as an economic consultant with macroeconomic forecasting firm Canada (Infometrica), financial economist with Commonwealth Bank, asset consultant with IPAC Securities and Consultant with Coopers and Lybrand. In addition, has undertaken a number of consultancies with the Australian aid agency (AusAID), United Nations Fund for Women, and the World Bank in the Pacific Islands, Lao PDR and Yemen. Currently undertaking an Evaluation of the Home Fire Safety Checks program with Fire and Rescue New South Wales. Is a fellow of Financial Services Institute of Australia (FINSIA), member of Economic Society of Australia and International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR).
Areas of expertise: Fire / safety / aboriginal fire safety / insurance / health / finance