Publications: Peer-Reviewed (§co-first author; †corresponding author)

Outcome Measures: Measurement, Valuation & Application
  • Milte R, Ratcliffe J, Chen G, Crotty M. What Characteristics of Nursing Homes Are Most Valued by Consumers? A Discrete Choice Experiment with Residents and Family Members. Value in Health, DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2017.11.004.
  • Chen G†, Ratcliffe J, Kaambwa B, McCaffrey N, Richardson J. Empirical Comparison between Capability and Two Health-Related Quality of Life Measures. Social Indicators Research, DOI: 10.1007/s11205-017-1788-9.
  • Petersen KD, Chen G†, Mpundu-Kaambwa C, Stevens K, Brazier J, Ratcliffe J. Measuring Health Related Quality of Life in Adolescent Populations. An Empirical Comparison of the CHU9D and the PedsQLTM 4.0 SF-15. The Patient, DOI: 10.1007/s40271-017-0265-5.
  • Mpundu-Kaambwa C, Chen G, Huynh E, Russo R, Ratcliffe J. Protocol for a Systematic Review of Instruments for the Assessment of Quality of Life and Well-Being in Children and Adolescents with Cerebral Palsy. BMJ Open, 2017, 7: e015924. DOI: 10.1136/ bmjopen-2017-015924.
  • Zhao Y, Li S-P, Liu L, Zhang J-L, Chen G. Does the Choice of Tariff Matter? A Comparison of EQ-5D-5L Utility Scores using Chinese, UK and Japanese Tariffs on Patients with Psoriasis Vulgaris in Central South China. Medicine, 2017, 96 (34): e7840. DOI: 10.1097/MD.0000000000007840.
  • Liu L, Li S, Wang M, Chen G. Comparison of EQ-5D-5L Health State Utilities using 4 Country-Specific Tariffs on a Breast Cancer Patient Sample in Mainland China. Patient Preference and Adherence, 2017, 11: 1049-1056. DOI: 10.2147/PPA.S138028.
  • Collado-Mateo D, Chen G, Garcia-Gordillo MA, Iezzi A, Adsuar JC, Olivares PR, Gusi N. Fibromyalgia and Quality of Life: Mapping the Revised Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire to the Preference-Based Instruments. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 2017, 15: 114. DOI: 10.1186/s12955-017-0690-0.
  • Zhou Z, Fang Y, Zhou Z, Li D, Wang D, Li Y, Lu L, Gao J, Chen G†. Assessing Income-Related Health Inequality and Horizontal Inequity in China. Social Indicators Research, 2017, 132 (1): 241-256. DOI: 10.1007/s11205-015-1221-1.
  • Kularatna S, Chen G, Byrnes J, Scuffham PA. Mapping Sri Lankan EQ-5D-3L to EQ-5D-5L Value Sets. Value in Health Regional Issues, 2017, 12 C: 20-23. DOI: 10.1016/j.vhri.2017.01.001.
  • Mpundu-Kaambwa C, Chen G, Russo R, Stevens K, Petersen KD, Ratcliffe J. Mapping CHU9D Utility Scores from the PedsQLTM 4.0 SF-15. PharmacoEconomics, 2017, 35 (4): 453-467. DOI: 10.1007/s40273-016-0476.
  • Kaambwa B, Chen G, Ratcliffe J, Iezzi A, Maxwell A, Richardson J. Mapping between the Sydney Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (AQLQ-S) and Five Multi-Attribute Utility Instruments (MAUIs). PharmacoEconomics, 2017, 35 (1): 111-124. DOI: 10.1007/s40273-016-0446-4.
  • Chen G, Finger R, Holloway EE, Iezzi A, Richardson J. Estimating Utility Weights for the Vision Related Quality of Life Index. Optometry and Vision Science, 2016, 93 (12), 1495-1501. DOI: 10.1097/OPX.0000000000000966.
  • Xu Y, Yang J, Gao J†, Zhou Z, Zhang T, Ren J, Li Y, Qian Y, Lai S, Chen G†. Decomposing Socioeconomics Inequalities in Depressive Symptoms among the Elderly in China. BMC Public Health, 2016, 16: 1214. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-016-3876-1.
  • Zhang X, Chen G, Xu F, Zhou K, Zhuang G. Health-Related Quality of Life and Associated Factors of Frontline Railway Workers: A Cross-Sectional Survey in the Ankang Area, Shaanxi Province, China. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2016, 13, 1192. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph13121192.
  • Gamst-Klaussen T, Chen G, Lamu AN, Olsen JA. Health State Utility Instruments Compared: Inquiring into Nonlinearity across EQ-5D-5L, SF-6D, HUI-3, and 15D. Quality of Life Research, 2016, 25 (7): 1667-1678. DOI: 10.1007/s11136-015-1212-3.
  • Ratcliffe J, Huynh E, Chen G, Stevens K, Swait J, Brazier J, Sawyer M, Roberts R, Flynn T. Valuing the Child Health Utility 9D: Using Profile Case Best Worst Scaling Methods to Develop a New Adolescent Specific Scoring Algorithm. Social Science and Medicine, 2016, 157: 48-59. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.03.042.
  • Chen G, Khan MA, Iezzi A, Ratcliffe J, Richardson J. Mapping between 6 Multiattribute Utility Instruments. Medical Decision Making, 2016, 36 (2): 160-175. DOI: 10.1177/0272989X15578127.
  • Richardson J, Khan MA, Iezzi A, Chen G, Maxwell A. Measuring the Sensitivity and Construct Validity of 6 Utility Instruments in 7 Disease Areas. Medical Decision Making, 2016, 36 (2): 147-159. DOI: 10.1177/0272989X15613522.
  • Xu Y, Zhou Z, Li Y, Yang J, Guo X, Gao J, Yan J, Chen G. Exploring the Nonlinear Relationship between Body Mass Index and Health-Related Quality of Life among Adults: A Cross-Sectional Study in Shaanxi Province, China. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 2015, 13: 153. DOI: 10.1186/s12955-015-0347-9.
  • Ratcliffe J, Chen G, Stevens K, Bradley S, Couzner L, Brazier J, Sawyer M, Roberts R, Huynh E, Flynn T. Valuing Child Health Utility 9D Health States with Young Adults: Insights from A Time Trade Off Study. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, 2015, 13 (5): 485-492. DOI: 10.1007/s40258-015-0184-3.
  • Chen G, Ratcliffe J. A Review of the Development and Application of Generic Multi-Attribute Utility Instruments for Paediatric Populations. PharmacoEconomics, 2015, 33 (10): 1013-1028. DOI: 10.1007/s40273-015-0286-7.
  • Chen G, McKie J, Khan MA, Richardson JR. Deriving Health Utilities from the MacNew Heart Disease Quality of Life Questionnaire. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 2015, 14 (5): 405-415. DOI: 10.1177/1474515114536096.
  • Chen G, Iezzi A, McKie J, Khan M, Richardson J. Diabetes and Quality of Life: Comparing Results from Utility Instruments and Diabetes-39. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 2015, 109 (2): 326-333. DOI: 10.1016/j.diabres.2015.05.011.
  • Chen G, Flynn T, Stevens K, Brazier J, Huynh E, Sawyer M, Roberts R, Ratcliffe J. Assessing the Health-Related Quality of Life of Australian Adolescents: An Empirical Comparison of the CHU9D and EQ-5D-Y Instruments. Value in Health, 2015, 18 (4): 432-438. DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2015.02.014.
  • Richardson J, Chen G, Khan MA, Iezzi A. Can Multi-Attribute Utility Instruments Adequately Account for Subjective Well-Being? Medical Decision Making, 2015, 35 (3): 292-304. DOI: 10.1177/0272989X14567354.
  • Mihalopoulos C, Chen G, Iezzi A, Khan MA, Richardson J. Assessing Outcomes for Cost-Utility Analysis in Depression: Comparison of Five Multi-Attribute Utility Instruments with Two Depression-Specific Outcome Measures. British Journal of Psychiatry, 2014, 205 (5): 390-397. DOI: 10.1192/bjp.bp.113.136036.
  • Chen G, Stevens K, Rowen D, Ratcliffe J. From KIDSCREEN-10 to CHU9D: Creating a Unique Mapping Algorithm for Application in Economic Evaluation. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 2014, 12: 134. DOI: 10.1186/s12955-014-0134-z.
  • Chen G,  Tan  JT, Ng K, Iezzi A,  Richardson  J.  Mapping  of Incontinence  Quality  of  Life (I-QOL)  Scores to Assessment of Quality of Life 8D (AQoL-8D) Utilities in Patients with Idiopathic Overactive Bladder. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2014, 12: 133. DOI: 10.1186/s12955-014-0133-0.
  • Li S, Wang G, Xu Y, Gray A, Chen G. Utility Values among Myopic Patients in Mainland China. Optometry and Vision Science, 2014, 91 (7): 723-729. DOI: 10.1097/OPX.0000000000000299.
  • Chen G, Ratcliffe J, Olds T, Magarey A, Jones M, Leslie E. BMI, Health Behaviors, and Quality of Life in Children and Adolescents: A School-Based Study. Pediatrics, 2014, 133 (4): e868-e874. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2013-0622.
  • Xu F, Chen G§, Stevens K, Zhou H, Qi S, Wang Z, Hong X, Chen X, Yang H, Wang C, Ratcliffe J. Measuring and Valuing Health-Related Quality of Life among Children and Adolescents in Mainland China – A Pilot Study. PLoS ONE, 2014, 9(2): e89222. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0089222.


Finance, Utilisation & Development
  • Fan X, Zhou Z, Dang S, Xu Y, Gao J, Zhou Z, Su M, Wang D, Chen G. Exploring Status and Determinants of Prenatal and Postnatal Visits in Western China: In the Background of the New Health System Reform. BMC Public Health, 2018, 18: 39. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-017-4601-4.
  • Srivastava P, Chen G, Harris A. Oral Health, Dental Insurance and Dental Service Use in Australia. Health Economics, 2017, 26 (1): 35-53. DOI: 10.1002/hec.3272.
  • Yang X, Gao J, Zhou Z, Yan J, Lai S, Xu Y, Chen G. Assessing the Effects of the New Cooperative Medical Scheme on Alleviating the Health Payment-Induced Poverty in Shaanxi Province, China. PLoS ONE, 2016, 11 (7): e0157918. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0157918.
  • Xu Y, Gao J, Zhou Z, Xue Q, Yang J, Luo H, Li Y, Lai S, Chen G. Measurement and Explanation of Socioeconomic Inequality in Catastrophic Health Care Expenditure: Evidence from the Rural Areas of Shaanxi Province. BMC Health Services Research, 2015, 15: 256. DOI: 10.1186/s12913-015-0892-2.
  • Chen G†. Association between Economic Fluctuations and Road Mortality in OECD Countries. European Journal of Public Health, 2014, 24(4): 612-614. DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/cku014.
  • Zhou Z, Zhou Z, Gao J, Yang X, Yan J, Xue Q, Chen G. The Effect of Urban Basic Medical Insurance on Health Service Utilisation in Shaanxi Province, China: A Comparison of Two Schemes. PLoS ONE, 2014, 9(4): e94909. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0094909.
  • Zhou Z, Zhu L, Zhou Z, Li Z, Gao J, Chen G. The Effects of China's Urban Basic Medical Insurance Schemes on the Equity of Health Service Utilisation: Evidence from Shaanxi Province. International Journal for Equity in Health, 2014, 13: 23. DOI: 10.1186/1475-9276-13-23.
  • Chen G, Liu GG, Xu F. The Impact of the Urban Resident Basic Medical Insurance on Health Services Utilisation in China. PharmacoEconomics, 2014, 32(3): 277-292. DOI: 10.1007/s40273-013-0097-7.
  • Chen G, Inder B, Hollingsworth B. Health Investment and Economic Output in Regional China. Contemporary Economic Policy, 2014, 32(2): 261-274. DOI: 10.1111/coep.12022.
  • Spinks J, Chen G, Donovan L. Does Generic Entry Lower the Prices Paid for Pharmaceuticals in Australia? A Comparison Before and After the Introduction of the Mandatory Price Reduction Policy. Australian Health Review2013, 37(5): 675-681. DOI: 10.1071/AH13024.
  • Chen G, Inder B, Lorgelly P, Hollingsworth B. The Cyclical Behaviour of Public and Private Health Expenditure in China. Health Economics, 2013, 22(9): 1071-1092. DOI: 10.1002/hec.2957.
  • Chen G, Yan X. Demand for Voluntary Basic Medical Insurance in Urban China: Panel Evidence from the Urban Resident Basic Medical Insurance Scheme. Health Policy and Planning, 2012, 27(8): 658-668. DOI: 10.1093/heapol/czs014.
  • Lin W, Liu GG, Chen G. The Urban Resident Basic Medicine Insurance: A Landmark Reform Step towards Universal Insurance Policy in China. Health Economics, 2009, 18(S2): S83-S96. DOI: 10.1002/hec.1500.

Preference, Prioritisation & Evaluation

  • Milte R, Ratcliffe J, Chen G, Crotty M. Taste, Choice and Timing: Investigating Resident and Carer Preferences for Meals in Aged Care Homes. Nursing and Health Sciences, DOI: 10.1111/nhs.12394.

  • Richardson J, Iezzi A, Maxwell A, Chen G. Does the Use of Proportional Shortfall Help Align the Prioritisation of Health Services with Public Preferences? European Journal of Health Economics, DOI: 10.1007/s10198-017-0923-5.

  • Liu T, Li S, Ratcliffe J, Chen G. Assessing Knowledge and Attitudes towards Cervical Cancer Screening among Rural Women in Eastern China. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2017, 14(9), 967. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph14090967.

  • Wang B, Chen G, Ratcliffe J, Afzali HHA, Giles L, Marshall H. Adolescent Values for Immunisation Programs in Australia: A Discrete Choice Experiment. PLoS ONE, 2017, 12 (7): e0181073. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0181073.

  • Lindblad M, Bright T, Schloithe A, Mayne GC, Chen G, Bull J, Bampton PA, Fraser RJL, Gatenby PA, Gordon LG, Watson DI. Towards More Efficient Surveillance of Barrett’s Esophagus - Identification and Exclusion of Patients at Low Risk of Cancer. World Journal of Surgery, 2017, 41 (4): 1023-1034. DOI: 10.1007/s00268-016-3819-0.

  • Richardson J, Iezzi A, Chen G, Maxwell A. Communal Sharing and the Provision of Low-Volume High-Cost Health Services: Results of a Survey. PharmacoEconomics - Open, 2017, 1 (1): 13-23. DOI: 10.1007/s41669-016-0002-3.

  • Wang B, Giles L, Afzali HHA, Clarke M, Ratcliffe J, Chen G, Marshall H. Adolescent Confidence in Immunisation: Assessing and Comparing Attitudes of Adolescents and Adults. Vaccine, 2016, 34 (46): 5595-5603. DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.09.040.

  • Russo PL, Chen G, Cheng AC, Richard M, Graves N, Ratcliffe J, Hall J. Novel Application of a Discrete Choice Experiment to Identify Preferences for a National Healthcare-Associated Infection Surveillance Program: A Cross Sectional Study. BMJ Open, 2016, 6 (5): e011397. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011397.

  • Marshall H, Chen G, Clarke M, Ratcliffe J. Adolescent, Parent, and Societal Preferences and Willingness to Pay for Meningococcal B Vaccine: A Discrete Choice Experiment. Vaccine, 2016, 34 (5): 671-677. DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2015.11.075.

  • Kaambwa B, Lancsar E, McCaffrey N, Chen G, Gill L, Cameron ID, Crotty M, Ratcliffe J. Investigating Consumers’ and Informal Carers’ Views and Preferences for Consumer Directed Care: A Discrete Choice Experiment. Social Science and Medicine, 2015, 140: 81-94. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.06.034.

  • Milte R, Ratcliffe J, Chen G, Lancsar E, Miller M, Crotty M. Cognitive Overload? An Exploration of the Potential Impact of Cognitive Functioning in Discrete Choice Experiments with Older People in Health Care. Value in Health, 2014, 17 (5): 655-659. DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2014.05.005.
  • Whitty JA, Ratcliffe J, Chen G, Scuffham PA. Australian Public Preferences for the Funding of New Health Technologies: A Comparison of Discrete Choice and Profile Case Best-Worst Scaling Methods. Medical Decision Making, 2014, 34 (5): 638-654. DOI: 10.1177/0272989X14526640.
  • Bessen T, Chen G, Street J, Eliott J, Karnon J, Keefe D, Ratcliffe J. What Sort of Follow-Up Services would Australian Breast Cancer Survivors Prefer if We Could No Longer Offer Long-Term Specialist-Based Care? A Discrete Choice Experiment. British Journal of Cancer, 2014, 110 (4): 859-867. DOI: 10.1038/bjc.2013.800.
  • McNamara A, Chen G, George S, Walker R, Ratcliffe J. What Factors Influence Older People in the Decision to Relinquish Their Driver's Licence?: A Discrete Choice Experiment. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 2013, 55: 178-184. DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2013.02.034.


  • Chen G. Health Investment, Health Outcomes and Economic Growth in China: An Applied Macroeconomic Analysis. PhD Thesis, Monash University, November 2012.
  • 陈钢. 互助医疗改善参保农民卫生服务可及性效果评价. 西安交通大学硕士学位论文, 2007年4月. 

Invited Visitor

Australian Competitive Grants

  • 2016-2018: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Project Grant “A Novel Multi-gene Marker Blood Test to Increase Community Participation in Colorectal Cancer Screening”. Chief Investigators: Young G, Wilson C, Woodman R, Cole S, Chen G, Fraser R, Symonds E; Associate Investigators: Ratcliffe J, Pedersen S.
  • 2016-2018: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Project Grant “Determining the Best Outcome Measures for Assessing Cost-Effectiveness of Interventions for Childhood Mental Disorders”. Chief Investigators: Mihalopoulos C, Richardson J, Scott J, Viney R, Brazier J, Chen G; Associate Investigators: Patton G, Ratcliffe J, O’Shea M, Haslam R, Norman R, Stathis S.
  • 2017: Heart Foundation Vanguard Grant "Developing a New Cardiovascular Specific Instrument to Measure and Value Health". Chief Investigator: Kularatna S;  Associate InvestigatorsScuffham P, Byrnes J, Chen G.

Conference, Workshop & Seminar

Oral Presentation

  • International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS) 15th Annual Conference (Innsbruck, Austria, 30th September, 2017)
  • Centre for Health Economics Seminar (Monash University, Clayton, Australia, 28th August 2017)
  • Monash Business School Early Career Researchers Conference (Monash University, Yarra Glen, Australia, 3rd November 2016)
  • International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL) 23rd Annual Conference (Copenhagen, Denmark, 20th October 2016)
  • 38th Australian Health Economics Society Conference (Fremantle, Australia, 27th September 2016)
  • Westlake Youth Forum 2016 (Sichuan University, Chengdu, China, 21st June 2016)
  • School of Public Health Seminar (Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China, 16th June 2016)
  • Flinders Centre for Gastrointestinal Cancer Prevention Research Meeting (Adelaide, Australia, 23rd March 2016)
  • Silk Road Symposium for Distinguished Young Scholars (Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China, 22nd December 2015)
  • Population & Social Health Research Program Seminar (Griffith University, Logan, Australia, 24th November 2015)
  • FCIC Cancer Clinical Research Day (Adelaide, Australia, 23rd October 2015)
  • 37th Australian Health Economics Society Conference (Brisbane, Australia, 2nd October 2015)
  • Practice Applications of Health Economics in Research Workshop (Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, 10th September 2015)
  • Flinders Centre for Clinical Change & Health Care Research Health Economics Workshop (Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, 12th December 2014)
  • Priorities 2014 (Melbourne, Australia, 11th November 2014)
  • 36th Australian Health Economics Society Conference (Adelaide, Australia, 26th September 2014)
  • Practice Applications of Health Economics in Research Workshop (Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, 18th September 2014)
  • MIC Workshop (Sommarøy, Tromsø, Norway, 1st July 2014)
  • Flinders Centre for Clinical Change & Health Care Research Health Economics Workshop (Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, 15th November 2013)
  • Nanjing Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Nanjing, China, 23rd October 2013)
  • 9th World Congress on Health Economics (Sydney, Australia, 9th July 2013)
  • Flinders Centre for Clinical Change & Health Care Research Forum (Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, 26th October 2012)
  • 34th Australian Conference of Health Economist (Darwin, Australia, 27th September 2012)
  • 3rd Australasian Workshop on Econometrics and Health Economics (Sydney, Australia, 13th April 2012)
  • Department of Preventive and Medicine & Department of Economics Seminar (The University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, 19th March 2012)
  • Centre for Health Economics Seminar (Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, 26th October 2011)
  • 8th World Congress on Health Economics (Toronto, Canada, 11th July 2011)
  • Joint Workshop on Health Economics (UCLA, Los Angeles, USA, 6th July 2011)
  • 86th Western Economic Association International Annual Conference (San Diego, USA, 2nd July 2011)
  • 3rd School of Business Annual Doctoral Colloquium (Monash University, Penang, Malaysia, 7th December 2010)
  • 15th Faculty of Business and Economics Annual Doctoral Conference (Monash University, Kalorama, Australia, 18th October 2010)
  • 32nd Australian Conference of Health Economists (Sydney, Australia, 30th September 2010)
  • 6th Australasian Development Economics Workshop (University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 10th June 2010)
  • International Conference on Economic Stress, Human Capital, and Families in Asia: Research and Policy Challenges (National University of Singapore, Singapore, 3rd June 2010)
  • 1st Australasian Workshop on Econometrics and Health Economics (Melbourne, Australia, 9th April 2010)
  • Centre for Health Economics Seminar (Monash University, Clayton, Australia, 3rd March 2010)
  • 31st Australian Conference of Health Economists (Hobart, Australia, 2nd October 2009)
  • 21st Annual Conference of the Association for Chinese Economics Studies (Australia) (RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, 15th July 2009)
  • 1st Youth Forum on Public Management of the High Schools in West China (Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China, 28th May 2006)
Workshop Discussant
  • 8th Australasian Workshop on Econometrics and Health Economics (Airlie Beach, Australia, 2nd May 2017)
  • 4th Australian Health Economics Doctoral Workshop (Fremantle, Australia, 28th September 2016)
  • 2nd Australian Health Economics Doctoral Workshop (Adelaide, Australia, 24th September 2014)
  • 4th Australasian Workshop on Econometrics and Health Economics (Launceston, Australia, 4th April 2013)
  • 2nd Australasian Workshop on Econometrics and Health Economics (Gold Coast, Australia, 28th April 2011)
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