Professor Cathy Mihalopoulos is the current Head and Chair of Deakin Health Economics at Deakin University, one of the largest groups of health economists in Australia. Her major field of research interest is the economics of mental health and psychosocial care, with a special focus on economic evaluation. She has over 130 publications in this area and has been a named investigator on grants, tenders and consultancies totalling over $60 million dollars. She has built many strong and ongoing research collaborations with both national and international researchers as evidenced by both her grant and publication record. She has a broad range of expertise ranging from the conduct of economic evaluations alongside clinical trials, broad-based priority-setting projects and methodological economic evaluation research. Within Deakin Health Economics, she has built Australia’s largest team of health economists specialising in the economics of mental health care consisting of staff funded entirely on research income and postgraduate students. She has been invited to sit on committees of national and international significance, including the Economics Sub-Committee of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) and sits on the Executive Committee of the Society for Mental Health Research. She has also been an invited keynote speaker at numerous national and international conferences. Her research has attracted awards including a VicHealth public health award.