BBus (Appl. Eco & HR), Deakin; Grad Dip Bus, Deakin
Alison Welsh is currently a Research Fellow at the Centre for Strategic
Economic Studies, Victoria University, where she has been conducting
research and data analysis on various projects since 2003. Research projects have
• Returns to health investments analysis.
• Business strategies for biotech companies.
• The Australian transport sector and climate change.
• The spatial information industry in Australia.
• ICT e-business benchmarking survey.
• Biotech business models.
• Biotech and pharmaceutical alliances.
• Generic pricing and market share in the context of the Pharmaceutical
• SEEK employment index.
• Survey of businesses within a hi-tech sector of the communications
• Economic impact of the Australian Synchrotron – clustering, innovation
R&D and technological transformation.
• The integration of four large databases containing hospital drug
• Assembly of multi-country data on the impacts of global climate
Before that she was a Research Analyst with TradeData International Pty
Ltd (1996-2002) where she prepared tailored reports on trade import and
export statistics for many large Australian companies. Prior to this she
was an Industry Analyst with IBIS Business Information Pty Ltd
(1988-2000) where she researched and analysed 39 retail and wholesale
industries by ASIC/ANZSIC classification and compiled written reports
for each industry. The reports included an analysis and discussion of
the industry’s market characteristics, the performance of the industry
overtime, the recent performance of the major players and their
competitors, a 5-year forecast of the industry’s performance, as well as
recommendations as to the key success factors for firms and a risk
assessment for each industry.
Sheehan, P., Sweeny, K., Rasmussen, R., Wils, A., Friedman, H.S., Mahon,
J., Patton, G.C., Sawyer, S.M., Howard, E., Symons, J., Stenberg, K.,
Chalasani, S., Maharaj, N., Reavley, N., Shi, H., Fridman, M., Welsh,
A., Nsofor, E. and Laski, L. 2017, ‘Building the foundations for sustainable development: A case for global investment in the capabilities of adolescents’, The Lancet, vol. 390, pp. 1792-1806.
Rasmussen, B., Sweeny, K., Welsh, A., Kumnick, M., Reeve, M. and Dayal, P. 2020, Increasing Social and Economic Benerits Globally: Rates of Return on Health Investments, US Chamber of Commerce, Washington DC and VISES, Victoria University, Melbourne.
Rasmussen, B., Sweeny, K., Maharaj, N. and Welsh, A. 2018, Our Health Our Wealth: The Impact of Ill Health on Retirement Savings in Australian, Report to The McKell Institute, VISES, Victoria
University, Melbourne, August.
Rasmussen, B., Pensabene, T., Pyke, J., Maharaj, N. and Welsh, A. 2016,
The Economic Impact of Cultural Diversity, Report to the Department of Premier and Cabinet Victoria, VISES, Victoria
Rasmussen, B. and Welsh, A. 2015, Youth Transition Pathways, VISES
Discussion Paper, VISES, Melbourne.
Rasmussen, B., Pensabene, T. and Welsh, A. 2014, Review of the
Australian Synchrotron: Impact in Terms of Costs and Benefits, Report to
Department of Industry, VISES, Victoria
University, Melbourne, August, 46 pp.
Rasmussen, B., Lang, J., Welsh, A. and Maharaj, N. 2013, A Quantitative
Analysis of Victoria’s Key Exporters and Export Competitors, Report to
Department of State Development and Business Innovation Victoria, VISES, Victoria
Rasmussen, B., Welsh, A. and Hurley, K. 2013, Projecting Demand for BCL Chambers, Report to BCL, CSES, Victoria
Rasmussen, B., Hurley, K., Welsh, A. and Maharaj, N. 2012, Emerging
Trends in Global Services Trade, Report to Department of Business and
Innovation Victoria, CSES, Victoria
University, Melbourne, December.
Rasmussen, B., Van Hulten, A., Maharaj, N., Sheehan, P., Welsh, A.,
Weller, S. and Hurley, K. 2010,
Updating Melbourne’s West, Final Report to Vice Chancellor Victoria
University, Department of Industry, Innovation and Regional Development
(VIC) and Department of Planning and Community
Development (DPCD) (VIC), CSES, Victoria University, Melbourne.
Phillimore, J., Kohsy, P., Rasmussen, R., Welsh, A. and Nicolau, D.
2009, Study of the Spatial Information Industry, Report to CRC Spatial
Industry, John Curtin Institute of Public Policy, Curtin University of
Technology and CSES, Victoria University, Melbourne.
Sheehan, P., Rasmussen, B., Jolley, A., Symons, J., Parker, S. and
Welsh, A. 2009,
Transforming Rail: A Key Element in Australia’s Low Pollution Future, Report to the CRC Rail Innovation, Brisbane, CSES, Victoria
Sweeny, K., Rasmussen, B. and Welsh, A. 2009, An Economic Analysis of
Expected Benefits from the CRC Bid’s Research Program, CSES, Victoria University, Melbourne.
Houghton, J. and Welsh, A. 2009,
Trade Update 2010, for Australian Computing Society, CSES, Victoria
University, Melbourne. Available from ACS.