This project will build on Dr Campbell's work in MS health economics to measure the broader economic impact of MS.
Dr Campbell's work as part of the Health Economic Impact of MS in Australia report has estimated that the cost of MS to the Australian society was $2.5 billion in 2021. As disability for the person living with MS increases from no disability to severe disability, this cost increases by almost 300%. Additionally, the numbers of people being diagnosed with MS is rapidly accelerating - 30% in the past four years.
This project aims to measure the true economic cost and to also prevent these costs of increased disability by increasing resources for MS. To do this, the project will include five connected phases of research that will:
Updated: 22 January, 2024
Laboratory research that investigates scientific theories behind the possible causes, disease progression, ways to diagnose and better treat MS.
Research that builds on fundamental scientific research to develop new therapies, medical procedures or diagnostics and advances it closer to the clinic.
Clinical research is the culmination of fundamental and translational research turning those research discoveries into treatments and interventions for people with MS.