Dr Francesco Paolucci is Professor of Health Economics & Policy at the Faculty of Business & Law, University of Newcastle, Australia, and the School of Economics & Management, University of Bologna, Italy. Before joining the University of Newcastle, he was Head of Health Policy at Sir Walter Murdoch of Public Policy and International Affairs, Murdoch University, Australia. Prof. Paolucci was formerly the Chief Advisor Health Reforms to Minister of Health in Chile in 2019 and is a current member of the Italian Technical Committee for Allocation of National Health Budget. Prof. Paolucci is a scholar and advisor, who over the last decade has published extensively in the areas of public policy, economics and management with a strong focus on healthcare at a state, national and international level. Prof. Paolucci has published over 55 academic peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and book reviews in a wide array of academic journals and press.