Senior Research Fellow, and Director of the CIS Healthcare Innovations Program
Dr Jeremy Sammut is a Senior Research Fellow at The Centre for Independent Studies and the Director of the CIS Health Innovations Program.
A leading advocate of market-based health reform, Jeremy’s health research argues that the long-term sustainability of the Australian health system requires shifting away from reliance on the taxpayer-funded Medicare system towards a self-funded Health Savings Account-based health financing system. Jeremy’s work has also focused on the structural problems in the Australian health system and has set out far-reaching micro-economic reform agenda that will increase productivity and improve access to necessary services across healthcare spectrum.
Jeremy has a PhD in Australian political and social history from Monash University and has published on historical topics including Australian federation, the WWI conscription referendums, the woman’s suffrage movement, and the White Australia Policy and multiculturalism. A researcher at The Centre for Independent Studies since 2007, Jeremy has authored or co-authored 21 health and social policy research reports and has published more than 120 opinion articles including in The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Canberra Times, The Drum, and Spectator Australia. He frequently comments on health, child protection, and other policy issues in the print, online, and electronic media.