Lindsay Hedden

Graduate Students
Lindsay Hedden
Position Title: 
PhD Student



Lindsay Hedden is a PhD Candidate in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia, and a Policy Researcher for CHSPR and the Canadian Health Human Resources Network (CHHRN). She is supervised by Dr. Morris Barer. Her work at CHSPR/CHHRN is in the area of health human resources planning and policy, and currently focuses specifically on interprofessional collaboration and the impact of the feminization of the physician profession. Her PhD thesis focuses on the perception that the increasing proportion of female primary care physicians in British Columbia is contributing to a primary care service shortage. Her studies will assess the true impact of the feminization of the primary care workforce – focusing on career trajectories, activity, practice patterns and scopes of practice – relative to that of other trends in workforce demographics and activity patterns. These studies will all rely on administrative data sources obtained through Population Data BC. Lindsay has a Master of Science in Health Care and Epidemiology from the University of British Columbia and an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Waterloo.  Previous work experience focused on health economics with an emphasis on cancer.


Publications in Peer Reviewed Journals:

  • Hedden L., Kennecke, K., Villa, D., Johnston, K., Speers, C., Kovacic, L., Renouf, D.J., and Peacock, S. Incremental cost-effectiveness of the pre- and post-bevacizumab eras of metastatic colorectal cancer therapy in British Columbia, Canada, Eur J Cancer, 2012;  doi:10.1016/j.ejca.2012.01.012
  • Hedden, L.; O’Reilly, S., Lohrisch, C., Chia, S., Speers, C., Kovavic, L., Taylor, S., and Peacock, S. Assessing the Real-World Cost-Effectiveness of Adjuvant Trastuzumab in HER-2/neu Positive Breast Cancer, The Oncologist, 2012; 17(2): 164-171.
  • Peacock, S., Mitton, C., Ruta, D., Donaldson, C., Bate, A., and Hedden, L. Priority setting in health care: towards guidelines for the Programme Budgeting and Marginal Analysis framework. Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res. 2010 Oct;10(5):539-52.


Book Chapters:

  • Peacock, S., Hedden, L., and Mitton, C. (2010) Health Economics and Policy, in Elwood, M. and Sutcliffe, S. (eds), Cancer Control. Oxford University Press.