Dr Stephen Duckett is an Honorary Enterprise Professor in the School of Population and Global Health and in the Department of General Practice at the University of Melbourne, Australia. In 1992 and 1993 he led the design and implementation of casemix funding in Victoria, the first implementation in that country, he has been active in casemix policy in Australia since then. An economist, he is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, and of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. In 2006 he was awarded a higher doctorate (DSc) by the University of New South Wales for his published work on health policy including casemix funding. He was made a Member of the Order of Australia in January 2023 for significant service to public health policy and management, and to tertiary education.