New South Wales

Briefing: Breast cancer awareness - Economics informed policy


From: Thursday October 26, 2023, 12:15 pm

To: Thursday October 26, 2023, 2:00 pm

Breast cancer awareness: How economics-informed policy can drive better health solutions

To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, ABE has organised a panel of leading experts from the fields of economics, business and healthcare to canvas the economics of breast cancer. The panellists will discuss:

  • The importance of breast health
  • What are your risks of breast cancer, things to watch out for and how to improve your breast health
  • The cost of cancer to the economy, the treatment costs of cancer and the financial impact on people’s lives
  • How governments create policy and channel funding for social issues like cancer.

The Panellists

Professor Tanya Buchanan – CEO of the Cancer Council
Dr Angela Jackson – Lead Economist at Impact Economics
Dr Railya Mousina – Specialist Breast and General Surgeon
Moderated by Diana Mousina, Deputy Chief Economist at AMP.

Biographies below.
Our panellists have agreed to take questions from the audience.


Venue: AMP Sydney, Quay Quarter, 50 Bridge Street, Sydney

Time: Thursday 26 October 2023, 12.15pm-2pm

A light lunch will be served.

Cost including donation: $20 members, $25 non-members. $10 from every ticket will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation

Registration in advance is essential. Booking fees apply. 

Enquiries: email or call 0419 256 339.

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Professor Tanya Buchanan, Chief Executive Officer, Cancer Council Australia
Tanya Buchanan is Cancer Council Australia’s Chief Executive Officer. Tanya is an experienced professional who joined Cancer Council Australia in November 2020 and brings many years experience in public health to her role at Cancer Council Australia. Tanya has a proven track record in leading organisations to improve health outcomes, having held roles as Chief Executive Officer of Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) in Wales and most recently Chief Executive Officer of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, a position she held for five years. Tanya commenced her career as a nurse, working in oncology and neurosurgery. She has also worked for Red Cross Blood Service Australia, in academia, local government and the voluntary sector. Tanya is an Honorary Professor of Practice, School of Health & Society (Public Health), University of Wollongong and holds a PhD on tobacco control in Australia. She also holds an MBA in Health Services Administration, a first-class honours degree in English & Comparative Literature and a Bachelor of Science (Nursing), as well as a range of vocational qualifications. Tanya is passionate about prevention of ill health and addressing inequalities in cancer outcomes.

Dr Angela Jackson, Lead Economist, Impact Economics and Policy
Dr Angela Jackson is a health economist and the Lead Economist at Impact Economics and Policy.  Starting her career at the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Angela has worked across tax, fiscal and social policy. As the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Australian Finance Minister, Angela was responsible for providing policy advice across fiscal policy and all areas of social policy, including National Health Reform. Angela has authored a number of high profile reports on health, aged care, disability, housing and gender policy. In addition to her current role at Impact Economics and Policy, Angela is a part-time Commissioner at the Commonwealth Grants Commission, member of the interim Economic Inclusion Advisory Committee and National Chair of the Women in Economics Network.  Previously she was a Board Member and Chair of the Finance Committee at Royal Melbourne Hospital from 2015-2021. Angela holds a Master in International Health Policy (Health Economics) with Distinction from the London School of Economics and Political Science, a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Tasmania. In 2021, Angela was awarded her PhD on the Economics of Disability in Australia from Monash University. Angela has published articles in peer reviewed journals and major Australian newspapers, and appears regularly in the media.  Passionate about gender equity, Angela has contributed to the National Foundation of Australian Women’s Annual Gender Lens on the Commonwealth Budget since 2016.

Dr Railya Mousina, Surgeon and Senior Lecturer, The University of Sydney
Dr Railya Mousina is an experienced general surgeon with subspecialty training in breast surgery and reconstruction. She is a Fellow of the Australian College of Surgeons and a full member of Breast Surgeons of Australia and New Zealand as well as the Australasian Society of Breast Disease and Breast Cancer Trials. Dr Mousina has a Master qualification in Advanced Breast Surgery as well as a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Sydney and a First Class Honours in Medical Science from the University of NSW based on her research in viral oncology. She is a passionate advocate for women’s health and is on the RACS committee for women in surgery as well as surgical oncology. Dr Mousina is a senior lecturer at the Central Medical School at Sydney University and a regular participant in women in medicine events. She is a VMO Surgeon in BreastScreen, Sydney Breast Clinic and operates at multiple locations across Sydney.

Diana Mousina, Deputy Chief Economist, AMP Australia (Moderator)
Diana joined AMP in 2016 and is a senior economist within the AMP Investments team. Diana’s responsibilities include providing global economic and macro investment analysis to retail, institutional and internal customers through her regular “Econosights” reports and presentations. Diana regularly presents AMP’s macro views across various media outlets including ABC, SBS, Bloomberg, CNBC, AusBiz and mainstream Australian television networks and radio stations. Diana also contributes to the asset allocation decisions of the AMP multi-asset funds. Previously, Diana worked at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia as an economist in the Institutional Banking & Markets division. Diana holds a Bachelor of Commerce/Economics and has a Master of Finance (in funds management), both from the University of New South Wales.


AMP Sydney

Quay Quarter, 50 Bridge Street, Sydney NSW 2000

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