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Seniour Consultant - Monitoring and Evaluation

Anar Ulikpan is a public health researcher with more than 15 years’ experience in the health sector. Her work has ranged from monitoring and evaluation of health programmes, health needs assessments, and health policy and planning to public health research and teaching, clinical medicine, and international health and health systems. Since 2016 she has worked on various Australian domestic primary health and social service program evaluations. Her international health experience extends to working with organisations such as World Health Organisation, EPOS Health Management Consulting, Asian Development Bank, and the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA). She also has taught at the University of Queensland, Australia.

Anar currently is a health program researcher and monitoring and evaluation specialist. She provides technical advice on interpretation and utilisation of data sources. She also supports process improvements such as developing specifications for key performance indicators for Primary Health Networks contracts and public health programs and projects. Her current role involves monitoring and evaluation of primary care and health prevention programmes. In addition to her role at Abt, Anar tutors for public health courses and supervises research students at the University of Queensland. Anar’s health services and public health work and previous academic and clinical roles have provided her an opportunity to understand both strategic and policy level issues and challenges as well as operational level challenges.

Before serving in her current role, Anar evaluated Community Re-entry Service Teams and the broader justice re-integration model of Queensland Correctional Services (QCS). The evaluation informed the key lessons and successes of the implementation of the re-entry services and provided technical advice on its contribution to reducing recidivism.

Under a contract with Australia’s Department of Health, she completed a rapid review using PRISMA guidance for systematic reviews to inform decision making about whether to include sickle cell disease in the national Newborn Blood Screening program.

Anar played a key role in the annual health needs assessment that Abt has conducted for the Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast Primary Health Network over the last five years. She implemented annual surveys to measure performance against the established targets. She provided analysis and triangulation of quantitative and qualitative data. And she identified the gap between service need and current provision.


  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Research and data analysis
  • Health systems research and policy analysis
  • Implementation research and knowledge translation
  • Languages: English, Russian, Kazakh, Mongolian

Key Projects:

  • Palliative Care Service Function Review, ACT Health
  • Tasmanian Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases Mapping and Development of Models of Care.
  • Conduct systematic rapid review for Sickle-cell Disease (SCD) in the context of Newborn Bloodspot Screening in Australia
  • Evaluation of the Diabetes Multidisciplinary Care Clinic in Bunbaberg  (Central Queensland, Wide-Bay, Sunshine Coast Primary Health Networks)
  • Lead development of the Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for the Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast-Primary Health Network (CQWBSC-PHN )
  • Technical assistance to Health Policy and Reform and Hospital Autonomy in Mongolian Health Sector, Asian Development Bank (ADB)


  • Yibeltal Assefa Y, Hill PS, Ulikpan A, Williams OD, (2017) Access to medicines and hepatitis C in Africa: can tiered pricing and voluntary licencing assure universal access, health equity and fairness? Globalization and Health 2017, 13:73 Available at
  • Ulikpan A, Mirzoev T, Jimenez E, Malik A, Hill P. (2014) Central Asian Post-Soviet health systems in transition: has different aid engagement produced different outcomes? Global Health Action, 2014, 7: 24978 -
  • Ulikpan, A., Narula, I., Malik, A., & Hill, P. (2014). " In the driver's seat": the health sector strategic master plan as an instrument for aid coordination in Mongolia. Globalization and Health, 10, 23 Available at:  
  • Ulikpan, A., P. Hill, et al. (2012). "Can a Sector‐Wide Approach Underpin and Advance Universal Health Coverage?" Asian Social Work and Policy Review 6(1): 56-65. Available at:
  • Malik AU, Hill PS, Ulikpan A, Hamid S. Polio eradication: getting the basics right. Lancet. 2013;381(9875):1359-60. Available at:
Anar Ulikpan