• 83 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
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Henry is the inaugural director of the Centre for the Health Economy at Macquarie University (MUCHE), currently leading a team of 14 health economics researchers, three PhD students and support staff.

He is an applied health economist with extensive skills in evaluating real world problems, having undertaken a consulting role to government and non-government organisations for 15 years.

His work uses a variety of quantitative techniques, including economic evaluation, data analytics, choice modelling, panel data econometrics, Markov modelling, decision tree analysis, geospatial mapping, and survey design and implementation.

Henry has led close to 100 health economics research projects over the last 15 years, with funding associated with these projects totalling approximately $8.7 million. He is currently chief investigator on several MRFF and NHMRC funded projects totalling $8.3 million and is associated with the NHMRC Partnership Centre for Health System Sustainability, two NHMRC Centres for Research Excellence in Digital Health and Suicide Prevention, and the Digital Health CRC. Henry is also an affiliated researcher within the Centre for Emotional Health and the Centre for Hearing Education Application Research at Macquarie University.

He has also gained research experience across a broad health care base. This includes cancer, visual impairment, dementia, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, road trauma, sleep disorders, mental health, hearing, pathology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, aged care, integrated care, digital health and hospitals.

He has contributed significantly to media over the last five years, including Australian Financial Review, The Australian, ABC News, ABC Radio National, ABC’s Lateline, ABC’s The Business, BRW, In the Black, Medical Observer, Australian Doctor, Aged Care Insight, Australian Ageing Agenda, and Hospital and Ageing.

Prior to joining MUCHE, Henry led the health economics team at KPMG, and was head of the Sydney Health Economics and Social Policy team for Access Economics. He also worked as a senior economic consultant the Centre for International Economics for five years, and spent eight years in the debt, equity and derivative markets, both in Australia and the UK.

Research interests

Health Economics

Quantitative Analysis

Health and Aged Care policy evaluation

Economic evaluation

Research engagement

Australian Health Economics Association

International Health Economics Association

International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)

Centre for Emotional Health, Macquarie University

Centre for Implementation of Hearing Research (iHEAR)

Macquarie University Centre for Reading

NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Digital Health

NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Suicide Prevention

NHMRC Partnership Centre for Health System Sustainability 

Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre


Education/Academic qualification

Economics, PhD, The University of New South Wales

Master of Economics, University of Sydney

Economics, Bachelor of Business, University of Technology Sydney

External positions

Committee Member, LifeSpan Research and Advisory Committee, Black Dog Institute

Committee Member, Innovation Education and Training (RITE) Committee, Northern Sydney Local Health District

Expert Advisory Panel Member - Osteoporosis, The Sax Institute

Expert Advisory Panel Member - Cardiovascular Disease , The Sax Institute

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Projects 2015 2022

Research Outputs 2008 2019

  • 83 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 30 Commissioned report
  • 5 Article
  • 4 Meeting abstract
  • 1 Other report

Cost-effectiveness of reclassifying triptans in Australia: Application of an economic evaluation approach to regulatory decisions

Parkinson, B., Gumbie, M., Cutler, H., Gauld, N., Mumford, V. & Haywood, P., Mar 2019, In : Value in Health. 22, 3, p. 293-302 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Cost-Benefit Analysis
Migraine Disorders
Headache Disorders

Health insurance rebate still a pain in the budget

Cutler, H., 18 Jul 2019, The Australian.

Research output: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine/WebsiteArticleResearch

Open Access
Oral Contraceptives
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Costs and Cost Analysis

Perceived job quality, work-life interference and intention to stay: Evidence from the aged care workforce in Australia

Cheng, Z., Nielsen, I. & Cutler, H., 1 Apr 2019, In : International Journal of Manpower. 40, 1, p. 17-35 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Analytical models
Open Access
Health Expenditures
Mental Health


Deans Research Excellence Award (Funding)

Henry Cutler (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Other distinction

Activities 2011 2019

The Productivity Commission review on mental health. Views from stakeholders

Henry Cutler (Speaker)
Feb 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Researching mental health: An economics perspective

Henry Cutler (Speaker)
Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

What is important for the future of healthcare?

Henry Cutler (Speaker)
Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Improving engagement and policy impact in health economics

Henry Cutler (Speaker)
Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Will public hospital patients choose a better quality hospital given the choice?

Henry Cutler (Speaker)
Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Press / Media

Focus on out-of-pocket expenses

Henry Cutler


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Other

Who is offering what on health policy in this election?

Henry Cutler


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Other

Touch screen app detects childhood hearing loss

Mutsa Gumbie, Henry Cutler, Carolyn Mee & Harvey Dillon


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research

New Test a Sound Scout for Hearing Loss in Australian Children

Mutsa Gumbie & Henry Cutler


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities


Australian technology detecting hearing loss in children

Mutsa Gumbie (Participant), Henry Cutler (Participant), Bonny Parkinson (Participant), Rachel Song (Participant), Ross Bowman (Participant), Harvey Dillon (Participant), Carolyn Mee (Participant)

Impact: Public policy impacts, Quality of life impacts, Social impacts

Enhancing medicine scheduling decisions through economics

Bonny Parkinson (Participant), Henry Cutler (Participant), Mutsa Gumbie (Participant), Natalie Gauld (Participant), Virginia Mumford (Participant), Philip Haywood (Participant)

Impact: Public policy impacts, Economic impacts, Quality of life impacts

Improving health and spending money wisely: evaluating medicines and vaccines for the Australian Government

Henry Cutler (Participant), Bonny Parkinson (Participant), Martin Hoyle (Participant), Mutsa Gumbie (Participant), Rachel Song (Participant), Andrew Partington (Participant), Varinder Jeet (Participant), Elizabeth Seil (Participant), Alicia Norman (Participant), Virginia Mumford (Participant), Sanjyot Vagholkar (Participant), Lisa Pont (Participant), Janaki Amin (Participant)

Impact: Quality of life impacts, Economic impacts, Public policy impacts