• 90 Citations
  • 2 h-Index

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Personal profile


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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Research Outputs

  • 90 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 31 Commissioned report
  • 5 Meeting abstract
  • 5 Article
  • 2 Other report
  • Health insurance rebate still a pain in the budget

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

    Research output: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine/WebsiteArticle

    Open Access
  • Outcomes Based Commissioning for vulnerable older people

    Cutler, H., Epp, J., Schroeder, L., Gu, Y., Aghdaee, M. & Gumbie, M., Nov 2019, North Ryde, NSW: Macquarie University. 144 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)


    Deans Research Excellence Award (Funding)

    Henry Cutler (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: Other distinction


    11th Workshop on the Economics of Health and Wellbeing

    Henry Cutler (Speaker)
    Feb 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    The Productivity Commission review on mental health. Views from stakeholders

    Henry Cutler (Speaker)
    Feb 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    What is important for the future of healthcare?

    Henry Cutler (Speaker)
    Oct 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Researching mental health: An economics perspective

    Henry Cutler (Speaker)
    Jun 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Considering integrated care to deliver improved health outcomes

    Henry Cutler (Speaker)
    Oct 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Press / Media

    We may be at peak infection: modeller

    Henry Cutler


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Interview-Federal Government's release of the Coronavirus modelling

    Henry Cutler


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Government releases virus modelling

    Henry Cutler


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Other

    Global race for ventilators amid coronavirus crisis

    Henry Cutler


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Other

    COTA and Macquarie University invite seniors to have their say

    Henry Cutler


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment


    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