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Mutsa is a Research Fellow at Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy (MUCHE).  Her research interests include drug and non-drug technology assessments, program evaluation, systematic reviews and public health.

Prior to joining MUCHE she was a Research Associate at Curtin University in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and co-ordinator of the Cancer Council (Western Australia) Cancer Epidemiology Network. She has also worked as a Research Assistant at the WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention at Deakin University and the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at Monash University in Melbourne, a public health research analyst at National Health Services in the United Kingdom, and as an Associate Consultant for a pharmaceutical consulting company in the United Arab of Emirates. 

Since joining MUCHE, Mutsa reviews and conducts evaluations for the Pharmaceutical Benefit Advisory Committee (PBAC). Mutsa assists in teaching the short courses on economic evaluation and the health economics unit of the Masters of Public Health. She also works on a number of commissioned projects and is currently an executive member of the Australian Health Economics Society as the public officer (since 2017).

Mutsa has published peer-reviewed journal articles, and presented at national and international conferences. 


Education/Academic qualification

Public Health, PhD, Monash University

4 Mar 201310 May 2016

Health Economics, Masters of Public Health, The University of Melbourne

13 Feb 20071 Dec 2008

Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Science, Deakin University

16 Feb 200418 Dec 2006

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Projects 2016 2022

Research Outputs 2014 2019

  • 123 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
  • 8 Article
  • 6 Meeting abstract
  • 2 Review article
  • 1 Commissioned 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
Oral Contraceptives
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Costs and Cost Analysis

Over-the-counter contraceptive pill could save the health system $96 million a year

Parkinson, B. & Gumbie, M., 30 May 2019, The Conversation.

Research output: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine/WebsiteArticleResearch

Open Access

Cost-effectiveness of down scheduling triptans in Australia

Parkinson, B., Gumbie, M. & Cutler, H., Sep 2018, In : Value in Health. 21, Suppl. 2, p. S94 1 p., PND16.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstractResearch

Cost-Benefit Analysis
Migraine Disorders
Headache Disorders
Costs and Cost Analysis

Cost-effectiveness of screening a 5 year old child for hearing loss using Sound Scouts compared with no screening: a decision model analysis

Gumbie, M., Parkinson, B., Bowman, R., Song, R. & Cutler, H., Sep 2018, In : Value in Health. 21, Suppl. 2, p. S70 1 p., PMD17.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstractResearch

Decision Support Techniques
Hearing Loss
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Quality-Adjusted Life Years
Costs and Cost Analysis


impact research
quality of life

Activities 2017 2019

  • 5 Oral presentation
  • 1 Invited talk

Economic Evaluation of Hearing Devices

Mutsa Gumbie (Speaker)
14 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Cost effectiveness of screening children for hearing loss with Sound Scouts

Mutsa Gumbie (Speaker)
24 Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Sound Scouts: An Economic Evaluation

Mutsa Gumbie (Speaker)
9 Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Framework for oral contraceptive Rx to OTC switch in Australia

Mutsa Gumbie (Speaker)
8 Jul 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Should oral contraceptive pills be available over the counter?

Mutsa Gumbie (Speaker)
2 Nov 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Press / Media

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

National screening program will test Aussie kids for hearing loss

Carolyn Mee & Mutsa Gumbie


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research


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