• 153 Citations
  • 5 h-Index

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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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Research Outputs

  • 153 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
  • 8 Article
  • 7 Meeting abstract
  • 2 Commissioned report
  • 2 Review article
  • 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

    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/WebsiteArticle

    Open Access
    6 Downloads (Pure)

    The Cost-effectiveness of cochlear implants in UK adults

    Cutler, H., Gumbie, M., Olin, E., Parkinson, B., Bowman, R., Quadri, H. & Gonzalo, F., 30 Nov 2019, In : Value in Health. 22, Suppl. 3, p. S886 1 p., PSS1.

    Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract

  • Prizes

  • Activities

    • 5 Oral presentation
    • 1 Invited talk

    Economic evaluation of hearing devices: Measuring the patient benefit of 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)
    21 Sep 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

    National screening program will test Aussie kids for hearing loss

    Carolyn Mee & Mutsa Gumbie


    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