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Mutsa is a Research Fellow at Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy (MUCHE).  Her research focuses on topics surrounding health economics, economic and program evaluation, non-communicable diseases, systematic reviews and meta-analysis. She has experience in both quantitative and qualitative research methods. 

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 2018

Research Output 2014 2019

  • 84 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
  • 6 Meeting abstract
  • 6 Article
  • 2 Review article

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

Cost-effectiveness of down scheduling triptans in Australia

Parkinson, B., Gumbie, M. & Cutler, H., 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
Decision Support Techniques
Hearing Loss
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Quality-Adjusted Life Years
Costs and Cost Analysis

Is the oral contraceptive pill Rx to OTC switch cost-effective?

Gumbie, M., Parkinson, B. & Cutler, H., 2018, In : Value in Health. 21, Suppl. 2, p. S59 1 p., PIH9.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstractResearch

Oral Contraceptives
Costs and Cost Analysis
Contraceptive Agents
Quality-Adjusted Life Years
Pregnancy Outcome

Protocol for the evaluation of an outcomes based care for vulnerable older people

Gumbie, M., Olin, E., Gu, Y., Schroeder, E-A. & Cutler, H., 2017, In : International Journal of Integrated Care. 17, 5, 2 p., A164.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstractResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Press / Media

National screening program will test Aussie kids for hearing loss

Carolyn Mee & Mutsa Gumbie


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research