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Biography

Prior to joining MUCHE, Rachel worked in both NSW Health as a Data Manager and in pharmaceutical consulting where she focused on economic modelling and developing pricing strategies in the area of oncology and diabetes. 

Rachel completed a Master of Health Economics (Advanced) from the University of Queensland, making the Dean’s Honour Roll for her academic excellence. Rachel’s master’s project assessed the cost effectiveness of the Atkins diet for overweight and obese individuals within the Australian population and her areas of interest include Health Technology Assessment, economic evaluation of health care interventions and economic modelling techniques.

At MUCHE, Rachel is extensively involved in the evaluation of submissions to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC). In addition to this, Rachel is also heavily involved in other health technology assessment projects. 

 

Education/Academic qualification

Health Economics, MHEcon(Adv), The University of Queensland

20152016

Health Information Management, BAppSc (HIM), University of Sydney

20062009

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Projects

Research Outputs

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  • Impacts

    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

    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