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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


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


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Decision Support Techniques Medicine & Life Sciences
Hearing Loss Medicine & Life Sciences
Cost-Benefit Analysis Medicine & Life Sciences
Quality-Adjusted Life Years Medicine & Life Sciences
Costs and Cost Analysis Medicine & Life Sciences
Hearing Medicine & Life Sciences
Conductive Hearing Loss Medicine & Life Sciences
Language Development Disorders Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2016 2022

Research Outputs 2018 2018

  • 1 Meeting abstract

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


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