Our people

Our people


Our core team consists of our Centre Director, Dr Henry Cutler, who leads a dedicated team of seven research fellows. ​

The Centre reports to the Executive Dean of the FBE and its activities are overseen by an advisory committee made up of representatives that reflect our key focus areas of research. These include finance, health services, clinical services, government, pharmaceuticals and business services.​

Henry Cutler

Centre Director

Dr Henry Cutler

Henry is the inaugural director of the Centre. Prior to joining MUCHE, Henry led the health economics team at KPMG, and was head of Sydney Health Economics and Social Policy Team for Access Economics.  He also worked as a senior economic consultant at the Centre for Internal Economics for five years, and spent eight years in the debt, equity and derivative markets, both in Australian and the UK.​

Centre staff

Core Team Name​ Research Interests​

Dr Henry Cutler
Centre Director​​

Phone: +612 9850 2998​
Email: henry.cutler@mq.edu.au​

  • Mental Health​
  • Aged Care​
  • Competition & choice​
  • Health care funding models​
  • Policy analysis​
Zhiming Cheng 

Dr Zhiming Cheng
Senior Research Fellow​​

Phone: +612 9850 6021
Email: zhiming.cheng@mq.edu.au​

  • Workforce​
  • Wellbeing & happiness​
  • Happiness​
  • Applied econometrics​
  • Labour economics​
Yuanyuan Gu 

Dr Yuanyuan Gu
Senior Research Fellow​​

Phone: +612 9850 2091
Email: yuanyuan.gu@mq.edu.au

  • Preferences, choice, behaviour & performance in the health system​
  • Applied Econometrics​
  • Economic Evaluation​
  • Integrated Care​
Mutsa Gumbie 

Dr Mutsa Gumbie
Research Fellow​​

Phone: +612 9850 2997
Email: mutsa.gumbie@mq.edu.au​

  • Integrated care​
  • Non-communicable diseases​
  • Program evaluation​
Emma Olin 

Ms Emma Olin
Research Fellow​​

Phone: +612 9850 1412
Email: emma.olin@mq.edu.au​

  • Health technology assessment​
  • Integrated care​
  • Competition​
  • Patient reported outcome measures​
Bonny Parkinson 

Dr Bonny Parkinson
Senior Research Fellow​​

Phone: +612 9850 2486
Email: bonny.parkinson@mq.edu.au​

  • Pharmaceutical policy​
  • Economic evaluations of healthcare​
Liz Schroeder 

Dr Liz Schroeder
Senior Research Fellow​​

Phone: +612 9850 2468
Email: liz.schroeder@mq.edu.au​

  • Economic evaluations ​
  • Literature review​
  • Modelling methods in health economics​
  • Perinatal research and population health​​

PHD students

Rajan Sharma 

Rajan Sharma​
PHD Student​

Economic evaluation​

Anam Bilgrami 

​Anam Bilgrami​
PHD Student​

Health insurance​
Choice modelling​

Professional staff

​ Ashley Soytemiz

​Ashley Soytemiz​
Centre Manager​

Phone: +612 9850 2999​
Email: ashley.soytemiz@mq.edu.au​


​Meredith Lill​
Business Development Manager​

Phone: +612 9850 2902​
Email: meredith.lill@mq.edu.au​

Industry Advisory Committee

The Centre works closely with the Industry Advisory Committee (IAC) to ensure our approach to delivering applied research meets the needs of the health economy. In addition to the Executive Dean of Faculty of Business and Economics, Professor Stephen Brammer, and the Director of the Centre for the Health Economy, Dr Henry Cutler, the IAC is supported by the Faculty of Human Sciences through its Executive Dean, Professor Simon Handley.


Mr Tony Coleman, retired actuary, Member Board AMP Limited​

Current members

Prof John Boyages, A/Dean International & Engagement, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences​
Prof Stephen Brammer, Exec Dean, Faculty of Business & Economics​
Mr Chris Crawford, retired, CEO of Northern NSW Local Health District​
Ms Elizabeth de Somer, Director of Policy & Advocacy, Medicines Australia​
Dr Maggie Haertsch, CEO, Arts Health Institute​
Prof Simon Handley, Exec Dean, Faculty of Human Sciences​
Mr Jim Hungerford, CEO The Shepherd Centre​
Ms Catherine Lourey, Deputy Commissioner, Mental Health Health Commission of NSW​
Mr Peter O’Byrne, retired, Managing Director, Austrade, Australian Hearing & Reckitt and Colman​
Mr Peter Warne,   Chair Macquarie Bank, Member ASX Board, Chair of ASX Clear (Futures) Pty Limited, and Director of Securities Exchanges Guarantee Corporation and NSW Treasury Corporation.​

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