Our people

Our people


Our team consists of the Director, Prof Henry Cutler, who leads a dedicated team of several research fellows. ​

​MUCHE operates within the broader organisational structure of the Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE), but is governed by the Director, Prof Henry Cutler, who reports directly to the Executive Dean of FBE.

We are supported by central university offices, including Marketing and Events, Public Relations, Human Resources, Research, and the Office of General Council. We have access to the full suite of university resources, including access to library services, electronic academic journals, specialist software and equipment.

Centre Director

Professor 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 Australia and the UK.​

Research team

Core TeamNameResearch Interests

Professor 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
 Professor Martin Hoyle
Professor of Health Innovation & Evaluation

Phone: +612 9850 6021
Email: martin.hoyle@mq.edu.au
  • Health technology assessment
  • Economic evaluation methodology
  • UK NICE and Australia PBAC submissions

Associate Professor Liz Schroeder
Associate Professor

Phone: +612 9850 2981
Email: liz.schroeder@mq.edu.au

  • Complex public health interventions
  • Mental health
  • Integrated care
  • Economic evaluation
  • Policy

Dr Bonny Parkinson
Senior Research Fellow

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

  • Pharmaceutical policy
  • Economic evaluations of health technology

Dr Yuanyuan Gu
Senior Research Fellow

Phone: +612 9850 2981
Email: yuanyuan.gu@mq.edu.au

  • Health economics
  • Choice modelling
  • Econometrics
 Dr Joanne Epp
Senior Research Fellow

Phone: +612 9850 1871
Email: joanne.epp@mq.edu.au
  • Integrated care
  • Policy evaluation
  • Health care funding models

Dr Mutsa Gumbie
Research Fellow

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

  • Integrated care
  • Non-communicable diseases
  • Program evaluation
  • Health technology assessment
  • Economic evaluation of health care interventions
 Dr Varinder Jeet
Research Fellow

Phone: +612 9850 1412
Email: varinder.jeet@mq.edu.au
  • Health technology assessment
  • Health economics
  • Cancer studies
  • Clinical genomics
  • Health services utilisation and policy
 Ms Rachel Song
Research Fellow

Phone: +612 9850 2904
Email: rachel.song@mq.edu.au
  • Health technology assessment
  • Economic evaluation of health care interventions
  • Economic modelling
 Ms Mona Aghdaee
Research Fellow

Phone: +612 9850 2999
Email: mona.aghdaee@mq.edu.au
  • Health policy evaluation
  • Economic evaluation
  • Health equity
  • Health financing
 Dr Megan Gu
Research Fellow

Phone: +612 9850 2930
Email: megan.gu@mq.edu.au
  • Health care utilisation
  • Retirement and ageing
  • Policy evaluation
  • Applied economics
 Mr Andrew Partington
Research Fellow

Phone: +612 9850 1405
Email: andrew.partington@mq.edu.au
  • Economic and business process evaluation
  • Priority-setting and decision-making
  • Health funding and operational policy
 Ms Elizabeth Seil
Research Fellow

Phone: +612 9850 8593
Email: elizabeth.seil@mq.edu.au
  • Health technology assessment
  • Economic evaluation of health technologies
Ms Alicia Norman
Research Fellow

Phone: +612 9850 2913
Email: alicia.norman@mq.edu.au
  • Health technology assessment
  • Economic modelling
  • Policy evaluation
  • Patient reported outcome measures
 Mr Rajan Sharma
Research Fellow
  • Health Technology Assessment
  • Economic modelling of healthcare interventions
  • Hearing health
  • Health outcomes

PHD students


​MS Anam Bilgrami​
PHD Student​

  • Health insurance​
  • Choice modelling​

Mr Kyu Park
PHD Student

  • Mental health
  • Health insurance
  • Economic evaluation

Mr Zachery Tirrell
MRes Student

  • Health technology assessment

Professional staff

​ Ashley Soytemiz

​Ms Ashley Soytemiz​
Centre Manager​

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


MS ​Meredith Lill​
Business Development Manager​

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

Industry Advisory Committee

The Industry Advisory Committee (IAC) provides practical support and guidance to the Centre’s Director and ensures the Centre’s research is both relevant and transformative.


Adj.Prof Tony Coleman, Board Member, Munich Re Australia and New Zealand

Current members

Prof Leonie Tickle, Interim Executive Dean, Macquarie Business School​
Mr Chris Crawford, Member of Board at Australian Hearing, past CEO of Northern NSW Local Health District​
Ms Elizabeth de Somer, CEO, Medicines Australia​
Prof Simon Handley, Pro Vice Chancellor, Higher Degree Research Training and Partnerships 
Mr Jim Hungerford, CEO The Shepherd Centre​
Ms Catherine Lourey, Commissioner, Mental Health Commission of NSW​
Prof Roger Chung, Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences 
Prof Lisa Magnani, Head, Department of Economics, Macquarie Business School
Adj. Prof Peter O’Byrne, former 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
Adj. Prof David Cullen, Chief Economist, National Disability Insurance Agency, Senior Advisor, Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety,  Adj. Prof, Health Economics and Aged Care Policy, National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, University of Canberra

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