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Henry Cutler

Henry Cutler

Director, Centre for the Health Economy, Macquarie University
Dr Henry Cutler is the inaugural director of the Centre for the Health Economy at Macquarie University, where he investigates the Health Economy at the macro level, with particular focus on the interdependencies of these systems with each other, and the broader economy.

Henry has led or co-authored over 80 health economics consultancy publications on a broad range of topics for federal and state government departments, government agencies, and Australian and international non-government organisations.

His research focuses on economic evaluation, policy analysis, and forecasting in health and human services using a variety of economic tools and modelling techniques. He undertaken major studies on health and aged care reform, private health insurance, hospital efficiency, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, blood products, integrated care, hearing services, health care workforce, and mental health care.

He has a PhD (Economics) from UNSW, where his research focused on increasing efficiency within the health care system by allocating government spending to areas most valued by society. Prior to Macquarie University, Henry was the national lead of KPMG’s health economics group, and led the Sydney health and social policy team at Access Economics. He has also been a senior economist at the Centre for International Economics, and spent eight years working in financial markets in Sydney and London.

Mental health services are overloaded. We should pay them a bonus to improve your care

Jul 03, 2024 14:06 pm UTC| Health

Australias mental health-care system is struggling to cope with the demand. But more money wont necessarily mean everyone gets the care they need. As we outline in research out this week, we need to incentivise health...

Our older population will triple in 40 years. But a social insurance model won't fix the aged care funding crisis

Aug 22, 2023 04:17 am UTC| Health

Preliminary data from the 2023 Intergenerational Report shows Autralias population aged 85 and over is set to more than triple over the next 40 years. This will exacerbate existing strains on the aged-care system. The...

Here's why pharmacists are angry at script changes – and why the government is making them anyway

May 02, 2023 15:22 pm UTC| Business

Australians will soon be able to fill two months supply of medicines at their community pharmacy, rather than one, for 325 common medicines. This change is expected to halve the cost of prescriptions for six million...

Would you pass this financial literacy quiz? Many won't – and it's affecting expensive aged care decisions

Feb 02, 2022 08:58 am UTC| Insights & Views

Paying for residential aged care accommodation in Australia is complex. Residents can pay a lump sum payment known as a refundable accommodation deposit (RAD), a rental style payment known as a daily combination payment...

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