Dr Christine Mpundu-Kaambwa

Research Fellow

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Bedford Park (N209)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr Christine Mpundu-Kaambwa

Caring Futures Institute - Health and Social Care Economics Group

Position Title – Research Fellow, College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Research biography

Dr Christine Mpundu-Kaambwa is a Health Economist in the Health and Social Care Economics Group, College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She also holds an honorary research position at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), Melbourne.

Dr Mpundu-Kaambwa has a multidisciplinary educational background, with academic qualifications in Health Economics (the University of South Australia, Australia, PhD), public health research methodology (University of Birmingham, UK, MPH) and development economics (University of East Anglia, UK, MSc).

Dr Mpundu-Kaambwa is the communications convenor for the International Health Economics Association (iHEA) Special Interest Group on Economics of Children’s Health and Wellbeing. She is also a member of the International Society of Pharmaceuticals and Outcomes Research and the Australian Health Economics Society.

Research Impact
Dr Mpundu-Kaambwa conducts her research in collaboration with researchers worldwide and has co-authored in high research impact peer-reviewed journals, with some articles in prestigious SCImago Q1 journals, including Lancet, Medical Journal of Australia, Pharmacoeconomics, Quality of Life Research, and the British Medical Journal series.

An up-to-date list of publications is available on Google Scholar

Research Interest
• Healthcare costs and economic evaluation of healthcare interventions
• Discrete choice modelling
• Economics of child health
• Economics of disability

Health economics, development economics, economic evaluation, Health-related quality of life


Doctor of Philosophy, Health Economics, University of South Australia, Australia

Master of Public Health, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

Master of Science in Development Economics, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom

Bachelor of Arts in Economics, University of Zambia, Zambia

Honours, awards and grants
  • 2021: University of South Australia Business School, PhD thesis selected as Exemplar Thesis for Doctoral Thesis Excellence
  • 2018: Best Research Paper Award, Australian Health Economics Society.
  • 2018: Runner Up for the University-wide PhD Student of the Year award, University of South Australia.
  • 2017: University of South Australia Vice-Chancellor’s and President’s Award for Top performing students.
  • 2017-2020: Australian Commonwealth Government Research Training Program Scholarship
  • 2017: University of South Australia Business School Research Scholarship.
  • 2016: Flinders University Conference Travel Grant.
  • 2016: Flinders University Student Association Development Grant.
  • 2011: The University of Birmingham, School of Public Health Tuition Award.
Key responsibilities

Dr Mpundu-Kaambwa's role at Flinders University is to undertake specialist health economics research aligned to the research themes of the Caring Futures Institute in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, including health econometric modelling and economic evaluation.