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 is a Research Fellow in the Health and Social Care Economics Group, Caring Futures Institute at Flinders University. Her research interests are in the measurement and valuation of health-related quality of life. Dr Mpundu-Kaambwa’s current research is centered around the use of health economics and health services research methods to improve the quality of life and quality of care of children and people with long-term health conditions or disabilities.

Previously, Dr Mpundu-Kaambwa worked as a researcher for several other institutions including the University of Adelaide, the University of Birmingham, the World Bank, and the University of Zambia.

Dr Mpundu-Kaambwa has published in high research impact peer-reviewed journals, including some of the leading journals such as Pharmacoeconomics, Quality of Life Research, and the British Medical Journal series.

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.


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
  •      Caring Futures Institute’s Collaborative Grant Scheme, Flinders University, Australia. 2020
  •      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. 2018
  •      University of South Australia Vice-Chancellor’s and President’s Award for Top performing students. 2017
  •      Australian Commonwealth Government Research Training Program Scholarship, University of South Australia. 2017-2020
  •      School of Business Research Scholarship, University of South Australia. 2017
  •      University of Birmingham, School of Public Health Tuition Award. 2011
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.