Dr Allyson Mutch

Senior Lecturer

School of Public Health
Faculty of Medicine
+61 7 334 64682


Herston Campus

Allyson Mutch is a Senior Lecturer in Health Systems in the School of Public Health, University of Queensland and a Senior Fellow in the Higher Education Academy. Her research focuses on the social determinants of health and the health and wellbeing of people who are marginalised and experiencing disadvantage. She also focuses on the role of primary care and community based systems in supporting people who are experiencing disadvantage.

Research Interests

  • Primary Health Care
    Our work in this area has focused on referral pathways between the primary care and community health sector. This includes a specific interest in social prescribing
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Health and the wellbeing of marginalised and disadvantaged communities
    We are currently working with a number of population groups who are at risk of disadvantage (including people living with HIV and people with an intellectual disability)
  • Consumer engagment
    We have approached this topic in a range of ways including working with nonprofit organisations, looking at the role of consumers in health policy development and supporting better patient engagement in primary care.


  • PhD, The University of Queensland
  • BA (Hons), Flinders University


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Book Chapter

  • Mutch, Allyson, Young, Charlotte, Smith, Neville, van Dooren, Kate, Ranatunga, Cassandra, Gillan, Cathie, Brooker, Katie, Fowler, Greg and Fitzgerald, Lisa (2017). Flipping a collaborative classroom to gain deeper understanding of the Health System. In The flipped classroom: practice and practices in higher education (pp. 257-271) Singapore, Singapore: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-981-10-3413-8_16

  • McDonald, C. and Mutch, A. (2000). The future of volunteering as institutionalising practice. In J. Warburton and M. Oppenheimer (Ed.), Volunteers and Volunteering (pp. 125-139) Leichhardt NSW: The Federation Press.

  • Warburton, J. R. and Mutch, A. (2000). Volunteer Resources. In J. Warburton and M. Oppenheimer (Ed.), Volunteers and Volunteering (pp. 32-43) NSW: The Federation Press.

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision