Associate Professor Allyson Mutch

Associate Professor

School of Public Health
Faculty of Medicine
+61 7 334 64628


Herston Campus

Allyson Mutch is an Associate Professor in Health Systems in the School of Public Health, University of Queensland and a Senior Fellow in the Higher Education Academy. Her research uses qualitative methods to investigate the social determinants of health and the health and wellbeing of people who are socially excluded and experiencing disadvantage. Allyson's research is firmly embedded in community, with strong links to community organisations that ensure their needs are represented.

Research Interests

  • Social Determinants of Health
    Health inequalities and the social determinants of health are foundational in my research and teaching. I am commited to conducting research in this area and sharing this work with my students in the classroom
  • 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 and marginalisation (including people living with HIV and people with an intellectual disability)
  • Health Care Navigation
    Our work in this area has focused on referral pathways between the primary care and community health sector with increasing emphasis on integrated care with secondary health systems. This includes a specific interest in peer and nurse navigation


  • Graduate Certificate of Teacher Education: Higher Education, The University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor (Honours) of Arts, Flinders University


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Book Chapter

  • Mutch, Allyson and Fitzgerald, Lisa (2024). Diversity and Community. Political Determinants of Health in Australia. (pp. 47-66) London: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781003315490-5

  • Olson, Rebecca E., Mutch, Allyson, Fitzgerald, Lisa and Hickey, Sophie (2021). The social and cultural determinants of health. Culture, Diversity and Health in Australia: Towards Culturally Safe Health Care. (pp. 15-35) edited by Tinashe Dune, Kim McLeod and Robyn Williams. Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Taylor and Francis.

  • Fitzgerald, Lisa, Mutch, Allyson and Herron, Lisa (2019). Responding to HIV/AIDS: mobilisation through partnerships in a public health crisis. Successful public policy: lessons from Australia and New Zealand. (pp. 29-58) edited by Joannah Luetjens, Michael Mintrom and Paul `t Hart. Canberra, ACT Australia: ANU Press.

  • 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. 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. Volunteers and Volunteering. (pp. 125-139) edited by J. Warburton and M. Oppenheimer. Leichhardt NSW: The Federation Press.

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

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Conference Publication

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision