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Chanda Mpundu-Kaambwa

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About me

I am currently a doctoral candidate in Health Economics in the School of Business at University of South Australia under the supervision of Professor Julie Ratcliffe, Professor of Health Economics at UniSA School of Business; Associate Professor Ray Russo, head of research, Paediatric Rehabilitation Department at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital; Dr Gang Chen, Senior Research Fellow, Centre of Health Economics, Monash University; and Dr Elisabeth Huynh, Research Fellow, Institute for Business, UniSA School of Business. 

I am funded by The Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship


The primary focus of my PhD is the measurement and valuation of health-related quality of life of children and adolescents living with neurological disabilities including cerebral palsy using condition specific and generic preference based instruments designed for application in economic evaluation.

Research publications

Mpundu-Kaambwa, C., G. Chen, R. Russo, K. Stevens, K. D. Petersen and J. Ratcliffe (2016). "Mapping CHU9D Utility Scores from the PedsQLTM 4.0 SF-15." Pharmacoeconomics.

Kaambwa, B., C. Mpundu-Kaambwa, R. Adams, S. Appleton, S. Martin and G. Wittert (2016). "Suitability of the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) for Economic Evaluation: An Assessment of Its Convergent and Discriminant Validity." Behav Sleep Med: 1-26.

Anderson, J., J. J. Couper, C. Mpundu-Kaambwa, L. C. Giles, R. Gent, B. Coppin and A. S. Pena (2016). "An Extra 1,000 Steps Per Day Relates to Improved Cardiovascular Health in Children With Type 1 Diabetes." Diabetes Care 39(8): e108-109.

Mpundu-Kaambwa, C., B. Kaambwa, S. Appleton, S. Martin, G. Wittert and R. Adams (2016). "International Prostate Symptom Score Should Be Considered a Complement Rather Than a Substitute to Generic Preference-Based Measures for Measuring Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Within Economic Evaluation." Low Urin Tract Symptoms.

Perano, S. J., C. K. Rayner, S. Kritas, M. Horowitz, K. Donaghue, C. Mpundu-Kaambwa, L. Giles and J. J. Couper (2015). "Gastric Emptying Is More Rapid in Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes and Impacts on Postprandial Glycemia." J Clin Endocrinol Metab 100(6): 2248-2253.

Sawyer, A. C., J. Lynch, K. Bowering, D. Jeffs, J. Clark, C. Mpundu-Kaambwa and M. G. Sawyer (2014). "An equivalence evaluation of a nurse-moderated group-based internet support program for new mothers versus standard care: a pragmatic preference randomised controlled trial." BMC Pediatr 14: 119.

Sawyer, M. G., C. E. Reece, K. Bowering, D. Jeffs, A. C. Sawyer, J. D. Peters, C. Mpundu-Kaambwa, J. J. Clark, D. McDonald, M. N. Mittinty and J. W. Lynch (2016). "Usage, adherence and attrition: how new mothers engage with a nurse-moderated web-based intervention to support maternal and infant health. A 9-month observational study." BMJ Open 6(8): e009967.

Shaw, K. L., L. Brook, C. Mpundu-Kaambwa, N. Harris, S. Lapwood and D. Randall (2015). "The Spectrum of Children's Palliative Care Needs: a classification framework for children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions." BMJ Support Palliat Care 5(3): 249-258.


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