Section: Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Information management and academic publishing

Not available to supervise research students

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About Margarita Kumnick

Margarita joined VISES in 1993 and she manages the Institute's information resources and coordinates the publication program. She is a trained librarian, with expertise in data and information management, and comprehensive literature searching. She also participates in project logistics, editing and reviewing documents, project reporting and preparing of articles for publication. Previously she was Reference Librarian at Deakin University and the Australian Catholic University.


  • BEcon, Pacific University, Peru, 1978
  • GradDipInfoMan, University of Ballarat, Australia, 1992

Key publications

Year Citation
2020 Rasmussen, B., Sweeny, K., Welsh, A., Kumnick, M., Reeve, M., & Dayal, P. (200101). Increasing Social and Economic Benefits Globally. Washington DC: United States Chamber of Commerce.
2019 Rasmussen, B., Sheehan, P., Sweeny, K., Symons, J., & Maharaj, N. (190101). Adolescent Investment Case Burundi: Estimating the Impacts of Social Sector Investments for Adolescents. Bujumbura: UNICEF Burundi.
2018 Young, C., Jones, R., & Margarita, K. (180701). The Long Road: Building Effective Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management Organisations. Melboune: BNHCRC.
2017 Young, C., Jones, R., Kumnick, M., Christopher, G., & Casey, N. (170101). Risk Ownership Framework for Emergency Management Policy and Practice. East Melbourne: Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre.
2013 Sheehan, P., English, A., Kejun, J., & Xu, H. (130101). Developing a Low-carbon Roadmap for China s Cities. Melbourne: Centre for Strategic Economic Studies.
2006 Sheehan, P., & Grewal, B. (060101). Building on the Western Australian Boom: The Drivers and Shapers of India's Economic Development in the 21st Century.
2001 Considine, M., Marginson, S., Sheehan, P., & Kumnick, M. (010601). The Comparative Performance of Australia as a Knowledge Nation : Report to the Chifley Research Centre.

Year Citation
2019 Symons, J., Howard, E., Sweeny, K., Kumnick, M., & Sheehan, P. (190701). Reduced Road Traffic Injuries for Young People: A Preliminary Investment Analysis. Journal of Adolescent Health, 65(1), (S34-S43).

doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2019.01.009

Research funding for the past 5 years

Please note:

  • Funding is ordered by the year the project commenced and may continue over several years.
  • Funding amounts for contact research are not disclosed to maintain commercial confidentiality.
  • The order of investigators is not indicative of the role they played in the research project.

Economic Analysis for WHO Investment Case 2.0
From: World Health Organization
Other investigators: Prof Bruce Rasmussen, Dr John Symons, Mrs Neelam Maharaj, Dr Kim Sweeny, Prof Peter Sheehan
For period: 2021-2021
Not disclosed
Modelling impact of vaccines in Australia
From: Shawview Consulting Australia Pty Ltd
Other investigators: Dr Kim Sweeny, Prof Bruce Rasmussen
For period: 2021-2021
Not disclosed

Cost Benefit Analysis of Health Interventions to Improve Labour Productivity
From: US Chamber of Commerce Grant
Other investigators: Prof Bruce Rasmussen, Prof Peter Sheehan, Dr Kim Sweeny, Dr John Symons, Ms Alison Welsh, Mrs Neelam Maharaj
For period: 2018-2020
Not disclosed
Investment Framework Case Study: Estimating the Impacts & Opportunity Costs of Social Sector Investments for Adolescents (10-19 years) in Burundi.
From: UNICEF-Bujumbura/Burundi
Other investigators: Prof Bruce Rasmussen, Dr John Symons, Dr Kim Sweeny, Prof Peter Sheehan, Mrs Neelam Maharaj, Ms Alison Welsh
For period: 2018-2019
Not disclosed

Supervision of research students at VU

Not available to supervise research students

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