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Contact Details

Phone
+64 3 479 5765
Email
erin.penno@otago.ac.nz
Position
Lecturer
Department
Department of Preventive and Social Medicine (Dunedin)
Qualifications
BMLSc DPH PhD
Research summary
Health Services Research

Research

Erin Penno is a lecturer in public health in the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine at the University of Otago. Her research spans the fields of health systems, health policy and health economics to explore how to optimise outcomes and improve the quality, sustainability and equity of health systems. Key research interests include health system design and health care delivery, health funding, and the relationship between the public and private health sectors. She is particularly passionate about strengthening and improving the performance of Aotearoa New Zealand’s health system.

Publications

Penno, E., Atmore, C., Maclennan, B., Richard, L., Wyeth, E., Richards, R., Doolan-Noble, F., Gray, A. R., Sullivan, T., Gauld, R., & Stokes, T. (2023). How did New Zealand's regional district health board groupings work to improve service integration and health outcomes: A realist evaluation. BMJ Open, 13, e079268. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2023-079268

Akmal, A., Gauld, R., & Penno, E. (2022). Transparency in healthcare reporting: The case of external contractors and consultants in New Zealand’s healthcare system [Short communication]. International Journal of Health Policy & Management, 11(9), 1642-1649. doi: 10.34172/ijhpm.2021.69

Akmal, A., Gauld, R., & Penno, E. (2021). Effectiveness of consultancy services in healthcare is unclear in New Zealand. BMJ, 375, n2556. doi: 10.1136/bmj.n2556

Penno, E., Sullivan, T., Barson, D., & Gauld, R. (2021). Private choices, public costs: Evaluating cost-shifting between private and public health sectors in New Zealand. Health Policy, 125, 406-414. doi: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2020.12.008

Stokes, T., Atmore, C., Penno, E., Richard, L., Wyeth, E., Richards, R., Doolan-Noble, F., Gray, A. R., Sullivan, T., & Gauld, R. (2019). Protocol for a mixed methods realist evaluation of regional District Health Board groupings in New Zealand. BMJ Open, 9, e030076. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-030076

Penno, E., Atmore, C., Maclennan, B., Richard, L., Wyeth, E., Richards, R., Doolan-Noble, F., Gray, A. R., Sullivan, T., Gauld, R., & Stokes, T. (2023). How did New Zealand's regional district health board groupings work to improve service integration and health outcomes: A realist evaluation. BMJ Open, 13, e079268. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2023-079268

Journal - Research Article

Akmal, A., Gauld, R., & Penno, E. (2022). Transparency in healthcare reporting: The case of external contractors and consultants in New Zealand’s healthcare system [Short communication]. International Journal of Health Policy & Management, 11(9), 1642-1649. doi: 10.34172/ijhpm.2021.69

Journal - Research Article

Penno, E., Sullivan, T., Barson, D., & Gauld, R. (2021). Private choices, public costs: Evaluating cost-shifting between private and public health sectors in New Zealand. Health Policy, 125, 406-414. doi: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2020.12.008

Journal - Research Article

Chester, A. N., Penno, E. C., & Gauld, R. D. C. (2018). A media content analysis of New Zealand's district health board Population-Based Funding Formula. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1480), 38-49. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Article

Penno, E., & Gauld, R. (2017). Change, connectivity and challenge: Exploring the role of health technology in shaping health care for ageing populations in Asia Pacific. Health Systems & Reform, 3(3), 224-235. doi: 10.1080/23288604.2017.1340927

Journal - Research Article

Penno, E., & Gauld, R. (2017). The role, costs and value for money of external consultancies in the health sector: A study of New Zealand’s District Health Boards. Health Policy, 121(4), 458-467. doi: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2017.02.005

Journal - Research Article

Penno, E. C., Baird, S. J., & Crump, J. A. (2015). Cost-effectiveness of surveillance for bloodstream infections for sepsis management in low-resource settings. American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 93(4), 850-860. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.15-0083

Journal - Research Article

Penno, E. C., Crump, J. A., & Baird, S. J. (2015). Performance requirements to achieve cost-effectiveness of point-of-care tests for sepsis among patients with febrile illness in low-resource settings. American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 93(4), 841-849. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.15-0082

Journal - Research Article

Penno, E., Gauld, R., & Audas, R. (2013). How are population-based funding formulae for healthcare composed? A comparative analysis of seven models. BMC Health Services Research, 13, 470. doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-13-470

Journal - Research Article

Akmal, A., Gauld, R., & Penno, E. (2021). Effectiveness of consultancy services in healthcare is unclear in New Zealand. BMJ, 375, n2556. doi: 10.1136/bmj.n2556

Journal - Research Other

Stokes, T., Atmore, C., Penno, E., Richard, L., Wyeth, E., Richards, R., Doolan-Noble, F., Gray, A. R., Sullivan, T., & Gauld, R. (2019). Protocol for a mixed methods realist evaluation of regional District Health Board groupings in New Zealand. BMJ Open, 9, e030076. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-030076

Journal - Research Other

Penno, E., & Gauld, R. (2013). How are New Zealand's District Health Boards funded and does it matter if we can't tell? New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1376), 71-84. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Other

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