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Johanna Reidy, Department of Public Health

PhD, MA (Dist. Translation), LLB, BA (Hons, French and German), PGDipArts (English Language), PGCert PH (endorsed in health systems)

Lecturer Health Systems

Teaches PUBH738 Global Health Law and Ethics, PUBH742 Global Health and International Health Systems

Contact details  

Fax +64 4 389 4807
Email johanna.reidy@otago.ac.nz

Research interests and activities

Johanna teaches postgraduate papers in PUBH 738 Global Health Law and Ethics and PUBH 742 Global and International Health Systems. She also teaches health systems to fourth year medical students, and convenes an Introduction to the New Zealand Health System as part of the Department of Public Health’s annual summer school.

Johanna works freelance in the health sector, and has experience working for the WHO, for a range of institutions in the New Zealand Health System. She trained as a lawyer and has worked in various roles in service contracting, planning, evaluation and programme management in DHBs.

Johanna enjoys working in public health because it allows her to combine her various interests in language, cultures, law and governance under one disciplinary umbrella.

Research interests include:

  • Governance at the systems interface between primary care and public health
  • Research methodologies, evidence and evaluation for innovations in primary health care
  • Prioritisation of health systems and resources
  • The impact of school uniform design and policy on health and educational outcomes.

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Publications

Reidy, J. R. P., Matheson, D., & Vaithianathan, R. (2022). Why the budget should treat public health like transport: Vital infrastructure with long-term economic benefits. The Conversation. Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/why-the-budget-should-treat-public-health-like-transport-vital-infrastructure-with-long-term-economic-benefits-180322

Reidy, J. R. P. (2022). Once a form of 'social camouflage', school uniforms have become impractical and unfair: Why it's time for a makeover. The Conversation. Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/once-a-form-of-social-camouflage-school-uniforms-have-become-impractical-and-unfair-why-its-time-for-a-makeover-175320

Reidy, J. (2021). Reviewing school uniform through a public health lens: Evidence about the impacts of school uniform on education and health. Public Health Reviews, 42, 1604212. doi: 10.3389/phrs.2021.1604212

Cook, H. and co-signatories, including Aspinall, C., Baker, M., Ball, J., Brewer, N., Cleghorn, C., Cunningham, R., Donovan, S., D'Souza, A., Edwards, R., Fraser, B., Gage, R., Hoek, J., Howden-Chapman, P., Hurley, K., Kvalsvig, A., Kvizhinadze, G., Lawson-Te Aho, K., McIntyre, M. E., Ombler, J., O'Sullivan, K., Pierse, N., Purdie, N., Rangiwhetu, L., Reidy, J., Russel, M., Sarfati, D., Shaw, C., Signal, L., Stanley, J., Thornley, L., Viggers, H., White, M., Wilson, N., and Zhang, W. (2018). Revision of the Abortion Law. Submission to New Zealand Parliament, Wellington, New Zealand. [Government Submission].

Matheson, D., Reidy, J., Tan, L., & Carr, J. (2015). Good progress for children coupled with recalcitrant inequalities for adults in New Zealand's journey towards Universal Health Coverage over the last decade. New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1415). Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Reidy, J. (2021). Reviewing school uniform through a public health lens: Evidence about the impacts of school uniform on education and health. Public Health Reviews, 42, 1604212. doi: 10.3389/phrs.2021.1604212

Journal - Research Article

Matheson, D., Reidy, J., Tan, L., & Carr, J. (2015). Good progress for children coupled with recalcitrant inequalities for adults in New Zealand's journey towards Universal Health Coverage over the last decade. New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1415). Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Article

Tan, L., Carr, J., & Reidy, J. (2012). New Zealand evidence for the impact of primary healthcare investment in Capital and Coast District Health Board. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1352). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Article

Reidy, J. R. P. (2022). Once a form of 'social camouflage', school uniforms have become impractical and unfair: Why it's time for a makeover. The Conversation. Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/once-a-form-of-social-camouflage-school-uniforms-have-become-impractical-and-unfair-why-its-time-for-a-makeover-175320

Journal - Research Other

Reidy, J. R. P., Matheson, D., & Vaithianathan, R. (2022). Why the budget should treat public health like transport: Vital infrastructure with long-term economic benefits. The Conversation. Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/why-the-budget-should-treat-public-health-like-transport-vital-infrastructure-with-long-term-economic-benefits-180322

Journal - Research Other

Reidy, J. (2014). Getting down to brass tacks: Values in governance at the interface between primary care and public health. Proceedings of the New Zealand Population Health Congress: Connecting Communities, Policy and Science. (pp. 292). Retrieved from http://www.pophealthcongress.org.nz/nzphc14/programme/programme

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Reidy, J. (2013). Governance at the interface between primary care and public health. Proceedings of the 8th Health Services & Policy Research Conference. (pp. 23). Retrieved from http://www.plevin.com.au/hsraanz2013/

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Cook, H. and co-signatories, including Aspinall, C., Baker, M., Ball, J., Brewer, N., Cleghorn, C., Cunningham, R., Donovan, S., D'Souza, A., Edwards, R., Fraser, B., Gage, R., Hoek, J., Howden-Chapman, P., Hurley, K., Kvalsvig, A., Kvizhinadze, G., Lawson-Te Aho, K., McIntyre, M. E., Ombler, J., O'Sullivan, K., Pierse, N., Purdie, N., Rangiwhetu, L., Reidy, J., Russel, M., Sarfati, D., Shaw, C., Signal, L., Stanley, J., Thornley, L., Viggers, H., White, M., Wilson, N., and Zhang, W. (2018). Revision of the Abortion Law. Submission to New Zealand Parliament, Wellington, New Zealand. [Government Submission].

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