Miss Hannah Flynn

Miss Hannah Flynn

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health: Medicine, Dentistry and Human Sciences)



In my current position at the NIHR Peninsula CLAHRC, I am the research assistant for a collaborative project with NICE, seeking to identify ineffective clinical practices for disinvestment within the NHS. Working in close partnership with senior clinicians, GPs and commissioners, I have assisted in developing a single, evidence-based approach towards disinvestment which will be piloted across the SW Peninsula before a national roll-out. Implementing a disinvestment initiative such as this, has the potential to significantly improve health outcomes by augmenting the quality, efficacy and accessibility of NHS services.

In addition to the ‘disinvestment’ project, I have contributed to other work being undertaken within PenCLAHRC, allowing me to enhance skills I acquired through the completion of a Masters in Public Health. Combining the interdisciplinary approaches of epidemiology, health economics, health technology assessment and public health policy, I have supported work around moral hazard in health insurance, cervical screening, and privatisation within international health care systems. I have also participated in CLAHRC education seminars, national NIHR workshops and presented at both national and international conferences (including the recent RSM Public Health Science Conference).


University of Warwick, 2009-2010

Master of Public Health (with distinction)

The University of Birmingham, 2004-2007

BSc (Hons) Sport Science & Psychology

Research interests

Disinvestment; Health technology assessment; Health policy; Health services research; Health systems in transition; Health economics; Public health; Epidemiology; Statistics.

Key publications are highlighted

Flynn H & Lewis P 2013 'Rational care or rationing care? The case of cervical screening across the United Kingdom' Health Policy 112, (3) 197-201 Author Site , DOI
Flynn H & Gericke CA 2012 'OP23 Developing a Single, Evidence-Based Approach Towards Disinvestment: Is a Nice Way the Right Way?' Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 66, (Suppl 1) A9.2-A10 , DOI