Miss Hannah Flynn
Profiles

Miss Hannah Flynn

Research Assistant in Health Services Research

Clinical Trials & Health Research - Institute of Translational & Stratified Medicine (Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of M

Role

 

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).

Qualifications

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

Journals
Articles
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