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Pauline Allen

MA (Oxon) MSc (Econ) PhD Solicitor of the Superior Courts of England and Wales

Professor
of Health Services Organisation

Room
Room T/138

LSHTM
15-17 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom

Tel.
44 (0)20 7927 2460

Fax.
44 (0)20 7927 2701

After taking a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University I qualified as a solicitor and practised company commercial law. I then made a career change into research by taking an MSc in Social Policy at the London School of Economics and working in an NHS district public health department. My PhD work at LSHTM was on the legal and economic aspects of the NHS internal market.

Affiliations

Department of Health Services Research and Policy

Teaching

I am involved in the teaching of the modules on Health Systems and Organisational Management. I supervise a number of research students looking at organisational issues in health care providers and health care systems.

Research

I am deputy director of one the national Policy Research Units funded by the Department of Health from 2011 to the end of 2018. The research unit in Commissioning and the Healthcare System (PRUComm) is a joint venture with the Health Policy, Politics and Organisation research group in the Department of Primary Care at the University of Manchester and the Centre for Health Services Studies in the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research at the University of Kent.

My research interests include socio-legal theory, institutional economics, organisational theory, governance and the structure of the NHS.

In addition to researching these issues in the United Kingdom, I am collaborating with colleagues in China. I am Visiting Professor of Health Services Organisation at the Medicine and Health Management School, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. 

 

 

Research Area
Health care financing
Health care policy
Health services research
Health systems
Organisational research
Primary care
Research : policy relationship
Evaluation
Evidence use
Mixed methods
Implementation research
Private sector
Qualitative methods
Discipline
Economics
Policy analysis
Political science
Socio-legal studies
Law
Social Policy
Country
Canada
China
Finland
France
United Kingdom
Region
European Union
North America
OECD members

Selected Publications

INTERROGATING INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE: ACTORS' ATTITUDES TO COMPETITION AND COOPERATION IN COMMISSIONING HEALTH SERVICES IN ENGLAND
Osipovič, D.; Allen, P.; Shepherd, E.; Coleman, A.; Perkins, N.; Williams, L.; Sanderson, M.; Checkland, K.
Public Administration
Restricting private-sector practice using contracts.
Flood, C.M.; Allen, P.; Thomas, B.; Walker, K.;
CMAJ
Public contracts as accountability mechanisms: assuring quality in public healthcare in England and Wales
Allen, P.; Hughes, D.; Vincent-Jones, P.; Petsoulas, C.; Doheny, S.; Roberts, J.
Public Management Review
Organizational Form as a Mechanism to Involve Staff, Public and Users in Public Services: A Study of the Governance of NHS Foundation Trusts
Allen, P.; Townsend, J.; Dempster, P.; Wright, J.; Hutchings, A.; Keen, J.
Social Policy & Administration
See all Pauline Allen's Publications