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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/113

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

Tel.
44 (0)207 927 2460

Fax.
44 (0)207 927 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

Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Department of Health Services Research and Policy

Teaching

I supervise a number of research students looking at organisational issues in health care providers and health care systems.

Research

I am co-director (with Professor Shereen Hussein of LSHTM and Professors Kath Checkland  and Matt Sutton of Manchester University) of one the  national Policy Research Units, funded by NIHR from 2011 to 2023. The research unit in Commissioning and the Healthcare System (PRUComm) is led by Professor Stephen  Peckham of LSHTM and the University of Kent. It is a joint venture with the University of Manchester and 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. 

In 2018 we launched the Global Health Economics Centre  https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/research/centres/global-health-economics-centre. Please visit our web page to find out about our work and download our most recent newsletter.

 

 

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
Health economics
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

'Success' in policy piloting: process, programmes and politics
Checkland K; Hammond J; Coleman A; Macinnes J; Mikelyte R; Croke S; Billings J; Bailey S; Allen P
2021
Public Administration
NHS procurement and the origins of the personal protective equipment crisis
Boiko O; Allen P; Osipovic D; Sanderson M; Checkland K
2020
British Journal of Healthcare Management
Supporting integrated care in practice
Billings J; Mikelyte R; Coleman A; MacInnes J; Allen P; Croke S; Checkland K
2019
Journal of Integrated Care
Autonomy, accountability, and ambiguity in arm's-length meta-governance: the case of NHS England
Hammond J; Speed E; Allen P; McDermott I; Coleman A; Checkland K
2018
Public Management Review
The spatial politics of place and health policy: Exploring Sustainability and Transformation Plans in the English NHS.
Hammond J; Lorne C; Coleman A; Allen P; Mays N; Dam R; Mason T; Checkland K
2017
Social science & medicine (1982)
How are clinical commissioning groups managing conflicts of interest under primary care co-commissioning in England? A qualitative analysis.
Moran V; Allen P; McDermott I; Checkland K; Warwick-Giles L; Gore O; Bramwell D; Coleman A
2017
BMJ open
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
2016
Public administration
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