Penny has 20 years work experience in the public health sector across the continuum, from population health approaches to acute care, including operational and strategic roles. She has undertaken project management and public health research roles relating to mental health, addictions and wellbeing in New Zealand, the UK and Australia, with key focus on change management and stakeholder engagement. She was a physiotherapist before moving into this field.
Recent projects Penny has overseen include:
- project managing The Journal eCoaching Service pilot. Utilising an existing online eTherapy program with virtual eCoaching support. Enabled with a digital platform that integrated the eCoaching Service and primary care to provide a safe and secure communication loop.
- project managing the implementation of a digital addiction relapse prevention tool (A-CHESS app) at a District Health Board in New Zealand. Providing this local implementation support between the US product development company and the DHB focussed on adaptation of the tool for the New Zealand context and successfully embedding it within the clinical setting.