Jane Kinsey was a 2021/22 Aotearoa New Zealand Harkness fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice. She is currently working for Te Whatu Ora | Health New Zealand, on secondment as the Principal Advisor, ‘First 2000 Days – Maternity and Early Years’ national health priority area. Her substantive role is General Manager for Mental Health, Addictions and Disability Support Services. The Harkness Fellowship research topic she studied was how to take a system-wide coordinated and integrated approach to the prevention and mitigation of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Jane originally trained as a physiotherapist and completed postgraduate study in Development Studies before moving into management and leadership roles. Over the past 20 years she has held positions in the health sector, across primary care and secondary care. As a member of several national and regional sector and alliance forums she has contributed significantly to strategy, commissioning, and service implementation, focusing on orienting services and shifting resources to achieve health equity.

Authored by Jane Kinsey, BPhty

Blog Post

Rethinking the ‘old way’: Considerations for hospitals measuring partnership work on complex issues

Three recent Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellows reflect on the need for hospitals to consider a ‘new way’ of measurement as they increasingly enter complex partnership working arrangements, including shared goals, centralizing, community power and ensuring clear institutional accountability to improve impact on health and health equity.