Dr. Ellen Kuhlmann

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E-Mail:    Kuhlmann.Ellen@mh-hannover.de

 

Research areas

 

Education

 

About me

My research focuses on four areas with particular interest in international comparison and in global health policy: (1) healthcare systems, policy and governance, (2) health workforce governance and professions, (3) organization and management, (4) gender and public health. My research interests reflect my own professional background as registered nurse specialised in intensive care/anaesthesiology, Master Public Health, and a PhD and post-doc qualification (Habilitation) in sociology with theses addressing issues of healthcare, policy and professions and gender relations.
My previous employment positions in Germany include among others Interim Professorships at the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Technical University Dortmund, and the Faculty of Social Sciences, Goethe-University Frankfurt in Germany, Guest Professor of Healthcare and Policy, University of Siegen, and Assistant Professor at the Centre for Social Policy Bremen, Germany. I gathered clinical experience in nursing in a university hospital and in a mental health/geriatric hospital, and was programme coordinator for 'health promotion at the workplace' at a sickness fund.

International employment positions include two Guest Professorships at Aarhus University, Denmark, Department of Public Health (2019, spring term) and Department of Political Science (2012, spring term), Guest/ Senior Researcher at the Medical Management Centre, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden (2015, FORTE/ Swedish Research Council research grant) and Senior Lecturer for Social Policy and Sociology at the University of Bath, UK (2007-12). Fellowships at McMaster University Canada, Norwegian Social Research Institute (NOVA) Oslo, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, and Kaoshiung Medical University Taiwan add further international experience.
I have served as consultant to the WHO European Region and advisor to the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policy on health workforce issues as well as to national committees and professional associations in Germany on health professions and on gender in public health. Currently I am President of the new section 'Health Workforce Research' of the European Public Health Association (EUPHA).
Further international experiences and professional responsibilities include having served as Vice-President of the European Sociological Association (ESA) (2011-13), as President of Research Committee 52 ‘Professional Groups’ of the International Sociological Association (ISA) (2012-16), and member of the Executive Board of ISA Research Committee 15 ‘Health’ (2014-18). I was member of the Management Committee of the EU FP7 COST action on ‘Medicine and Management’ (IS0903) where I chaired a Working Group. I have served as Associate Editor of BMC Health Services Research and of the European Health Management Association (EHMA) Journal ‘Health Services Management Research’. I am sitting on the Editorial Boards of numerous international journals and serve as reviewer for a wide range of international journals, for the EU COST action programme and for national research councils and foundations in several European countries.

 

Public Health, Master programme

(in German)

 

Medical education, seminar (connected to the working group GandHI/ Global and Health Initiative of the bvmd/ Association of Medical Students Germany)
(in English)

 

I have teaching experience of more than 15 years at various universities in Germany and in England, Denmark and Sweden, and delivered guest lectures in many countries. Main areas include comparative health policy, professional groups, the organisation and management of health and social care, gender and diversity studies, sociological approaches to health and healthcare, and qualitative methodology. I also organised international PhD workshops.

 

Publications (selected, most recent)

 

You may also find me on researchgate; www.researchgate.net/profile/Ellen_Kuhlmann
 

Monographs and edited volumes

Kuhlmann E, Batenburg R, Dussault G (eds.) (2018) A people-centred health workforce in Europe: how to make it happen? Special Issue, Health Policy, 122 (10), 1053-1148; www.sciencedirect.com/journal/health-policy/vol/122/issue/10

Blank RH, Burau V, Kuhlmann E (2017) Comparative Health Policy, fifth edition, Basingstoke: Palgrave www.macmillanihe.com/page/detail/Comparative-Health-Policy/

Kirkpatrick I, Kuhlmann E, Hartley K, Dent M, Lega F (eds.) (2016) Medicine and management in European public hospitals, Special Issue, BMC Health Services Research, Supplement 2; bmchealthservres.biomedcentral.com/articles/supplements/volume-16-supplement-2

Dent M, Bourgeault I, Denis J-L, Kuhlmann E (eds.) (2016) The Routledge Companion to the Professions and Professionalism, London: Routledge www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Companion-to-the-Professions-and-Professionalism/Dent-Bourgeault-Denis-Kuhlmann/p/book/9781138018891

Kuhlmann E, Batenburg R, Dussault G (eds.) (2015) Health workforce governance in Europe, Special Issue, Health Policy, 119 (12), 1515-1654; www.healthpolicyjrnl.com/issue/S0168-8510%2815%29X0012-1

Kuhlmann E, Blank RH, Bourgeault I, Wendt C (eds.) (2015) The Palgrave International Handbook of Healthcare Policy and Governance, Basingstoke: Palgrave www.springer.com/de/book/9781137384928

Kuhlmann E, Annandale E (eds.) (2012) The Palgrave Handbook of Gender and Healthcare, second edition. Basingstoke: Palgrave link.springer.com/book/10.1057%2F9781137295408

Kuhlmann E, Annandale E (eds.) (2012) Transforming health services and policy: New international experiences, Current Sociology, Special Issue, 60 (4), 400-578

Kuhlmann E, Annandale E (eds.) (2012) The Palgrave Handbook of Gender and Healthcare. Basingstoke: Palgrave; www.springer.com/de/book/9780230230316

 

Journal articles (peer-reviewed)

Kaba H, Kuhlmann E, Scheithauer S (2019) Thinking outside the box: association of antimicrobial resistance with climate warming in Europe – A 30-country observational study. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 223, 151-158; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheh.2019.09.008

Kuhlmann E, Shishkin S, Richardson E, Ivanov I, Shvabskii O, Minulin I, Shcheblykina A, Kontsevaya A, Bates K, McKee M (2019). Understanding the role of physicians within the managerial structure of Russian hospitals. Health Policy, 123 (8), 773–781; www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31200948

Agartan TI, Kuhlmann E (2019) New Public Management, physicians and populism: Turkey’s experience with health reforms. Sociology of Health & Illness, 41 (7) 1410–1425; www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31115914

Kuhlmann E, Batenburg R, Wismar M, Dussault G, Maier CB, Glinos, IA, Azzopardi-Muscat N, Bond C, Burau V, Correia T, Groenewegen PP, Hansen J, Hunter D, Khan U, Kluge H, Kroezen M, Leone C, Santic-Milicevic M, Sermeus W. Ungureanu M, for the EUPHA section Health Workforce Research (2018). A call for action to establish a research agenda for building a future health workforce in Europe. Health Research Policy and Systems, 16:52; doi.org/10.1186/s12961-018-0333-x

Kuhlmann E, Groenewegen PP, Bond C, Burau V, Hunter DJ (2018) Primary care workforce development in Europe: an overview of health system responses and stakeholder views, Health Policy, 122 (10), 1055-1062; www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168851018303233

Pavolini E, Kuhlmann E, Agartan TI, Burau V, Mannion R, Speed E (2018) Healthcare governance, professions and populism, is there a relationship? A comparative study of five European countries, Health Policy, 122 (10), 1140-1148; www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168851018304494

(invited, not peer-reviewed) Kuhlmann E, Batenburg R, Dussault G (2018) Guest Editorial. A people-centred health workforce in Europe: how to make it happen?, Special Issue, Health Policy, 122 (10), 1053-1054; www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S016885101830472X

Kuhlmann E, Burau V (2017) Strengthening stakeholder involvement in health workforce governance: why we need to talk about power, Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, 23 (1), 66-68 www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29235372

Burau V, Carstensen K, Fleron SL, Kuhlmann E (2017) Professional groups driving innovation in healthcare: interprofessional working in stroke rehabilitation in Denmark, BMC Health Services Research, 17:662; rdcu.be/vUxF

Essen A, Gerritts R, Kuhlmann E (2017) Patient accessible electronic health records: connecting policy and provider action in the Netherlands, Health Policy and Technology, 6 (2), 134-141 www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2746184/

Kuhlmann E, Ovseiko P, Kurmeyer C, Gutiérrez-Lobos K, Steinböck S, von Knorring M, Buchan AM, Brommels M (2017) Closing the gender leadership gap: a multi-centre cross-country comparison of women in management and leadership in academic health centres in the European Union, Human Resources for Health, 15:2, rdcu.be/om5k

Kuhlmann E, Lauxen O, Larsen C (2016) Regional health workforce monitoring as governance innovation: a German model to coordinate sectoral demand, skill mix and mobility, Human Resources for Health, 14:71; rdcu.be/m4Ul

Pavolini E, Kuhlmann E (2016) Health workforce development in Europe: a matrix for comparing trajectories of change in the professions, Health Policy, 120 (6), 654-664; dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2016.03.002

Ovseiko PV, Greenhalgh T, ...., Kuhlmann E, et al. (2016) A global call for action to include gender in research impact assessment, BMC Health Research Policy and Systems, 14:50; health-policy-systems.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12961-016-0126-z

Kuhlmann E, Rangnitt Y, Knorring M (2016) Medicine and management: looking inside the box of changing hospital governance, BMC Health Services Research, 16:159; www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/16/S2/159

Kirkpatrick I, Kuhlmann E, Hartley K, Dent M, Lega F (2016) Medicine and management in European hospitals: a comparative overview, BMC Health Services Research, 16: 171; bmchealthservres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12913-016-1388-4

Kuhlmann E, Batenburg R, Dussault G (2016) Where health workforce research meets health services management, Health Services Management Research, 29 (1-2), 21-24; hsm.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/03/23/0951484816637747.abstract

Kuhlmann E, Batenburg R, Dussault G (2015) Guest Editorial: Health workforce governance in Europe: where are we going?, Health Policy, 119 (12), 1515-1516 DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2015.10.008

Kuhlmann E, Larsen C (2015) Why we need multi-level health workforce governance: case studies from nursing and medicine in Germany, Health Policy, 119 (12), 1636-1635; www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26321192

Kuhlmann E, von Knorring M (2014) Management and medicine: why we need a new approach to the relationship, Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, 19 (3), 189-191 journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1355819614524946

(invited, not peer-reviewed) Kuhlmann E (2014) Was muss passieren, damit Krankenhäuser geschlechtergerechter werden?, Deutsches Ärzteblatt, 111 (A23-24), 4, www.aerzteblatt.de/pdf/111/23/s4.pdf

(invited, not peer-reviewed) Kuhlmann E (2014) Arbeits- und Karrierebedingungen im Krankenhaus: Warum Fachkräftesicherung ohne geschlechtergerechte Organisationsentwicklung nicht zu haben ist, Hessisches Ärzteblatt, 75 (12), 698-699

Kuhlmann E, Burau V, Correia T, Lewandowski R, Lionis C, Noordegraaf M, Repullo J (2013) ”A manager in the minds of doctors”: a comparison of new modes of control in European hospitals, BMC Health Services Research, 13:246; bmchealthservres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1472-6963-13-246

Kuhlmann E, Batenburg R, Groenewegen PP, Larsen C (2013) Bringing a European perspective to the health human resources debate: A scoping study, Health Policy, 110, 6-13; www.healthpolicyjrnl.com/article/S0168-8510(12)00298-9/abstract

Kuhlmann E, Larsen C (2013) Langzeitpflege im europäischen Vergleich: Herausforderungen und Strategien der Sicherung der Pflegepersonalressourcen, Bundesgesundheitsblatt, 56, 1064-1071; link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00103-013-1745-y

Kuhlmann E, Larsen C (2014) Care, Governance und Professionsentwicklung, Soziale Welt, Sonderband, 229-246

Kuhlmann E (2013) Riders on the storm: the professions and healthcare governance, Saúde & Tecnologia (Portugal), 10 (Suppl), 6-10; repositorio.ipl.pt/handle/10400.21/2590

Kuhlmann E (2013) Sociology of professions: towards international context-sensitive approaches, South African Review of Sociology, 44 (2), 7-17; www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/21528586.2013.802534

Kuhlmann E, Annandale E (2012) Researching transformations in health services and policy in international perspective, Current Sociology, 60 (4), 401-414; journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0011392112438325

Kuhlmann E, Annandale E (2012) Mainstreaming gender into healthcare: a scoping exercise into policy transfer in England and Germany, Current Sociology, 60 (4), 551-568; journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0011392112438339

Kuhlmann E (2012) From women’s health to gender mainstreaming and back again: linking feminist agendas and health policy, selected for the 60th Anniversary Current Sociology E-Journal, csi.sagepub.com/content/57/2/135.full.pdf+html (reprint)

Kuhlmann E, Burau V, Larsen C, Lewandowski R, Lionis C, Repullo J (2012) Medicine and management in European healthcare systems: how do they matter in the control of clinical practice?, International Journal of Clinical Practice, 65 (7), 722-724 onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1742-1241.2011.02665.x
 

Chapters in books

Greer SL, Kuhlmann E (2019) ‘Health and education policy: Labour markets, qualifications, and the struggle over standards’, in St. John, S. and Murphy, M. (eds.) Education and public policy in the European Union: crossing boundaries. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 67-88

Kuhlmann E, Maier CB, Dussault G, Larsen C, Pavolini E, Ungureanu M (2017) EU law and policy on health professional mobility, in Hervey TK, Young CA, Bishop L (eds.) Research Handbook in EU Health Law and Policy, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 111-133

Kuhlmann E, Agartan T, von Knorring M (2016) Professions and governance, in Dent M, Bourgeault I, Denis J-L, Kuhlmann E (eds.) The Routledge Companion to the Professions and Professionalism, London: Routledge, 31-44

Kuhlmann E (2016) Governing the professions and professionalism: introduction, in Dent M, Bourgeault I, Denis J-L, Kuhlmann E (eds.) The Routledge Companion to the Professions and Professionalism, London: Routledge, 87-90

Dent M, Bourgeault I, Denis J-L, Kuhlmann E (2016) ‘Introduction: The changing world of professions and professionalism’, in Dent M, Bourgeault I, Denis J-L, Kuhlmann E (eds.) The Routledge Companion to the Professions and Professionalism, London: Routledge, 1-10

Kuhlmann E (2016) Gendergerechte Perspektiven auf Gesundheit und Gesundheitsversorgung, in Richter M, Hurrelmann K (eds.) Soziologie von Gesundheit und Krankheit, Wiesbaden: Springer, 183-196

Kuhlmann E, Burau V (2015) “Soft governance” and the knowledge-power bonds in professionalism, in Klenk T, Pavolini E (eds.) Restructuring Welfare Governance: marketization, managerialism, and welfare state professionalism, Bingley: Emerald, 145-162

Kuhlmann E (2015) Gendertheorien, in Kolip P, Hurrelmann K (eds.) Handbuch Geschlecht, Gesundheit und Krankheit, second revised edition, Bern: Huber, 20-33

Kuhlmann E, Blank RH, Bourgeault I, Wendt C (2015) Healthcare policy and governance in international perspective, in Kuhlmann E, Blank RH, Bourgeault I, Wendt C (eds.) The Palgrave International Handbook of Healthcare Policy and Governance, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2-19

Kuhlmann E, Annandale E (2015) Gender and healthcare policy, in Kuhlmann E, Blank RH, Bourgeault I, Wendt C (eds) The Palgrave International Handbook of Healthcare Policy and Governance, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 578-596

Kuhlmann E, Groenewegen PP, Batenburg R, Larsen C (2015) Health human resources policy: a European approach, in Kuhlmann E, Blank RH, Bourgeault I, Wendt C (eds.) The Palgrave International Handbook of Healthcare Policy and Governance, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 289-307

Kirkpatrick I, Hartley K, Kuhlmann E, Veronesi G (2015) Clinical management and professionalism, in Kuhlmann E, Blank RH, Bourgeault I, Wendt C (eds.) The Palgrave International Handbook of Healthcare Policy and Governance, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 325-340

Kuhlmann E, Annandale E (2012) Gender and health research, in Saks M, Allsop J (eds.) Researching Health: Qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods, second edition. London: Sage, 351-365

Kuhlmann E, Bourgeault I, Larsen C, Schofield T (2012) Gendering health human resource management and policy, in Kuhlmann E, Annandale E (eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Gender and Healthcare, second edition. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 72-91

Kuhlmann E, Annandale E (2012) Bringing gender to the heart of health policy, practice and research, in Kuhlmann E, Annandale E (eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Gender and Healthcare, second edition. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 1-18

Cheng L-F, Kuhlmann E, Annandale E (2012) Gender mainstreaming at the crossroads of eastern-western healthcare, in Kuhlmann E, Annandale E (eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Gender and Healthcare, second edition. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 455-470

Annandale E, Kuhlmann E (2012) Gender and healthcare: the future, in Kuhlmann E, Annandale E (eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Gender and Healthcare, second edition. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 505-520

 

Other publications

Paulmann V, Kuhlmann E (2019) Absolventenbefragung: Weckruf für die Fachkräftesicherung, Deutsches Ärzteblatt, 2019, 116(15): A–729-731; www.aerzteblatt.de/archiv/206771

Kuhlmann E. Die #Me-too Debatte: Warum wir Public Health Perspectiven brauchen, Public Health Forum, 2019, 27(2), 151–153; doi.org/10.1515/pubhef-2019-0020

Kuhlmann E. Gesundheitsfachberufe: Politik, Praxis, Perspektiven in Europa, Public Health Forum, 2018, 26 (1), 45-48

Kuhlmann E. Arbeits- und Karrierebedingungen im Krankenhaus: Warum Fachkräftesicherung ohne geschlechtergerechte Organisationsentwicklung nicht zu haben ist, invited article, Hessisches Ärzteblatt, 2014, 75 (12), 698-699

Kuhlmann E, Larsen C. Care, Governance und Professionsentwicklung, Soziale Welt, 2014, Sonderband, 229-246

Kuhlmann E. Was muss passieren, damit Krankenhäuser geschlechtergerechter werden? invited comment, Deutsches Ärzteblatt, 2014, 111 (A23-24), 4, http://www.aerzteblatt.de/pdf/111/23/s4.pdf