Associate Professor Simon Denny
M.P.H., Ph.D., FRACP
Simon Denny is an Associate Professor and Paediatrician working at the Centre for Youth Health in South Auckland and University of Auckland. He completed his adolescent training in the USA where he was a 2000-01 Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy. He was the Principal Investigator of Youth’07 which was New Zealand’s second National Youth Health and Wellbeing survey. He has published extensively on youth health issues in New Zealand and was the chair of the Adolescent Health Research Group and Society of Youth Health Professionals Aotearoa New Zealand.
Research | Current
I am interested in adolescent development, epidemiology and effective interventions for young people. I am currently working on evaluating school based health care using observational data.
Teaching | Current
I lead teaching of the post-graduate academic specialisation in youth health, supervise postgraduate research students and teach undergraduate MBChB students in paediatric and adolescent medicine
Nicki Jackson - The role of the neighbourhood in adolescent alcohol use
Song Chan - Risk factors for suicide and self-harming behaviours in New Zealand adolescents.
2015 Robert H. DuRant Award for Statistical Rigor, Innovation and Excellence in Research
2011 Outstanding Kidzfirst Achievement Award
2007 Finalist - Health Section, Maori Language Week Awards, Maori Language Commission
2000 Harkness Fellowship in Health Care Policy, Commonwealth Fund, New York
1999 Starship Children’s Hospital Star Award
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Denny, S., Lewycka, S., Utter, J., Fleming, T., Peiris-John, R., Sheridan, J., ... Bullen, P. (2016). The association between socioeconomic deprivation and secondary school students' health: Findings from a latent class analysis of a national adolescent health survey. International Journal for Equity in Health, 15.10.1186/s12939-016-0398-5
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Janie Sheridan, Sonia Lewycka, Pat Bullen, Terryann Clark, Roshini Peiris-John, Theresa Fleming
- Ameratunga, S., & Denny, S. (2016). GBD 2013: a window into the world of young people. Lancet (London, England), 387 (10036), 2353-2354. 10.1016/s0140-6736(16)30296-3
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Shanthi Ameratunga
- Denny, S., Lucassen, M. F. G., Stuart, J., Fleming, T., Bullen, P., Peiris-John, R., ... Utter, J. (2016). The association between supportive high school environments and depressive symptoms and suicidality among sexual minority students. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 45 (3), 248-261. 10.1080/15374416.2014.958842
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Roshini Peiris-John, Theresa Fleming, Jennifer Utter, Pat Bullen, Mathijs Lucassen