Dr Leonie Penner

Honorary Research Associate

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Honorary Research Associate, MCHE

ISPOR (Vice president of student chapter at UoM)


After graduating as a pharmacist from the Univerity of Heidelberg in 2014 with the second state examination (Master's equivalent), Leonie absolved her pre-registration year as research intern in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Nottingham and in a community pharmacy in Berlin. Her research in Nottingham focused on an economic evaluation of the New Medicine Service (NMS) in patients with gout.

Since January 2016 Leonie is a fully licensed and registered pharmacist in Germany and worked as hospital pharmacist in Hamburg until 2017.

Leonie joined the Manchester Centre for Health Economics (MCHE) in September 2017 as a PhD student in health economics. Her PhD focused on the use of electronic health records to inform a cost-effectiveness analyses of a system-level digital health technology that aims to prevent hazardous prescribing. 

After her PhD Leonie started a position as a research associate working on different projects in the area of patients safety (e.g., consequences of hazardous prescribing, economic evaluations, survey analysis, medicines adherence during COVID-19).

Since January 2021 Leonie is an honorary research associate at the University of Manchester and continues her close collaboration with MCHE on multiple projects..

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Health Economist's Study Group (HESG)

External positions

Hospital pharmacist, Asklepios Kliniken Hamburg


Research internship, School of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham


Biology, Medicine and Health (BMH) Domains

Education / academic qualifications

  • Master of Pharmacy Ruprecht-Karls Universitat Heidelberg - University of Heidelberg (2012 - 2014)
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy Ruprecht-Karls Universitat Heidelberg - University of Heidelberg (2010 - 2012)

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