Dr Edel Doherty

BA., MA, Ph.D

Contact Details

Lecturer Above The Bar
Disipline of Economics
JE Cairnes
School of Business and Economics
NUI Galway
T: Ext. 3043
E: edel.doherty@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher
 

Biography

                                                                    
Edel Doherty is a lecturer in Economics at the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics and she is a member of the Health Economics & Policy Analysis Centre (HEPAC). Her research is focused on the application of discrete choice experiments, economic evaluation and econometrics in Health and Environmental Economics. She has published across a range of areas and she is particularly interested in exploring the socio-economic drivers of health, health inequalities and preferences for health and healthcare. Her work to date has been published in a number of leading international peer-reviewed journals such as Social Science and Medicine, the Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organisation, Health Affairs, Economics and Human Biology, European Review of Agricultural Economics and the Journal of Agricultural Economics.  Since joining NUI Galway Edel has participated in a number of successful European and National research funding applications to the value of over €3.5 million euro. Previously Edel worked at Queen’s University Belfast and she was a visiting scholar to the UC Berkeley in 2009 and Simon Fraser University in 2019.     

Edel is the Co-Director of the B.Comm Global Experience Year. 
In 2014/15 Edel was the Director of the Higher Diploma in Business. 
 

Research Interests

My research interests lie in applied health economics research and I have also undertaken a number of applied studies in the area of environmental economics.  I am interested in the application of microeconometrics and the discrete choice experiment methodology to address issues primarily in health and environment. In health economics, I have used microeconometric techniques to examine issues related to burden of disease, particularly around healthcare usage and the cost of illness, health inequalities and social exclusion.   I have worked on projects in the areas of obesity, chronic pain, vaccinations, dementia, mental health and population health. In environmental economics, I have mainly used non-market valuation methods, particularly discrete choice experiments, to examine preferences in areas such as recreation, water quality and agri-schemes. 

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
Health Impact Assessment of Deep Energy Renovations on Irish Domestic Dwelling 27-JAN-20 27-JAN-23
Cherish Keds 27-SEP-18 26-SEP-19
Risk Aqua Soil - Atlantic Risk Management Plan in water and soil (Interreg) 31-MAY-17 30-NOV-20
Benefit Transfer for Irish Water 01-JAN-12 22-OCT-12
Designing, Evaluating and inplementing a pilot complex intervention - UCC led HRB ICE project 29-JAN-16 28-JAN-19
lifetime costs of childhood overweight & obesity 01-MAY-15 31-OCT-16
EDEL DOHERTY GENERAL ACCOUNT 06-JUN-14 06-JUN-21
Total Factor Productiviy of Irish Agriculture: Measurement, Sources and Comparisons 01-DEC-14 31-MAR-18

Contract Researchers

  Researcher Name Project Role Funding Body
Nina Wemhem SEAI- Haven Postdoctoral Researcher Other Government
Sinead Mellett RiskAquaSoil Post-Doctoral Researcher EU
Michelle Queally HRB: Cherish Postdoctoral Researcher Health Research Board (HRB)

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2020) 'Budget impact analysis of an early identification and referral model for diagnosing patients with suspected rheumatoid arthritis in Ireland'
Kelleher, D., Barry, L., McGowan, B., Doherty, E., Carey, J.J., Kane, D (2020) 'Budget impact analysis of an early identification and referral model for diagnosing patients with suspected rheumatoid arthritis in Ireland'. Rheumatology Advances in Practice, [DOI] [Details]
(2020) 'Health inequities in unscheduled healthcare for children with intellectual disabilities in Ireland: a study protocol'
Nicholson E, Doherty E, Somanadhan S, Guerin S, Schreiber J, Bury G, Kroll T, Raley M, McAuliffe E (2020) 'Health inequities in unscheduled healthcare for children with intellectual disabilities in Ireland: a study protocol'. HRB Open Research, [DOI] [Details]
(2020) 'The COVID-19 pandemic in Ireland: An overview of the health service and economic policy response'
Kennelly, B., O' Callaghan, M., Coughlan, D., Cullinan, J., Doherty, E., Glynn, L., Moloney, E., Queally, M. (2020) (2020) 'The COVID-19 pandemic in Ireland: An overview of the health service and economic policy response'. Health Policy And Technology, [DOI] [Details]
(2020) 'An initial catchment level assessment of the value of Ireland’s agroecosystem services'
Norton, D., Hynes, S., Buckley, C., Ryan, M. and Doherty, E. (2020) 'An initial catchment level assessment of the value of Ireland’s agroecosystem services'. Biology And Environment-Proceedings Of The Royal Irish Academy, [Details]
(2020) 'Examining the transnational health preferences of a group of Eastern European migrants relative to a European host population using the EQ-5D-5L'
1. Kelleher, D., Barry,L., Hobbins,A., O'Neill, S., Doherty, E., O'Neill, C (2020) 'Examining the transnational health preferences of a group of Eastern European migrants relative to a European host population using the EQ-5D-5L'. Social Science And Medicine, 246 [Details]
(2020) 'Preferences for weight loss treatment amongst treatment-seeking patients with severe obesity: A discrete choice experiment'
Queally, M., Doherty, E., Finuncane, F and O’Neill, C (2020) 'Preferences for weight loss treatment amongst treatment-seeking patients with severe obesity: A discrete choice experiment'. Applied Health Economics And Health Policy, [Details]
(2020) 'A Collaborative Approach to Developing Sustainable Behaviour Change Interventions for Childhood Obesity Prevention: Development of the Choosing Healthy Eating for Infant Health (CHErIsH) Intervention and Implementation Strategy'
Toomey, E., Matvienko-Sikar, K., Doherty, E., Harrington, J., Hayes, C.B., Heary, C., Hennessy, M., Kelly, C., McHugh, S., McSharry, J., O'Halloran, J., Queally, M., Heffernan, T., Kearney, P.M., Byrne, M. (2020) 'A Collaborative Approach to Developing Sustainable Behaviour Change Interventions for Childhood Obesity Prevention: Development of the Choosing Healthy Eating for Infant Health (CHErIsH) Intervention and Implementation Strategy'. British Journal Of Health Psychology, [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'Choosing Healthy Eating for Infant Health (CHErIsH) study: protocol for a feasibility study'
Matvienko-Sikar, K;Toomey, E;Queally, M;Flannery, C;Neill, KO;Dinan, TG;Doherty, E;Harrington, JM;Hayes, C;Heary, C;Hennessy, M;Kelly, C;Mc Hugh, SM;McSharry, J;Stanton, C;Heffernan, T;Byrne, M;Kearney, PM (2019) 'Choosing Healthy Eating for Infant Health (CHErIsH) study: protocol for a feasibility study'. BMJ Open, 9 [DOI] [Details]
(2020) 'Public preferences for home care services for people with dementia: A discrete choice experiment on personhood'
Walsh S;O'Shea E;Pierse T;Kennelly B;Keogh F;Doherty E; (2020) 'Public preferences for home care services for people with dementia: A discrete choice experiment on personhood'. Social Science & Medicine (1982), 245 [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'Role of integrated knowledge translation in developing and implementing a multicomponent infant feeding intervention: Insights from the CHErIsH study'
Calnan, Susan; Toomey, Elaine; Matvienko-Sikar, K; Hayes, C; McHugh, Sheena; Flannery, C; O'Neill, K; Doherty, E; Hennessy, M; Kelly, C; Heary, C; Queally, M; Heffernan, T; Byrne, M; Kearney, PM (2019) 'Role of integrated knowledge translation in developing and implementing a multicomponent infant feeding intervention: Insights from the CHErIsH study'. The European Health Psychologist, 21 (1):588-594 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2018) 'Judgement analysis of case severity and future risk of disability regarding chronic low back pain by general practitioners in Ireland'
Dwyer,C.P., MacNeela,P., Durand, H., Gibbons, A., Reynolds,B., Doherty,E., Conneely,S., Slattery,B.W., Murphy, A.W. McGuire, B.E. (2018) 'Judgement analysis of case severity and future risk of disability regarding chronic low back pain by general practitioners in Ireland'. Plos One, [Details]
(2018) 'The preferences of young adults with Type 1 diabetes at clinics using a discrete choice experiment approach'
McMorrow L, O' Hara MC, Hynes L, Cunningham A, Caulfield A, Duffy C, Keighron C, Mullins M, Long M, Walsh D, Byrne M, Kennelly B, Gillespie P, Dinneen S, Doherty E (2018) 'The preferences of young adults with Type 1 diabetes at clinics using a discrete choice experiment approach'. Diabetic Medicine, [Details]
(2018) 'Do Mothers Accurately Identify their Child's Overweight/Obesity Status During Early Childhood?'
Queally M, Doherty E, Matvienko-Sikar K, Toomey E, Cullinan J, Harrington J, Kearney P (2018) 'Do Mothers Accurately Identify their Child's Overweight/Obesity Status During Early Childhood?'. International Journal Of Behavioral Nutrition And Physical Activity, 15 (56) [Details]
(2017) 'The Impact of Childhood Overweight and Obesity on Healthcare Utilisation'
Doherty E, Queally M, Cullinan J, Gillespie P (2017) 'The Impact of Childhood Overweight and Obesity on Healthcare Utilisation'. Economics and Human Biology, [Details]
(2017) 'The economic impact of medication error: A systematic review'
Walsh, E., Bradley, C., Sahm, L., Doherty, E and Kearney, P (2017) 'The economic impact of medication error: A systematic review'. Pharmacoepidemiology And Drug Safety, [Details]
(2017) 'Low expectations: Do teachers underestimate the ability of overweight children or the children of overweight mothers?'
Queally, M., Doherty, E., Finucane, F., & O’Neill, C (2017) 'Low expectations: Do teachers underestimate the ability of overweight children or the children of overweight mothers?'. Economics and Human Biology, [Details]
(2016) 'Since The Start Of The Vaccines For Children Program, Uptake Has Increased, And Most Disparities Have Decreased'
Walsh, B., Doherty, E., O'Neill, C (2016) 'Since The Start Of The Vaccines For Children Program, Uptake Has Increased, And Most Disparities Have Decreased'. Health Affairs, 35 :356-364 [Details]
(2016) 'Healthcare utilization of cancer survivors over 50yrs in Ireland'
Coughlan, D., Doherty, E., Ward, P, Frick K, O'Neill, C (2016) 'Healthcare utilization of cancer survivors over 50yrs in Ireland'. Irish Medical Journal, [Details]
(2015) 'Learning, fatigue and preference formation in discrete choice experiments'
Campbell, D., Boeri, M., Doherty E., Hutchinson, G. (2015) 'Learning, fatigue and preference formation in discrete choice experiments'. Journal Of Economic Behavior And Organization, [Details]
(2015) 'An examination of the relationships between service use and alternative measures of obesity among community dwelling adults in Ireland'
Doherty, E., Queally, M. and C.O'Neill (2015) 'An examination of the relationships between service use and alternative measures of obesity among community dwelling adults in Ireland'. European Journal Of Health Economics, [Details]
(2015) 'Overweight and obesity on the Island of Ireland: an estimation of costs'
Dee, A., Callan, A., Doherty, E., O’Neill, C., McVeigh, T., Sweeney, MR., Staines, A., Kearns, K., Fitzgerald, S., Sharp, L., Kee, F., Hughes, J., Balanda, K and Perry, I. (2015) 'Overweight and obesity on the Island of Ireland: an estimation of costs'. BMJ Open, [Details]
(2015) 'The prevalence, impact and cost of chronic non-cancer pain in Irish primary schoolchildren (PRIME-C): protocol for a longitudinal school-based survey'
O'Higgins, S,Doherty, E,NicGabhainn, S,Murphy, A,Hogan, M,O'Neill, C,McGuire, BE (2015) 'The prevalence, impact and cost of chronic non-cancer pain in Irish primary schoolchildren (PRIME-C): protocol for a longitudinal school-based survey'. BMJ Open, 5 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Modelling the preferences of students for alternative assignment designs using the Discrete Choice Experiment methodology'
Kennelly, B., Flannery, D., Considine. J., Doherty. E., & Hynes, S. (2015) 'Modelling the preferences of students for alternative assignment designs using the Discrete Choice Experiment methodology'. Practical Assessment, Research and Evaluation, [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Decomposing socioeconomic inequality in child vaccination: results from Ireland'
Walsh B, Doherty E, O’Neill C. (2014) 'Decomposing socioeconomic inequality in child vaccination: results from Ireland'. Vaccine, [Details]
(2014) 'Comparing the clinical-effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of an internet-delivered Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) intervention with a waiting list control among adults with chronic pain: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial'
Hayes S, Hogan M, Dowd H, Doherty E, O’Higgins S, Nic Gabhain S (2014) 'Comparing the clinical-effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of an internet-delivered Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) intervention with a waiting list control among adults with chronic pain: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial'. BMJ Open, 4 [Details]
(2014) 'Minority Status, Social Welfare Status and their Association with Child Participation in Sporting, Cultural and Community Activities'
Coughlan, B,Doherty, E,O'Neill, C,McGuire, BE (2014) 'Minority Status, Social Welfare Status and their Association with Child Participation in Sporting, Cultural and Community Activities'. Economic And Social Review, 45 :65-85 [Details]
(2014) 'Valuing ecosystem services across water bodies: Results from a discrete choice experiment'
Doherty, E., Murphy, G, Hynes, S. and Buckley, C. (2014) 'Valuing ecosystem services across water bodies: Results from a discrete choice experiment'. Ecosystem Services, 7 :89-97 [Details]
(2014) 'Chronic disease burden associated with overweight and obesity in Ireland: the effects of a small BMI reduction at population level'
Kearns, K; Dee, A; Fitzgerald, A.P; Doherty, E and Perry IJ (2014) 'Chronic disease burden associated with overweight and obesity in Ireland: the effects of a small BMI reduction at population level'. BMC Public Health, 14 [Details]
(2014) 'Estimating the health-care usage associated with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis in an older adult population in Ireland'
Doherty, E,O'Neill, C (2014) 'Estimating the health-care usage associated with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis in an older adult population in Ireland'. Journal Of Public Health, 36 :504-510 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Combining discrete and continuous mixing distributions to identify niche markets for food'
Campbell, D,Doherty, E (2013) 'Combining discrete and continuous mixing distributions to identify niche markets for food'. European Review Of Agricultural Economics, 40 :287-311 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Models of Site-choice for Walks in Rural Ireland: Exploring Cost Heterogeneity'
Doherty, E,Campbell, D,Hynes, S (2013) 'Models of Site-choice for Walks in Rural Ireland: Exploring Cost Heterogeneity'. Journal Of Agricultural Economics, 64 :446-466 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Of mice and pens: A discrete choice experiment on student preferences for assignment systems in economics'
Flannery, D., Kennelly, B., Doherty, E. Hynes, S. and Considine, J. (2013) 'Of mice and pens: A discrete choice experiment on student preferences for assignment systems in economics'. International Review of Economics Education, 14 :57-70 [Details]
(2013) 'Examining labelling effects in discrete choice experiments: an application to recreational site choice'
Doherty, E., Campbell, D., Hynes, S and van Rensburg, T. (2013) 'Examining labelling effects in discrete choice experiments: an application to recreational site choice'. Journal Of Environmental Management, [Details]
(2013) 'Demand for improved food safety and quality: a comparison of two countries'
Doherty, E and Campbell D (2013) 'Demand for improved food safety and quality: a comparison of two countries'. British Food Journal, [Details]
(2012) 'Estimating the impact of overweight and obesity related healthcare use in the Republic of Ireland using Slán data'
Doherty E., Dee, A and O’Neill C (2012) 'Estimating the impact of overweight and obesity related healthcare use in the Republic of Ireland using Slán data'. Economic And Social Review, 43 :227-250 [Details]
(2012) 'Site choices in recreational demand: a matter of utility maximization or regret minimization?'
Boeri, M. Longo, A., Doherty, E. and Hynes, S. (2012) 'Site choices in recreational demand: a matter of utility maximization or regret minimization?'. Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy, 1 (1):32-47 [Details]
(2012) 'Exploring preferences towards the provision of farmland walking trails: A supply and demand perspective'
Howley, P,Doherty, E,Buckley, C,Hynes, S,van Rensburg, T,Green, S (2012) 'Exploring preferences towards the provision of farmland walking trails: A supply and demand perspective'. Land Use Policy, 29 :111-118 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Walking in the Irish countryside – landowner preferences and attitudes to improved access provision'
Buckley C., Hynes, S., van Rensburg, T and Doherty E (2009) 'Walking in the Irish countryside – landowner preferences and attitudes to improved access provision'. Journal Of Environmental Planning And Management, 52 (8):1053-1070 [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
The Lancet, 392, S1-S97
Toomey, E., Byrne, M., Houghton, C., Kelly, C., Matvienko-Sikar, K., McSharry, J., Queally, M., Doherty, E., Hayes, C., Hennessy, M., McHugh, S., Kearney, P.M. and Heary, C. on behalf of the CHErIsH study Health-care professional and parental views and experiences of implementing infant feeding interventions: A qualitative evidence synthesis The Lancet, 392, S1-S97 [Details]
(2017) SPHeRE Network 3rd Annual Conference
Toomey E, Kearney P, Byrne M, Doherty E, Hayes C, Harrington J, McHugh S, Matvienko-Sikar K, Queally M, Heary C, Hennessy M, McSharry J, Kelly C (2017) Using an infant feeding intervention to target childhood obesity: Background, rationale and impact of the HRB Interdisciplinary Capacity Enhancement (ICE) Childhood Obesity project SPHeRE Network 3rd Annual Conference [Details]
(2015) Growing up in Ireland
Queally, M., Doherty, E., Finucane, F., & O’Neill, C (2015) Obesity Stigma Growing up in Ireland [Details]
(2016) European Obesity Summit
Queally, M., Doherty, E., Finucane, F., & O’Neill, C (2016) The role of adiposity in perceived ability within Ireland's education system European Obesity Summit [Details]
(2016) European Diabetes Epidemiology Group (EDEG)
Queally, M., Doherty, E., Finucane, F., & O’Neill, C (2016) The role of adiposity in perceived ability within Ireland's primary education system European Diabetes Epidemiology Group (EDEG) [Details]
(2016) Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED) Annual Scientific Meeting 2016
Fischer M, Kennedy KM, Ker J, O'Connor P, Doherty E and Kropmans TJB (2016) Assessment of Situational Awareness in Undergraduate Medical Education by Objective Structured Clinical Evaluation: A Literature Review Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED) Annual Scientific Meeting 2016 Belfast, United Kingdom, [Details]
(2015) Irish Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting
O’Higgins, S., Durand, H. Taheny, D., Doherty, E., Nic Gabhainn, S., Murphy, A.W., Hogan, M., O’Neill, C., McGuire, B. (2015) Prevalence, impact and cost of chronic pain in Irish schoolchildren: results from a longitudinal study (PRIME-C) Irish Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting Dublin, [Details]
(2015) Irish Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting
Durand, H., O’Higgins, S., Doherty, E., Nic Gabhainn, S., Murphy,A.W., Hogan, M., O’Neill, C., McGuire, B. (2015) Persistent and recurrent pain in childhood: patterns of childhood chronic pain over two years (PRIME-C) Irish Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting Dublin, [Details]
(2015) 29th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society
Durand, H., O’Higgins, S., Doherty, E., Nic Gabhainn, S. & McGuire, B. (2015) Not seeing eye-to-eye: differential reporting of chronic pain by children and their parents (PRIME-C) 29th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society Limassol, Cyprus, [Details]
(2014) Chronic pain in school-aged children in Ireland. Results from the PRIME-C study on prevalence, impact and economic costs
O’Higgins, S., Hayes, S., Doherty, E., Nic Gabhainn, S., MacNeela, P., Murphy, A., Kropmans, T., O’Neill, C. & McGuire, B. (2014) O’Higgins, S., Hayes, S., Doherty, E., Nic Gabhainn, S., MacNeela, P., Murphy, A., Kropmans, T., O’Neill, C. & McGuire, B Chronic pain in school-aged children in Ireland. Results from the PRIME-C study on prevalence, impact and economic costs Innsbruck, [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2020) Farmers’ Attitudes and Preferences for Climate Change Adaptation: An Irish Case Study.
40. Mellett, S., Doherty, E., Nee, S., James, J., Berthoumieu, J.F., O’Hora, D., Ryan, M., & Couldrick, L (2020) Farmers’ Attitudes and Preferences for Climate Change Adaptation: An Irish Case Study. NUI Galway, Galway. [DOI] [Details]
(2018) Children and Youth Affairs Report on Tackling Childhood Obesity.
Matvienko-Sikar, K., Toomey, E., Queally, M., Hennessy, M., Byrne, M., Kelly, C., Hayes, C., Doherty, E., Heary, C., McHugh, S., Kearney, P.M (2018) Children and Youth Affairs Report on Tackling Childhood Obesity. Houses of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Children and Youth Affairs Report on Tackling Childhood, Houses of the Oireachtas. [Details]
(2014) An evaluation of parental social welfare status and their children’s psychosocial adjustment and involvement in community and cultural activities.
Coughlan, B, McKenne, PP, Doherty, E, O'Neill, C and McGuire B (2014) An evaluation of parental social welfare status and their children’s psychosocial adjustment and involvement in community and cultural activities. Family Support Agency, Dublin. [Details]
(2014) Using a discrete choice method to calculate generic values for water.
Murphy, G, Hynes, S, Doherty, E., Buckley, C, Corless, R (2014) Using a discrete choice method to calculate generic values for water. Environmental Protection Agency, Dublin. [Details]
(2012) Using Benefit Transfer Techniques to Estimate the Value of achieving ‘Good Ecological’ Status in Irish Water Bodies.
Norton, D., Hynes, S., Doherty, E. Buckley, C., Campbell, D. and Stithou, M. (2012) Using Benefit Transfer Techniques to Estimate the Value of achieving ‘Good Ecological’ Status in Irish Water Bodies. EPA, http://www.epa.ie/pubs/reports/research/water/strivereport94.html. [Details]
(2012) Economic Cost of Overweight and Obesity on the island of Ireland.
Perry, I., Dee, A., O’Neill, C., Callan, A., Doherty, E., Staines, A., McVeigh, T., Sweeney, M.R., O’Dwyer, V., Kearns, K., Sharp, L., Kee, F., Hughes and J., Balanda, K (2012) Economic Cost of Overweight and Obesity on the island of Ireland. Safefood, Dublin. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2017) Growing up in Ireland, ESRI, Dublin,
Queally, M., Doherty, E., Matvienko-Sikar, K., Toomey, E., Cullinan, J., Harrington, J. and Kearney, P. (2017) Maternal perception of their child’s weight status during early childhood and the CHErIsH study. [Oral Presentation], Growing up in Ireland, ESRI, Dublin, ESRI, Dublin , 08-MAY-17. [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(2013) 20th Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Toulouse, France, August 26th to 28th.
Doherty, E., Murphy, G, Hynes, S. and Buckley, C. (2013) 20th Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Toulouse, France, August 26th to 28th. Conference Paper [Details]
(2013) 23rd Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium, ENVIRON 2013, The Ryan Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway, January 30th to February 1st, 2013.
Murphy, G., Hynes, S., Doherty, E., Buckley, C. (2013) 23rd Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium, ENVIRON 2013, The Ryan Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway, January 30th to February 1st, 2013. Conference Paper [Details]

Policy Contribution

  Year Publication
(2018) Choosing Healthy Eating for Infant Health Policy Brief.
Matvienko-Sikar, K., Queally, M., Toomey, E., Hennessy, M., Byrne, M., Kelly, C., Hayes, C., Doherty, E., Heary, C., McHugh, S., Kearney, P.M., (2018) Choosing Healthy Eating for Infant Health Policy Brief. Policy Contribution [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2008 Bob O Connor Prize Agricultural Economics Society
2009 Visiting Scholar, University of California, Berkeley NUI Galway
2014 Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education NUI Galway

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
International Association of Health Economists Member /
Environ: Environmental Science Association of Ireland Member /
Health Economics Association of Ireland Member /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Virtual Seminar on the Economics of Risky Behaviour Member of Advisory Board /
Advisory board to the Irish Government Economic and Evaluation Service Member /
Programme Steering Committee for: Scalable behavioural weight management programmes for the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes PGfAR Programme RP PG 0216 20010, University of Cambridge Member /
ASPHER Working Group on Healthcare Economic Evaluation in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe Member /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
NUI Galway Lecturer in Economics 01-MAR-14 / 09-NOV-20
NUI Galway Postodoctoral Researcher 01-NOV-11 / 01-MAR-14
Queen's University Belfast Postodoctoral Researcher 01-JAN-10 / 01-NOV-11

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2003 NUI Galway Bachelor of Arts Public and Social Policy
2004 NUI Galway Master of Economic Science Economics
2010 NUI Galway PhD Economics

Reviews

  Journal Role
Value In Health Reviewer
Ecosystem Services Reviewer
Economic And Social Review Reviewer
Science Of The Total Environment Reviewer
European Journal Of Health Economics Reviewer
Journal Of Environmental Management Reviewer
Journal Of Environmental Planning And Management Reviewer
Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy Reviewer
Ecological Applications Reviewer
European Review Of Agricultural Economics Reviewer
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health Editoral Board
Ecological Economics Reviewer
Social Science And Medicine Reviewer
BMC Pregnancy And Childbirth Reviewer

Other Activities

  Description

Public Engagement Several of the research studies and publications that I have been involved in have received interest from the media. See examples below. Date and Source Article Title 5/03/2020: RTE Brainstorm: How media coverage shapes our opinion of climate change Echo Live, 31/01/2020: Patients with severe obesity want treatments that offer access to psychological services - study 02/19: Connaught Tribune: NUI Galway study aims to equip farms with the know-how to adapt better to climate change events 14/05/19 IRISH TECH NEWS: Nui Galway To Host 7th Eugeo Congress With A Focus On Agriculture And Climate Change 18/03/19: RTE Brainstorm: How rural and agricultural areas can deal with climate change 12/12/18 Engineers Journal: NUIG plan for better resilience to climatic changes in agricultural and rural areas 12/18: Irish Examiner: Project to boost rural response to climate risk 11/18: Irish Farmers Journal: Soil Fertility key to climate change Galway Advertiser, 02/09/2018: NUI Galway childhood obesity study finds low awareness among mothers Galway Bay FM, 01/08/2018: NUIG study reveals 1 in 5 mothers cannot tell if child is overweight or obese The Sun, 01/08/2018: LOVE IS BLIND One in five Irish mums unable to tell if their preschool kids are overweight or obese, new study reveals Irish Heart Foundation, 07/08/2019: Mothers fail to recognise obesity in their children Sunday Times, 01/07/2018: Irish Mothers do not recognise if their child is overweight Engineers Ireland, 30/10/2018: NUI Galway seeks participants for clinical trial focus groups Evening Herald, 02/08/2018: One in five mums don't realise their child is fat or obese O’Keefees Pharmacy, 23/05/2017: Mum's BMI linked to kid's perceived abilities Irish Examiner, 20/05/2017: Mum’s BMI affects school Irish Health, 22/05/2017: Mum's BMI linked to kid's perceived abilities Her Family, 23/05/2017: Teachers underestimate the intelligence of kids with obese mums Clare Champion, 09/12/2016: The Cost of Childhood Obesity and the Obesity Strategy

Teaching Interests

2020-2021: EC507: Cost Benefit Analysis and Evaluation 
2020-2021:EC259:Economics of Public Policy
2020-2021:EC142: Principles of Microeconomics
2019-2020: EC259 Economics of Public Policy

2019-2020: EC507: Cost Benefit Analysis and Evaluation
I was on Sabbatical leave for the 2019 calendar year

2018-2019: EC515: Data Management and Survey Techniques
2018 – 2019: EC137: Principles of Microeconomics

I was on maternity leave for part  of academic year 2015/16 and all of 2017/2018


2016-2017: EC143 Principles of Macroeconomics
2016-2017: EC515:Data Management and Survey Techniques 
2016-2017: EC5107: Non-Market Valuation 
2015-2016: EC259: Economics of Public Policy
2015-2016: EC5107: Non-Market Valuation 
2015-2016: EC143: Principles of Macroeconomics
2014-2015: EC515: Data Management and Survey Techniques
2014-2015: EC139: Principles of Microeconomics
2014-2015:EC259: Economics of Public Policy
2014-2015:EC388: Environmental and Resource Economics
2014-2015:EC5107: Non-Market Valuation 


2016 -  : Director: B.Comm International/Global Experience Year
2014-2015: Director; Higher Diploma in Business Studies                  

Recent Postgraduate Students

  Graduation Name Degree Primary Supervisor
2015 Brian Ruane MASTERS DEGREE (LEVEL 9) Y
2018 Simon Walsh
2020 Namrata Bhat MASTERS DEGREE (LEVEL 9) Y
2018 Pauline Duggan MASTERS DEGREE (LEVEL 9) Y
2020 Maeve Hynes MASTERS DEGREE (LEVEL 9) Y
2018 Brid Moynihan MASTERS DEGREE (LEVEL 9) Y
2020 Erin Burke MASTERS DEGREE (LEVEL 9) Y
2020 Maire Ni Chonghaile MASTERS DEGREE (LEVEL 9) Y
2016 David O Toole MASTERS DEGREE (LEVEL 9) Y
2016 Siobhan O'Brien MASTERS DEGREE (LEVEL 9) Y
2016 Garret Ginty MASTERS DEGREE (LEVEL 9)
2015 Aoife Joyce MASTERS DEGREE (LEVEL 9) Y

Current Postgraduate Students (Research)

  Student Degree Type Type
Daniel Kelleher Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. in the College of Business, Law & Public Policy Supervisor

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
2015-2016 Economics of Public Policy EC259
2015-2016 Principles of Macroeconomics EC143

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