Dr Paddy Gillespie

BComm, MSc, PhD

Contact Details

Lecturer Above The Bar
Economics
School of Business & Economics
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 5636
E: paddy.gillespie@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Paddy Gillespie is a Lecturer in Economics at the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics. He is also a founding member and the Director of the Health Economics and Policy Analysis Centre (HEPAC) at NUI Galway. His research activity is focused in the area of Health Economics and in particular the applied techniques of economic evaluation, including trial-based and decision model-based analysis, and econometrics. His work to date has involved the application of such techniques to explore a variety of questions in relation to heart disease, diabetes, dementia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, stroke, obesity, multimorbidity and infectious disease. The output from this work, which has involved collaboration with colleagues across multiple disciplines, has been published in a range of leading national and international peer-reviewed journals. Given his research interests and experience, Paddy is an invited research affiliate at the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), the health economics educator for the Health Research Board (HRB) -Trials Methodology Research Network (TMRN), the health economics lead for the HRB-Primary Care Clinical Trials Network Ireland (CTNI), and the health economics collaborator for the Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CURAM). 

Research Interests

Paddy's research interests focus on the applied techniques of Health Economics. In particular, he has extensive experience in the application of the following methodological techniques:

  • Economic Evaluation based on Randomised Controlled Trials
  • Economic Evaluation based on Decision Analytic Models
  • Health Technology Assessment 
  • Budget Impact Analysis
  • Cost Analysis
  • Applied Health Econometrics
 
 
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2016) 'The cost effectiveness of the SIMPle intervention to improve antimicrobial prescribing for urinary tract infection in primary care'
Gillespie P, Callan A, O’Shea E, Duane S, Murphy AW, Domegan C, Galvin S, Vellinga A (2016) 'The cost effectiveness of the SIMPle intervention to improve antimicrobial prescribing for urinary tract infection in primary care'. Journal Of Public Health, [Details]
(2016) 'A comparison of medical records and patient questionnaires as sources for the estimation of costs within research studies and the implications for economic evaluation'
Gillespie P, O’Shea E, Murphy AW, Smith SM, Cupples ME (2016) 'A comparison of medical records and patient questionnaires as sources for the estimation of costs within research studies and the implications for economic evaluation'. Family Practice, [Details]
(2016) 'Sexual counselling for patients with cardiovascular disease: protocol for a pilot study of the CHARMS sexual counselling intervention'
Murphy P, McSharry J, Casey D, Doherty S, Gillespie P, Jaarsma T, Murphy A, Newell J, O'Donnell M, Steinke E, Toomey E, Byrne M (2016) 'Sexual counselling for patients with cardiovascular disease: protocol for a pilot study of the CHARMS sexual counselling intervention'. BMJ Open, [Details]
(2016) 'Long term cost effectiveness of cardiac secondary prevention in primary care in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland'
Gillespie P, Murphy E, Smith SM, Cupples ME, Byrne M, Murphy AW. (2016) 'Long term cost effectiveness of cardiac secondary prevention in primary care in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland'. European Journal Of Health Economics, [Details]
(2016) 'Structured pharmacist review of medication in older hospitalized patients: A cost-effectiveness analysis'
Gallagher J, O’Sullivan D, McCarthy S, Gillespie P, Woods N, O’Mahony D, Byrne S (2016) 'Structured pharmacist review of medication in older hospitalized patients: A cost-effectiveness analysis'. Drugs And Ageing, [Details]
(2016) 'Abnormal glucose tolerance post-gestational diabetes mellitus as defined by International Association of Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Groups criteria'
Noctor E, Crowe C, Carmody L, Saunders L, Kirwan B, O’Dea A , Gillespie P, Glynn L, McGuire (2016) 'Abnormal glucose tolerance post-gestational diabetes mellitus as defined by International Association of Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Groups criteria'. European Journal Of Endocrinology, [Details]
(2015) 'Longitudinal Costs of Caring for People with Alzheimer’s Disease'
Gillespie P, O'Shea E, Cullinan J, Buchanan J, Bobula J, Gallagher D, Ní Mhaoláin A, Lawlor B (2015) 'Longitudinal Costs of Caring for People with Alzheimer’s Disease'. International Psychogeriatrics, 27 :847-856 [Details]
(2015) 'The cost-effectiveness of the screening for gestational diabetes in primary and secondary care in the Republic of Ireland'
Danyliv A, Gillespie P, O'Neill C, O'Dea A, Tierney M, McGuire B, Glynn L, Dunne F. (2015) 'The cost-effectiveness of the screening for gestational diabetes in primary and secondary care in the Republic of Ireland'. Diabetologia, [Details]
(2015) 'Short and Long-Term Effects of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus on the Health Care Cost: Cross-Sectional Comparative Study in the ATLANTIC DIP Cohort'
Danyliv A, Gillespie P, O'Neill C, Noctor E, O'Dea A, Tierney M, McGuire B, Glynn L, Dunne F. (2015) 'Short and Long-Term Effects of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus on the Health Care Cost: Cross-Sectional Comparative Study in the ATLANTIC DIP Cohort'. Diabetic Medicine, [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2015) 'Does Overweight and Obesity Impact on Self-Rated Health? Evidence Using Instrumental Variables Ordered Probit Models'
Cullinan J, Gillespie P (2015) 'Does Overweight and Obesity Impact on Self-Rated Health? Evidence Using Instrumental Variables Ordered Probit Models'. Health Economics, [Details]
(2015) 'Frailty: a costly phenomenon in caring for elders with cognitive impairment'
Butler A, Gallagher D, Gillespie P, Crosby L, Ryan D, Lacey L, Coen R, O'Shea E, Lawlor B (2015) 'Frailty: a costly phenomenon in caring for elders with cognitive impairment'. International Journal Of Geriatric Psychiatry, [Details]
(2015) 'Six-year follow-up of the SPHERE RCT: secondary prevention of heart disease in general practice'
Murphy AW, Cupples ME, Murphy E, Newell J, Scarrott C, Vellinga A, Gillespie P, Byrne M, Smith SM (2015) 'Six-year follow-up of the SPHERE RCT: secondary prevention of heart disease in general practice'. BMJ Open, [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2015) 'Health Related Quality of Life Two to Five Years after Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: Cross Sectional Comparative Study in the ATLANTIC DIP Cohort'
Danyliv A, Gillespie P, O'Neill C, Noctor E, O'Dea A, Tierney M, McGuire B, Glynn L, Dunne F. (2015) 'Health Related Quality of Life Two to Five Years after Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: Cross Sectional Comparative Study in the ATLANTIC DIP Cohort'. BMC Pregnancy And Childbirth, [Details]
(2014) 'Using postal questionnaires to evaluate physical activity and diet behaviour change: case study exploring implications of valid responder characteristics in interpreting intervention outcome'
Cole JA, Gillespie P, Smith SM, Byrne M, Murphy AW, Cupples ME (2014) 'Using postal questionnaires to evaluate physical activity and diet behaviour change: case study exploring implications of valid responder characteristics in interpreting intervention outcome'. BMC Research Notes, [Details]
(2014) 'Cost effectiveness of group follow up after structured education for type 1 diabetes: a cluster randomised controlled trial'
Gillespie P, O'Shea E, O'Hara MC, Dinneen S. (2014) 'Cost effectiveness of group follow up after structured education for type 1 diabetes: a cluster randomised controlled trial'. Trials, [Details]
(2014) 'The Effect of Foot Ulcers on Costs of Care for Diabetes in Ireland'
Gillespie P, Kelly L, Hurley L, Garrow A, Glynn L, McIntosh C, Dinneen S. (2014) 'The Effect of Foot Ulcers on Costs of Care for Diabetes in Ireland'. The Diabetic Foot Journal, [Details]
(2014) 'Distance as a Risk Factor for Amputation in Patients with Diabetes: A Case-Control Study'
Gallagher D, Jordan V, Gillespie P, Cullinan J, Dinneen S. (2014) 'Distance as a Risk Factor for Amputation in Patients with Diabetes: A Case-Control Study'. Irish Medical Journal, [Details]
(2014) 'The uptake, clinical and cost effectiveness of screening for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in primary versus secondary care: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial'
O'Dea A, Infanti J, Gillespie P, Tummon O, Fanous S, Glynn L, McGuire B, Newell J, Dunne F (2014) 'The uptake, clinical and cost effectiveness of screening for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in primary versus secondary care: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial'. Trials, [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2013) 'Modelling the Independent Effects of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus on Maternity Care and Costs'
Gillespie P, Cullinan J, O'Neill C, Dunne F. (2013) 'Modelling the Independent Effects of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus on Maternity Care and Costs'. Diabetes Care, [Details]
(2013) 'Simplifying the follow-up of women with previous gestational diabetes (GDM)'
Noctor E, Crowe C, Carmody L, Avalos G, Kirwan B, Infanti J, O’Dea A , Gillespie P, Newell J, McGuire B, O Neill C, O’Shea P, Dunne F (2013) 'Simplifying the follow-up of women with previous gestational diabetes (GDM)'. European Journal Of Endocrinology, [Details]
(2013) 'The effectiveness of a structured education pulmonary rehabilitation programme for improving the health status of people with moderate and severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in primary care: The PRINCE cluster randomised trial'
Casey, D. Murphy, K. Devane, D. Cooney, A. Mee, L. McCarthy, B. Newell, J. Scarrott, C. O' Shea, E. Gillespie, P. Kirwan, C. Murphy, AW. (2013) 'The effectiveness of a structured education pulmonary rehabilitation programme for improving the health status of people with moderate and severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in primary care: The PRINCE cluster randomised trial'. Thorax, 68 (10):922-928 [Details]
(2013) 'An evaluation of MyAction, a community-based lifestyle and medical risk factor modification programme, in women with prior gestational diabetes mellitus: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial'
Infanti J, Dunne F, O’Dea A, Gillespie P, Gibson I, Glynn L, Noctor E, Newell J, McGuire B (2013) 'An evaluation of MyAction, a community-based lifestyle and medical risk factor modification programme, in women with prior gestational diabetes mellitus: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial'. Trials, 14 (121) [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2013) 'The Effects of Dependence and Function on Costs of Care for Alzheimer’s Disease and Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment in Ireland'
Gillespie P, O’Shea E, Cullinan J, Lacey L, Gallagher D, Ni Mhaolain A, Lawlor B (2013) 'The Effects of Dependence and Function on Costs of Care for Alzheimer’s Disease and Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment in Ireland'. International Journal Of Geriatric Psychiatry, [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'The cost effectiveness of a structured education pulmonary rehabilitation programme for improving the health status of people with moderate and severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in primary care: The PRINCE cluster randomised trial'
Gillespie P, O’Shea E, Casey D, Murphy K, Devane D, Cooney A, Mee L, McCarthy B, Newell J, Kirwan C. (2013) 'The cost effectiveness of a structured education pulmonary rehabilitation programme for improving the health status of people with moderate and severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in primary care: The PRINCE cluster randomised trial'. BMJ Open, Nov;3:e003479 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Relative cost effectiveness of the SPHERE intervention in selected patient subgroups with existing coronary heart disease'
Gillespie, P,O'Shea, E,Murphy, AW,Smith, SM,Byrne, MC,Byrne, M,Cupples, ME (2012) 'Relative cost effectiveness of the SPHERE intervention in selected patient subgroups with existing coronary heart disease'. European Journal Of Health Economics, 13 :429-443 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Accessibility and Screening Uptake Rates for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in Ireland'
Cullinan J, Gillespie P, Owens L, Dunne F (2012) 'Accessibility and Screening Uptake Rates for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in Ireland'. Health And Place, 18 (2):339-348 [Details]
(2012) 'Estimating the economic and social costs of dementia in Ireland'
Connolly S, Gillespie P, O’Shea E, Cahill S, Pierce M (2012) 'Estimating the economic and social costs of dementia in Ireland'. Dementia, [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'The Cost and Cost Effectiveness of Opportunistic Screening for Chlamydia trachomatis in Ireland'
Gillespie P, O’Neill C, Adams E, Turner K, O’Donovan D, Brugha R, Vaughan D, O’Connell E, Cormican M, Balfe M, Coleman C, Fitzgerald M, Fleming C (2012) 'The Cost and Cost Effectiveness of Opportunistic Screening for Chlamydia trachomatis in Ireland'. Sexually Transmitted Infections, [Details]
(2012) 'Is There a Socioeconomic Gradient in the Prevalence of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus?'
Cullinan J, Gillespie P, Owens L, Avalos G, Dunne F (2012) 'Is There a Socioeconomic Gradient in the Prevalence of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus?'. Irish Medical Journal, 105 (5):21-23 [Details]
(2012) 'Cost Effectiveness of Peer Support for Type 2 Diabetes'
Gillespie, P,O'Shea, E,Paul, G,O'Dowd, T,Smith, SM (2012) 'Cost Effectiveness of Peer Support for Type 2 Diabetes'. International Journal Of Technology Assessment In Health Care, 28 :3-11 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'New Estimates of the Costs of Universal Screening for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in Ireland'
Gillespie P, O’Neill C, Avalos G, Dunne F (2012) 'New Estimates of the Costs of Universal Screening for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in Ireland'. Irish Medical Journal, 100 (5):15-18 [Details]
(2012) 'The Impact of Travel Distance on the Decision to Attend for Screening for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus'
Cullinan J, Gillespie P, Owens L, Dunne F. (2012) 'The Impact of Travel Distance on the Decision to Attend for Screening for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus'. Irish Medical Journal, 100 (5):18-20 [Details]
(2011) 'The Cost of Universal Screening for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in Ireland'
Gillespie P, O’Neill C, O’Reilly M, Avalos G, Dunne F (2011) 'The Cost of Universal Screening for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in Ireland'. Diabetic Medicine, [Details]
(2011) 'The prevalence of multimorbidity in primary care and its effect on healthcare utilisation and cost'
Glynn L, Valderas J, Healy P, Burke E, Newell J, Gillespie P, Murphy A (2011) 'The prevalence of multimorbidity in primary care and its effect on healthcare utilisation and cost'. Family Practice, [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Where do young adults want opportunistic chlamydia screening services to be located?'
Brugha R, Balfe M, Jeffares I, Conroy RM, Clarke E, Fitzgerald M, O'Connell E, Vaughan D, Coleman C, McGee H, Gillespie P, O'Donovan D (2011) 'Where do young adults want opportunistic chlamydia screening services to be located?'. Journal Of Public Health Medicine, [Details]
(2010) 'The cost effectiveness of the SPHERE intervention for the secondary prevention of coronary heart disease'
Gillespie, P, O'Shea, E, Murphy, A, Smith, S, Byrne, M, Byrne, M, Cupples, M (2010) 'The cost effectiveness of the SPHERE intervention for the secondary prevention of coronary heart disease'. International Journal Of Technology Assessment In Health Care, 26 (3):263-271 [DOI] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2014) 'The Economics of Dementia in Ireland'
Gillespie P, Connolly S (2014) 'The Economics of Dementia in Ireland' In: The Economics of Disability: Insights from Irish Research. England: Manchester University Press. [Details]
(2006) 'Health Policy in Ireland'
O'Shea E, Gillespie P. (2006) 'Health Policy in Ireland' In: Social Policy in Ireland. Dublin: Liffey Press. [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2014) Towards earlier discharge, better outcomes, lower cost: stroke rehabilitation in Ireland.
Wren MA, Gillespie P, Smith S, Kearns K, Crichton S, Parkin D, Hickey A, Horgan F, Wiley M (2014) Towards earlier discharge, better outcomes, lower cost: stroke rehabilitation in Ireland. The Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) Economic Evaluation - Chlamydia Screening in Ireland: a pilot study of opportunistic screening for genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection in Ireland (2007-2009).
Gillespie P, O’Neill C, Adams E, Turner K, O’Donovan D, Brugha R, Vaughan D, O’Connell E, Cormican M, Balfe M, Coleman C, Fitzgerald M, Fleming C (2012) Economic Evaluation - Chlamydia Screening in Ireland: a pilot study of opportunistic screening for genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection in Ireland (2007-2009). Health Protection Surveillance Centre, http://www.hpsc.ie/hpsc/A-Z/HIVSTIs/SexuallyTransmittedInfections/ Chlamydia/ Publications/ File,134. [Details]

Recent Postgraduate Students

  Graduation Name Degree Primary Supervisor
2013 Laura Cunningham
2016 Conor O'Dywer
2016 Amanda Connolly
2016 Sinead Lucey
2013 Elaine Gallagher
2012 Liam McMorrow
2012 Christopher Donnelly
2014 Ryan Doherty
2015 Laura Carter
2015 Conor Loughnane
2014 Derek O'Boyle

Current Postgraduate Students (Research)

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

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
Semester 1 2016/7 Economics of Health and Social Care EC520
Semester 1 2016/7 Health Economics & Influencing Policy NU636
Semester 1 2016/7 Health Economics EC345
Semester 2 2016/7 Statistics for Economics EC275
Semester 2 2016/7 Applied Health Technology Assessment and Decision Modelling EC579
Semester 2 2016/7 Applied Health Econometrics EC5105