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Research Positions at HEPA

Arising from the success of Professor Ciaran O’Neill under the Health Research Board Research Leader Award scheme, three new research positions are available at the Health Economics and Policy Analysis group.

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Research Bulletin Series

The HEPA Research Bulletin Series seeks to present the groups' academic output in a more informal and accessible form. The bulletins are available to download at the following link: 

HRB Leader Award 2014

Professor Ciaran O’Neill from the Health Economics and Policy Analysis group was recently awarded a HRB Research Leader grant. Professor O’Neill is one of six senior academics selected as HRB Research Leaders as part of an €9 million investment to address strategic gaps and leadership capacity in population health and health services research in Ireland. The research programme seeks to deliver relevant and timely evidence that can be used in health care decision making in Ireland. Professor O'Neill's research programme will focus on improving the national infrastructure to enable accurate counting and comparison of the costs and cost effectiveness of health services in Ireland. The award will create numerous new research positions in Health Economics at NUI Galway to support the work programme.

New Lecturer in Health Economics 2014

Dr Edel Doherty was recently appointed as Lecturer in Health Economics at NUI Galway. Dr Doherty's primary research and methodological interests lie in the application of discrete choice experiment methodology and the econometric analysis to examine questions in health and health care.  Dr Doherty's appointment further enhances and expands the expertise base at the Health Economics and Policy Analysis group. 

Seminar February 2014

Dr. Anne Nolan presented a seminar at NUI Galway on February 28th titled: Public Healthcare Eligibility and the Utilisation of GP Services by Older People in Ireland

Dr. Nolan is the Research Director of The Irish Longitudinal Study on Aging (TILDA). She joined TILDA in September 2013 on secondment from the Economic and Social Research Institute. Her main research interest is health economics, with a particular focus on healthcare financing and access, socio-economic inequalities in health, and Irish health policy. She has published numerousarticles on these topics in journals such as Social Science and Medicine, Economic and Social Review, Health Economics, Policy and Law, and Health Economics. 

 

Seminar January 2014: Economics of Obesity Conference

The Health Economics and Policy Analysis group hosted a one day conference on the Economics of Obesity on January 17th 2014.

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Research on Childhood Obesity

Recently completed research by Brendan Walsh and John Cullinan examining inequalities in childhood obesity in Ireland was reported in the Irish Independent. For further information, please see:

Seminar November 2013

Dr Ramon Luengo-Fernandez from the University of Oxford presented at NUI Galway in November 2013. The following link is for the video of Dr Luengo-Fernandez's presentation: 

ISPOR Conference 2013

Members of the Health Economics and Policy Analysis group attending the ISPOR European Congress in Dublin in November 2013. 


Left to Right: Brendan Walsh, Stephen O'Neill, Patricia Carney, Prof Ciaran O'Neill, Richéal Burns, Alan O Ceilleachair

Cancer Research Website Launch

The Economics of Cancer Research Group website has officially been launched. The website was established to bring together researchers interested in the area of the economics of cancer both in Ireland and internationally. For further information, please see:

Seminar September 2013

Dr Anirban Basu from the University of Washington presented at NUI Galway in September 2013. The following link is for the video of Dr Basu's presentation: 

Seminar September 2013

Professor Bengt Jonsson from the Stockholm School of Economics presented at NUI Galway in September 2013. The following link is for the video of Professor Jonsson's presentation:

Seminar May 2013

Professor Kevin Frick from John Hopkins presented at NUI Galway in May 2013. The following link is for the video of Professor Frick's presentation:

Seminar March 2013

Professor Mark Sculpher from the University of York presented at NUI Galway in March 2013. The following link is for the video of Professor Sculpher's presentation:

Cancer Symposia 2013

The Health Economics and Policy Analysis group hosted two international cancer research events at NUI Galway in 2013. For further information, please see:

Seminar April 2012

Professor Eamon O'Shea presented on 'Reforming Health Production in Ireland' at the Critical Issues in Irish Society Network's annual conference in April 2012 at UCD. The following link is for the video of Dr Basu's presentation:

Seminar March 2012

Professor Eamon O'Shea presented on the 'Burden of Dementia in Ireland' at Trinity College Dublin in March 2012.

October 2013

Professor John Mullaghy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison visited NUI Galway in October 2013. Below is a picture of John with members of the Health Economics and Policy Analysis group and students from the MSc in Health Economics: