Selected Peer Reviewed Publications


Gillespie P, Cullinan J, O’Neill C, Dunne F. (2012).Modelling the Independent Effects of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus on Maternity Care and Costs. Diabetes Care. (forthcoming)

O’Shea E, Connolly S (2012). Reforming health production in Ireland. World Economy.(forthcoming)

Walsh K, O’Shea E, Scharf T, Murray M. (2012). Ageing in changing community contexts: cross-border perspectives from rural Ireland and Northern Ireland. Journal of Rural Studies.(forthcoming)

McGregor P, McKee P, O’Neill C. (2012). Understanding the changing pattern of GP utilization in England under New Labour, 1997-2003. Public Administration.(forthcoming)

Ó Céilleachair A,   Hanly P, Skally M, O’Neill C, Fitzpatrick P, Kapur K, Staines A, Sharp L. (2012). Cost comparisons and methodological heterogeneity in cost-of-illness studies: The example of colorectal cancer. Medical Care (forthcoming).

Fardal O, O’Neill C, Gjermo P et al. (2012) The Lifetime Direct Cost of Periodontal Treatment - A Case Study from a Norwegian Specialist Practice. Journal of Periodontology (forthcoming)

Burns R, Walsh B, O’Neill S, O’Neill C. (2012). An examination of variations in the uptake of prostate cancer screening within and between the countries of the EU-27. Health Policy. DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2012.08.014

Telford C, Murray L, Donaldson M, O’Neill C. (2012). An analysis examining socio-economic variations in the provision of NHS general dental practitioner care under a fee for service contract among adolescents: Northern Ireland Longitudinal Study. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, Feb;40(1):70-9.

Telford C and O’Neill C. (2012). Changes in dental healthcare registration across the adolescent years: Northern Ireland Longitudinal Study. British Dental Journal  2012 May 11;212(9):1-6

Burns R, Walsh B, Sharp L, O’Neill C(2012) Prostate Cancer Screening practices in the Republic of Ireland: The determinants of uptake.  Journal of Health Services Research and Policy. Vol 17 No 4, 206–211


Doherty E, Dee A, O’Neill C. (2012). Estimating the amount of overweight and obesity related healthcare use in the Republic of Ireland using Slán data. Economic and Social Review. Vol. 43(2); 227–250

Connolly S, Gillespie P, O’Shea E, Cahill S, Pierce M. (2012). Estimating the economic and social costs of dementia in Ireland.Dementia. DOI: 10.1177/1471301212442453

Cullinan J, Gillespie P, Owens L, Dunne F. (2012). Accessibility and Screening Uptake Rates for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in Ireland, Health and Place, 8, 339-348.

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; 28:1, 3-11


Gillespie P, O’Neill C, et al. (2011).The cost and cost effectiveness of opportunistic screening for Chlamydia trachomatis in Ireland. Sexually Transmitted Infections; DOI:10.1136/sextrans-2011-050067

O’Neill C, Coughlan D. (2011). The importance of adherence and the role of non-financial barriers in it. Journal of Clinical Therapeutics: Vol. 33, Issue 9,Pages 1222-1224

Walsh B, Silles M, O’Neill C. (2011). The importance of socio-economic variables in cancer screening participation: a comparison between population-based and opportunistic screening in the EU-15. Health Policy: 101; 269– 276.

Tickle M, Worthington HV, Donaldson M, Killough S, O'Neill C, Crealey G, et al. (2011). Protocol for Northern Ireland Caries Prevention in Practice Trial (NIC-PIP) trial: a randomised controlled trial to measure the effects and costs of a dental caries prevention regime for young children attending primary care dental services. BMC Oral Health. Oct 10;11:27

Cullinan J, Gannon B, O’Shea E (2011) The Welfare Implications of Disability for Older People in Ireland, European Journal of Health Economics, DOI: 10.1007/s10198-011-0357-4

Cullinan J, Gannon B, Lyons S (2011). Estimating the Extra Cost of Living for People with Disabilities, Health Economics, 20, 582-599

Casey, D., O'Shea, E., Murphy, K. et al. (2011). Dying well: factors that influence the provision of good end of life care for older people in acute and long stay care settings in Ireland, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 20, 1824-1833

Layte R, Harrington J, Sexton E, Perry I, Cullinan J, Lyons S (2011) Irish Exceptionalism? Local Food Environments and Dietary Quality, Journal of Epidemiology and Commgroupy Health, 65, 881-888.

O'Shea, E., Devane, D., Murphy, K., Cooney, A., Casey, D., Jordan, F., Hunter, A., and Murphy, E.(2011).  A cluster randomised trial on the effectiveness of a structured education reminiscence-based programme for staff on the quality of life of residents with dementia in long-stay units. Trials. 12.

Smith SM, Paul G, Kelly A, Whitford DL, O’Shea E, O’Dowd T (2011). Peer support for type 2 diabetes: A cluster randomized controlled trial. British Medical Journal, 342.



Walsh B, Silles M, O’Neill C. (2010). A Cross-Border Comparison of Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Uptake. Irish Medical Journal. 103(10)

O’Neill C. (2010). Orphan drugs: how might the risk they present to budgets be better managed? Journal of Clinical Therapeutics. 32 (9) 1-2.

Burden DJ, Hunt O, Johnston CD, Stevenson M, O’Neill C, Hepper P.(2010). Psychological status of patients referred for orthognathic correction of skeletal II and III discrepancies. Angle Orthod. 80(1): 43-48.

Connolly S, O’Reilly D, Rosato M. (2010). House value as an indicator of cumulative wealth is strongly related to morbidity and mortality risk in older people: a census-based cross-sectional and longitudinal study. International Journal of Epidemiology 39, 383-391.

Gillespie P, O’Shea E, Murphy AW, Smith SM, Byrne MC, Byrne M, Cupples ME. (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)


O’Neill C, and Wallis C. (2009). Home healthcare: emerging evidence for NHS commissioners. Journal of Care Services Management.3(4): 357-63.

Fortumn H, O’Neill C, Taylor R, Lenthall R, Nikolopoulos T, et al. (2009). The role of magnetic resonance imaging in the identification of suspected acoustic neuroma: a systematic review of clinical and cost effectiveness and natural history. Health Technology Assessment.  13(18):iii-iv, ix-xi, 1-154.

Kennelly B, McDaid D. (2009). Suicide across the five continents: an economic perspective. In D. Wasserman and C. Wasserman (eds.) Suicide Across the Five Continents. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Archbold S, Sach T, O’Neill C, Lutman M, Gregory S. (2008). Parental perspectives on cochlear implantation: Part two - outcomes for child and family. Deafness and Education International. 10(3) 120-142

McGregor P, McKee P, O’Neill C. (2008) The role of non-need factors in individual GP utilization analysis and its implications for the pursuance of equity: a cross country comparison.. European Journal of Health Economics. 2008. 9(2): 147-156.

Fleming I, Monaghan P, Gavin A, O’Neill C. (2008). Factors influencing hospital costs of lung cancer treatment. European Journal of Health Economics. 2008  9(1):79-86  

O'Shea E, Gannon B, Kennelly B. (2008). Eliciting Preferences for Resource Allocation in Mental Health Care in Ireland. Health Policy, 88: 359-370. 

Behan C, Kennelly B, O’Callaghan E. (2008). The economic cost of schizophrenia in Ireland: A cost-of-illness study.  Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine 25 (3): 80-87