Dr Michelle Queally

BBS, MSc, PhD

 
researcher
 

Biography

Dr Michelle Queally is a Lecturer in the Department of Economics at NUI Galway. She lectures on economics and health economics at undergraduate and postgraduate level.  Her research interests include obesity economics, complex public health intervention design and evaluation, clinical trials, medical device economics and also public patient involvement (PPI) in health economics research. Michelle is the appointed PPI catalyst within the economics department at NUI Galway. Her work to date has involved the application of discrete choice experiments, systematic reviews, qualitative evidence synthesis and economic evaluation techniques to explore and inform a wide range of health policy questions.

Prior to joining the Discipline of Economics, Michelle worked with CÚRAM, a Science Foundation Ireland centre for medical devices. Her work here focused on the health economics of medical devices and clinical trial participation research. Previous to this role Michelle was awarded the Interdisciplinary Capacity Enhancement Postdoctoral Fellowship, where she worked within a large international multidisciplinary team to design, implement and evaluate an intervention to prevent childhood obesity, leading on the health economic components. Previous to this, Michelle worked as Postdoctoral Researcher with Safefood where her work focused on examining the costs of obesity in adults and children.

Michelle was a recipient of the Irish Research Council Scholarship, the Hardiman Scholarship and the Interdisciplinary Capacity Enhancement Fellowship. Michelle was a Visiting Scholar at Cornell University, New York, 2016.

Research Interests

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2020) 'Preferences for Weight Loss Treatment Amongst Treatment-Seeking Patients with Severe Obesity: A Discrete Choice Experiment'
Queally,M., Doherty,E., Finucane,F., & 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,Patricia M., and 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'. Journal Of Health Psychology, [Details]
(2020) 'A core outcome set for trials of infant-feeding interventions to prevent childhood obesity'
Matvienko-Sikar,K., Griffin,C., Kelly,C., Heary,C.,Majken Lillholm,P.P., McGrath,N., Toomey,E., Harrington, J., Hennessy, M., Queally,M., Hayes, C., McSharry,J., Devane, D., Byrne, M., & Kearney, Patricia M. (2020) 'A core outcome set for trials of infant-feeding interventions to prevent childhood obesity'. International Journal Of Obesity, [Details]
(2019) 'The Role of integrated knowledge translation in developing and implementing a multi-component infant feeding intervention: Insights from the CHErIsH study'
Calnan, S., Toomey, E., Matvienko-Sikar, K., Hayes, C., McHugh, S., Flannery, C., O'Neill, K., Doherty, E., Hennessy, M., Kelly, C., Heary, C., Queally, M., Heffernan,T., Byrne, M., Kearney, PM. (2019) (2019) 'The Role of integrated knowledge translation in developing and implementing a multi-component infant feeding intervention: Insights from the CHErIsH study'. The European Health Psychologist, [Details]
(2019) 'Behaviour Change Techniques and Theory Use in Healthcare Professional-Delivered Infant Feeding Interventions to Prevent Childhood Obesity: A Systematic Review'
Matvienko-Sikar, K., Toomey, E., Delaney, L., Flannery, C., McHugh, S., McSharry, J., Byrne, M., Queally, M., Heary, C. & Kearney, P. M. (2019) 'Behaviour Change Techniques and Theory Use in Healthcare Professional-Delivered Infant Feeding Interventions to Prevent Childhood Obesity: A Systematic Review'. Health Psychology Review, [Details]
(2019) 'Influence of providing information to participants about development of trial outcomes on response rates and attitudes to questionnaire completion: Protocol for a study within a trial'
Griffin, C., Toomey, E., Queally, M., Hayes, C., Kearney, P. and Matvienko-Sikar, K. (2019) 'Influence of providing information to participants about development of trial outcomes on response rates and attitudes to questionnaire completion: Protocol for a study within a trial'. HRB Open Research, [Details]
(2019) 'Knowledge of public patient involvement among health economists in Ireland: a baseline audit'
O'Shea, E., Ogbebor, F., Queally, M., Murphy, E. (2019) 'Knowledge of public patient involvement among health economists in Ireland: a baseline audit'. HRB Open Research, [Details]
(2018) 'Do mothers accurately identify their child’s overweight/obesity status during early childhood? Evidence from a nationally representative cohort study'
Queally, M., Doherty, E., Matvienko-Sikar, K., Toomey, E., Cullinan, J., Harrington, J. and Kearney, P. (2018) 'Do mothers accurately identify their child’s overweight/obesity status during early childhood? Evidence from a nationally representative cohort study'. International Journal Of Behavioral Nutrition And Physical Activity, [Details]
(2018) 'Intervention fidelity within trials of infant feeding behavioural interventions to prevent childhood obesity: a systematic review'
Toomey, E., Matvienko-Sikar, K., Heary, C., Delaney, L., Queally, M., Hayes, C., Kearney, P. and Byrne, M. (2018) 'Intervention fidelity within trials of infant feeding behavioural interventions to prevent childhood obesity: a systematic review'. Annals Of Behavioral Medicine, [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]
(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) 'Development of an infant feeding core outcome set for childhood obesity interventions: study protocol'
Karen Matvienko-Sikar, Molly Byrne, Colette Kelly, Elaine Toomey, Marita Hennessy, Declan Devane, Caroline Heary, Janas Harrington, Niamh McGrath, Michelle Queally and Patricia M. Kearney (2017) 'Development of an infant feeding core outcome set for childhood obesity interventions: study protocol'. Trials, [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2014) 'An examination of the relationships between service use and alternative measures of obesity among community-dwelling adults in Ireland'
Doherty, E., Queally, M. & O’Neill, C (2014) 'An examination of the relationships between service use and alternative measures of obesity among community-dwelling adults in Ireland'. The European Journal Of Health Economics, [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2017) Growing up in Ireland (2017)
Michelle Queally, Edel Doherty, John Cullinan, Elaine Toomey, Karen Matvienko-Sikar, Janas Harrington, Patricia M Kearney (2017) Maternal identification of child overweight or obesity status during early childhood Growing up in Ireland (2017) [Details]
(2017) European Childhood Obesity Group
Michelle Queally, Edel Doherty, John Cullinan, Elaine Toomey, Karen Matvienko-Sikar, Janas Harrington, Patricia M Kearney (2017) Maternal Perceptions of child weight status during early childhood European Childhood Obesity Group [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]
(2015) Growing up in Ireland
Queally, M., Doherty, E., Finucane, F., & O’Neill, C (2015) Obesity Stigma Growing up in Ireland [Details]
(2014) International Health Economics Association (iHEA)
Queally, M., Finucane, F., & O’Neill, C (2014) Using discrete choice experiment to elicit preferences for obesity treatment among obese individuals International Health Economics Association (iHEA) [Details]
(2014) European Congress on Obesity
Queally, M., Finucane, F., & O’Neill, C (2014) A cost analysis of drug therapy for type 2 diabetes mellitus –how this varies with BMI, age, gender and co-morbidity status European Congress on Obesity [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2017) Childhood Overweight and Obesity on the Island of Ireland: An Estimation of Lifetime Costs.
Ivan J. Perry, Seán R. Millar, Kevin P. Balanda, Anne Dee, David Bergin, Laura Carter, Edel Doherty, Lorraine Fahy, Douglas Hamilton, Abbygail Jaccard, André Knuchel-Takano, Laura McCarthy, Adam McCune, Grace O’Malley, Laura Pimpin, Michelle Queally and Laura Webber (2017) Childhood Overweight and Obesity on the Island of Ireland: An Estimation of Lifetime Costs. Safefood, Safefood. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2015) Irish Social Policy Association (ISPA),,
Michelle Queally (2015) A cost analysis of drug therapy for type 2 diabetes mellitus. [Invited Oral Presentation], Irish Social Policy Association (ISPA),, UCD , 09-JUL-15 - 10-JUL-15. [Details]
(2015) Irish Society for New Economists,
Michelle Queally (2015) Organised conference, funding and budget manager. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Irish Society for New Economists, NUI Galway , 03-SEP-15 - 05-SEP-15. [Details]
(2014) Irish Society of New Economists,
Michelle Queally (2014) A cost analysis of medication for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus – how this varies with Body Mass Index (BMI) status, age, gender and co-morbidity. [Oral Presentation], Irish Society of New Economists, NUI Galway , 09-SEP-14 - 11-SEP-14. [Details]

Media - Community Engagement

  Year Publication
(2017) Mum’s BMI affects school.
Michelle Queally (2017) Mum’s BMI affects school. Media - Community Engagement [DOI] [Details]

Educational Article

  Year Publication
(2017) What effect will the sugary drinks' tax have on obesity?.
Michelle Queally (2017) What effect will the sugary drinks' tax have on obesity?. RTE: Educational Article [Details]

Magazine Article

  Year Publication
(2015) Obese see bariatric surgery as last resort -Irish Medical News.
Michelle Queally (2015) Obese see bariatric surgery as last resort -Irish Medical News. Magazine Article [Details]

Newspaper Articles

  Year Publication
(2017) Mum's BMI linked to kid's perceived abilities.
Michelle Queally (2017) Mum's BMI linked to kid's perceived abilities. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2017) Teachers underestimate the intelligence of kids with obese mums.
Michelle Queally (2017) Teachers underestimate the intelligence of kids with obese mums. Newspaper Articles [Details]

Teaching Interests

Lecturer:
EC142 Principles of Microeconomics, 1st year Undergraduates, NUI Galway 
EC2100 Applied Microeconomics for Business, 2nd year Undergraduates, NUI Galway 
EC275 Statistics for Economics,  2nd
 year Undergraduates, NUI Galway 
EC5122 Economics of Medical Devices. MsC, NUI Galway
SPL304 Women, Men and the Economy: Critical Exploration of Theory & Policy,
final year Undergraduates, NUI Galway
EC5107 Non Market Evaluation for Health Economists, 
MsC, NUI Galway

Guest Lecturer/Teaching Assistant:
2018-2019: Gender Economics: Final Year Undergraduates, NUI Galway
2018-2019:  Health Economic Evaluation: Masters in Health Economics, NUI Galway
2018-2019:  Health Research Methods: Masters in Health Economics, NUI Galway
2017-2018:  Political Economy of Food, St Angelas, Sligo
2017-2018: Health Economics, Masters + PhD, NUI Galway
2017-2018: Gender Economics: Final Year Undergraduates, NUI Galway
2014 – 2015: Data Management & Survey Techniques, Masters, NUI Galway
2014 – 2015:  Economics of Public Policy, 2nd Year Undergraduates, NUI Galway
2014-2015: Non-Market Valuation for Health Economists, Masters + PhD, NUI Galway
2014-2015: Teaching Assistant, Macroeconomics: 3rd year students, NUI Galway
2013-2014: Teaching Assistant, Microeconomics: 3rd year students, NUI Galway
2012-2013: Teaching Assistant, Macroeconomics: 1st year students, NUI Galway