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Dr Edel Doherty BA., MA, Ph.D
Edel Doherty is a lecturer within the Discipline of Economics at NUI Galway. She completed her doctoral studies at NUI Galway in 2010 (2007-2010) and during this time she was a visiting scholar to the University of California, Berkeley. Edel holds a primary degree in Public and Social Policy (International) and a M.A. Economics (both with First Class Honours). Edel's primary research interest is in health economics and she has previously worked on several projects in the area of environmental economics. Her methodological interests include the application of the discrete choice experiment method and the econometric analysis of longitudinal datasets.
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.
Peer Reviewed Journals
|Dee,A., Callan,A., Doherty,E., O’Neill,C., McVeigh,T.,Sweeney,M.R., Staines, A., Kearns,K., Fitzgerald,S., Sharp,L., Kee,F., Hughes,J., Balanda,K and Perry, I.J (2015) 'Overweight and obesity on the island of Ireland: an estimation of costs'. BMJ Open, . [DOI] [Details]|
|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]|
|O'Higgins, S, Doherty, E, Nic Gabhainn, S, Murphy, A, Hogan, M, O'Neill, C and McGuire, B. (2015) 'THE prevalence, impact and cost of chronic non-cancer pain in irish primary school children (prime-c). Protocol for a longitudinal school-based survey'. BMJ Open, . [Details]|
|Hayes S, Hogan M, Dowd H, Doherty E, O'Higgins S, Nic Gabhainn S, MacNeela P, Murphy AW, Kropmans T, O'Neill C, Newell J, McGuire BE (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 (7). [DOI] [Details]|
|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]|
|Doherty, E., Walsh, B and O'Neill C (2014) 'Decomposing socioeconomic inequality in child vaccination: results from Ireland'. Vaccine, . [Details]|
|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]|
|Coughlan, B., Doherty, E., O Neill, C and McGuire, B. (2014) 'Minority status, social welfare status and their association with child participation in sporting, cultural and community activities'. Economic And Social Review, 45 (1):65-85. [Details]|
|Doherty E., Murphy, G. Hynes S and Buckley C (2013) 'Valuing ecosystem services across water bodies: results from a discrete choice experiment'. Ecosystem Services, . [Details]|
|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, . [Details]|
|Doherty, E and O Neill, C (2013) 'Estimating the healthcare usage associated with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis in an older adult population in Ireland'. Journal Of Public Health, . [DOI] [Details]|
|Doherty, E., Campbell, D and S. Hynes (2013) 'Models of site-choice for walks in Ireland: exploring cost heterogeneity'. Journal Of Agricultural Economics, . [Details]|
|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]|
|Doherty, E and Campbell D (2013) 'Demand for improved food safety and quality: a comparison of two countries'. British Food Journal, . [Details]|
|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]|
|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]|
|Campbell, D and Doherty, E (2012) 'Combining discrete and continuous mixing distributions to identify niche markets for food'. European Review Of Agricultural Economics, doi: 10.1093/erae/jbs018 . [Details]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|Norton, D., Hynes, S., Doherty E., Buckley, C. Campbell, D (2012) Benefit transfer for Irish water. Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland. [Details]|
Honours and Awards
| Year: 2008.
Title: Bob O Connor Prize
| Year: 2009.
Title: Visiting Scholar, University of California, Berkeley
| Year: 2014.
Title: Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
|Association: International Association of Health Economists, Function/Role: Member|
|Association: Health Economics Association of Ireland, Function/Role: Member|
| Year 2003 Institution: NUI Galway
Qualification: BACHELOR OF ARTS Subject: Public and Social Policy
| Year 2004 Institution: NUI Galway
Qualification: Master of Economic Science Subject: Economics
| Year 2010 Institution: NUI Galway
Qualification: PhD Subject: Economics
| 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
2014-2015: Director; Higher Diploma in Business Studies
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