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Dr Paddy Gillespie BComm, MSc, PhD
Paddy Gillespie is a Lecturer in Economics at the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics. 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, multimorbidity, COPD, stroke 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.
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:
|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]|
|O'Shea E, Gillespie P. (2006) 'Health Policy in Ireland' In: Social Policy in Ireland. Dublin: Liffey Press. [Details]|
Peer Reviewed Journals
|Danyliv A, Gillespie P, O'Neill C, Noctor E, O'Dea A, Tierney M, McGuire B, Glynn L, Dunne F. (2014) '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, . [Details]|
|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]|
|Gillespie P, O'Shea E, Cullinan J, Buchanan J, Bobula J, Gallagher D, Ní Mhaoláin A, Lawlor B (2014) 'Longitudinal Costs of Caring for People with Alzheimer’s Disease'. International Psychogeriatrics, in press . [Details]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|Casey D, Murphy K, Devane D, Cooney A, Mee L, McCarthy B, Newell J, Scarrott C, O' Shea E, Gillespie P, Kirwan C, Murphy A (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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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, . [Details]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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. [Details]|
|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]|
Supervision: PHD Students
Padraic Ward: Economic Essays on the Primary Care System in Ireland
Supervision: MSc Students
Derek O’Boyle: The Impact of Psoriasis in Ireland: Epidemiology, Quality of Life and Comorbidities
Ryan Doherty: Decision Analytic Models for Economic Evaluation of Health Care Interventions for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
Christopher Donnelly:The Clinical and Economic Impacts of Obesity in Pregnancy in Ireland
Liam McMorrow: The Economics of Type 1 Diabetes in Ireland
Elaine Gallagher: The Economic Burden of Epistaxis in an Irish Public Hospital.
|Semester 1 2014/5 : EC520 Economics of Health and Social Care|
|Semester 1 2014/5 : EC345 Health Economics|
|Semester 2 2014/5 : EC275 Statistics for Economics|
|Semester 2 2014/5 : EC579 Applied Health Technology Assessment and Decision Modelling|
|Semester 2 2014/5 : EC5105 Applied Health Econometrics|