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Dr Ann Kirby

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Ann Kirby

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a.kirby@ucc.ie

Biography

Dr Ann Kirby is a lecturer in the School of Economics, UCC. She completed a PhD in the University of Ulster, Jordanstown. Her principal research interests are in the area of Health Economics and economic evaluations. Ann is currently the Programme Director for the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Economics Practice in UCC. In addition, Ann and colleagues from the Health Economics group in the School of Economics in UCC have run a series of Executive Workshops on Economic Evaluations. She has published in this area in the Journal of Public Health Nutrition and in the Journal of Economic and Social Review.Recently projects include the Food Choice at Work study (including an economic evaluation of work place interventions) and collaborations with Mercy University Hospital (cost analysis of Warfarin and a RCT on mobility amongst the elderly), Cork University Hospital (effects of NOACs on cardioversion use and costs for patients with Atrial Fibrillation). Currently, she is undertaking a series of analyses on the anticoagulant prescribing landscape in Ireland in conjunction with the Department of General Practice in UCC as well as completing a HTA for a medical device through the Health Innovation Hub.Previously she has supervised research assistants, as well as supervising doctoral (2) and post graduate students (>20). Ann has been awarded funding as a co-applicant and collaborator on grants such as the Food Safety Promotions Board.

 

Research Interests

Economics of Education

Health Economics

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Modules

  • Quantitative Techniques and Analysis Part 2
  • Health Care Markets 1
  • Quantitative Methods for Economic Investigation: Survey Design and Implementation
  • Economic Data As Evidence
  • Health Care Markets Part 2
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Other Activities

  • Disability support Officer for the DepartmentDepartment Timetable (2005-2006)(2012-)
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Committees

  • Board member, Board Member of the Irish Social Science Data Archive. (/)
  • Team member, BA Review committee (/)
  • Assistant Chair, Teaching Liaison Committee (/)
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Teaching Interests

  • Health Economics
  • Survey Methods
  • Microeconomics for Business
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Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

Year Publication
2018 Multi-disciplinary decision making in general practice: A case study of switching between oral anticoagulants
Kirby, A;Murphy, A;Bradley, C (2018) Multi-disciplinary decision making in general practice: A case study of switching between oral anticoagulants. : Journal of health organization and management [Details]
2018 A Budget Impact Analysis of a clinical medication review of patients in an Irish University teaching hospital
kearney A., Walsh E.K, Kirby A.,Halleran C.,Byrne D., Haugh J., Sahm L.J (2018) A Budget Impact Analysis of a clinical medication review of patients in an Irish University teaching hospital. : Global & Regional Health Technology Assessment [Details]
2018 Knowledge is power: general practitioners prescribing of new oral anticoagulants in Ireland
Murphy A;Kirby A;Bradley C (2018) Knowledge is power: general practitioners prescribing of new oral anticoagulants in Ireland. : BMC Research Notes [Details]
2018 Cost-effectiveness of a complex workplace dietary intervention: an economic evaluation of the Food Choice at Work study
Fitzgerald, S., Murphy, A., Kirby, A., Geaney, F., Perry, I (2018) Cost-effectiveness of a complex workplace dietary intervention: an economic evaluation of the Food Choice at Work study. : Bmj Open [Details]
2017 New Oral Anaticoagulant Prescribing Decisions amongst General Practitioners: Handle with Care
Kirby, A., Murphy, A., Bradley, C (2017) New Oral Anaticoagulant Prescribing Decisions amongst General Practitioners: Handle with Care. : Journal of Health Economics and Outcomes Research [Details]
2017 A cost-analysis of complex workplace nutrition education and environmental dietary modification interventions
Fitzgerald, Sarah; Kirby, Ann; Murphy, Aileen; Geaney, Fiona; Perry, Ivan J (2017) A cost-analysis of complex workplace nutrition education and environmental dietary modification interventions. : BMC Public Health [Details]
2016 Obesity, diet quality and absenteeism in a working population
Fitzgerald, S., Kirby, A., Murphy, A., Geaney, F (2016) Obesity, diet quality and absenteeism in a working population. : Public Health Nutrition [Details]
2016 A Cost Minimisation Analysis of NOACs compared to warfarin to attain therapeutic anticoagulation for patients with AF pre and post Cardioversion
O'Shea, M., Murphy, A., Kirby, A., Allen, G., O'Shea, S., Curtin, R (2016) A Cost Minimisation Analysis of NOACs compared to warfarin to attain therapeutic anticoagulation for patients with AF pre and post Cardioversion. : Irish Medical Journal [Details]
2014 Retrospective Costing of Warfarin
Walsh, C., Murphy, A., Kirby, A., Vaughan, C (2014) Retrospective Costing of Warfarin. : Irish Medical Journal [Details]
2013 The food choice at work study: effectiveness of complex workplace dietary interventions on dietary behaviours and diet-related disease risk - study protocol for a clustered controlled trial
Geaney, F.,Scotto Di Marrazzo, J.,Kelly, C.,Fitzgerald, A. P.,Harrington, J. M.,Kirby, A.,McKenzie, K.,Greiner, B.,Perry, I. J (2013) The food choice at work study: effectiveness of complex workplace dietary interventions on dietary behaviours and diet-related disease risk - study protocol for a clustered controlled trial. : Clinical Trials [Details]
2008 Obesogenic island: the financial burden of private transport on low-income households
Harrington J, Friel S, Thunhurst C, Kirby A, McElroy B (2008) Obesogenic island: the financial burden of private transport on low-income households. : Journal of Public Health [Details]
2003 The Effect of Attendance on Grade for First Year Economics Students in University College Cork
Kirby A., McElroy B (2003) The Effect of Attendance on Grade for First Year Economics Students in University College Cork. : Economic and Social Review [Details]

Books

Year Publication
2016 Survey & Questionnaire Design: Collecting Primary Data to Answer Research Questions
Bourke J.,Kirby A. Doran J (2016) Survey & Questionnaire Design: Collecting Primary Data to Answer Research Questions. : Oak Tree Press [Details]
2016 Introduction to Applied Econometrics and Analysis Using Stata
Doran, J., J. Bourke, and A. Kirby (2016) Introduction to Applied Econometrics and Analysis Using Stata. : Oak tree Press [Details]

Published Reports

Year Publication
2005 The Standard of Healthy Living on the island of Ireland
Friel S; Harrington J; Kirby A; Thunhurst A; McElroy B (2005) The Standard of Healthy Living on the island of Ireland. : Unpublished Reports [Details]

Working Paper

Year Publication
2014 Unknown type other_wp
Murphy, A., Kirby, A., McCullagh, R., Timmons, S (2014) Unknown type other_wp. [Details]

Conference Publications

Year Publication
2006 Socioeconomic determinants of food choice on the Island of Ireland
Thunhurst, C., Kirby A, McElroy B, Friel S, Harrington J (2006) Socioeconomic determinants of food choice on the Island of Ireland. [Details]
2006 Food Poverty on the Island of Ireland: Issues of access and availability
Friel, S., J. Harrington, Thunhurst C, Kirby A, McElroy B (2006) Food Poverty on the Island of Ireland: Issues of access and availability. [Details]
2006 Dietary Patterns inf Ireland: An assessment of individual and household level dietary patterns
Kirby, A., Thunhurst C, McElroy B, Friel S, Harrington J (2006) Dietary Patterns inf Ireland: An assessment of individual and household level dietary patterns. [Details]
2003 The role of the Capital Budget in Irish Budgetary Policy: A comparison of the 1950 and 2000 Budget
Kirby A (2003) The role of the Capital Budget in Irish Budgetary Policy: A comparison of the 1950 and 2000 Budget. [Details]
2006 An Obseogenic Island: The financial cost of physical activity in Ireland
Harrington J., Friel S., Thunhurst C., Kirby A., McElroy B (2006) An Obseogenic Island: The financial cost of physical activity in Ireland. [Details]

Conference Contributions

Year Publication
2018 General Practitioners management of Direct Oral Anticoagulants amongst patients with Atrial Fibrillation. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]
Kirby A. Murphy A. Bradley C (2018) General Practitioners management of Direct Oral Anticoagulants amongst patients with Atrial Fibrillation. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]. [Details]
2017 To Switch or not to Switch. Who decides on NOACs. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]
Kirby A., Murphy A.* Bradley C.( (2017) To Switch or not to Switch. Who decides on NOACs. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]. [Details]
2017 The cost of prescribing direct oral anticoagulants (DOACS)- There is a drug cost but what else?. [Poster Presentation]
Kirby A.*, Murphy A., Bradley C.( (2017) The cost of prescribing direct oral anticoagulants (DOACS)- There is a drug cost but what else?. [Poster Presentation]. [Details]
2017 Multi-disciplinary decision making in general practice- A case study of switching between oral anticoagulants. [Poster Presentation]
Kirby A.*, Murphy A. Bradley C (2017) Multi-disciplinary decision making in general practice- A case study of switching between oral anticoagulants. [Poster Presentation]. [Details]
2017 From Novel to Routine: Prescribing Landscape of Oral Anticoagulants in Preventing Stroke in Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]
Murphy A.*, Kirby A.*, Bradley C (2017) From Novel to Routine: Prescribing Landscape of Oral Anticoagulants in Preventing Stroke in Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]. [Details]
2016 Obesity, diet quality and absenteeism in the workplace. [Oral Presentation]
Fitzgerald, S.*, Kirby, A., Murphy, A., Geaney F (2016) Obesity, diet quality and absenteeism in the workplace. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2016 Prescribing Landscape for New Oral Anticoagulants (NOACs) General Practitioners Attitudes and Experience with New Oral Anticoagulants. [Oral Presentation]
Kirby A.*, Murphy A., & Bradley C (2016) Prescribing Landscape for New Oral Anticoagulants (NOACs) General Practitioners Attitudes and Experience with New Oral Anticoagulants. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2016 Out with the Old and in with the new. What influences General Practitioners initial prescribing of new oral anticoagulants?. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]
Murphy A.*, Kirby A. & Bradley C (2016) Out with the Old and in with the new. What influences General Practitioners initial prescribing of new oral anticoagulants?. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]. [Details]
2016 Analysing the Prescribing Landscape for Oral Anticoagulants. [Poster Presentation]
Kirby A.*, Murphy A., & Bradley C (2016) Analysing the Prescribing Landscape for Oral Anticoagulants. [Poster Presentation]. [Details]
2016 Prescribing Landscape for NOACs-What influences prescribers decisions?. [Oral Presentation]
Murphy A.*, Kirby A., & Bradley C (2016) Prescribing Landscape for NOACs-What influences prescribers decisions?. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2016 A cost-analysis of complex workplace nutrition education and environmental dietary modification interventions. [Poster Presentation]
Fitzgerald S.*, Kirby A., Murphy A., Geaney F (2016) A cost-analysis of complex workplace nutrition education and environmental dietary modification interventions. [Poster Presentation]. [Details]
2016 What drives Dietary Patterns?. [Poster Presentation]
Kirby A.*& McGregor P (2016) What drives Dietary Patterns?. [Poster Presentation]. [Details]
2016 Something Old, Something New! OAC prescribing behaviour. [Poster Presentation]
Kirby A.* Murphy A. & Bradley C (2016) Something Old, Something New! OAC prescribing behaviour. [Poster Presentation]. [Details]
2016 A cost-analysis of complex workplace nutrition education and environmental dietary modification interventions. [Poster Presentation]
Fitzgerald, S.*, Kirby, A., Murphy, A., Geaney F (2016) A cost-analysis of complex workplace nutrition education and environmental dietary modification interventions. [Poster Presentation]. [Details]
2015 Absenteeism in the workplace: Results from Food Choice at Work Study. [Oral Presentation]
Fitzgerald, S.*, Kirby, A., Murphy, A (2015) Absenteeism in the workplace: Results from Food Choice at Work Study. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2015 Cardioversion procedure for atrial fibrillation patients revealing the costs associated with Warfarin compared to NOACs. [Oral Presentation]
O'Shea M, Murphy A and Kirby A (2015) Cardioversion procedure for atrial fibrillation patients revealing the costs associated with Warfarin compared to NOACs. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2015 Cardioversion procedure for atrial fibrillation patients revealing the costs associated with warfarin compared to the new oral anticoagulants (NOAC). [Oral Presentation]
O’Shea, M., Murphy, A., Kirby, A.*, Allen, G., Fahy, G (2015) Cardioversion procedure for atrial fibrillation patients revealing the costs associated with warfarin compared to the new oral anticoagulants (NOAC). [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2015 Investigating Dietary Patterns. [Oral Presentation]
Kirby A and McGregor Pat (2015) Investigating Dietary Patterns. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2012 To Go or Not to Go: An analysis of attendance of economics students in University College Cork. [Oral Presentation]
Burke L, Kirby A (2012) To Go or Not to Go: An analysis of attendance of economics students in University College Cork. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2012 Chair a Session in Health Economics. [Chair Sessions at Symposia]
Kirby A (2012) Chair a Session in Health Economics. [Chair Sessions at Symposia]. [Details]
2012 Dietary Patterns on the Island of Ireland. [Oral Presentation]
Kirby A and McGregor P (2012) Dietary Patterns on the Island of Ireland. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2008 An Engel Curve examining the factors that affect expenditure on a Healthy and Unhealthy diet. [Poster Presentation]
Kirby A (2008) An Engel Curve examining the factors that affect expenditure on a Healthy and Unhealthy diet. [Poster Presentation]. [Details]
2007 Standard of Healthy Living on the Island of Ireland. [Oral Presentation]
Kirby A (2007) Standard of Healthy Living on the Island of Ireland. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2006 Dietary Patterns in Ireland at Individual and Household level. [Oral Presentation]
Kirby A (2006) Dietary Patterns in Ireland at Individual and Household level. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2006 The Factors that affect Dietary patterns in the Republic and North of Ireland. [Oral Presentation]
Kirby A (2006) The Factors that affect Dietary patterns in the Republic and North of Ireland. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2006 Regional housing cost inequalities in the Republic of Ireland. [Poster Presentation]
Harrington J., Friel S., Thunhurst C., Kirby A., McElroy B (2006) Regional housing cost inequalities in the Republic of Ireland. [Poster Presentation]. [Details]
2006 An obesogenic Island: The financial cost of physical activity in Ireland. [Oral Presentation]
Harrington J, Friel S, Thunhurst C, Kirby A, McElroy B (2006) An obesogenic Island: The financial cost of physical activity in Ireland. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2006 The Standard of Healthy Living on the Island of Ireland. [Poster Presentation]
Friel S; Harrington J; Thunhurst C; Kirby A; McElroy B (2006) The Standard of Healthy Living on the Island of Ireland. [Poster Presentation]. [Details]
2004 The Economic Barriers to a healthy diet. [Oral Presentation]
Kirby A (2004) The Economic Barriers to a healthy diet. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2004 Food safety knowledge and communication. [Oral Presentation]
Kirby A., Harrington J., Friel S., Thunhurst C., McElroy B (2004) Food safety knowledge and communication. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2003 The role of the Capital Budget in Irish Budgetary Policy: A comparison of the 1950 and 2000 Budget. [Oral Presentation]
Kirby A (2003) The role of the Capital Budget in Irish Budgetary Policy: A comparison of the 1950 and 2000 Budget. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2003 The Effect of Attendance on Grade for First Year Economics Students in UCC. [Oral Presentation]
Kirby A.,& McElroy B (2003) The Effect of Attendance on Grade for First Year Economics Students in UCC. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2002 What Factors affect Attendance at University?. [Oral Presentation]
Kirby Ann (2002) What Factors affect Attendance at University?. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2001 Irish Budgetary Policy 1950-1970: Identification and Quantification of the Keynesian influence. [Poster Presentation]
Kirby Ann (2001) Irish Budgetary Policy 1950-1970: Identification and Quantification of the Keynesian influence. [Poster Presentation]. [Details]
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