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Dr Ann Kirby




Economics Cork University Business School University College Cork

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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.