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Dr Brendan McElroy

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Brendan McElroy

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Economics

Economics
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

+353-21-490-3000 b.mcelroy@ucc.ie

Biography

Dr. Brendan McElroy's research interests are in health economics, particularly financing primary and secondary care and economic evaluation of health technologies. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Guideline Development at HIQA. His recent work on health care financing include research on changes to the Irish system of hospital financing, and risk-adjustment in primary care. He is interested in financing and delivery of health care systems in developing countries, having worked on the demand for prevention and treatment of malaria in Africa. His recent work on economic evaluation of health technologies includes an examination of the treatment of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy and users’ preferences for delivery of maternity care in Ireland.

His teaching interests are in health economics and research methods. He has lectured at undergrad level to BA, BSc(Nursing) and BSc(Public Health) and at postgrad level to MSc Health Economics and Postgraduate Diploma (Health Economics Practice) students. He has supervised several Masters theses and one PhD thesis. He has taught research methods courses at BA and MA level.

 

Research Interests

Health economics

Weighted capitation formulae for application to the health services

Economic Evaluation of Health Technology Assessment

Household Income Surveys

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Affiliations

  • Secretary, Health Economics Association of Ireland (30-DEC-99 / 30-DEC-99)
  • Ordinary member, Health Economists' Study Group (30-DEC-99 / 30-DEC-99)
  • Ordinary member, International Health Economics Association (30-DEC-99 / 30-DEC-99)
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Committees

  • Co-Chair, Research Development Committee, Department of Economics (2003 / 1999)
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Education

  • University of Edinburgh , PhD, (2003)
  • University College Cork , MEconSc, (1995)
  • University College Cork , BComm, (1994)
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Employment

  • College Lecturer, University College Cork (01-SEP-95 / 31-AUG-97)
  • Health Economist, Ayrshire and Arran Health Board (01-SEP-97 / 31-DEC-99)
  • HRB Research Fellow, University College Cork (01-JAN-00 / 31-DEC-02)
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Teaching Interests

  • Undergraduate Teaching
  • Health Economics
  • Postgraduate Teaching
  • Health Economics
  • Research Methods
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Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

Year Publication
1997 The determinants of trends in regional manufacturing employment in Ireland: 1979-1990
McElroy,B (1997) The determinants of trends in regional manufacturing employment in Ireland: 1979-1990. : Department of Economics Working Paper 97-5 [Details]
1998 Shift-share analysis of trends in regional menufacturing employment in Ireland: 1971-1991
McElroy, B (1998) Shift-share analysis of trends in regional menufacturing employment in Ireland: 1971-1991. : Department of Economics Working Paper 98-8 [Details]
2001 The demand for prescribing resources: OLS, robust and quantile regression compared
McElroy, B (2001) The demand for prescribing resources: OLS, robust and quantile regression compared. : Department of Economics Working Paper 01-03 [Details]
2006 Risk Adjustment of Prescription Drug Expenditure in Ireland. Department of Economics Working Paper WP 0604
B McElroy (2006) Risk Adjustment of Prescription Drug Expenditure in Ireland. Department of Economics Working Paper WP 0604. : [Details]
2009 Malaria prevention in north-eastern Tanzania: patterns of expenditure and determinants of demand at the household level
McElroy B, Wiseman V, Matovu F, Mwengee W (2009) Malaria prevention in north-eastern Tanzania: patterns of expenditure and determinants of demand at the household level. : Malar J [Details]
2008 Determinants of Provider Choice for Malaria Treatment: Experience From The Gambia
Wiseman V., Scott A., Conteh L., McElroy B., & Stevens W (2008) Determinants of Provider Choice for Malaria Treatment: Experience From The Gambia. : Social Science and Medicine [Details]
2008 Obesogenic island: the financial burden of private transport on low-income households
J. Harrington; S. Friel; C. Thunhurst; A. Kirby; B. McElroy (2008) Obesogenic island: the financial burden of private transport on low-income households. : Journal of Public Health [Details]
2007 Determinants of bed net use in The Gambia: implications for malaria control
V Wiseman, A Scott, B McElroy, L Conteh, W Stevens (2007) Determinants of bed net use in The Gambia: implications for malaria control. : American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene [Details]
2006 Malaria prevention in The Gambia: patterns of expenditure and determinants of demand at the household level
V Wiseman, B McElroy, L Conteh, W Stevens (2006) Malaria prevention in The Gambia: patterns of expenditure and determinants of demand at the household level. : Tropical Medicine and International Health [Details]
2003 Does attendance affect grade? An analysis of first year economics students in Ireland
A Kirby, B McElroy (2003) Does attendance affect grade? An analysis of first year economics students in Ireland. : Economic and Social Review [Details]
2000 The hidden cost of clinical audit. A survey of NHS staff
P Lock, B McElroy, M Mackenzie (2000) The hidden cost of clinical audit. A survey of NHS staff. : Health Policy [Details]
2014 An economic analysis of money follows the patient
McElroy, B., Murphy, A (2014) An economic analysis of money follows the patient. : Irish Journal of Medical Science [Details]
2014 Patient Level Costing in Ireland: Process, Challenges and Opportunities
McElroy, B Murphy A (2014) Patient Level Costing in Ireland: Process, Challenges and Opportunities. : Irish Journal of Medical Science [Details]

Book Chapters

Year Publication
2007 A wandering image of the sirens
B McElroy, J Considine, J Elkins (2007) A wandering image of the sirens. : J Elkins : W Fink Verlag [Details]

Thesis / Dissertation

Year Publication
2003 An explanation of the determinants of prescribing expenditure in the General Medical Services scheme in Ireland with an application to budget setting
McElroy, B (2003) An explanation of the determinants of prescribing expenditure in the General Medical Services scheme in Ireland with an application to budget setting. : Thesis/Dissertation [Details]

Working Paper

Year Publication
2013 Unknown type other_wp
McElroy, B., Murphy, A (2013) Unknown type other_wp. [Details]
2013 Unknown type other_wp
McElroy, B., Murphy, A (2013) Unknown type other_wp. [Details]

Conference Publications

Year Publication
2004 Food safety knowledge and communication
Kirby A., Harrington J., Friel S., Thunhurst C., McElroy B (2004) Food safety knowledge and communication. [Details]
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 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]
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 An Obesogenic Island: The financial cost of physical activity in Ireland
Harrington, J., Friel S, Thunhurst C, Kirby A, McElroy B (2006) An Obesogenic Island: The financial cost of physical activity in Ireland. [Details]
2006 The standard of healthy living on the island of Ireland
Friel, S., J. Harrington, Thunhurst C, Kirby A, McElroy B (2006) The standard of healthy living on the island of Ireland. [Details]
2004 The demand for malaria prevention in The Gambia
B McElroy, L Conteh, F Matovu, R Pool, W Stevens, V Wiseman (2004) The demand for malaria prevention in The Gambia. [Details]
2001 Factors affecting the demand for GMS prescribing in Ireland: derivation of a weighted capitation formula
B McElroy (2001) Factors affecting the demand for GMS prescribing in Ireland: derivation of a weighted capitation formula. [Details]

Conference Contributions

Year Publication
2008 Expenditure patterns and determinants of Demand for malaria prevention in North Eastern Tanzania. [Peer Reviewed Published Proceedings]
B McElroy, V Wiseman, F Matovu, W Mwengee (2008) Expenditure patterns and determinants of Demand for malaria prevention in North Eastern Tanzania. [Peer Reviewed Published Proceedings]. [Details]
2001 The determinants of GP utilisation in Ireland. [Oral Presentation]
Kelleher R, McElroy B (2001) The determinants of GP utilisation in Ireland. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2003 The determinants of prescribing expenditure in Ireland. [Oral Presentation]
B McElroy (2003) The determinants of prescribing expenditure in Ireland. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2003 Malaria treatment and prevention: broadening and strengthening conventional models of demand. [Oral Presentation]
L Conteh, B McElroy, W Stevens, V Wiseman (2003) Malaria treatment and prevention: broadening and strengthening conventional models of demand. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2003 Does attendance affect grade? An analysis of first year economics students in Ireland. [Oral Presentation]
A Kirby, B McElroy (2003) Does attendance affect grade? An analysis of first year economics students in Ireland. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2002 The cost of GP services and implications for net income. [Poster Presentation]
B McElroy (2002) The cost of GP services and implications for net income. [Poster Presentation]. [Details]
2002 The use of prescribing data to estimate chronic illness in Ireland. [Poster Presentation]
B McElroy (2002) The use of prescribing data to estimate chronic illness in Ireland. [Poster Presentation]. [Details]
2001 The use of prescribing data to estimate chronic illness in Ireland. [Poster Presentation]
B McElroy (2001) The use of prescribing data to estimate chronic illness in Ireland. [Poster Presentation]. [Details]
2001 An application of weighted capitation modelling to GMS prescribing. [Oral Presentation]
B McElroy (2001) An application of weighted capitation modelling to GMS prescribing. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2001 A weighted capitation model of GP prescribing budgets in Ireland. [Poster Presentation]
B McElroy (2001) A weighted capitation model of GP prescribing budgets in Ireland. [Poster Presentation]. [Details]
2001 Factors affecting prescribing need. [Oral Presentation]
B McElroy (2001) Factors affecting prescribing need. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2001 Modelling the demand for GMS prescribing in Ireland. [Oral Presentation]
B McElroy (2001) Modelling the demand for GMS prescribing in Ireland. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2000 Weighted capitation modelling in Irish health care. [Oral Presentation]
B McElroy (2000) Weighted capitation modelling in Irish health care. [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 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]
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Regional housing cost inequalities in the Republic of Ireland. [Oral Presentation]
Harrington J, Friel S, Thunhurst C, Kirby A, McElroy B (2006) Regional housing cost inequalities in the Republic 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]
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]
2004 Measuring wealth in The Gambia and Tanzania: a Principal Components Analysis approach. [Peer Reviewed Published Proceedings]
B McElroy, L Conteh, V Wiseman, W Mwengee (2004) Measuring wealth in The Gambia and Tanzania: a Principal Components Analysis approach. [Peer Reviewed Published Proceedings]. [Details]
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