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Dr Lee Ann Burke

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Lee Ann Burke

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la.burke@ucc.ie

Biography

Dr Lee-Ann Burke was awarded a PhD from University College Cork in 2010. She previously graduated with a BA Joint Honours Degree in Economics and French and a MA in Economics from University College Cork. Her principal research interests are in the area of mental health. Areas investigated in her PhD were the determinants of mental health status and mental health related inequalities and dynamics over time through implementing panel data methods and factor analysis techniques. Lee-Ann was awarded a Government of Ireland Scholarship from the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences to complete this PhD research. 

Lee-Ann is a member of the China teaching team in the Department of Economics and also teaches modules on quantitative techniques and health economics in addition to supervising health economics masters students. More recently, Lee-Ann has become involved in teaching and supervising students of European Development Studies through the Geography department, bringing to that her interest in health economics by investigating health outcomes in Europe.

 

Research Interests

Lee-Ann is working as the lead health economist on a European research project on adolescent mental health with the National Suicide Research Foundation in Cork and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. Her role in this project is to ascertain the cost effectiveness of schools based mental health interventions carried out throughout Europe. Eleven countries in Europe are participating in this research projected, funded by the European Union under the Seventh Framework Health Program.

The SEYLE consortium work in schools in Ireland, France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Estonia, Israel, Romania, Slovenia and Spain. More information on this suicide research can be found at www.seyle.eu.

Other research interests include mental health research in Ireland, such as mental health inequalities, differences in mental health levels between groups, how mental health changes over time, whether changes are regular or sporadic, and also how mental health variables such as the GHQ-12 can be investigated further to reveal underlying specific mental health issues.

A further research interest of Lee-Anns is investigating factors which affect attendance at economics lectures. Lee-Ann is undertaking research into these factors as part of a teaching qualification, Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.  

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Affiliations

  • Member, Health Economics Study Group (HESG) (/)
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Languages

  • French : Reading=Functional; Writing=Fluent; Speaking=Functional
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Other Activities

  • Participant at the Interactive Management Workshop at the Wellbeing in Ireland conference, held in Galway, June 08th 2012.  A list of barriers to wellbeing in Ireland was identified by the participants prior to the workshop. In the workshop options to overcoming these barriers were discussed and ranked.Invited participant at the Teaching and Learning Quality at UCC: A Roadmap. Seminar. University College Cork. 14th December 2012
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Committees

  • , Risk Management Committee (/)
  • , Disability Liaison Officer (/)
  • , E-Information Committee (/)
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Education

  • University College Cork , Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Edu, Teaching and Learning (2012)
  • UCC , BA - UCC, Economics and French (2004)
  • UCC , PHD, Mental Health Economics (2010)
  • UCC , MASTER OF ARTS, Economics (2005)
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Employment

  • Lecturer, University College Cork (12-SEP-05 /)
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Teaching Interests

  • Dr Lee-Ann Burke began teaching in the Economics Department in 2005. She has taught modules on the Evening BA programme, the BA programme, the MSc in Health Economics, the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Economics, the BSc Nursing, the BSc Finance and the Masters in European Development Studies through the Department of Geography.
  • Lee-Ann is currently (2012-2013) teaching on both the second and final year of the BA program. In 2nd year she teaches EC2103; a course on developing skills for economic interpretation and focuses a lot on the relationship between variables, and how these relationships can change over time. She incorporates a lot of updated data from the Central Statistics Office to ensure that the course remains up to date and relevant in todays economy.   Lee-Ann also lectures on the 3rd Arts programme in Health Economics; here she incorporates elements such as the demand for health care and supply but her main focus remains in economic evaluation techniques and the measurement of health outcomes.
  • In the BSc Finance, Lee-Ann teaches EC2207, a course focusing on the macroeconomic environment. Here she re-introduces students to inflation, unemployment, business cycles and consumption and investment.
  • Lee-Ann also teaches on EC3903; a readings workshop for Chinese students which provides students with the tools needed to read, analyse and critique writers on economics markets. In this course Lee-Ann ensures that students are able to critically analyse the important ideas in an interactive class environment. 
  • As mentioned above, Lee-Ann is also part of the MEconSc Health Economics teaching team teaching concepts such as behavioural economics and rational choice theory to students. This concepts are also explored in the PGDiploma in Health Economic Practice where the students focus is decision related.
  • Lee-Ann travelled to China in May 2012 to teach first and second year economics students in the Henan University of Economics and Law (HUEL).  
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Professional Achievements

Honours and Awards

  • IRCHSS: Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences Scholarship (2008)
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Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

Year Publication
2018 A cost-effectiveness analysis of school-based suicide prevention programmes
Ahern S;Burke LA;McElroy B;Corcoran P;McMahon EM;Keeley H;Carli V;Wasserman C;Hoven CW;Sarchiapone M;Apter A;Balazs J;Banzer R;Bobes J;Brunner R;Cosman D;Haring C;Kaess M;Kahn JP;Kereszteny A;Postuvan V;Sáiz PA;Varnik P;Wasserman D (2018) A cost-effectiveness analysis of school-based suicide prevention programmes. : European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry [Details]
2017 Making Children Resilient to Poor Health: Can the Number of Children in a Household Play a Role? Evidence from India
Chadha, M, Murphy, R, Burke, LA, Walsh, E (2017) Making Children Resilient to Poor Health: Can the Number of Children in a Household Play a Role? Evidence from India. : Children's Research Digest on Resilience [Details]
2016 Risky sun tanning behaviours amongst Irish University students: a quantitative analysis
Flannery, C;Burke, LA;Grainger, L;Williams, P;Gage, H (2016) Risky sun tanning behaviours amongst Irish University students: a quantitative analysis. : Irish Journal of Medicine [Details]

Thesis / Dissertation

Year Publication
2005 An Analysis of Expenditure on Malaria Treatment in The Gambia
Lee-Ann Burke (2005) An Analysis of Expenditure on Malaria Treatment in The Gambia. : Thesis/Dissertation [Details]
2009 An Analysis of Mental Health in Ireland: Determinants, Dimensions, Dynamics and Inequalities
Lee-Ann Burke (2009) An Analysis of Mental Health in Ireland: Determinants, Dimensions, Dynamics and Inequalities. : Thesis/Dissertation [Details]

Working Paper

Year Publication
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Burke, L-A (2012) Unknown type other_wp. [Details]
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Burke, L-A (2012) Unknown type other_wp. [Details]

Conference Publications

Year Publication
2010 An evaluation of the cost effectiveness of a four arm school based mental health intervention
Lee-Ann Burke (2010) An evaluation of the cost effectiveness of a four arm school based mental health intervention. [Details]
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Conference Contributions

Year Publication
2012 Cost Utility Analysis of School Based Mental Health Interventions in Europe. [Poster Presentation]
Lee-Ann Burke (2012) Cost Utility Analysis of School Based Mental Health Interventions in Europe. [Poster 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]
2011 Meeting of SEYLE Representatives. [Invited Oral Presentation]
Lee-Ann Burke (2011) Meeting of SEYLE Representatives. [Invited Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2010
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