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Dr Lee Ann Burke

Lee Ann Burke


University College Cork
Cork University Business School

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Dr Lee-Ann Burke is a lecturer in the Department of Economics, University College Cork. Her main teaching areas currently are health economics, macro economics and data collection and analysis modules but over the years has taught across a wide range of economic modules including delivering economics modules in other UCC departments.  Dr Burkes main research interests include but are not limited to health economics, specifically mental health research, children and adolescent mental heath, parental mental health. Dr Burke has worked with the National Suicide Research Foundation in the past and is looking forward to starting a project this year on fetal scalp stimulation on newborns in conjuction with most major maternity hospitals in Ireland, her work on this will involve cost effectiveness analysis.  Dr Burke is also currently working on data from the Growing up In Ireland study.   In addition to teaching and research commitments, Dr Burke, is part of a Programme Director team in charge of the BA Business and Financial Economics degree programme which welcomes Chinese students to Ireland for 2 years. In 2018, Dr Burke was successful in an application to become part of the Aurora Leadership training programme which is run across higher education authorities in Ireland and the United Kingdom and is availing of the excellent networking opportunities that this training programme facilitates.  This programme has led to the formation of Mna@UCC: UCC Womens Network, of which, Dr Burke is the Treasurer. 






  • French
  • English
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Other Activities

  • 21/08/2019 - Nordic Health Economic Study Group
  • 08/11/2018 - ESRI Growing up in Ireland Annual Conference
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Research Domains

  • Mental health interventions
  • Attendance Research
  • Economic Evaluation of Health Technology Assessment
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health
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Journal article

Year Publication
2015 C, F., BURKE, L. A., L, G., P, W., H, G. (2015). Risky sun tanning behaviours amongst Irish University students: a quantitative analysis.. Irish Journal of Medical Science. Details
2018 S, A., BURKE, L. A., MCELROY, B., P, C., EM, M., H, K. (2018). A cost-effectiveness analysis of school-based suicide prevention programmes.. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Details
2020 BURKE, L.-A. (2020). Childhood Psychological Health During the Great Recession in Ireland. The Economic and Social Review.

Book chapter

Year Publication
2017 MRINAL, C., MURPHY, R., BURKE, L. A., 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 Network.
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