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Dr Noel Woods

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Noel Woods

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Centre For Policy Studies
University College Cork
6 Bloomfield Terrace, Western Road
Cork University Business School

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Biography

Dr Woods was appointed as College Lecturer in Economics in UCC in 1997, and Senior Lecturer in 2012. He received a BA in Economics and Computer Studies in 1995, followed by an MA in Economics in 1996. He graduated with a Ph.D. in Economics in 2005 and a Master’s Degree in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (MATLHE) in UCC in 2010. Dr Woods has over 40 peer reviewed published journal articles in the area of health economics. In June 2007, Dr Woods received the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. His research interests include health economics and in 2007 Dr Woods, as Principal Investigator, received €306,000 grant from the Health Research Board to analyse methods of financing dental services. Dr Woods is a referee for the Journal of the British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry and the European Association of Dental Public Health, and is economic advisor to the National Guidelines Group for the Development of Guidelines for the Use of Topical Fluorides in Dental Health. He is currently economic advisor to the Ministry of Health, Malaysia in developing viable options on financing oral healthcare for Malaysians.  In June 2011, Dr Woods was awarded €233,000 as Principal Investigator from the HRB to develop 'National and Regional Projections of GMS Community Drug Costs in Ireland to 2025: An Integrated Model for Analysing Policy Choices'.

Dr Woods was appointed as Programme Director for UCC Bachelor of Commerce Degree and Chair of the BComm Board of Studies in September 2011 and continued in these roles until October 2015. He was a member of the Student Needs Committee (SNC) and the Teaching Curriculum Development (TCD) of the Faculty of Commerce for over 10 years. In May 2012, Dr Woods was awarded a grant €1,800 by NAIRTL to carry out research on 'Predictors on Academic Success in Business Economics'. In May 2013, Dr Woods was appointed Associate Editor of BMC Oral Health. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Open Access Dentistry and is a reviewer to the Journal of Dentistry. Dr Woods is member of the advisory board to GlaxoSmithKline for developing oral health policies. In October 2014, Dr Woods was awarded the UCC Staff Recognition Award for Enhancing the Student Experience. In January 2015, Dr Woods is Irish Principal Investigator with an International Oral Health consortium, ADVOCATE, was awarded a €6 million Horizon 2020 (H2020) EU Grant to develop Oral Health Promotion and Prevention Policies for the EU.

Grants and Honours

  • 01/05/2015 - ADVOCATE Horizon 2020 Added Value in Oral Care, University College Cork
  • 01/05/2015 - ADVOCATE Horizon 2020 Added Value in Oral Care, University College Cork
  • 07/01/2014 - Travel Support., Enterprise Ireland
  • 21/10/2013 - SFPA Graduate Scheme Aislinn Ryder., Miscellaneous
  • 10/01/2011 - National and Regional projections of GMS Community Drug Costs in Ireland to 2025 and an integrated model for analysing policy choices., Health Research Board
  • 19/06/2007 - President's Award for Excellence in Teaching 2006/2007/Director of the BComm Programme in College of B&L 2012/2013, Other funded projects
  • 10/01/2007 - HRB 'Provider Renumerations Systems & Their Impact on Treatment Provision & Responsiveness', Health Research Board
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Research Domains

  • Oral Health  
  • Dental public health and statistics
  • Electronic, mobile and large scale payment systems
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Publications

Journal article

Year Publication
2018 AHERN, S., CRONIN, J., WOODS, N., O'REGAN, N., TRAWLEY, S., TIMMONS, S. (2018). Dementia in older people admitted to hospital: An analysis of length of stay and associated costs. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. Details
2017 BAÂDOUDI, F., TRESCHER, A., DUIJSTER, D., MASKREY, N., GABEL, F., VAN DER HEIJDEN, G., ... WOODS, N. (2017). A Consensus-Based Set of Measures for Oral Health Care. Journal of Dental Research. Details
2017 WOODS, N., AHERN, S., BURKE, F., EATON, K., WIDSTRÖM, E. (2017). The healthcare system and the provision of oral healthcare in European Union member states. Part 7: Republic of Ireland. British Dental Journal. Details
2016 MCKENNA, G., TADA, S., WOODS, N., HAYES, M., DAMATA, C., ALLEN, P. (2016). Tooth replacement for partially dentate elders: A willingness-to-pay analysis. Journal of Dentistry. Details
2015 TIMMONS, S., MANNING, E., BARRETT, A., BRADY, N., BROWNE, V., O'SHEA, V., ... LINEHAN, J. (2015). Dementia in older people admitted to hospital: A regional multi-hospital observational study of prevalence, associations and case recognition. Age and Ageing. Details
2014 GALLAGHER, J., MC CARTHY, S., WOODS, N., RYAN, F., O'SHEA, S., BYRNE, S. (2014). Economic evaluation of a randomized controlled trial of pharmacist-supervized patient self-testing of warfarin therapy. Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics. Details
2015 MCKENNA, G., ALLEN, P., O’MAHONY, D., CRONIN, M., DAMATA, C., WOODS, N. (2015). Impact of tooth replacement on the nutritional status of partially dentate elders. Clinical Oral Investigations. Details
2015 DA MATA, C., CRONIN, M., O’MAHONY, D., MCKENNA, G., WOODS, N., ALLEN, P. (2015). Subjective impact of minimally invasive dentistry in the oral health of older patients. Clinical Oral Investigations. Details
2015 MCKENNA, G., ALLEN, P., O'MAHONY, D., CRONIN, M., DAMATA, C., WOODS, N. (2015). The impact of rehabilitation using removable partial dentures and functionally orientated treatment on oral health-related quality of life: A randomised controlled clinical trial. Journal of Dentistry. Details
2015 DA MATA, C., ALLEN, P., MCKENNA, G., CRONIN, M., O'MAHONY, D., WOODS, N. (2015). Two-year survival of ART restorations placed in elderly patients: A randomised controlled clinical trial. Journal of Dentistry. Details
2014 DA MATA, C., ALLEN, P., CRONIN, M., O'MAHONY, D., MCKENNA, G., WOODS, N. (2014). Cost-effectiveness of ART restorations in elderly adults: A randomized clinical trial. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. Details
2014 MCKENNA, G., ALLEN, F., WOODS, N., O'MAHONY, D., CRONIN, M., DAMATA, C., NORMAND, C. (2014). Cost-effectiveness of tooth replacement strategies for partially dentate elderly: A randomized controlled clinical trial. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. Details
2014 GALLAGHER, J., BYRNE, S., WOODS, N., LYNCH, D., MCCARTHY, S. (2014). Cost-outcome description of clinical pharmacist interventions in a university teaching hospital. BMC Health Services Research. doi:10.1186/1472-6963-14-177. Details
2014 CONWAY, A., KENNEALLY, M., WOODS, N., THUMMEL, A., RYAN, M. (2014). The implications of regional and national demographic projections for future GMS costs in Ireland through to 2026. BMC Health Services Research. Details
2013 GUINEY, H., FELICIA, P., WHELTON, H., WOODS, N. (2013). Analysis of a Payments Database Reveals Trends in Dental Treatment Provision. Journal of Dental Research. Details
2012 GUINEY, H., FELICIA, P., WHELTON, H., WOODS, N. (2012). Comparing epidemiologically estimated treatment need with treatment provided in two dental schemes in Ireland. BMC Oral Health. Details
2010 ALLEN, F., MCKENNA, G., MATA, C., CRONIN, M., WOODS, N., O'MAHONY, D., ALLEN, E. (2010). Gerodontology--how big is the challenge in Ireland?. Journal of The Irish Dental Association.
2009 MCKENNA, G., ALLEN, P., O'MAHONY, D., DAMATA, C., CRONIN, M., WOODS, N. (2009). The importance of oral health for the systemic well being of an ageing population. Irish Medical Journal.
2016 SINNOTT, S.-J., NORMAND, C., BYRNE, S., WOODS, N., WHELTON, H. (2016). Copayments for prescription medicines on a public health insurance scheme in Ireland. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety. Details
2016 GALLAGHER, J., O’SULLIVAN, D., GILLESPIE, P., WOODS, N., O’MAHONY, D., BYRNE, S., MCCARTHY, S. (2016). Structured Pharmacist Review of Medication in Older Hospitalised Patients: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis. Drugs & Aging. doi:10.1007/s40266-016-0348-3. Details
2014 MCKENNA, G., ALLEN, P., O'MAHONY, D., FLYNN, A., CRONIN, M., DAMATA, C., WOODS, N. (2014). Comparison of functionally orientated tooth replacement and removable partial dentures on the nutritional status of partially dentate older patients: A randomised controlled clinical trial. Journal of Dentistry. Details
2013 MCKENNA, G., ALLEN, P., WOODS, N., O'MAHONY, D., DAMATA, C., CRONIN, M., NORMAND, C. (2013). A preliminary report of the cost-effectiveness of tooth replacement strategies for partially dentate elders. Gerodontology. Details
2012 MCKENNA, G., ALLEN, P., FLYNN, A., O'MAHONY, D., DAMATA, C., CRONIN, M., WOODS, N. (2012). Impact of tooth replacement strategies on the nutritional status of partially-dentate elders. Gerodontology. Details
2011 GUINEY, H., WOODS, N., WHELTON, H., O'MULLANE, D. (2011). Non-biological factors associated with tooth retention in Irish adults. Community Dental Health. Details
2011 GUINEY, H., WOODS, N., WHELTON, H., MORGAN, K. (2011). Predictors of utilisation of dental care services in a nationally representative sample of adults. Community Dental Health. Details
2009 WOODS, N., WHELTON, H., KELLEHER, V. (2009). Factors influencing the need for dental care amongst the elderly in the Republic of Ireland. Community Dental Health. Details
2010 WOODS, N., LUCEY, S., WHELTON, H., NYHAN, T. (2010). The influence of economic incentives on treatment patterns in a third-party funded dental service. Community Dental Health. Details
2018 CRONIN, J., MOORE, S., LENIHAN, N., O’SHEA, M., WOODS, N. (2018). The non-drug costs associated with the administration of an intravenous biologic treatment in the hospital setting. Irish Journal of Medical Science. Details
2016 CONWAYLENIHAN, A., WOODS, N., AHERN, S., MOORE, S., CRONIN, J. (2016). Variation in Irish GMS Pharmaceutical Expenditure by ATC Classification. Value in Health. Details
2016 CONWAYLENIHAN, A., AHERN, S., MOORE, S., CRONIN, J., WOODS, N. (2016). Factors influencing the variation in GMS prescribing expenditure in Ireland.. Health Economics Review. Details
2016 CONWAYLENIHAN, A., WOODS, N., AHERN, S., MOORE, S., CRONIN, J. (2016). PCV95 Variation in Irish GMS Pharmaceutical Expenditure by ATC Classification. Value in Health. Details
2019 WOODS, N., AHERN, S., BIRCH, S., KALMUS, O., LISTL, S. (2019). Needs-based planning for the oral health workforce - development and application of a simulation model. Human Resources for Health. Details
2019 DE MATA, C., MCKENNA, G., ANWEIGI, L., HAYES, M., CRONIN, M., WOODS, N., ... ALLEN, P. (2019). An RCT of atraumatic restorative treatment for older adults: 5 year results. Journal of Dentistry. Details
2018 SEABROOK, J., WOODS, N., CLARK, A., DE VRIJER, B., PENAVA, D., GILLILAND, J. (2018). The association between alcohol outlet accessibility and adverse birth outcomes: A retrospective cohort study. Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. Details
2017 WOODS, N., GILLILAND, J., SEABROOK, J. (2017). The influence of the built environment on adverse birth outcomes. Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. Details
2021 CRONIN, J., MOORE, S., HARDING, M., WHELTON, H., WOODS, N. (2021). A cost-effectiveness analysis of community water fluoridation for schoolchildren. BMC Oral Health, 21 (158). doi:10.1186/s12903-021-01490-7. Details

Magazine article

Year Publication
1983 WOODS, N. (1983). Paradise transformed.. Geographical Magazine.
2005 H., W., D., O., F.M., B., WOODS, N., CRONIN, M. (2005). Use of dental service data to inform research and policy.. Advances in dental research. Details
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