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Professor Charles Normand

Adjunct Professor (Public Health & Primary Care)

Fellow Emeritus (Business & Administrative Studies)

Fellow Emeritus (School Office - Medicine)

Charles Normand is Edward Kennedy Professor of Health Policy and Management at the University of Dublin, Trinity College. He was for thirteen years Professor of Health Economics at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and remains a visiting professor there. He has worked also at the universities in Belfast, York and Stirling. He was a civil servant in Northern Ireland for four years and has worked in hospital management, including a period as chairman of the board at Central Middlesex Hospital and is currently on the boards of St. James's Hospital and Trinity Health Ireland. His BA and DPhil are in economics. Much of his work is on the evaluation of treatments and services, with a particular interest on neonatal technologies, heart disease and the major cancers. His has also worked on finance and delivery of health services and health care human resources. He has a particular interest in the consequences of population ageing on health and social care. He has carried out advisory work and research on health care reform in the new democracies in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, in Bangladesh, Malawi, Tanzania and in South Africa. He has published widely on health economics and financing, is author of two guidebooks on health insurance and of a textbook on health economics. He is a former President of the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region and chairs the steering committee of the WHO European Observatory on Health Systems and Policy.
  Age related diseases   Ageing, stroke, dementia   Biomedical ethics   Cervical cancer   Community health and general practice   Econometric and statistical analysis   Economics of health service provision   Economics of public policy   Epidemiology   Health informatics   Health management   Health outcomes   Health policy   Health status and inequalities   Identification and quantification of health care needs   Management, information technology, information systems   Mathematical modelling   Midwifery   Patterns of health   Primary care   Public health   Public, private mix network   Research issues specifice to any health profession   Taxation
 Cervical Cancer Research Programme (Cerviva)
 Motivation Project
 Irish Longitudinal Study of Ageing
 Revolutionising Chronic Disease Management with ICT
 Social Health Insurance - Options for Ireland

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President of the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region 2003-2005
Chair of Steering Committee of the WHO European Observatory on Health Systems and Policy 2001-
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Health Economics Study Group 1982
May P, Garrido MM, Del Fabbro E, Noreika D, Normand C, Skoro N, Cassel JB, Does modality matter? Palliative care units associated with more cost-avoidance than consultations., Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 55, (3), 2018, p766 - 774, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
May P, Normand C, Cassel JB, Del Fabbro E, Fine RL, Menz R, Morrison CA, Penrod JD, Robinson C, Morrison RS., Economics of Palliative Care for Hospitalized Adults With Serious Illness: A Meta-analysis., JAMA internal medicine, 2018, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Barry SE, Burke S, Boyce M, Eustace-Cook J, Normand C, Thomas S., Implementing Universal Healthcare implies Integrated Care Design - findings from a systematic review of the organisational challenges of implementing UHC policy. , International Journal of Integrated Care. , 17, (5), 2017, ppA477-, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Obse A, Ryan M, Heidenreich S, Normand C, Hailemariam D., Eliciting preferences for social health insurance in Ethiopia: a discrete choice experiment., Health Policy and Planning, 31, (10), 2017, p1423-1432 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
May P, Garrido MM, Cassel JB, Kelley AS, Meier DE, Normand C, Smith TJ, Morrison RS., Cost analysis of a prospective multi-site cohort study of palliative care consultation teams for adults with advanced cancer: Where do cost-savings come from?, Palliative medicine, 31, (4), 2017, p378-386 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Aoife Brick, Samantha Smith, Sinead O'Hara, Ella Tyrrell, Nathan Cunningham, Elsa Droog, Bridget Johnston, Charles Normand,, Costs of Formal and Informal Care in the Last Year of Life for Patients in Receipt of Specialist Palliative Care , Palliative Medicine, 31, (4), 2017, p356-368 , Notes: [doi: 10.1177/0269216316686277], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Galvin M, Ryan P, Maguire S, Heverin M, Madden C, Vajda A, Normand C, Hardiman O, The path to specialist multidisciplinary care in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: A population- based study of consultations, interventions and costs. , PLoS One, 12, (6), 2017, Notes: [. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0179796. eCollection 2017.], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
May P, Garrido MM, Aldridge MD, Cassel JB, Kelley AS, Meier DE, Normand C, Penrod JD, Smith TJ, Morrison RS., Prospective Cohort Study of Hospitalized Adults With Advanced Cancer: Associations Between Complications, Comorbidity, and Utilization., Journal of hospital medicine, 12, (6), 2017, p407-413 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Noble H, Brazil K, Burns A, Hallahan S, Normand C, Roderick P, Thompson C, Maxwell P, Yaqoob M, Clinician views of patient decisional conflict when deciding between dialysis and conservative management: Qualitative findings from the PAlliative Care in chronic Kidney diSease (PACKS) study., Palliative Medicine, 2017, Notes: [ doi: 10.1177/0269216317704625 ], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Roe LD, Normand C, Wren MA, Browne J, O'Halloran AM., The impact of frailty on healthcare utilisation in Ireland: evidence from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing. , BMC Geriatrics, 17, (203), 2017, Notes: [DOI 10.1186/s12877-017-0579-0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI

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Ă“ CĂ©illeachair A, O'Mahony JF, O'Connor M, O'Leary J, Normand C, Martin C, Sharp L., Health-related quality of life as measured by the EQ-5D in the prevention, screening and management of cervical disease: A systematic review., Qual Life Res. , 26, (11), 2017, p2885-2897 , Notes: [doi: 10.1007/s11136-017-1628-z.], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
P May, C McGarrigle, C Normand, The end of life experience of older adults in Ireland, Dublin, TILDA, Trinity College Dublin, December, 2017, Report, PUBLISHED
Alan Barrett, George Savva, Virpi Timonen and Rose Anne Kenny (eds), Fifty plus in Ireland 2011: First results from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, May, 2011, Report, PUBLISHED
Charles Normand, A Weber (with Guy Carrin, Ole Doetinchem, Inke Mathauer, Xenia Scheil-Adlung and Jean-Olivier Schmidt), Social Health Insurance, A Guidebook for Planning, Second, Bad Homburg, VAS, 2009, 1-158pp, Book, PUBLISHED
Barbara McPake and Charles Normand, Health Economic - an international perspective, 2, London and New York, Routledge, 2008, 312pp, Book, PUBLISHED


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Visiting Professor of Health Economics, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 2002
Health Economics, Health Care Financing, Health Systems Research, Health Policy, Ageing and Health, Health Sector Management, Economic Evaluation.