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College Photo Name Normand, Charles
Main Department Public Health & Primary Care
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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.
Details Date
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-
Membership of Professional Institutions, Associations, Societies
Details Date From Date To
International Health Economics Association 1993 date
Health Economics Study Group 1982
Awards and Honours
Award Date
Visiting Professor of Health Economics, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 2002
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Fluent Medium Medium
Description of Research Interests
Health Economics, Health Care Financing, Health Systems Research, Health Policy, Ageing and Health, Health Sector Management, Economic Evaluation.
Research Interests
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
Research Projects
Project title Cervical Cancer Research Programme (Cerviva)
Summary Leading the Health Economic aspects of the programme
Funding Agency Health Research Board
Type of Project
Date from 2007
Date to
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Project title Motivation Project
Summary A stduy of motivation of health workers in Malawi, Tanzania and South Africa, in associciation with Centre for Health Policy, University of the Witwatersrand, College of Medicine, University of Malawi and National Institute of Medical Research, Tanzania
Funding Agency Irish Aid via HRB
Type of Project
Date from 2007
Date to 2009
Person Months

Project title Irish Longitudinal Study of Ageing
Summary I am a co-PI on Tilda, a collaborative study by 5 Higher Education institutions in Ireland led by Professor Rose Anne Kenny of TCD
Funding Agency Irish Life, The Atlantic Philanthropies
Type of Project Longitudinal Study
Date from 2007
Date to
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Project title Revolutionising Chronic Disease Management with ICT
Summary A study of chronic disease management, using the case of epilepsy, led from Beaumont Hospital. A particualr focus is the role of ICT. TCD is leading on the evaluation aspects of the project,
Funding Agency Health Research Board
Type of Project
Date from 2006
Date to
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Project title Social Health Insurance Options for Ireland
Summary This project examines the options for financing health care in Ireland, with a particular focus on the possibility of universal social health insurance
Funding Agency Adelaide Hospital Society
Type of Project Research and Modelling
Date from 2005
Date to
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Publications and Other Research Outputs
Peer Reviewed
Field, David; Elbourne, Diana; Truesdale, Ann; Grieve, Richard; Hardy, Polly; Fenton, Alan; Subdhedar, Nim; Ahluwalia, Jagjit; Halliday, Henry; Stocks, Janet; Tomlin, Keith; Normand, Charles. , Neonatal ventilation with INhaled Nitric Oxide versus Ventilatory support withOut inhaled nitric oxide for preterm infants with severe respiratory failure: The INNOVO multicentre randomised controlled trial, Neonatology, 91, 2007, p73 - 82
Warren Stevens and Charles Normand, Optimisation versus Certainty; Understanding the Issue of Heterogeneity in Economic Evaluation, Social Science and Medicine , 58, (2), 2004, p315 - 320
Draper J, Halliday D, Jowett S, Norman I, Watson R, Wilson-Barnett J, Normand C, O'Brien K. , NHS cadet schemes: student experience, commitment, job satisfaction and job stress, Nurse Educ Today, 24, 2004, p219 - 228
Charles Normand, Review: Recasualisation of the nursing labour force at the end of the 20th century: a comparison with the end of the 19th Century, NT Research , 9, (2), 2004, p155 - 156
Charles Normand , Encouraging and not discouraging nursing research, NT Research , 9, (6), 2004, p462 - 463
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