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Dr. Samantha Smith

Research Fellow (Public Health & Primary Care)


Health economist focusing on healthcare utilisation and access, palliative care, chronic disease management, equity in healthcare financing and delivery, and economic evaluation. My work focuses on policy relevant research, working with policymakers and multidisciplinary teams. I hold a PhD in Economics from Trinity College in Dublin (TCD), an MSc in Economics for Development from Oxford University, and a BA in Economics and Psychology from TCD. I previously held research positions at the Overseas Development Institute (London), the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Oxford University. I also worked as an ODI Fellow in the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development in Uganda.
 Better B (Better Treatments for Refractory Breathlessness)
 Unit costs for non-acute care in Ireland
 An inter-sectoral analysis by geographic area of the need for and the supply and utilisation of health services in Ireland
 Economic evaluation of palliative care in Ireland
 Cost of stroke in Ireland (COSI)

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Health Economics Association of Ireland
Palliative Care Research Network at the All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care
Smith S, Jiang JJ, Normand C, O'Neill C., The price of private dental services: results from a national representative survey of Ireland., Ir J Med Sci, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Brendan Walsh, Conor Keegan, Aoife Brick, Sheelah Connolly, Adele Bergin, Maev-Ann Wren, Sean Lyons, Leonie Hill, Samantha Smith, PROJECTIONS OF EXPENDITURE FOR PRIMARY, COMMUNITY AND LONG-TERM CARE IN IRELAND, 2019-2035, BASED ON THE HIPPOCRATES MODEL, ESRI Research Series, 126, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Smith S, Walsh B, Wren MA, Barron S, Morgenroth E, Eighan J, Lyons S., Geographic inequalities in non-acute healthcare supply: evidence from Ireland., HRB Open Res, 4, 2021, p111 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Smith S, Jiang J, Normand C, O'Neill C., Unit costs for non-acute care in Ireland 2016-2019., HRB Open Res, 4, 2021, p39 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
McPake, Barbara and Normand, Charles and Smith, Samantha and Nolan, Anne, Health Economics : An International Perspective / Barbara McPake, Charles Normand, Samantha Smith, Anne Nolan, 2020, Book, PUBLISHED
Uncovering the complex role of private health insurance in Ireland in, editor(s)Thomson, Sarah and Sagan, Anna and Mossialos, Elias , Private Health Insurance. History, Politics and Performanc, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2020, pp221-263 , [Turner, Brian and Smith, Samantha], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Walsh, Brendan and Lyons, Sean and Smith, Samantha and Wren, Maev-Ann and Eighan, James and Morgenroth, Edgar, Does formal home care reduce inpatient length of stay?, Health Economics, 29, (12), 2020, p1620-1636 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Eighan J, Walsh B, Smith S, Wren MA, Barron S, Morgenroth E., A profile of physiotherapy supply in Ireland., Ir J Med Sci, 188, (1), 2019, p19-27 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Smith S, Connolly S., Re-thinking unmet need for health care: introducing a dynamic perspective., Health economics, policy, and law, 2019, p1-18 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Smith, Samantha and Walsh, Brendan and Wren, Maev-Ann and Barron, Steve and Morgenroth, Edgar and Eighan, James and Lyons, Seán, Geographic profile of healthcare needs and non-acute healthcare supply in Ireland, ESRI Research Series, (90), 2019, Journal Article, PUBLISHED

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