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Overview

The Centre for Health Policy and Management is and has been at the forefront of applied research, policy advice and post-graduate education in health policy, systems and management in Ireland over the last fifteen years.

The core mission of the Centre is to improve the performance of health systems, both internationally and within the Irish context, through high quality research, teaching and policy impact. The equity, efficiency, and sustainability of the funding, management and delivery of health systems is our primary focus and we aim to inform policy and public debate through our portfolio of activities.

Our disciplinary perspectives include health economics, policy analysis, health systems, health financing, health service research, sociology and management. We have established, lead and collaborate on a suite of post-graduate courses which are targeted to leadership development within the Irish health service: the Masters in Health Services Management, the national SPHeRE PhD programme in Population Health and Health Services Research and the new joint Diploma in Population Health and Health Services Research with RCSI and UCC, as well as providing key teaching inputs into the Masters in Global Health and the Global Brain Health Institute.

Our research concentrates on:

  • Health Systems Performance and Reform
  • Palliative Care
  • Complex Adaptive Systems and delivery of Integrated Care
  • Health financing, Universal Healthcare and improving access
  • Economic Evaluation of Services (relating mainly to heart disease, neurological diseases and cancers)
  • Health care workforce planning, migration and motivation
  • Consequences of population ageing on health and social care
  • Computational analysis of clinician communications
Our track record in policy impact is unparalleled and includes our support to the Oireachtas Committee for Future Healthcare and the production of the Slaintecare report 2017 .