Peer reviewed

Health Systems Research

How to not ‘Revert to Type’: Complexity-informed Learnings from the Pandemic Response for Health System Reform and Universal Access to Integrated Care. Parker, S, Mac Conghail, L, Siersbaek, R, Burke, S. Frontiers. 2023.

Fleming, P., Thomas, S., Williams, D., Kennedy, J., & Burke, S. (2022). Implications for health system reform, workforce recovery and rebuilding in the context of the Great Recession and COVID-19: a case study of workforce trends in Ireland 2008–2021. Human Resources for Health, 20(1), 48. doi:10.1186/s12960-022-00747-8. Retrieved from:

Policy analysis 

Building health system resilience through policy development in response to COVID-19 in Ireland: From shock to reform. Burke, S, Parker, S, Fleming, P, Barry, S, Thomas, S. Lancet Regional Health: 2021

A comparison of health policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada, Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States of America, Unruh, L, Allin, S, Marchildon, Burke, S, Barry, S, Siersbaek, R, Thomas, S, Selina, R, Andriy, K, Alexander, M, Merkur, S, Webb, E, Williams, GA., Health Policy, online 1 July, 2021

Sláintecare implementation status in 2020: Limited progress with entitlement expansion, Health Policy, Volume 125, Issue 3, 2021, Pages 277-283, Thomas, S, Johnston, B, Barry, S, Siersbaek, R, Burke, S.

Study Protocol

Health system foundations for Sláintecare implementation in 2020 and beyond – co-producing a Sláintecare Living Implementation Framework with Evaluation: Learning from the Irish health system’s response to COVID-19. A mixed-methods study protocol. Burke, S, Thomas, S, Stach, M, Kavanagh, P, Magahy, L, Johnston, B, Barry, S. HRB Open. 2020.

Indicators and analysis of non-covid care

The public health and health system implications of changes in the utilisation of acute hospital care in Ireland during the first wave of COVID-19: Lessons for recovery planning. 2021. Marron, L, Burke, S, Kavanagh, P. HRB Open. 2021.

Tracking aspects of healthcare activity during the first nine months of COVID-19 in Ireland: a secondary analysis of publicly available data. 2021 HRB Open. McGlacken-Byrne, D, Parker, S, Burke, S.

Rapid review and in-depth qualitative analysis 

Understanding Service Reorganisation in the Irish Health & Social Care System 1998 to 2020 – lessons for reform and transformation. Barry, S, Stach, M, Thomas, M, Burke, S. 2021. HRB Open.

Population Based Resource Allocation: a rapid review of policy and practice. Johnston, B, Parker, S, O’Sullivan, C, Thomas, S, Kavanagh, P, Burke, S. 2021 HRB Open