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Dr. Patrick Moore
Visiting Research Fellow, Medical Gerontology


Patrick Moore is a Health Economics Research Fellow on the HRB funded Interdisciplinary Capacity Enhancement (ICE) programme on Cardiovascular Health. Patrick holds a BComm and an MSc in Economics from University College Cork (UCC) and was a PhD scholar at the Department of Health Policy and Management in Trinity College Dublin (TCD) as part of the Health Research Board (HRB) funded Scholars Programme in Health Services Research. His PhD thesis examines the relationship between pharmaceutical expenditure, ageing and proximity to death. Prior to joining TILDA he lectured in health economics and quantitative methods at TCD and worked as a Project Officer with the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA). His research interests are in the economics of cardiovascular disease, pharmacoeconomics, econometrics, ageing and health policy.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Nolan A, McCrory C, Moore P, Personality and preventive healthcare utilisation: Evidence from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing., Preventive Medicine, 120, 2019, p107 - 112 Journal Article, 2019

Laird, E. and O'Halloran, A.M. and Carey, D. and Healy, M. and O'Connor, D. and Moore, P. and Shannon, T. and Molloy, A.M. and Kenny, R.A., The Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency and the Determinants of 25(OH)D Concentration in Older Irish Adults: Data from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), Journals of Gerontology - Series A Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 73, (4), 2018, p519-525 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Moore, PV., Bennett, K., Normand, C., , Counting the Time Lived, the Time Left or Illness? Age, proximity to death, morbidity and prescribing expenditures, Social Science and Medicine, 184, 2017, p1 - 14 Journal Article, 2017 TARA - Full Text URL

McCrory, C., Berkman, L., Moore, P.V., & Kenny, R.A. , What Explains Socioeconomic Differences in the Speed of Heart Rate Recovery to Postural Challenge?, Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, 72, (12), 2017, p1717 - 1723 Journal Article, 2017 DOI TARA - Full Text

Sexton DJ, Canney M, O'Connell MDL, Moore P, Little MA, O'Seaghdha CM, Kenny RA, Injurious Falls and Syncope in Older Community-Dwelling Adults Meeting Inclusion Criteria for SPRINT., JAMA internal medicine, 177, 2017, p1385- Journal Article, 2017 URL

Moore, PV., Bennett, K., Normand, C., The Importance of Proximity to Death in Modelling Community Medication Expenditures for Older People: Evidence From New Zealand, Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, 12, (6), 2014, p623 - 633 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text URL

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Moore, PV, Scarlett S, Nolan A , Health Insurance, Healthcare Utilisation and Screening, Dublin, TILDA, March, 2017 Report, 2017 URL TARA - Full Text

Catriona Murphy, Patrick Moore, Sheena McHugh and Hugh Nolan, Health and Social Care Utilisation, TILDA, January, 2014, 123, 152 Report, 2014 URL

Patrick Moore, Kathryn Richardson, Jure Peklar, Rose Galvin, Kathleen Bennett, Rose Anne Kenny, Polypharmacy in adults over 50 in Ireland: Opportunities for cost saving and improved healthcare, TILDA, December, 2012 Report, 2012 URL

Research Expertise


  • Title
    • What are the important determinants for maintaining social participation in over 50s in Ireland? Evidence from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA)
  • Summary
    • The continuing social participation of older people through volunteering and informal caring for grandchildren and family members provides an important economic and social contribution to Irish society. The Irish Longitudinal study on ageing (TILDA) is a nationally representative longitudinal study on social, economic, health and wellbeing circumstances of people aged 50 and over resident in Ireland. Social participation measures collected in TILDA include both active and passive leisure activities and community engagement including volunteering. Informal caring is also measured. We will examine the transitions into, and out of, social participation over time and ageing and identify the determinants that both constrain and enable this participation; including religious engagement, employment, family structure, mental and physical health, and accessibility of services. We will also investigate the support infrastructure available for carers and examine the differences in mental and physical health outcomes for those who received services while providing informal caring. This will enable us to determine which combination of social and homecare services is most effective in reducing carer ill-health. This study will inform development of strategies and policies for participation of older people in society and also inform policies and practices to provide support to caregivers to improve health and wellbeing.
  • Funding Agency
    • Health Services Executive (HSE)
  • Date From
    • April 2016
  • Date To
    • May 2017
  • Title
    • Effecting change in cardiovascular health of older Irish adults: rapid implementation of cardiovascular health research findings into policy and practice
  • Funding Agency
    • Health Research Board (HRB) Ireland
  • Date From
    • Sept 2013
  • Date To
    • Sept 2016


Applied Microeconometrics; Econometrics/Forecasting; HEALTH ECONOMICS; Health policy; PHARMACOECONOMICS



Social Science and Medicine (reviewer) 2015


Health Economics Study Group (HESG) 2003

International Health Economics Association (iHEA) 2009

International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 2010

Royal Economic Society 2015