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Dr. Dominic Trepel
Assistant Professor, School Office - Medicine
Assistant Professor, Trinity Inst. of Neurosciences (TCIN)

Biography

Dominic Trepél (PhD) is Assistant Professor of Economics at TILDA and is jointly appointed to work with the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI).

Trepél has specialised in health economics and much of this research efforts are dedicated to the study of dementia, mental health and ageing. Through his joint appointment with GBHI, he aims to exploit TILDA (and related harmonised surveys) to improve our understanding and policy response to the challenges associated with ageing, cognitive decline and dementia.

Trepél has previously held Senior Research Fellowships with leading centres in health economics including University of York and the Academic Unit for Health Economics (AUHE) at University of Leeds. His PhD examined the 'Economics of Dementia in Ireland and Europe' was supported by the prestigious Government of Ireland Scholarship (IRCHSS) and a Cochrane Fellowship (HRB), and outputs were presented to members of the Irish Parliament.

Trepél is a member of the International Health Economics Association (iHEA), and the Campbell and Cochrane Economics Methods Group (CCEMG). He was part of the scientific committee for the joint meeting of the Coèllge des Economistes de la Santé (CES) and the Health Economists' Study Group (HESG). He also peer-reviews research for the Health Economics Journal, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Medical Research Council (MRC) and Alzheimer's Association. He also serves on the International Panel of Scientific Advisors for the Alzheimer's Society of Ireland.

Through his international doctoral training in health economics (from the Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+)) and from working in a number of leading research centres, Trepél offers a broad technical skillset which includes: Applied Microeconometrics, Statistical Analysis, Health Service Research, Research Design, Economic Evaluation, Cost-Effectiveness Analysis, Health Technology Assessment, Randomised Control Trials, Decision-Analytic Modelling, Health Financing, Analysis of Health Expenditures, Critical Appraisal of Decision Models, Evidence Based Medicine, Systematic Review, Meta-analysis, Medical Decision Making, Outcomes Research, Reimbursement Mechanisms and Productivity Analysis.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

John Cullinan, Derek F. H. Pheby, Diana Araja, Uldis Berkis, Elenka Brenna, Jean-Dominique de Korwin, Lara Gitto, Dyfrig A. Hughes, Rachael M. Hunter, Dominic Trepel, Xia Wang-Steverding, Perceptions of European ME/CFS Experts Concerning Knowledge and Understanding of ME/CFS among Primary Care Physicians in Europe: A Report from the European ME/CFS Research Network (EUROMENE), Medicina, 57, (3), 2021, p208 Journal Article, 2021

Derek F. H. Pheby, Diana Araja, Uldis Berkis, Elenka Brenna, John Cullinan, Jean-Dominique de Korwin, Lara Gitto, Dyfrig A. Hughes, Rachael M. Hunter, Dominic Trepel, Xia Wang-Steverding, A Literature Review of GP Knowledge and Understanding of ME/CFS: A Report from the Socioeconomic Working Group of the European Network on ME/CFS (EUROMENE), Medicina, 57, (1), 2020, p7 Journal Article, 2020

Mairéad Conneely, Pauline Boland, Aoife O'Neill, David Byrne, Sinéad Cronin, Dominic Quinn, Dominic Trépel, Siobhán Leahy, Jon Salsberg, Rose Galvin, Katie Robinson, A protocol for the establishment and evaluation of an older adult stakeholder panel for health services research, HRB Open Research, 3, 2020, p1 Journal Article, 2020

Dominic Trépel, Shehzad Ali, Simon Gilbody, Alfonso Leiva, Dean Mcmillan, Ferran Bejarano, Ermengol Sempere, Caterina Vicens, Cost-effectiveness of brief structured interventions to discontinue long-term benzodiazepine use: an economic analysis alongside a randomised controlled trial, HRB Open Research, 3, 2020, p33 Journal Article, 2020

Derek F.H. Pheby, Diana Araja, Uldis Berkis, Elenka Brenna, John Cullinan, Jean-Dominique de Korwin, Lara Gitto, Dyfrig A Hughes, Rachael M Hunter, Dominic Trepel, Xia Wang-Steverding, The Development of a Consistent Europe-Wide Approach to Investigating the Economic Impact of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS): A Report from the European Network on ME/CFS (EUROMENE), Healthcare, 8, (2), 2020, p88 Journal Article, 2020

Derek Pheby, Diana Araja, Uldis Berkis, Elenka Brenna, John Cullinan, Jean-Dominique de Korwin, Lara Gitto, Dyfrig Hughes, Rachael Hunter, Dominic Trepel, Xia Wang-Steverding, A Literature Review of GP Knowledge and Understanding of ME/CFS: A Report from the Socioeconomics Working Group of the European Network on ME/CFS (EUROMENE), 2020 Journal Article, 2020

McRobbie, H., Hajek, P., Peerbux, S., Kahan, B.C., Eldridge, S., Trépel, D., Parrott, S., Griffiths, C., Snuggs, S., Smith, K.M., Randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation of a task-based weight management group programme, BMC Public Health, 19, (1), 2019 Journal Article, 2019

White, P.C.L., Wyatt, J., Chalfont, G., Bland, J.M., Neale, C., Trepel, D., Graham, H., Exposure to nature gardens has time-dependent associations with mood improvements for people with mid- and late-stage dementia: Innovative practice, Dementia, 17, (5), 2018, p627-634 Journal Article, 2018

Graham, Liz and Cicero, Robert and Clarke, David and Cundill, Bonnie and Ellwood, Alison and Farrin, Amanda and Fisher, Jill and Goodwin, Madeline and Hawkins, Rebecca and Hull, Karen and others, PATCH: posture and mobility training for care staff versus usual care in care homes: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial, Trials, 19, (1), 2018, p521 Journal Article, 2018

Graham, L., Cicero, R., Clarke, D., Cundill, B., Ellwood, A., Farrin, A., Fisher, J., Goodwin, M., Hawkins, R., Hull, K., Hulme, C., Trépel, D., Williams, R., Forster, A., PATCH: Posture and mobility training for care staff versus usual care in care homes: Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial 11 Medical and Health Sciences 1117 Public Health and Health Services, Trials, 19, (1), 2018 Journal Article, 2018

The economics of preventing dementia in, editor(s)Kate Irving, Eef Hogervorst, Deborah Oliveira, Miia Kivipelto , New Developments in Dementia Prevention Research: State of the Art and Future Possibilities, Routledge, 2018, pp156 - 169, [Trepel] Book Chapter, 2018

Walsh, D., Belton, S., Meegan, S., Bowers, K., Corby, D., Staines, A., McVeigh, T., McKeon, M., Hoey, E., Trépel, D., Griffin, P., Sweeney, M.R., A comparison of physical activity, physical fitness levels, BMI and blood pressure of adults with intellectual disability, who do and do not take part in Special Olympics Ireland programmes: Results from the SOPHIE study, Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 22, (2), 2018, p154-170 Journal Article, 2018

Bosanquet, K., Adamson, J., Atherton, K., Bailey, D., Baxter, C., Beresford-Dent, J., Birtwistle, J., Chew-Graham, C., Clare, E., Delgadillo, J., Ekers, D., Foster, D., Gabe, R., Gascoyne, S., Haley, L., Hamilton, J., Hargate, R., Hewitt, C., Holmes, J., Keding, A., Lewis, H., McMillan, D., Meer, S., Mitchell, N., Nutbrown, S., Overend, K., Parrott, S., Pervin, J., Richards, D.A., Spilsbury, K., Torgerson, D., Traviss-Turner, G., Trépel, D., Woodhouse, R., Gilbody, S., Collaborative care for screen-positive elders with major depression (CASPER plus): A multicentred randomized controlled trial of clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness, Health Technology Assessment, 21, (67), 2017, p1-251 Journal Article, 2017

Wright, B., Tindall, L., Littlewood, E., Allgar, V., Abeles, P., Trépel, D., Ali, S., Computerised cognitive-behavioural therapy for depression in adolescents: Feasibility results and 4-month outcomes of a UK randomised controlled trial, BMJ Open, 7, (1), 2017 Journal Article, 2017

Poston, Lucilla and Bell, Ruth and Briley, Annette L and Godfrey, Keith M and Nelson, Scott M and Oteng-Ntim, Eugene and Sandall, Jane and Sanders, Thomas AB and Sattar, Naveed and Seed, Paul T and others, The UK Pregnancies Better Eating and Activity trial: phase 3--randomised controlled trial, NIHR Journals Library, 2017 Journal Article, 2017

Lewis, H., Adamson, J., Atherton, K., Bailey, D., Birtwistle, J., Bosanquet, K., Clare, E., Delgadillo, J., Ekers, D., Foster, D., Gabe, R., Gascoyne, S., Haley, L., Hargate, R., Hewitt, C., Holmes, J., Keding, A., Lilley-Kelly, A., Maya, J., McMillan, D., Meer, S., Meredith, J., Mitchell, N., Nutbrown, S., Overend, K., Pasterfield, M., Richards, D., Spilsbury, K., Torgerson, D., Traviss-Turner, G., Trépel, D., Woodhouse, R., Ziegler, F., Gilbody, S., Collaborative care and active surveillance for screen-positive EldeRs with subthreshold depression (CASPER): A multicentred randomised controlled trial of clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness, Health Technology Assessment, 21, (8), 2017, p1-196 Journal Article, 2017

Hull, K and Forster, A and Farrin, A and Hulme, C and Fisher, J and Ellwood, A and Graham, L and Goodwin, M and Cicero, R and Trepel, D and others, From seed to sampling: growing the evidence, Physiotherapy, 103, 2017, pe124--e125 Journal Article, 2017

Trépel, D., Cost-effectiveness of interventions for the treatment of dementia disorders, Mental Health Economics: The Costs and Benefits of Psychiatric Care, 2017, p339-352 Journal Article, 2017

Simon Gilbody, Helen Lewis, Joy Adamson, Katie Atherton, Della Bailey, Jacqueline Birtwistle, Katharine Bosanquet, Emily Clare, Jaime Delgadillo, David Ekers, Deborah Foster, Rhian Gabe, Samantha Gascoyne, Lesley Haley, Jahnese Hamilton, Rebecca Hargate, Catherine Hewitt, John Holmes, Ada Keding, Amanda Lilley-Kelly, Shaista Meer, Natasha Mitchell, Karen Overend, Madeline Pasterfield, Jodi Pervin, David A. Richards, Karen Spilsbury, Gemma Traviss-Turner, Dominic Trépel, Rebecca Woodhouse, Friederike Ziegler, Dean McMillan, Effect of Collaborative Care vs Usual Care on Depressive Symptoms in Older Adults With Subthreshold Depression: The CASPER Randomized Clinical Trial, JAMA, 2017 Journal Article, 2017

Amanda Perry, Rebecca Woodhouse, Matthew Neilson, Marrissa Martyn St James, Julie Glanville, Catherine Hewitt, Dominic Trépel, Are Non-Pharmacological Interventions Effective in Reducing Drug Use and Criminality? A Systematic and Meta-Analytical Review with an Economic Appraisal of These Interventions, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13, (10), 2016, p966 Journal Article, 2016

Staines, Anthony and Walsh, Denise and Corby, Deirdre and Bowers, Kirsty and Belton, Sarahjane and McVeigh, Treasa and McKeon, Michael and Trepel, Dominic and Griffin, Peter and Sweeney, Mary Rose, Edel Hoey, Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 1, 2016, p20 Journal Article, 2016

Wright, Barry and Marshall, David and Adamson, Joy and Ainsworth, Hannah and Ali, Shehzad and Allgar, Victoria and Moore, Danielle Collingridge and Cook, Elizabeth and Dempster, Paul and Hackney, Lisa and others, Qualitative analysis of the views of Social Story users, Health Technology Assessment, 2016 Journal Article, 2016

, PROMISE: first-trimester progesterone therapy in women with a history of unexplained recurrent miscarriages - a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, international multicentre trial and economic evaluation., Health technology assessment (Winchester, England), 2016 Journal Article, 2016

McRobbie, H., Hajek, P., Peerbux, S., Kahan, B.C., Eldridge, S., Trépel, D., Parrott, S., Griffiths, C., Snuggs, S., Smith, K.M., Tackling obesity in areas of high social deprivation: Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a task-based weight management group programme " A randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation, Health Technology Assessment, 20, (79), 2016 Journal Article, 2016

, An examination of the nutritional intake and anthropometric status of individuals with intellectual disabilities: Results from the SOPHIE study, Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2016 Journal Article, 2016

, Social Stories in mainstream schools for children with autism spectrum disorder: a feasibility randomised controlled trial, BMJ Open, 2016 Journal Article, 2016

McRobbie, H., Hajek, P., Peerbux, S., Kahan, B.C., Eldridge, S., Trépel, D., Parrott, S., Griffiths, C., Snuggs, S., Myers Smith, K., Tackling obesity in areas of high social deprivation: clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a task-based weight management group programme - a randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation, Health technology assessment (Winchester, England), 20, (79), 2016, p1-150 Journal Article, 2016

, Social Stories" to alleviate challenging behaviour and social difficulties exhibited by children with autism spectrum disorder in mainstream schools: design of a manualised training toolkit and feasibility study for a cluster randomised controlled trial w, Health technology assessment (Winchester, England), 2016 Journal Article, 2016

Overend, K., Lewis, H., Bailey, D., Bosanquet, K., Chew-Graham, C., Ekers, D., Gascoyne, S., Hems, D., Holmes, J., Keding, A., McMillan, D., Meer, S., Meredith, J., Mitchell, N., Nutbrown, S., Parrott, S., Richards, D., Traviss, G., Trépel, D., Woodhouse, R., Gilbody, S., Erratum to: CASPER plus (CollAborative care in screen-positive EldeRs with major depressive disorder): Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. [Trials. (2014), 15, 451.], Trials, 17, (1), 2016 Journal Article, 2016

, People with intellectual disability and their families perspectives of Special Olympics Ireland: Qualitative findings from the SOPHIE study, Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2015 Journal Article, 2015

, Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of parenting interventions for children with severe attachment problems: a systematic review and meta-analysis., Health technology assessment (Winchester, England), 2015 Journal Article, 2015

, An Economic Analysis of Home Care Services for People with Dementia [Executive Summary], 2015 Journal Article, 2015

, Screening for anxiety disorders with the GAD-7 and GAD-2: a systematic review and diagnostic metaanalysis., General hospital psychiatry, 2015 Journal Article, 2015

Richardson, Rachel and Tr{\'e, Cost-effectiveness of methods to identify and treat mental health difficulties in young people who have offended, 2015 Journal Article, 2015

, Self-hypnosis for intrapartum pain management in pregnant nulliparous women: a randomised controlled trial of clinical effectiveness, BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 2015 Journal Article, 2015

, Screening for psychological and mental health difficulties in young people who offend: a systematic review and decision model, Health Technol Assess, 2015 Journal Article, 2015

, Autism Spectrum Social Stories In Schools Trial (ASSSIST): study protocol for a feasibility randomised controlled trial analysing clinical and cost-effectiveness of Social Stories in mainstream schools., 2014 Journal Article, 2014

, CASPER plus (CollAborative care in Screen-Positive EldeRs with major depressive disorder): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial, Trials, 2014 Journal Article, 2014

, Autism Spectrum Social Stories In Schools Trial (ASSSIST), BMJ open, 2014 Journal Article, 2014

, Computerised cognitive behaviour therapy for depression in adolescents: study protocol for a feasibility randomised controlled trial., 2014 Journal Article, 2014

Trepel, D., An update on the economics of dementia care in Ireland, Irish Medical Journal, 105, (2), 2012 Journal Article, 2012

, Health-related Quality of Life Measures in Economic Evaluations of Child and Adolescence Mental Health Interventions: A Systematic Review, JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH POLICY AND ECONOMICS, 2012 Journal Article, 2012

, Economic analyses of dementia care in Ireland and Europe- perception of services and care, the market value of informal care and changes in service utilisation attributed to comorbid depression, 2011 Journal Article, 2011

, Informal cost of dementia care - a proxy-good valuation in Ireland, Economic and Social Review, 2011 Journal Article, 2011

, An economic perspective of dementia care in Ireland: maximising benefits and maintaining cost efficiency, 2011 Journal Article, 2011

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Trends in healthcare cover and healthcare use for older adults in Ireland during the in, editor(s)Niall Turner, Orna Donoghue, Rose Anne Kenny , Publication Preview Source Wellbeing and Health in Ireland's over 50s 2009-2016, Trinity College Dublin, 2018, pp151 - 174, [Roe, Lorna and Thomas, Steve and Trépel, Dominic] Book Chapter, 2018

Research Expertise

Projects

Keywords

Applied Microeconometrics; APPRAISAL; Biomedical Research Resources, Other; Biomedical Research, Multidisciplinary; Clinical research, trials; Consumer involvement in research ; Cost Benefit Analysis; Cost Benefit Analysis ; COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS; COST-EFFECTIVENESS ANALYSIS; DECISION ANALYSIS; Decision Making in Uncertainty; dementia; Econometric and statistical analysis; ECONOMIC-EVALUATION; Economics of Research and Development; Efficiency and Productivity Analysis; equality issues for mental health service users; EU Research; Evidence based practice; health care and health services; Health care and health services ; HEALTH CARE COSTS; Health Care Financing; Health Economics; health outcomes research; Health Service models; health service provision ; Health Service Utilisation; HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH; health services research ; Health systems research; MEDICAL DECISION MAKING; Medical Decision-Making; Mental Health Services; META-ANALYSIS; Multiple Criteria Decision Making; Patient and Public Involvement in Research; Policy, research and practice; PRODUCTIVITY; PSYCHOLOGICAL COSTS; psychotherapy research, evidence-based psychotherapy; Public involvement in research; QALYS; RCT; RESEARCH; RESEARCH DESIGN; Research Methods; Research study design; STATISTICAL ANALYSIS; SYSTEMATIC REVIEW; systematic reviews; Systematic reviews and meta analyses; Use of health services