Aoife Howard B.Comm, MSc, PhD

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University of Sheffield
Regent Court, 30 Regent Street
Sheffield, S1 4DA

Office: 2012

Tel: (+44) (0)114  2159137
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Aoife Howard joined ScHARR (HEDs) as a Research Associate in January 2016 and is working on the NIHR funded study: The design, development and commissioning of patient focused vascular services – impact of vascular conditions on quality of life. Aoife completed her PhD in 2015 as part of the HRB PhD Scholar’s Programme in Health Services Research at Trinity College Dublin in Ireland. Her thesis focussed on eliciting parents’ preferences of care services for children with life-limiting neurodevelopmental conditions at home. She also holds a B.Comm (Econ) and a MSc in Health Economics, both from the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Research Interests

• The use of preference based methods in health research including discrete choice experiments
• Mixed methods research

Key Publications

Government commissioned report: McNamara, Aoife, Charles Normand, and Brendan Whelan. "Patterns and determinants of health care utilisation in Ireland." (2013)

Revill P, Ryan P, McNamara A, Normand C. A cost and outcomes analysis of alternative models of care for young children with severe disabilities in Ireland. ALTER-European Journal of Disability Research/Revue Européenne de Recherche sur le Handicap. 2013 Dec 31;7(4):260-74.

Kenny C, Devane D, Normand C, Clarke M, Howard A, Begley C. A cost-comparison of midwife-led compared with consultant-led maternity care in Ireland (the MidU study). Midwifery. 2015 Nov 30;31(11):1032-8.

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