Dr Patrick Moore PhD, PGdip(stats), MEconSc, BComm

Dr Patrick Moore

Institute of Applied Health Research
Director of Teaching for the Unit

Contact details

Health Economics Unit
IOEM Building
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Patrick Moore is a lecturer in the Health Economics Unit and a Visiting Research Fellow with the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College Dublin.  He is also Director of Teaching for the Unit.

His broad research interests are in pharmacoeconomics, econometrics, ageing, health policy and the economics of cardiovascular disease. He is interested in applying Economic theories and methods to a variety of applied research problems.


  • MSc in Economics, University College Cork, 2003
  • BComm Economics, University College Cork, 2002


Patrick qualified with a BComm in Economics from University College Cork in 2002, and went on to complete an MSc in Economics at the same university in 2003.

Since then he has worked across a number of areas related to economics in private consultancy, lecturing and healthcare regulation.

In 2009 Patrick was awarded a scholarship from the Health Research Board (HRB) in Ireland to pursue a PhD at Trinity College Dublin, graduating in 2015. As part of his PhD studies he completed research placements at the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) in Ottawa Canada and the

Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) in Ireland. His PhD examined the drivers of end of life expenditure on medications, using data from Ireland and New Zealand. Patrick took up a post-doctoral Research Fellow position with the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) before coming to Birmingham in 2017.  


MSc in Health Economics and Health Policy

  • Statistics for Health Economics I
  • Statistics for Health Economics II


Patrick’s current research portfolio focuses on medication use and how this is associated with personality, social economic circumstances, end of life and insurance status.

He is also currently examining the impact on individuals of competition between health insurance providers in the Republic of Ireland.

Research centres

Health Economics Unit    


Other activities

Peer Reviewer

  • Social Science and Medicine
  • Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition
  • European Health Economics Association (EUHEA)
  • National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), UK
  • International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)

Membership of professional organisations

  • Royal Economics Society
  • European Health Economics Association (EUHEA)
  • American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon)
  • International Health Economics Association (iHEA)
  • International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)


Moore PV, Bennett K, Normand C (2017) “Counting the Time Lived, the Time Left or Illness? Age, proximity to death, morbidity and prescribing expenditure” Social Science and Medicine, v184 p1-14

Sexton D, Canney M, O’Connell MD, Moore PV, Little M, O’Seaghdha CM, Kenny RA “Injurious Falls and Syncope in Older Community Dwelling Adults Meeting Inclusion Criteria for SPRINT.”JAMA Internal Medicine, v177(9)

McCrory C, Berkman L, Moore PV, Kenny RA (2017) “What Explains Socioeconomic Differences in the Speed of Heart Rate Recovery to Postural Challenge?”  Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences (In Press)

Moore, PV, Scarlett S, Nolan A (2017) Health Insurance, Healthcare Utilisation and Screening. In: McGarrigle C, Donoghue O, Scarlett S, Kenny RA (ed.) Health and Wellbeing: Active Ageing for Older Adults in Ireland. Dublin: The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing

Moore PV, Bennett K, Normand C (2014) 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):623-33.

Murphy, C, Moore, PV, Nolan H McHugh, S (2014) Health and Social Care Utilisation. In: Nolan A, O'Regan C, Dooley C, Wallace D, Hever A, Cronin H, Hudson E, Kenny RA. (ed.) The Over 50s in a Changing Ireland: Economic Circumstances, Health and Well-Being. Dublin: The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing.

Moore PV, Richardson K, Peklar J, Galvin R, Bennett K, Kenny RA. (2012) “Polypharmacy in Adults over 50 in Ireland: Opportunities for Cost Savings and Improved Healthcare.” Dublin TILDA.  Report for the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA).

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