- Position: Research Fellow
- Areas of expertise: Health economics; Patient-reported outcomes; Preference-based utility measures; Quality of life; Learning disability
- Email: J.ODwyer@leeds.ac.uk
- Phone: +44(0)113 343 6926
- Location: Room 59B, Level 11, Worsley Building
- Website: LinkedIn | Googlescholar | Researchgate | ORCID
I am a Research Fellow in Health Economics with research interests in economic evaluation of health interventions; patient preferences and patient reported outcome measures (PROMs). I joined the Academic Unit of Health Economics in 2012, having completed an MSc in Health Economics at University College Cork (UCC), Ireland. I previously worked as a teaching assistant in the Department of Economics, UCC. Prior to this I worked outside academia in BNY Mellon (Ireland & Luxembourg).
I was awarded a National Institute for Health Research Doctoral Fellowship in 2017, and began my PhD in January 2018. My research centres on methods of estimating health-related quality of life, specifically for adults with learning disabilities.
I am a co-applicant and health economist on a number of NIHR- and charity-funded research projects.
Research interests includes: Learning disability; Dementia; Cancer; Lifestyle interventions; Autoimmune condiitons (e.g. Sjögren's syndrom, Psoriatic Arthritis, Diabetes).
Current and recent research:
- MAGNET: Enhancing medicines self-management in community dwelling people living with dementia and family carers: an intervention development and feasibility study.
- SALRISE: Salivary electro-stimulation for the treatment of dry mouth in patients with Sjögren's syndrome: a multicentre randomised sham-controlled double-blind study.
- STAMINA: Supported exercise training for men with prostate cancer on androgen deprivation therapy.
- OK-Diabetes: Supported self-management for adults with type 2 diabetes and a learning disability.
- TICOPA: TIght Control of Psoriatic Arthritis. A randomised controlled trial to \ncompare intensive management vs standard care in early psoriatic arthritis.
- IMPACCT: Improving the Management of Pain from Advanced Cancer in the Community.
- TRACTISS: A randomised double blind placebo controlled trial of anti-B-cell therapy in patients with primary Sjögren’s Syndrome.
- IMPROVDENT: Improving dentures for patient benefit.
- Pilot Study to Enhance Recovery Through Physical Activity and Healthy Lifestyles in an Acute Psychiatric Day Hospital Setting.
- MSc Health Economics – University College Cork
- Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Evaluation Economics – University College Cork
- Bachelor of Business Studies (Economics and Finance) – University of Limerick
- Member of HESG (Health Economics Study Group)
- Member of HEAI (Health Economics Association of Ireland)
- Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Charitable Trust Scientific Panel (2017 – 2023)
I teach as part of various undergraduate and postgraduate modules and I am available for PhD supervision.
Research groups and institutes
- Leeds Institute of Health Sciences
- Health economics
- Academic Unit of Health Economics