Aoife Brick joined the ESRI's Social Research Division as a Research Officer in July 2014. Between May 2007 and July 2014 she worked as a Research Analyst in the Health Research and Information Division at the ESRI. Aoife studied economics and mathematics at the National University of Ireland, Galway and then went on to complete a Masters in Applied Economics and a PhD (in 2005). Her research on health economics has covered a wide range of health areas, including healthcare reform, pharmaceutical pricing, caesarean section rates and palliative care.
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