Caitriona Cahir

Caitriona Cahir was a Research Officer in the Social Research Division at the ESRI. Prior to that she was employed as a Health Research Board (HRB) Interdisciplinary Capacity Enhancement (ICE) post-doctoral research fellow at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. The research programme investigated novel approaches to cancer prevention, treatment and cost in conjunction with the National Cancer Registry of Ireland (NCRI) and National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics (NCPE). Caitriona holds a HRB Scholars PhD in Health Services Research from the Division of Population Health Sciences, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Her doctoral research investigated prescribing in older populations in Ireland by evaluating indicators of quality and efficiency. Caitriona obtained a Postgraduate Higher Diploma in Psychology from Trinity College Dublin in 2007. Prior to this she studied Economics at Trinity College Dublin and worked as a risk and operations analyst and as a fund manager for a Global Asset Manager for a number of years. Research interests are in health services research, medication taking behaviour, patient safety and outcomes, pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacoeconomics.
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Latest Publications:
  • Toward appropriate criteria in medication adherence assessment in older persons: Position Paper
  • Identifying the Determinants of Adjuvant Hormonal Therapy Medication taking Behaviour in Women with Stage I-III Breast Cancer: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

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