Dr Anne Nolan is an Associate Research Professor in the Social Research Division, and joint Research Area Coordinator for Health and Quality of Life Research at the ESRI. She is also a Research Affiliate at the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College Dublin (TCD), and on the Study Team Management Group of the Growing up in Ireland (GUI) study. Between September 2013 and August 2015, she was on secondment to TCD as Research Director of TILDA. Her main research interest is health economics, with a particular focus on healthcare financing and access, socio-economic inequalities in health and Irish health policy. She is currently working on a number of programmes of health research funded by the Health Research Board, including the project ‘Inequalities in Access to GP Care in Ireland: An Analysis using Longitudinal Data’ which uses data from Growing up in Ireland (GUI) and TILDA to examine the influence of the current system of healthcare entitlements on access to GP care in Ireland. She has also carried out research examining pharmaceutical pricing and delivery policy in Ireland, and has worked with the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and the WHO on analysing the impact of the economic crisis on the Irish healthcare system. She has BA and PhD degrees in Economics from Trinity College Dublin.