Conor was employed in the ESRI as a Senior Research Officer. He holds BA and MSc degrees in Economics, both awarded by TCD. In 2016 Conor completed his PhD in TCD investigating aspects of competition in the Irish private health insurance market.
His main research interests include competition and consumer mobility in health insurance markets, healthcare financing and utilisation, and Irish health policy. During his time at the Institute Conor contributed to the development of the ESRI’s healthcare projection model, Hippocrates, and undertook research related to healthcare reform in Ireland.
In August 2022 Conor joined Vhi healthcare to take up a position as head of health insurance regulation.