Paddy Gillespie is a Lecturer in Economics at the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics. He is a founder member of the Health Economics and Policy Analysis Centre (HEPAC) at NUI Galway. His research activity is focused in the area of Health Economics and in particular the applied techniques of economic evaluation, including trial-based and decision model-based analysis, and econometrics. His work to date has involved the application of such techniques to explore a variety of questions in relation to heart disease, diabetes, dementia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, stroke, obesity, multimorbidity and infectious disease. The output from this work, which has involved collaboration with colleagues across multiple disciplines, has been published in a range of leading national and international peer-reviewed journals. Given his research interests and experience, Paddy is the health economics educator for the Health Research Board (HRB) -Trials Methodology Research Network (TMRN), the health economics lead for the HRB-Primary Care Clinical Trials Network Ireland (CTNI), and the health economics collaborator for the Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CURAM).