Welcome to the website for the Centre for HeAlth Research at the Management School (CHaRMS). We are an interdisciplinary research centre based at Queen’s Management School, Queen's University Belfast. The Centre aims to promote social, behavioural, and management science research into issues relating to health and other dimensions of human wellbeing. Learn more about our internal and external members, research streams, and publications. You can follow news from CHaRMS on this website or on twitter.
CHaRMS’s goal is to provide an evidence base for supporting policy development and management within the fields of health and human wellbeing.
We aim to foster collaboration across disciplines and schools within the university, and between the university and external organisations.
£2m grant to create a global network for ECD for peacebuilding
An interdisciplinary research team from the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation (CESI) including CHaRMS members has been awarded a £2m grant to study the potential for ECD (early childhood development) programmes to promote sustainable development and peacebuilding
The CHaRMS Annual Workshop took place on June 22nd 2018. Slides are below.
Session 1: Employee Wellbeing
Paddy Smith (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development): “Health and wellbeing at work”
Lisa Wilson (Nevin Economic Research Institute): “Job security and wellbeing”
Owen Reidy (Irish Congress of Trade Unions): “Better work, better lives”
Mark Simpson (Ulster University) “Welfare and wellbeing in the 21st century social security system”
Session 2: Population Studies
Gaia Narciso (Trinity College Dublin): “The deep roots of Rebellion: Evidence from the Irish Revolution”
Chris Colvin (Queen’s University Belfast): “Scarring and Selection in the Great Irish Famine”
Session 3: Health and Wellbeing
Olinda Santin (Queen's University Belfast): "'Cancer Care and Coping: An Online Resource"
Liam McCorry (HealthyKidz)
Keynote: Professor Liam Delaney, AIB Chair of Behavioural Economics (University College Dublin)
"Self-Control, Health, & Public Policy"
Details of the CHaRMS launch, including slides and photos, are available here.
CHaRMS Working Paper 18/03:
A. Krishna, I. Mejia-Guevara, M. McGovern, V. M. Aguayo, S.V. Subramanian, "Trends in Inequalities in Child Stunting in South Asia"
CHaRMS Working Paper 18/02:
M. McGovern, D. Canning, T. Bärnighausen, "Accounting for Non-Response Bias using Participation Incentives and Survey Design"
CHaRMS Working Paper 18/01:
S. Rokicki, J. Cohen, G. Fink, J. Salomon, M. B. Landrum "Inference with difference-in-differences with a small number of groups"
2018/19 CHaRMS Seminars will be announced next autumn
M. Blum and K.P. Krauss. 2018. “Age Heaping and Numeracy: Looking Behind the Curtain”. Economic History Review, 71(2), 464-479
Graham, S., Graham, B., & Holt, D. 2018. The relationship between downstream environmental logistics practices and performance. International Journal of Production Economics, 196, 356-365.
Moutinho Barbosa de Melo, S. 2018. The role of place on healthcare quality improvement: A qualitative case study of a teaching hospital. Social Science & Medicine, 202, 136-142.
G. Marra, R. Radice, T. Bärnighausen, S. Wood & M. McGovern. "A Simultaneous Equation Approach to Estimating HIV Prevalence with Non-Ignorable Missing Responses" Journal of the American Statistical Association, 518(12) 484-496
E. McFerran, J. O'Mahony, R. Fallis, D. McVicar, A. Zauber, F. Kee, “Evaluation of the Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness of Personalized Surveillance After Colorectal Adenomatous Polypectomy”, Epidemiologic Reviews 39(1), 148-160
A. Fernihough. "Human Capital and the Quantity–Quality Trade-off During the Demographic Transition" Journal of Economic Growth 22(1), 35–65
M. McGovern, K. Herbst, F. Tanser, T. Mutevedzi, D. Canning, D. Gareta, D. Pillay, & T. Bärnighausen. "Do Gifts Increase Consent to Home-based HIV Testing? A Difference-in-Differences Study in Rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa" International Journal of Epidemiology 45 (6): 2100-2109
M. Flückiger & M Ludwig. "Malaria Suitability, Urbanization and Persistence: Evidence From China Over More Than 2000 Years". European Economic Review 92, 146–160.