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.
2019 Annual Workshop
The 2019 CHaRMS Annual Workshop will take place on Tuesday June 18th at Riddel Hall. The theme of this year's programme is "Health costs of war and trauma", and will feature sessions on conflict and trauma in Northern Ireland, the legacy of war, and long-run effects of adversity. James Smith (RAND) will deliver the keynote talk.
Further details, including the programme and registration, are available here. The conference is free and open to all.
LINKS Open International Symposium - INVESTING IN EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT FOR PEACEFUL SOCIETIES:
CHaRMS Working Paper 18/05:
M. McGovern, S. Rokicki "The Great Recession, Household Income, and Children's Test Scores"
CHaRMS Working Paper 18/04:
M. McGovern, "How Much Does Birth Weight Matter for Child Health in Developing Countries?"
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.
M. Flückiger, M. Ludwig, A. Sina Önder. Forthcoming. Ebola and
State Legitimacy. The Economic Journal.
A. de Bromhead, A. Fernihough, M. Lampe, K. O’Rourke. Forthcoming. "When Britain Turned Inward: The Impact of Interwar British Protection" American Economic Review
D. French, D.McKillop, T. Sharma. Forthcoming. What determines UK housing equity withdrawal in later life ? Regional Science and Urban Economics.
B. Graham. 2018. Population Characteristics and Geographic Coverage of Primary Care Facilities. BMC Health Services Research, 18, 1.
M. Blum and K.P. Krauss. 2018. “Age Heaping and Numeracy: Looking Behind the Curtain”. Economic History Review, 71(2), 464-479
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