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’ 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
Second Ireland Masterclass in Health Economics
Building on the success of the inaugural Ireland Masterclass in Health Economics held in Galway in 2016, Queens University Belfast will host the second Ireland Masterclass in Health Economics between April 3rd and April 6th 2018. It is organized by Professors Ciaran O’Neill, John Cawley, and John Mullahy.
The faculty contributing to the class include internationally recognised scholars who have provided advice to government and industry in the US, UK and Ireland, as well as pioneered the use and teaching of economics to address issues in health and health care. The faculty include:
Professor Cathy Bradley (University of Colorado)
Professor John Cawley (Cornell University)
Professor Joe Doyle (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Professor Ted Joyce (City University of New York)
Professor Emma McIntosh (University of Glasgow)
Professor Ellen Meara (Dartmouth College)
Professor John Mullahy (University of Wisconsin–Madison)
Professor Ciaran O'Neill (Queen's University Belfast)
Professor Andrew Street (London School of Economics)
The class is targeted at early career health economics researchers including faculty, post-doctoral fellows and post-graduates from around the world. Delegates will be exposed to the latest research in lectures, laboratories and smaller informal discussion sessions and given hands-on experience in the use of data in laboratory sessions. They will also have the opportunity to meet and discuss publication strategies with editors of leading academic journals, and with policy advisers on ensuring the effective translation of research into policy design and practice.
The event is run on a strictly non-profit basis. Generous support from sponsors (AbbVie Limited, GSK, Novartis, Pfizer and Roche) allows us to cap delegate fees at £300 for the week - £200 for those registering before December 31st. Fees cover all classes as well lunches, tea/coffee during breaks and a dinner to be held during the week.
Spaces will be strictly limited. For further details please contact:
Details of the CHaRMS launch, including slides and photos, are available here.
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"
CHaRMS Working Paper 17/05:
J. Perkins, R. Kim, A. Krishna, M. McGovern, V. Aguayo & S.V. Subramanian "Understanding the association between stunting and child development in low- and middle-income countries: Next steps for research and intervention"
CHaRMS Working Paper 17/04:
D. French & D. McKillop & T. Sharma "Analysis of Housing Equity Withdrawal by its Forms"
2017/18 CHaRMS Seminars
Dr Petar Jevtic, Arizona State University
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
A. Dimico. "Size Matters: The Effect of the Size of Ethnic Groups on Development" Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 79(3) 291-318
M. Flueckiger and M. Ludwig. “Urbanization, Fertility and Child Education in Sub-Saharan Africa”. Economics Letters 157, 97-102
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. O'Doherty, D. French, A. Steptoe, F. Kee. “Social capital, deprivation and self-rated health: Does reporting heterogeneity play a role? Results from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing”, Social Science and Medicine 197, 191-200
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.