2022 Conference Presentation Recordings

Wicked Policy Problems – Pulling Back the Curtain



Welcome Address

Prof Sarah Barry, SPHeRE Director, TCD
Welcome Address & News on the Future of SPHeRE



Keynote Address
Chaired by Prof Sarah Barry

Prof Joachim Sturmberg, A/Prof of General Practice, College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, University of Newcastle – Australia
“How Complexity Sciences Might Help to Understand the Interface between People-Centred Care and Population Health”



Health Systems
Chaired by Dr Ian Kelleher (UCD)

(00:00) Mr Ciaran Prendergast, (RCSI): “Prescribing differences among older adults with differing health cover and socioeconomic status: A cohort study”

(15:00) Mr James Larkin, (RCSI): “Payments reported by the pharmaceutical industry in Ireland from 2015 to 2019: An observational study”

(27:33) Dr Pádraic Flemming, (TCD): “The legacy of health system responses to the 2008 financial crisis and how this impacted health system resilience – A realist review”


Keynote Address: Rapid Action Learning when policy makers need to know (need the science) NOW
Chaired by Prof Mary Clarke, SPHeRE Co-Director RCSI

(01:53) Prof Philip Nolan, Director-General of SFI
“Learning Fast: Supporting Policy Formation Under Emergency Conditions with Extreme Uncertainty”

(21:40) Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health
“COVID-19—Lessons from Tackling a Classic Wicked Problem”



Person Centred Care
Chaired by Prof Sinéad McGilloway (Maynooth University)

(00:00) Ms Soraya Matthews, (TCD): “What was the effect of a national strategy to reduce restrictive practices in in-patient mental health services? An interrupted time series analysis in Ireland”

(15:45) Mr Paul Dunbar, (HIQA): “Incidence and type of restrictive practice use in nursing homes in Ireland, a cross-sectional study”

(27:52) Ms Yvonne Kelly, (HIQA): “Factors that influence the implementation of health and social care Standards: a systematic review and meta-summary”



Keynote Address
Chaired by Prof Sarah Barry and Prof John Browne

Prof Lucy Gilson, Professor at University of Cape Town, South Africa and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
“Knowledge mobilisation for health system development: Experiences from Cape Town, South Africa ”


General Research
Chaired by Prof Molly Byrne (NUI Galway)

(00:00) Dr James O’Mahony, (TCD): “Cost-effectiveness evidence on approved cancer drugs in Ireland: the limits of data availability and implications for public accountability”


Closing Remarks and Poster Prize
Prof John Browne, SPHeRE Co-Director UCC