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Dr Peter May

Peter May is a Research Assistant Professor in Health Economics at TCD Centre for Health Policy and Management and works in Health Economics at TILDA. His research interests focus the economics of care for serious and complex medical illness, including palliative and end-of-life care.

Dr May is Principal Investigator on two Health Research Board projects using TILDA data. In ‘Economics of palliative care: from international evidence to Irish policy' (ARPP-A-2018-005), he works with the Department of Health to project future prevalence of serious medical illness and evaluate policy options. In ‘Palliative and end-of-life care data in Ireland: establishing the state of the nation, mapping future direction’ (SDAP-2019-012), he works with the Health Service Executive to map current data infrastructure and advise on future measurement and evaluation.

His active international collaborations as a co-applicant or mentor include seven United States grants (total value ~$7million), one six-country EU trial (~€4.3million), two prospective studies in UK hospitals (~£500,000) and one study in Canada (~$100,000). He has authored over 30 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and national reports; is co-convener of the Palliative Care Economics research groups at Trinity and the International Health Economics Association (iHEA); and is a regular invited speaker at international conferences.

For a full list of Dr May's publications, please click here.