Dr Darragh Flannery is a lecturer above the bar in the Department of Economics at the University of Limerick since 2014 and is currently the programme director for the MSc in Economics and Policy Analysis. He has published over 30 peer reviewed journal articles, an edited book and numerous book chapters. While many of these publications have a strong focus on contributing to higher education policy in Ireland, he has also recently published in the health economics space. Specifically, Darragh has published work in high impact journals around the provision of mental health services in higher education settings and as well as a study analysing the economic costs of the rare skin disease Epidermolysis bullosa (EB). The latter project part of an ongoing collaboration with the patient advocacy group DEBRA Ireland. He has also recently joined a research project within the Ageing Research Centre (ARC) in UL focusing upon the impact of a frailty screening of older adults with multidisciplinary assessment of those at risk during emergency hospital attendance on the cost-effectiveness of care. 



Flannery, D., Hickey, S., Aherne, F., Kennan, A. and Doyle, C. (2020) “Direct Costs of Epidermolysis Bullosa by Disease Severity”, Acta Dermato-Venereologica, 100, April.  


Cullinan, J., Walsh, S. and Flannery, D. (2020) “Socioeconomic Disparities in Unmet Need for Student Mental Health Services in Higher Education”, 18(2), 223-235 Applied Health Economics and Health Policy. 


Walsh, S., Cullinan, J., Flannery, D. and Kennelly, B. (Forthcoming) “Modelling Student Preferences for the Design of Campus Counselling Services”, Studies in Higher Education. 

Doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2020.1744124