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Dr. Gillian Curran is a lecturer of Economics at South East Technological University, Waterford. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from UCD, a Masters in Economic Science (Hons) Degree from UCD and a PhD in Health Economics from UCC. Her research interests are in the areas of health economics and economic evaluation. Many of her recent publications are with members of the school of health science in the area of health economics. She teaches various modules across the school of business, with her main subject areas being macroeconomics, microeconomics, econometrics, and quantitative techniques. She is also involved in postgraduate research supervision. 

Prior to taking up a lecturing position in WIT, Gillian lectured in UCC, worked with the Health Service Executive and with Ryanair. She has been External Examiner with Atlantic Technological University and with the Dublin Business School.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Alcohol, Income and Health: a complicated but desirable mix, University College Cork

Award Date: 30 Jun 2014

Masters Degree, Masters of Economic Science , University College Dublin

Award Date: 31 Oct 1999

Bachelors Degree, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) , University College Dublin

Award Date: 31 Oct 1998

External positions

External Examiner, Atlantic Technological University

01 Sep 202031 Aug 2023

Associate Lecturer of Research, Institute of Technology Carlow

01 Sep 201431 Aug 2015

Assistant Lecturer in Economics , University College Cork

01 Sep 201231 Aug 2015

Health Services Executive


Yield Analyst Ryanair Headquarters



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