Siobhan Bourke


Siobhan completed her B.A in economic and legal science and her Msc. in Health Economics in the National University of Ireland, Galway. She secured funding for her masters research from Bayer healthcare Ireland, where she examined “The Cost of Skeletal Related Events and Hematological Adverse Effects from the treatment of Patients with Castrate Resistant Prostate Cancer. Siobhan subsequently gained employment with the University of East Anglia where she worked as a research associate on a number of different projects.

Siobhan has developed a keen interest in drug evaluations and is now undertaking a PhD in Pharmacoeconomics, which aims to explore the economics of Orphan drugs. Siobhan started her PhD studentship at the Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation (CHEME) in October 2014. The three year PhD studentship is funded by Bangor university and is supervised by Prof. Dyfrig Hughes and Dr. Catrin Plumpton.


Bourke S, Burns R, and Gaynor R (2014) Challenges in Generating Costs and Utilisation Rates Associated with Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer. Journal of Market Access and Health Policy, 2:24072

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