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Dr Karyn Morrissey

Dr Karyn Morrissey

Senior Lecturer

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Dr Karyn Morrissey is a Senior Lecturer in the European Centre for Environment and Human Health whose research focuses on understanding the impact of socio-economic and environmental inequalities on health outcomes, using data both big and small.

An economist by background and having worked in a Department of Geography, her multi-disciplinary approach centres on the application of computational methodologies such as simulation models, econometric models and geo-computation models.

Karyn is interested in the science-policy interface and has been a rapporteur for an OECD Workshop on the Future of Maritime Spatial Planning and Ocean Monitoring. She was an invited speaker at the Second Irish Maritime and Energy Resource Cluster Annual Conference in Cork in 2013, and an invited keynote speaker at the National Ocean Forum in Mauritius in 2012.

Karyn has also held a University of Liverpool knowledge exchange voucher with the Health and Safety Executive, is membership secretary of the British and Irish Regional Science Association, and an editorial board member of the Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics and Marine Policy.

Increasingly frustrated by existing research in population health outcomes, Karyn is interested in moving away from cross-sectional models – which focus on just one point in time – to a life course analysis based on longitudinal and cohort datasets – which follow people over time.

Qualifications

2000-2003: BA in Economics, Sociology and Politics, National University of Ireland, Galway

2005-2006: MA in Economics: policy and Practice, National University of Ireland, Galway

2007-2009: PhD Geography and Economics: Access to Health Care services in Rural Ireland, University of Leeds

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Research

Research interests

An economist by background I am interested in multi-disciplinary research, particularly the application of spatial and regional analysis to population health and natural resource management. I am particularly interested in developing and applying geo-computational models, such as spatial microsimulation and spatial interaction models for policy analysis.

VIDEO: Dr Karyn Morrissey talks about her research and why she believes it's important for society.

 

Research projects

June 2011-September 2011          Impact of Networks on Marine Water Based Activity Businesses, Border, Midlands, West General Assembly, €5,000

December 2011-July, 2012           An Economic Valuation of Marine Commercial Activity in the UK, University of Liverpool, pump-priming, £5,000

December 2012-July, 2013:          Develop an r-based census data tool, University of Liverpool, pump-priming, £5,000

March 2013- August 2013             University College Cork: evaluating the impact of IMERC on the maritime sector in Ireland, £7,800

March 2013-Sepember, 2014        ESRC Secondary Data Initiative, A Spatial Microsimulation Model of Co-Morbidity, £200,000

September 2013-May 2014            Knowledge Exchange Voucher with the Health and Safety Executive, £10,000

June 2015-January 2016               OECD Discussion paper and Report, the economics of marine spatial planning for OECD countries, €10,000

RESEARCH GRANTS: CI

March 2016 – March 2019            ‘Innovations in Small Area Estimation Methodologies’, NCRM, Co-I (850,000)

May 2015 to April 2016                Death and disability: the vulnerability of older people in Malaysia to urbanisation and climate change, Newton-Omar, (Co-I), £150,000

September 2011 to August 2016    Adaptation and Resilience of Coastal Energy Supply (ARCoES), EPSRC, (Co-I with Andy Plater PI), £1.6million

September 2013- January 2014     UKDS Innovation award, £18,000 to develop a script driven software for accessing (Co-I with Paul Williamson P-I)

January 2015-April 2015              UKDS Innovation award, £48,000 to develop a script driven software for accessing (Co-I with Paul Williamson P-I)

Research grants

  • 2016 Economic and Social Research Council
    Small Area Estimation (SAE) is concerned with the development of methodologies for performing estimation at fine spatial scales for which survey data are either non-existent or too sparse to provide direct estimates of acceptable precision.

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Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Morrissey KM (In Press). Web based health surveys: Using a Two Step Heckman model to examine their potential for population health analysis. Social science & medicine Full text.
Morrissey K (2017). Economics of the Marine Modelling Natural Resources., Rowman & Littlefield International. Abstract.
Morrissey K, Espuny F, Williamson P (2015). A multinomial model for comorbidity in England of long-standing cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. Health & Social Care in the Community, 24(6), 717-727.
Morrissey K (2015). Exploring Spatial Variability in the Relationship between Long Term Limiting Illness and Area Level Deprivation at the City Level Using Geographically Weighted Regression. AIMS Public Health, 2(3), 426-440. Full text.
Morrissey K (2015). Gender Differences in the Association between Common Mental Disorders and Regional Deprivation in Ireland. The Professional Geographer, 68(1), 129-137. Full text.
Watts N, Adger WN, Agnolucci P, Blackstock J, Collins M, Cox PM, Hunter A, Quinn T, Gong P, Montgomery H, et al (2015). Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change: Policy Responses to Protect Public Health. Lancet Full text.

Publications by category


Books

Morrissey K (2017). Economics of the Marine Modelling Natural Resources., Rowman & Littlefield International. Abstract.
O'Donoghue C, Ballas D, Clarke G, Hynes S, Morrissey K (2012). Spatial Microsimulation for Rural Policy Analysis., Springer Science & Business Media. Abstract.

Journal articles

morrissey K (In Press). A Spatial Microsimulation Analysis of Methane Emissions from Irish Agriculture. Ecological Complexity, 6(2), 135-146.
Morrissey KM, Espuny F, Williamson P, Higgins S (In Press). A small area estimation model of comorbidity for England. Lancet, The, Volume 388, Special Issue, S80 Full text.
Morrissey KM (In Press). An Urban-Rural Exploration of Depression, CVD and their Comorbidity in Ireland. Irish Geography, 47(1), 77-94. Full text.
Morrissey KM, Gustavsson M, Riley M, Plater A (In Press). Exploring the socio-cultural contexts of fishers and fishing: Developing the concept of the ‘good fisher’. Journal of Rural Studies, 50, 104-116. Full text.
Morrissey KM (In Press). Spatial Microsimulation Modelling: a Review of Applications and Methodological Choices. The International Journal of Microsimulation, 7(1), 26-75. Full text.
Morrissey KM, Kilgarriff P, Vega, A, O'Donoghue C (In Press). The Spatial Impact of Commuting on Income: a Spatial Microsimulation Approach. Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, 1-22.
Morrissey KM (In Press). Using geo-computation methods to evaluate public policy. Evaluator, 13-14. Full text.
Morrissey KM (In Press). Web based health surveys: Using a Two Step Heckman model to examine their potential for population health analysis. Social science & medicine Full text.
Watts N, Adger WN, Ayeb-Karlsson S, Bai Y, Byass P, Campbell-Lendrum D, Colbourn T, Cox P, Davies M, Depledge M, et al (2017). The Lancet Countdown: tracking progress on health and climate change. Lancet, 389(10074), 1151-1164. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Morrissey K, Cummins V (2016). Measuring relatedness in a multisectoral cluster: an input–output approach. European Planning Studies, 24(4), 629-644. Full text.
Morrissey K, Espuny F, Williamson P (2015). A multinomial model for comorbidity in England of long-standing cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. Health & Social Care in the Community, 24(6), 717-727.
Knight PJ, Prime T, M. Brown J, Morrissey K, Plater AJ (2015). Application of flood risk modelling in a web-based geospatial decision support tool for coastal adaptation to climate change. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences Discussions, 3(2), 1615-1642. Full text.
Morrissey K (2015). Exploring Spatial Variability in the Relationship between Long Term Limiting Illness and Area Level Deprivation at the City Level Using Geographically Weighted Regression. AIMS Public Health, 2(3), 426-440. Full text.
Morrissey K (2015). Gender Differences in the Association between Common Mental Disorders and Regional Deprivation in Ireland. The Professional Geographer, 68(1), 129-137. Full text.
Watts N, Adger WN, Agnolucci P, Blackstock J, Collins M, Cox PM, Hunter A, Quinn T, Gong P, Montgomery H, et al (2015). Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change: Policy Responses to Protect Public Health. Lancet Full text.
Morrissey K, Clarke G, Williamson P, Daly A, O'Donoghue C (2015). Mental Illness in Ireland: Simulating its Geographical Prevalence and the Role of Access to Services. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 42(2), 338-353. Full text.
Farrell N, Donoghue CO, Morrissey K (2015). Quantifying the uncertainty of wave energy conversion device cost for policy appraisal: an Irish case study. Energy Policy, 78, 62-77.
Morrissey K (2014). A location quotient approach to producing regional production multipliers for the Irish economy. Papers in Regional Science, 95(3), 491-506.
Morrissey K (2014). An inter and intra-regional exploration of the marine sector employment and deprivation in England. The Geographical Journal, 181(3), 295-303.
Morrissey K (2014). Producing regional production multipliers for Irish marine sector policy: a location quotient approach. Ocean & Coastal Management, 91, 58-64.
Morrissey K (2014). Using secondary data to examine economic trends in a subset of sectors in the English marine economy: 2003–2011. Marine Policy, 50, 135-141.
Morrissey K, O'donoghue C, Farrell N (2013). The Local Impact of the Marine Sector in Ireland: a Spatial Microsimulation Analysis. Spatial Economic Analysis, 9(1), 31-50.
Sigfusson T, Arnason R, Morrissey K (2013). The economic importance of the Icelandic fisheries cluster—Understanding the role of fisheries in a small economy. Marine Policy, 39, 154-161.
Morrissey K, O'Donoghue C (2013). The potential for an Irish maritime transportation cluster: an input–output analysis. Ocean & Coastal Management, 71, 305-313.
Morrissey K, O’Donoghue C (2013). The role of the marine sector in the Irish national economy: an input–output analysis. Marine Policy, 37, 230-238.
O’Donoghue C, Loughrey J, Morrissey K (2013). Using the EU-SILC to model the impact of the economic crisis on inequality. IZA Journal of European Labor Studies, 2(1), 23-23.
Morrissey K, Daly A, Clarke G, O'Donoghue C, Ballas D (2012). A rural/urban comparison of psychiatric inpatient admissions in Ireland. Journal of Public Mental Health, 11(4), 209-213.
Morrissey K, O’Donoghue C (2012). The Irish marine economy and regional development. Marine Policy, 36(2), 358-364.
Morrissey K, O'Donoghue C, Clarke G, Li J (2012). Using Simulated Data to Examine the Determinants of Acute Hospital Demand at the Small Area Level. Geographical Analysis, 45(1), 49-76.
Morrissey K, O’Donoghue C, Hynes S (2011). Quantifying the value of multi-sectoral marine commercial activity in Ireland. Marine Policy, 35(5), 721-727.
Morrissey K, Hynes S, Clarke G, O'Donoghue C (2010). Examining the factors associated with depression at the small area level in Ireland using spatial microsimulation techniques. Irish Geography, 43(1), 1-22.
Hynes S, Morrissey K, O'Donoghue C, Clarke G (2009). Building a static farm level spatial microsimulation model for rural development and agricultural policy analysis in Ireland. International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology, 8(2/3/4), 282-282.
Hynes S, Morrissey K, O'donoghue C, Clarke G (2009). Building a static farm level spatial microsimulation model for rural development and agricultural policy analysis in Ireland. International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology, 8(2-4), 282-299. Abstract.
Morrissey K, Clarke G, Ballas D, Hynes S, O'Donoghue C (2008). Examining access to GP services in rural Ireland using microsimulation analysis. Area, 40(3), 354-364.

Chapters

Morrissey KM (2012). Linking static spatial microsimulation modelling to macro models: the Relationship between Access to GP services & Long Term Illness. In Edwards K, Tanton R (Eds.) Microsimulation Methods and Models, London: Springer.
Morrissey KM (2012). SMILE - an Applied Spatial Microsimulation Model for Ireland. In stimson R, haynes K (Eds.) Geography at Work: Applying Geographical Analysis to in the Public and Business Domains, Kluwer Academic Publishers: , 200-217.
Morrissey K, O'Donoghue C, Clarke G, Ballas D, Hynes S (2012). Smile: an applied spatial microsimulation model for ireland. In  (Ed) Studies in Applied Geography and Spatial Analysis: Addressing Real World Issues, 79-94.

Publications by year


In Press

morrissey K (In Press). A Spatial Microsimulation Analysis of Methane Emissions from Irish Agriculture. Ecological Complexity, 6(2), 135-146.
Morrissey KM, Espuny F, Williamson P, Higgins S (In Press). A small area estimation model of comorbidity for England. Lancet, The, Volume 388, Special Issue, S80 Full text.
Morrissey KM (In Press). An Urban-Rural Exploration of Depression, CVD and their Comorbidity in Ireland. Irish Geography, 47(1), 77-94. Full text.
Morrissey KM, Gustavsson M, Riley M, Plater A (In Press). Exploring the socio-cultural contexts of fishers and fishing: Developing the concept of the ‘good fisher’. Journal of Rural Studies, 50, 104-116. Full text.
Morrissey KM (In Press). Spatial Microsimulation Modelling: a Review of Applications and Methodological Choices. The International Journal of Microsimulation, 7(1), 26-75. Full text.
Morrissey KM, Kilgarriff P, Vega, A, O'Donoghue C (In Press). The Spatial Impact of Commuting on Income: a Spatial Microsimulation Approach. Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, 1-22.
Morrissey KM (In Press). Using geo-computation methods to evaluate public policy. Evaluator, 13-14. Full text.
Morrissey KM (In Press). Web based health surveys: Using a Two Step Heckman model to examine their potential for population health analysis. Social science & medicine Full text.

2017

Morrissey K (2017). Economics of the Marine Modelling Natural Resources., Rowman & Littlefield International. Abstract.
Watts N, Adger WN, Ayeb-Karlsson S, Bai Y, Byass P, Campbell-Lendrum D, Colbourn T, Cox P, Davies M, Depledge M, et al (2017). The Lancet Countdown: tracking progress on health and climate change. Lancet, 389(10074), 1151-1164. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2016

Morrissey K, Cummins V (2016). Measuring relatedness in a multisectoral cluster: an input–output approach. European Planning Studies, 24(4), 629-644. Full text.

2015

Morrissey K, Espuny F, Williamson P (2015). A multinomial model for comorbidity in England of long-standing cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. Health & Social Care in the Community, 24(6), 717-727.
Knight PJ, Prime T, M. Brown J, Morrissey K, Plater AJ (2015). Application of flood risk modelling in a web-based geospatial decision support tool for coastal adaptation to climate change. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences Discussions, 3(2), 1615-1642. Full text.
Morrissey K (2015). Exploring Spatial Variability in the Relationship between Long Term Limiting Illness and Area Level Deprivation at the City Level Using Geographically Weighted Regression. AIMS Public Health, 2(3), 426-440. Full text.
Morrissey K (2015). Gender Differences in the Association between Common Mental Disorders and Regional Deprivation in Ireland. The Professional Geographer, 68(1), 129-137. Full text.
Watts N, Adger WN, Agnolucci P, Blackstock J, Collins M, Cox PM, Hunter A, Quinn T, Gong P, Montgomery H, et al (2015). Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change: Policy Responses to Protect Public Health. Lancet Full text.
Morrissey K, Clarke G, Williamson P, Daly A, O'Donoghue C (2015). Mental Illness in Ireland: Simulating its Geographical Prevalence and the Role of Access to Services. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 42(2), 338-353. Full text.
Farrell N, Donoghue CO, Morrissey K (2015). Quantifying the uncertainty of wave energy conversion device cost for policy appraisal: an Irish case study. Energy Policy, 78, 62-77.

2014

Morrissey K (2014). A location quotient approach to producing regional production multipliers for the Irish economy. Papers in Regional Science, 95(3), 491-506.
Morrissey K (2014). An inter and intra-regional exploration of the marine sector employment and deprivation in England. The Geographical Journal, 181(3), 295-303.
Morrissey K (2014). Producing regional production multipliers for Irish marine sector policy: a location quotient approach. Ocean & Coastal Management, 91, 58-64.
Morrissey K (2014). Using secondary data to examine economic trends in a subset of sectors in the English marine economy: 2003–2011. Marine Policy, 50, 135-141.

2013

Morrissey K, O'donoghue C, Farrell N (2013). The Local Impact of the Marine Sector in Ireland: a Spatial Microsimulation Analysis. Spatial Economic Analysis, 9(1), 31-50.
Sigfusson T, Arnason R, Morrissey K (2013). The economic importance of the Icelandic fisheries cluster—Understanding the role of fisheries in a small economy. Marine Policy, 39, 154-161.
Morrissey K, O'Donoghue C (2013). The potential for an Irish maritime transportation cluster: an input–output analysis. Ocean & Coastal Management, 71, 305-313.
Morrissey K, O’Donoghue C (2013). The role of the marine sector in the Irish national economy: an input–output analysis. Marine Policy, 37, 230-238.
O’Donoghue C, Loughrey J, Morrissey K (2013). Using the EU-SILC to model the impact of the economic crisis on inequality. IZA Journal of European Labor Studies, 2(1), 23-23.

2012

Morrissey K, Daly A, Clarke G, O'Donoghue C, Ballas D (2012). A rural/urban comparison of psychiatric inpatient admissions in Ireland. Journal of Public Mental Health, 11(4), 209-213.
Morrissey KM (2012). Linking static spatial microsimulation modelling to macro models: the Relationship between Access to GP services & Long Term Illness. In Edwards K, Tanton R (Eds.) Microsimulation Methods and Models, London: Springer.
Morrissey KM (2012). SMILE - an Applied Spatial Microsimulation Model for Ireland. In stimson R, haynes K (Eds.) Geography at Work: Applying Geographical Analysis to in the Public and Business Domains, Kluwer Academic Publishers: , 200-217.
Morrissey K, O'Donoghue C, Clarke G, Ballas D, Hynes S (2012). Smile: an applied spatial microsimulation model for ireland. In  (Ed) Studies in Applied Geography and Spatial Analysis: Addressing Real World Issues, 79-94.
O'Donoghue C, Ballas D, Clarke G, Hynes S, Morrissey K (2012). Spatial Microsimulation for Rural Policy Analysis., Springer Science & Business Media. Abstract.
Morrissey K, O’Donoghue C (2012). The Irish marine economy and regional development. Marine Policy, 36(2), 358-364.
Morrissey K, O'Donoghue C, Clarke G, Li J (2012). Using Simulated Data to Examine the Determinants of Acute Hospital Demand at the Small Area Level. Geographical Analysis, 45(1), 49-76.

2011

Morrissey K, O’Donoghue C, Hynes S (2011). Quantifying the value of multi-sectoral marine commercial activity in Ireland. Marine Policy, 35(5), 721-727.

2010

Morrissey K, Hynes S, Clarke G, O'Donoghue C (2010). Examining the factors associated with depression at the small area level in Ireland using spatial microsimulation techniques. Irish Geography, 43(1), 1-22.

2009

Hynes S, Morrissey K, O'Donoghue C, Clarke G (2009). Building a static farm level spatial microsimulation model for rural development and agricultural policy analysis in Ireland. International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology, 8(2/3/4), 282-282.
Hynes S, Morrissey K, O'donoghue C, Clarke G (2009). Building a static farm level spatial microsimulation model for rural development and agricultural policy analysis in Ireland. International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology, 8(2-4), 282-299. Abstract.

2008

Morrissey K, Clarke G, Ballas D, Hynes S, O'Donoghue C (2008). Examining access to GP services in rural Ireland using microsimulation analysis. Area, 40(3), 354-364.

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