John Browne

Professor of Health Services Research, University College Cork and Director of the National Health Services Research Institute in Ireland

John Browne is the Director of the National Health Services Research Institute in Ireland. He is a health services researcher with a professional background in health outcome measurement. After completing his PhD at Trinity College Dublin he worked at the Health Services Research Unit of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) from 1998 to 2008, where he oversaw the development of the NHS Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) programme and the acute care clinical guidelines programme for the National Institute for Clinical Excellence. He continues to hold an Honorary Professorship at LSHTM. He is currently exploring the value of PROMs as a tool for engineering quality improvement in a variety of clinical areas including breast cancer surgery and joint replacement. He is also the Principal Investigator on the Health Research Board funded 'SIREN' programme (Study of the Implementation of Reconfiguration on Urgent and Emergency Care Networks).

He has authored more than 100 peer reviewed journal articles and has co-authored a text book on social research methods (with Professor Judith Green) and the 2003 NHS Head Injury Guidelines.