Professor John Browne


Honorary Professor
in Health Services Research (31/01/18)

15-17 Tavistock Place
United Kingdom

+353 21 4205510

My first degree was in psychology, and I hold a PhD from Trinity College Dublin on quality of life assessment with older people. I joined the Health Services Research Unit at LSHTM in 1998 and worked there till 2008. While at LSHTM I helped develop the Clinical Effectiveness Unit at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and the NICE acute care guidelines programme.

I am now a Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College Cork and an Honorary Professor at LSHTM. I continue to collaborate with the LSHTM Outcomes Group led by Dr Sarah Smith.


Department of Health Services Research and Policy


I am the Director of the National Health Services Research Institute in Ireland.

I am 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.

I am also the Principal Investigator on the 'SIREN' programme. This is a large scale evaluation of the reconfiguration of urgent and emergency care services in Ireland, using methods developed by collaborators at the University of Sheffield.

Research Area
Clinical guidelines
Complex interventions
Health outcomes
Health policy
Health services research
Health status measurement
Health systems
Health technology assessment
Quality improvement
Systematic reviews
Critical care
Evidence use
Mixed methods
Implementation research
Qualitative methods
Disease and Health Conditions
Non-communicable diseases
United States
European Union

Selected Publications

Association between age and access to immediate breast reconstruction in women undergoing mastectomy for breast cancer.
Jeevan, R. ; Browne, J.P. ; Gulliver-Clarke, C. ; Pereira, J. ; Caddy, C.M. ; van der Meulen, J.H. ; Cromwell, D.A. ;
Br J Surg
Thyroid Hormone Therapy for Older Adults with Subclinical Hypothyroidism.
Stott, D.J. ; Rodondi, N. ; Kearney, P.M. ; Ford, I. ; Westendorp, R.G.J. ; Mooijaart, S.P. ; Sattar, N. ; Aubert, C.E. ; Aujesky, D. ; Bauer, D.C. ; Baumgartner, C. ; Blum, M.R. ; Browne, J.P. ; Byrne, S. ; Collet, T.H. ; Dekkers, O.M. ; den Elzen, W.P.J. ; Du Puy, R.S. ; Ellis, G. ; Feller, M. ; Floriani, C. ; Hendry, K. ; Hurley, C. ; Jukema, J.W. ; Kean, S. ; Kelly, M. ; Krebs, D. ; Langhorne, P. ; McCarthy, G. ; McCarthy, V. ; McConnachie, A. ; McDade, M. ; Messow, M. ; O'Flynn, A. ; O'Riordan, D. ; Poortvliet, R.K.E. ; Quinn, T.J. ; Russell, A. ; Sinnott, C. ; Smit, J.W.A. ; Van Dorland, H.A. ; Walsh, K.A. ; Walsh, E.K. ; Watt, T. ; Wilson, R. ; Gussekloo, J. ; TRUST Study Group, . ; COLLABORATORS;Lakwijk, Y.A. ; Ford, G. ; Robinson, T.G. ; Dayan, C. ; Bennett, K. ; Dinnett, E. ; Syme, C. ; de Craen, A.J.M. ; McSkimming, P. ; Stevenson, A. ; Gillespie, L. ; Douglas, E. ;
N Engl J Med
Surgical Determinants of Patient-Reported Outcomes following Postmastectomy Reconstruction in Women with Breast Cancer.
Jeevan, R. ; Browne, J.P. ; Gulliver-Clarke, C. ; Pereira, J. ; Caddy, C.M. ; van der Meulen, J.H.P. ; Cromwell, D.A. ;
Plast Reconstr Surg
The association between complications and quality of life after mastectomy and breast reconstruction for breast cancer.
Browne, J.P. ; Jeevan, R. ; Gulliver-Clarke, C. ; Pereira, J. ; Caddy, C.M. ; van der Meulen, J.H.P. ;
Measuring the patient perspective on latissimus dorsi donor site outcomes following breast reconstruction.
Browne, J.P. ; Jeevan, R. ; Pusic, A.L. ; Klassen, A.F. ; Gulliver-Clarke, C. ; Pereira, J. ; Caddy, C.M. ; Cano, S.J. ;
J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg
Socioeconomic deprivation and inpatient complication rates following mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgery.
Jeevan, R.; Browne, J.P.; Pereira, J.; Caddy, C.M.; Sheppard, C.; van der Meulen, J.H.; Cromwell, D.A.;
Br J Surg
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