Anne O'Farrell currently works as an Epidemiologist/Biostatistician in the Health Intelligence Unit of the Health Service Executive (HSE) in Ireland. Anne's obtained a BSc (Hons) Biological Science in 1997 from University College London, an MSc in Epidemiology from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) in 2001 and she completed her HRB funded PhD in Epidemiology at Trinity College in 2010. She was recently made a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Medicine Ireland (RAMI). She has published over 30 peer-reviewed papers and has reviewed many peer reviewed papers. She has mentored undergraduate and PhD students. She has presented her work at many national and international conferences and has also chaired and ran workshops at conferences. Her main areas of interests are epidemiology of the social determinants of health, social exclusion, care of the elderly, fuel poverty, alcohol, tobacco misuse, homelessness, health policy and health economic policy.