Nora Cooke O'Dowd

Nora Cooke O’Dowd started with the Trust as a research analyst on Quality Watch in March 2016 and was appointed Nuffield Trust Research Analyst in July 2016. 

Prior to joining the Nuffield Trust, she worked as an epidemiologist and statistician with the Public Health Intelligence team of the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames. There she provided an analytical resource to the Public Health Department of the local authority and to the Clinical Commissioning Group to inform operational processes on topics such as Urgent Care and strategic needs assessment on Child Sexual Exploitation. 

In 2015, she completed a Double Master’s Degree in European Public Health at the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield and the EHESP French School of Public Health, where she specialised in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. She wrote her Master’s thesis, A Quantitative Comparison of Social Protection for Long-term Care for the Elderly in England, France & the Netherlands, at the OECD in Paris. 

Nora holds an undergraduate degree in Economics and German, from Trinity College Dublin. She worked with the Irish economic development agency in Germany before undertaking her masters.

Nora left the Trust in December 2017.