• Health Futures Lab

    The Health Research Futures Lab is funded by the Irish Research Council under their Creative Connections/IDR programme. It is a special workshop held over 4 days (21st-22nd March and 6th-7th April). From 50 applicants, across a wide range of disciplines (AHSS & STEM), we have 22 researchers partaking in the workshop. The focus of the lab is to build capacity to work in interdisciplinary research teams and offers an important neutral space where knowledge and practices from each discipline are considered equal. On the 7th of April from 1.00pm (Castletroy Park Hotel) we will be showcasing the emerging research from five new interdisciplinary health research teams.

  • Accreditation for Low Carbon Communities

    Dr Bernadette O'Regan

    Dr Bernadette O’Regan represented the University of Limerick as partner within the EU-funded project Zero Emission Communities (zecos.eu). This project brought together partners in five EU states, and the University of Limerick team was responsible for authoring carbon management and financial handbooks, and worked closely with Ballanagran community in Co. Wicklow to achieve ZECOS accreditation.

  • SSPC shortlisted for 2016 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards

    Dr Brian De Souza and Dr Pat Frawley, SSPC

    The Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC) at UL has been shortlisted for the 2016 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards.
    Developed in 2015 by the American Chamber of Commerce, Ireland and the Royal Irish Academy, the awards recognise and acknowledge exemplary ideas, originating in Irish organisations, making a social and economic impact through research innovation in meeting market needs.

    SSPC is among a shortlist of 6 in the Irish Higher Education Institution (HEI) Research Centre or Institute with US links category.

  • Postgraduate Research Excellence Seminar, 28th April 2016

    Thursday 28th April 2016, 2:00pm-6.00pm in GEMS0016

    The Faculty of Education and Health Sciences, in collaboration with the Health Research Institute, has established its first Postgraduate Research Excellence Seminar to promote and celebrate excellence in postgraduate students’ research. This forum will showcase the importance of emergent researchers for the future of research in Ireland.  Dr Graham Love, Chief Executive, Health Research Board will present a keynote address at this prestigious event.

  • DPTC leads the way for next generation dairy processing

    Dr Sean Brady, DPTC Chair, Dr Mary Shire, Vice President Research UL, Padraig McPhillips, CEO DPTC & Aidan Cotter, CEO Bord Bia

    Over 150 delegates from Industry and Academia attended the Analog Devices Building at UL for the first Knowledge Day of the Dairy Processing Technology Centre (DPTC). Dr Sean Brady, Chair, DPTC – (an Enterprise Ireland and Dairy Industry supported Technology Centre) – welcomed all delegates to the event. 

  • Building an Innovation Ecosystem

    Professor of Primary Healthcare Research, Public & Patient Involvement (PPI) Leader

    People have expert knowledge about their own health and illness. It is essential that this knowledge is respected and included in health research. Professor MacFarlane and her inter-disciplinary team in the Graduate Entry Medical School are working on projects in Ireland, Europe and in North America to identify best practice to promote the meaningful involvement of patients and the public in health research.

  • Building an Innovation Ecosystem

    Health and wellbeing are human rights which are put at risk by sedentary behaviours and lack of physical activity. Professor Alan Donnelly, Associate Professor of Exercise Physiology, Lifestyle & Health Theme Leader, HRI and his team are helping Ireland and Europe identify the most effective strategies for combatting these ever-increasing threats to health, and to promote health for citizens of all ages.

  • Sustainability of Irish HEI campuses

    Dr Bernadette O’Regan and her research team have won funding from the Environmental Protection Agency for a 2 year study on the sustainability of Irish HEI campuses. The study is in collaboration with An Taisce and plans to work with all Irish university campuses interested in participating, plus Limerick and other ITs. The UL campus, which gained the Green Campus Award in 2015, and LIT will be used as case studies in developing an ambitious plan to ensure that HEI campuses play a full role in contributing to a reduction in Irish greenhouse gas emissions, in line with legally binding EU targets, as failure to meet these targets will result in heavy recurrent fines for Ireland.

  • Senior UL Lecturer Launches New Book - ‘16 Lives Patrick Pearse’

    O' Brien Press launch of '16 Lives' at the GPO, O' Connell Street

    Dr Ruan O’Donnell, Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Limerick and Visiting Chair of Irish Studies, Notre Dame (2010-11), is the author of numerous books on the history of Irish republicanism, including the recent Special Category, The IRA in English Prisons, Volume II, 1978-1985 (Irish Academic Press).

  • Inaugural Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) Summer School

    The HRI is delighted to launch the inaugural Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) Summer School which takes place at the University of Limerick on Tuesday 21st June 2016.

    The Summer School is designed for individuals who wish to develop their knowledge and access resources for Public and Patient Involvement in health research. We welcome participation from community organisations, patient groups, researchers, health service providers and policy-makers.