The HRI are delighted to welcome Professor Ivan Perry from University College Cork who will open our 2016 seminar series on Wednesday 27th April 2016, 12.45pm, in LERO ROOM T3-013, Tierney Building with his presentation entitled:
“Obesity: A public health perspective on behaviour change”.
Dr Michael Walsh, Technology Enhanced Health Outcomes Theme Leader, HRI
Technological developments play a vital role in enhancing patient treatments and thus sustain and improve the health of the population. Dr Walsh is working with an interdisciplinary team of national and international collaborators consisting of clinicians, academics and industrialists to assess how existing medical technologies can be advanced and new technologies can be developed to enhance the treatment of vascular diseases.
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.
The Department of Epidemiology and Public Health in UCC are carrying out a study of the impact of reconfiguration on Emergency and Urgent Care Networks research project (SIREN) and have organised a public meeting to assist with the dissemination of their research. Invite and details below:
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.
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.
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.
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.