UL Research Incentives Programme - Funded Studentships (x 3)

UL Research Incentives Programme - Funded Studentships (x 3)

In Public & Population Health, Primary Care & General Practice, Health
Informatics and Law

As part of a 2013 UL Research Incentives Programme funded project that aims to explore the feasibility of using routine clinical information for health research
purposes research, applications are sought from undergraduate / postgraduate students for three interdisciplinary student research bursaries. Successful applicants will
collaboratively work with senior faculty from UL Schools of Law, Medicine,Enterprise Research Centre and the HSE and will learn / engage in some of the
following activities:

• quantitative research methodology: database design / development, study instrument development, data collection, preliminary analysis
• qualitative research methodology: coordinating / organising a stakeholder event, collecting and transcribing free text data, preliminary data analysis
• conducting a structured / systematic literature review
• dissemination of findings: report writing, preparation of articles for submission to peer reviewed journal(s).

Each student will be assigned to work on one of three projects, the aims of each are:
• To examine clinical information systems (public health / primary care /general practice)
• To examine the information they contain and determine their feasibility / utility for research / disease surveillance purposes
• To research and explore the legal provisions and current practices which influence IT issues involved in establishing a population health / primary care research infrastructure

Project Investigators:

Walter *Cullen Professor of General Practice Graduate Entry Medical School, UL (UL-GEMS)
Colum Dunne Director of Research UL-GEMS
Sinead Eaton Head of School School of Law
Ailish Hannigan Professor of Biostatistics UL-GEMS
Mai Mannix Specialist in Public Health HSE
David Meagher Professor of Psychiatry UL-GEMS
Lisa Murphy Senior lecturer UL-GEMS
Yoga Nathan Senior Lecturer Public Health UL-GEMS
Ray O’Connor GP & UL Senior lecturer UL-GEMS
Clodagh O’Gorman Professor of Paediatrics UL-GEMS
Mark Southern Senior Research Fellow Enterprise Research Centre
Austin Stack Professor of Medicine UL-GEMS
*Administrative lead

Indicative date of studentship: 14/6/13 to 20/8/13 (includes two week break).
Student stipend: €250 per week x 8 weeks.

To apply: Please submit a letter of application indicating why you wish to undertake
the research, what skills you would bring to the project and what you hope to gain
from the studentship (maximum 500 words).

Please email applications (with ‘UL Research Incentives Programme Funded Studentship’ in subject heading) to:
walter.cullen@ul.ie by 12midday on 11 March, 2013.