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Exciting News! Dr Rose Galvin, Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy, secures HRB Research Leader Award and a €1.5M investment

Tue, 31 Mar 2020

The Health Research Board (HRB) has this morning formally announced that they will support five new Research Leaders to conduct research programmes that will deliver evidence to directly inform changes in health policy and practice.

Each Research Leader has developed strong partnerships with different parts of the health sector and will include public and patient perspectives in their work.

We are delighted and very proud to announce that one of these new HRB Research Leaders is our very own Dr Rose Galvin, Senior Lecturer Physiotherapy, HRI Theme Lead and Member of the HRI Executive Committee.

Each HRB funded programme will be conducted over a five-year period. The five awards are listed on the HRB news feed https://www.hrb.ie/news/latest-news/news-story/article/hrb-invests-e7-5m-to-support-new-research-leaders/

For further information on any of the projects, or to speak to any of the researchers directly, please contact the relevant University press office.

Dr Galvin’s research programme is titled:

Towards an integrated model of care for older adults transitioning from the Emergency Department to the community

According to Dr Galvin,

'This research programme responds to key actionable strategic priorities identified in national ageing, emergency care and integrated care policies relating to the development and delivery of a continuum of high-quality care services that are responsive to the needs and preferences of older adults'.

'Older adults frequently attend the Emergency Department and research suggests high rates of adverse outcomes following emergency care. This research programme seeks to develop and implement an evidence-based model of integrated care for older people who are discharged from the Emergency Department that is planned around their needs and choices, and supports them to live well in their own homes and communities'.

The project will involve collaboration and engagement with service users, advocacy groups, health decision makers and health practitioners.

The HRI would like to extend our sincere congratulations to our colleague, Rose, and wish her the very best with her research.