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The SPHeRE Programme is now accepting PhD applications for the year 2018/19 from Individual Applicants and from Funding Bodies, Employers and Supervisors.

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SPHeRE Programme

The SPHeRE programme provides a key infrastructure to support health research in Ireland through a unique and innovative PhD programme funded by the Health Research Board (HRB).

This programme is expanding Ireland’s capacity to conduct population health and health services research and maximise its translation into policy and practice.

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SPHeRE Network

The SPHeRE Network is Ireland’s largest population and health services research network connecting individuals working in research, policy and practice. We aim to facilitate opportunities for research activities which support the information needs of policy makers and health service providers. Through events and activities we proactively connect the individuals and organisations who produce and use health services research.

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SPHeRE Events

2018 Seminar Series: Prof Linda Collins

Date: 19 April 2018 Introduction to the multiphase optimization strategy (MOST) for building more e[...]

2018 Spring Seminar: Prof Paul Cairney 'The Politics of Evidence Based Policy-Making'

Date: 26 February, 2018 Professor Paul Cairney, Professor of Politics and Public Policy, University[...]

SPHeRE Blog

Patients, Placebos, and Clinical Research: Making much ado about nothing

Researchers are required to furnish patients with information to enable them to make informed de[...]

Lifestyle Approaches to Cholesterol Management

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of premature death and disability worldwi[...]