SPHeRE Online Diploma in Population Health & Health Services Research Education

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Recruitment for the 2019/20 SPHeRE PhD Programme Cohort: The deadline for individual applications is Friday, 5th April 2019 at 5pm.

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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

SPHeRE Network 5th Annual Conference, 2019

  Venue: RCSI College Hall , 123 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2 Date: 26th February 2019[...]


Engaging families in community-based childhood weight management programmes

Childhood obesity is a significant public health issue worldwide (1, 2). The current plateau is [...]

Implementation of a Quit Smoking Programme in Community Adult Mental Health Services – A Qualitative Study

People with mental health difficulties are more likely to smoke and to have smoking-related dise[...]