SPHeRE Conference: Save the date for our next SPHeRE Network Conference which will take place on Tuesday, 25th February 2020 in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin.

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Recruitment: The application procedure for the 2019/2020 academic year is now closed. The application process for the 2020/2021 academic year will begin in Jan 2020. 

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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[...]


Clowning for empowerment

Chaplin once said, “To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it”. Those[...]

‘People you take to and they take to you’: Exploring older adults’ intergenerational friendships.

  Changing demography - unprecedented numbers of older people living longer - has in pri[...]