Recruitment: The application process for the SPHeRE 2020/2021 academic year is now closed


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


Save the date: SPHeRE Network 7th Annual Conference, Tuesday 23rd of February 2021

Venue: RCSI College Hall, 123 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2    [...]


My first 100 days as a knowledge broker: Experiences on the CHErIsH project

With the ever-increasing volume of research, finding ways to address the research-to-practice gap – [...]

For change to happen you have to measure: Why Dementia Data matters

    The World Health Organisation recognises Dementia as a public health priority.[...]