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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.


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 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 Network 4th Annual Conference, 2018

Venue: RCSI College Hall , 123 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2 Date: 11th January 2018 CONFEREN[...]


SPHeRE PhD Applications Now Open for 2018/19

The SPHeRE Programme has opened the application process for applications to the 2018/19 PhD Programm[...]

Patient reported health status and all-cause mortality in patients with coronary heart disease

Patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) typically have reduced health-related quality of life[...]