Lifestyle Behaviours for Health and Wellbeing

Introduction In Ireland, the Department of Health has made a number of commitments to understanding and improving the health of our population. The vision for a Healthy Ireland is to create a supportive society where all individuals can enjoy health and wellbeing to their full potential. Though we have made […]

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Vacancies    Post-doctoral researcher: The Epilepsy RCQPS project are currently recruiting for a post-doctoral researcher for a 10 month contract. This contract is ideally suited to scholars who recently completed a PhD and are waiting to take up another post-doc position. The Epilepsy RCQPS project is a nationwide project using ethnography […]

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Vacancies  Mindfulness and Multiple Sclerosis Project (2 years Part-time), School of Psychology & Centre for Pain Research, NUI Galway: Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a part time, fixed term position as a Researcher (Research Assistant or Postdoctoral Researcher level) in the School of Psychology and Centre for Pain […]

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Events HRB 30-year anniversary conference: On 30th November 2016 the Health Research Board will host the “HRB 30-year anniversary conference”. Irish and international speakers will come together in Dublin Castle, to demonstrate the contribution that health research can make to better health, better patient care and better policy. The full programme can be […]

Ireland’s cigarette taxes: A model for the United States

I dream about Ireland’s tobacco policies being implemented in the United States. Coming from an American assistant professor who researches tobacco control, I must admit that my country is lagging behind Ireland’s cutting-edge, progressive rules aimed at reducing smoking. Ireland is currently ranked second out of 34 European countries for […]

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Vacancies  Research Assistant/Officer: The Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) is the professional body for general practice in Ireland. Its core work involves education, training and research in general practice.The ICGP currently wishes to appoint a Research Assistant/Officer.  The aim of the ICGP Research Programme is to develop and support research […]

Copayments for prescription medicines: cents-ible policies?

In Budget 2017, the €25 cap on prescription charges on the Medical Card scheme was reduced to €20 for people over 70 years, effective from March 1st 2017. Why is this important? Good adherence to medicines is difficult for all of us to achieve. Copayments for medicines represent an additional […]

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Vacancies  PhD Opportunity: HRB Funded PhD in Socio-ecological and geospatial analysis of suicide and self-harm clustering, based in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health  at UCC, with Prof Ella Arensman (UCC) and Dr Jan Rigby (Maynooth). If you are interested please contact Karen Mulcahy for further details. Training Molecules to Medicines: How […]