Aims and objectives of the SPHeRE programme

Our vision is to provide an excellent education and training programme that delivers a sufficient quantity of high-quality population health and heath service researchers, qualified at various academic levels for both academic and non-academic settings. The SPHeRE concept captures our global and holistic approach to the relationship between the health of individuals, health service provision and population health. It is also captures our approach to the inter-relationship of research, translation and practice.


Aims and objectives of the SPHeRE programme

Our overall aim is to produce a national integrated facility that meets the growing demand for high quality graduates in PHHSR and improves the quality and relevance of such research in Ireland by:

  • Moving to a national programme (expansion to all ROI HEIs)
  • Encompassing population health research
  • Building a knowledge translation network (better capacity and inter-connectivity)
  • Upgrading the national skills base (greater access to, and promotion of the SPHeRE programme)