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 Autumn Seminar 2021

  Registration is now closed If you have any questions about this event please contact sp[...]

SPHeRE Network Summer Seminar: Health Inequalities: Time for a Re-Think?

Health Inequalities: Time for a Re-think?     Registration is now closed for the [...]


Health Technology Assessment of Medicines in Ireland, by Dr Caroline Walsh

The role of the NCPE, the HTA process and European collaborations Dr Caroline Walsh, SPHeRE cohor[...]

Health Technology Management – A New Era in Safe and Cost-Effective Prescribing? by Dr Amelia Smith

The benefits of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) are widely appreciated; well conducted HTAs facil[...]