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 September 2023

    Registration is now open for the SPHeRE Network Autumn Seminar September 2023[...]

SPHeRE Network Online Symposium August 2023

Tuesday 29th August 2023, 3.30 - 4.30 pm, Online SALAAM Project on Racism with Dr. James Car[...]


From Academia to the Community: A SPHeRE National Placement with the MPOWER Programme - by David Comer

My name is David Comer and I’m a SPHeRE Scholar based in the University of Galway, Ireland. My healt[...]