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 Seminar with Prof Cathal Walsh - 7th December

The purpose, value and limitations of mathematical models in the COVID-19 pandemic: Perspectives fr[...]

SPHeRE Network Winter Seminar 2021 - 6th December

Early Career Researchers: Making a Difference During the Pandemic?      [...]


Diabetes and undiagnosed depression in the over 50s in Ireland, England and the USA, by Niamh McGrath

Diabetes is estimated as posing a 24 - 33% increased risk of new depression cases (1,2). This is tho[...]

National Public Engagement on Health Information in Ireland, by Dr Sarah Jane Flaherty

Health information relates to information on a person’s health; care that is being, has been or may [...]