SPHeRE Programme

Providing a key infrastructure to support health research in Ireland through a unique and innovative PhD programme funded by the Health Research Board (HRB).
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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 Online Symposium December 2022

Registration is now open for the SPHeRE Network Online Symposium Wednesday 7th Dece[...]

SPHeRE Network Autumn Seminar 2022 and Launch of SPHeRE III

Registration is now open for the SPHeRE Network Autumn Seminar Friday 30th Septembe[...]

SPHeRE Blog

Networking at the European Stroke Organisation Conference

Geraldine O’Callaghan, Clare Fitzgerald and Patricia Hall, three second year SPHeRE PhD scholars, wh[...]

A Pharmacist Amongst Paramedics - by Edel Burton

An account of a SPHeRE national placement in the National Ambulance Service Clinical Directorate Ed[...]