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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 9th Annual Conference Timetable

  Download a PDF Version of the SPHeRE Network 9th Annual Conference Timetable here  [...]

SPHeRE Network Online Symposium March 2023

Registration is now open for the SPHeRE Network Online Symposium Wednesday 8th March 20[...]


Implementation of Menu Labelling Policies: Opportunities & Challenges - by Dr. Claire Kerins

The rationale for menu labelling Prevention of obesity is a public health priority both globally [...]

Developing Guidance for Patient and Public Involvement in the Collaborative Doctoral Programme for Chronic Disease Prevention (CDP-CDP)

What is the CDP-CDP? The Collaborative Doctoral Programme in Chronic Disease Prevention (CDP-CDP)[...]