As of the 24 September 2015 The Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI) became the Ageing Research and Development Division within the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH).
This website will remain online but will no longer be updated. To keep up to date with our work please visit the Division of Ageing Research and Development section of the IPH website.
The Health & Social Care Research and Development Division of the Public Health Agency (HSC R&D Division) recently announced new funding under a Knowledge Exchange Award Scheme to improve the impact of research.
The scheme is intended to support knowledge exchange that delivers practice, policy, social and/or economic benefit in an area relevant to health or social care. It is expected that applications will come from multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral teams who can demonstrate credible arrangements for collaboration.
The Health & Social Care Research and Development Division of the Public Health Agency (HSC R&D Division) offers Doctoral Fellowships to support research training in order to increase the Health and Social Care (HSC) R&D capacity and to build an evaluative evidence-based culture.
The scheme is intended to enable an individual to develop a research career in the HSC by undertaking research training leading to a PhD.
All Ireland Institute of Hospice & Palliative Care is pleased to announce the launch of four Clinical Research Fellowships in palliative and end of life care. The Fellowships are targeted at health and social care professionals (including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, physiotherapists, etc.), working in clinical practice in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland, with previous experience of and a commitment to palliative and end of life care research.
The Health and Social Care R&D Division (NI) recently announced the opening of a call for applicants for the Enabling Research Awards (ERAs). ERAs are designed to support researchers in their acquisition of funding through National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Evaluation, Trials and Studies (NETS) research programmes.
The aim of this investment is to increase the rate and number of successful applications from Northern Ireland-based lead researchers to NETS research programmes.
The ROI's Central Statistics Office (CSO) latest life tables show a 1.5 year life expectancy increase for men and 1.1 year increase for women between 2006 and 2011. Life expectancy at birth has increased significantly for both men and women since the first official life table was compiled in 1926. Over the 85 year period to 2011, male life expectancy increased by 20.9 years (36.4%), while female life expectancy increased by 24.8 years (42.8%). See the tables here.
The Health Research Board and Irish Cancer Society are pleased to announce a joint call for applications for individuals working in Ireland to apply to become an NCI Cancer Prevention Fellow, under the auspices of the Ireland-Northern Ireland – NCI Cancer Consortium. Applications are due on 25 August 2015 for entry into the Programme the following June.
Different cultures have different perceptions of mental illnesses – including dementia. In fact, in the UK, people from the south Asian community are more likely to approach their GPs for physical than mental health symptoms. With south Asian ethnic minority groups one of the largest minority groups in western countries, improving dementia care for south Asians is becoming increasingly more important. Read more here.