Celebrating the HRCI/HRB Joint Funding Scheme

IMAGE Inaugural HRCI Research Impact Award (1)

HRCI is hosting a celebration of the HRCI-HRB Joint Funding Scheme on December 1st for our members, researchers and funders. We will be acknowledging the high-calibre research projects that were funded in the last round and the efforts of all charities and researchers who participated. We are also excited to be announcing the first ever winner of the HRCI Research Impact Award!

Date and Time: 2.00- 5.00pm, Thursday December 1st
Location: Ashling Hotel, Parkgate St, Dublin 8
Registration: Please click here
Note: This is an in-person event only. We were unable to secure an affordable meeting space which facilitated remote access, so sincere apologies to anyone who is abroad or unable to travel.

Event Agenda

2.00pm Registration and networking opportunity

2.30pm Opening address

2.45pm HRCI welcome

Dr Avril Kennan, CEO, Health Research Charities Ireland

2.50pm Successful project highlight: Sustaining activity with arthritis (SAWA) following an Arthritis Ireland ‘Be active with arthritis (BAWA)’ exercise programme

A conversation chaired by Dr Mairead O’Driscoll; CEO HRB, with:

Principle Investigator: Professor Suzanne McDonough; Head of School RCSI Physiotherapy, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences

PPI Contributor: Claire Kinneavy; PPI representative

Charity representative: Gráinne O’Leary; Chief Executive, Arthritis Ireland.

3.20pm Successful project highlight: Counting the cost: The contribution of older carers in Ireland and the impact of caring on mental health and wellbeing of carers

A conversation chaired by Brian Lynch, HRCI Board member & RCSI, with:

Principle Investigator: Dr Christine McGarrigle; Senior Research Fellow, Social Epidemiology/Medical Gerontology, Trinity College Dublin

PPI Contributor: Claire Devlin; PPI representative

Charity representative: Nikki Dunne; Research Manager, Family Carers Ireland

3.45pm Announcing the HRCI Research Impact Award winner

4.00pm Event close, followed by drinks reception