More than just publications: Maximising societal benefit from health research

HRCI is delighted to welcome attendees to this in-person Irish Health Research Forum event.

Everybody wants health and social care research to have positive impact for patients, the public, healthcare professionals or other so-called knowledge users. But what exactly do we mean by “impact”? How do we talk about it? Why is societal impact from health research so hard to realise? How do we better plan for it, measure it and report it? Who is responsible for ensuring that research outputs get used? 

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In Ireland, although we are starting to understand the difference between outputs and impact and increasingly use terms like” knowledge translation”, “evidence-based care” and “knowledge brokerage”, we are not all yet on the same page in terms of what we mean by research impact and how we achieve it. Come to this event to hear great speakers and join diverse stakeholders to take the conversation to the next stage.

We are delighted to have some inspiring contributors lined up, including:

Sarah Bowman, Director of Strategic Engagement & Impact Assessment, Office of the Dean of Research, Trinity College Dublin

Dr Virginia Minogue, Research Management Consultant, Adviser, Coach and Mentor; HSE Research and Development

Dr Maura Hiney, Head of International Cooperation, Evaluation and Targeted Programmes, Health Research Board

Dr Avril Kennan, CEO, Health Research Charities Ireland

Dr Mark White, VP Research, Innovation & Grad studies, South East Technological University

Due to the discussion-based nature of the event, a hybrid option is not possible. However, we will record the talks and share them afterwards.

Who should register?

Irish Health Research Forum Events are discussion-based, in-person events, attended by many leaders and a diverse audience. The event is for anyone with an interest and role in using health research for societal benefit. Researchers (academic & clinical), health research charities, policy makers, funders, industry representatives, people in research and PPI support roles and many others will add value to the discussions.

Note: this event is not intended for members of the public but we do offer a small number of free places for PPI contributors with a strong interest in the topic, on a first-come, first served basis.

This activity has been funded by an independent grant from Roche Products (Ireland) Limited. Roche Products (Ireland) Limited have had no editorial influence over the the content.