More than publications: Maximising societal benefit from health research

November 2022

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

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? 

At this event we discussed how we can get better at achieving societal benefit from health research in Ireland. 

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We were delighted to welcome some inspiring contributors, including:

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

Dr Austin Warters; Manager of Services for Older People, HSE

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

Dr Graham Love; Partner, Mazars

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

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

Dr Avril Kennan, CEO, Health Research Charities Ireland

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.


The full agenda and bios of all speakers can be found here

Who should register?

This event is now over.

Sign up for future Irish Health Research Forum Events here.

These 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: events are 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.