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Catch-up on the full programme using the links below to access videos from throughout the conference.

Official opening 

Dr Mairéad O Driscoll, Chief Executive, HRB


Theme 1: Adopting interdisciplinary and knowledge user approaches in health research


Keynote Speaker: Dr Isabel Fletcher, Researcher in Social Science and Food Systems, University of Edinburgh - Collaborating across disciplines: Introducing the SHAPE-ID toolkit


Perspectives on interdisciplinary approaches in practice from the HRB research community 

Professor Gary Donohoe, Clinical Psychologist and Professor of Psychology, University of Galway - Doctoral Program in Youth Mental Health Leadership (The YouLead Program)


Professor Jonathan Drennan, UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems, University College Dublin - Programme of Research into Safe Nurse Staffing and Skill-Mix


Professor Molly Byrne, Professor of Health Psychology and Director of Health Behaviour Change Research Group, University of Galway - Implementation of Making Every Contact Count (MECC) – developing a collaborative strategy to optimise and scale up MECC


Q&A with session speakers


Theme 2: The future of data collaboration


Dr Sarah Craig, Head of National Health Information Systems, HRB - HRB overview of national and EU data developments


Perspectives from HRB-funded researchers on the future of data collection

Professor Austin Stack, School of Medicine, University of Limerick and Consultant Nephrologist, University Hospital Limerick - Disparities in Heath Outcomes of Chronic Kidney Disease between Men and Women in the Irish Health System


Dr Gráinne Cousins, Senior Lecturer, Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, School of Pharmacy, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland - Prescription drugs with potential for misuse: A multi-indicator analysis of supply, patterns of use and the associated health burden in Ireland over the past ten years


Keynote speaker: Dr Frances Burns,  Programme Lead, HSC Northern Ireland Trusted Research Environment (NITRE) - The Trusted Research Environment in Northern Ireland


Q&A with session speakers


HRB Impact Award

Impact Award ceremony and Prof Orla Hardiman's acceptance speech 


Friday 10 February

Theme 3: The growing importance of research networks and international collaboration


Keynote speaker: Dr Karen Salt, Deputy Director of R&I System Diversity and Security, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) - Pipework: Strategies for building a collective knowledge economy


Dr Teresa Maguire, Director of Research Strategy and Funding, HRB - Emerging Trends and direction of collaboration- a HRB Perspective


Panel discussion – Working together for innovation and impact- Are we there yet?

Panellists included:

  • Dr Mairead O’Driscoll, CEO of the HRB
  • Mr Christopher Ryan, Head of Research Services & Policy, Irish Government Economic & Evaluation Service in the Department of Health
  • Dr Maria Quinlan, General Manager Research & Development in HSE Research
  • Dr Deirdre Lillis, Head of Research, Innovation, Evidence for Policy and EU/International in the Department of Higher and Further Education Research, Innovation and Science
  • Dr Janice Bailie, Assitant Director, HSC R&D Division in HSC - Research and Development
  • Dr Owen Smith, Chief Academic Lead to the Children's Hospital Group