Palliative Care Research Network

AIIHPC Palliative Care Research Network (PCRN) was established in 2012 to address the need for more collaborative palliative care research on the island of Ireland. The PCRN brings together leading researchers in palliative and end of life care so they can share knowledge, collaborate and produce evidence based research to change practice through education and inform policy.

PCRN members are leading researchers from our partner organisations on the island of Ireland who focus on palliative care research and include people from many of the major research institutions across the island of Ireland including UCD, TCD, DCU, UCC, NUIG, UL, UU and QUB. Current members represent a number of disciplines associated with palliative care including medicine, nursing, psychology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech and hearing therapy, health economics, pharmacy and law. Our members also provide mentoring and support to the Early Career Researcher Forum (ECRF).

Each year we hold a PCRN Annual Symposium that allows members opportunities to learn from global experts, share knowledge and network. The 11th PCRN Symposium took place in Dublin on 25 November and the theme this year was ‘Building collaboration in clinical and academic settings.’

The PCRN Strategy 2023-2027 was launched at the event, it is available to read and download below.

The PCRN is constantly evolving and expanding and we want even more researchers to join and benefit from this collaborative community of peers. If you are a leading researcher from one of our partner organisations with a focus or interest in palliative care research please apply to be considered eligible to become a member of the PCRN. In the PCRN you’ll have access to a directory of people, their research, and valuable resources. You can build new relationships, extend your research capacity and apply for funding together.

To enquire about the PCRN and how to become a member, please contact AIIHPC Research Programme Manager, Dr Mary Rabbitte:

PCRN Strategic Plan
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