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. In October 2017 we held our sixth Annual Symposium that focussed on collaborative, strategic and interdisciplinary palliative care research. The Symposium was opened by Minister for Health Simon Harris and the keynote speaker was Professor David Clark (University of Glasgow) link.

In 2017 we launched the PCRN Strategic Plan that sets out the main objectives of the PCRN and implementation actions required over five years (2017-2022).

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 email the Chair, Professor Joanne Reid ( or AIIHPC Research Programme Manager, Dr Mary Rabbitte:

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PCRN Chair, Professor Joanne Reid

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PCRN Vice-Chair, Assoc. Professor Suzanne Guerin

PCRN Strategic Plan
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