Northern Ireland Public Health Research Network

The Northern Ireland Public Health Research Network (NIPHRN) was launched in March 2012 by the Centre of Excellence for Public Health Northern Ireland and HSC Research & Development Division.

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We're always interested in hearing new ideas to explore within our research activities, share yours with us.

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How does an RDG operate

NIPHRN uses a Research Development Group (RDG) model to bring people together from a range of backgrounds in public health to focus on developing a specific research protocol to attract external funding.

Any member can suggest a research idea which can then be circulated to other network members.

Our Research Development Groups

The RDG model

  • NIPHRN member has a research idea
  • Member completes short enquiry form detailing data
  • Idea is circulated to network members
  • Interested members express an interest in the research idea
  • Multi-disciplinary RDG is formed
  • RDG meets regularly to develop proposal
  • Evidence from research project feeds back to the public health community

NIPHRN News

Breastfeeding Research Workstream

Breastfeeding Research Workstream

The Public Health Agency (PHA), Breastfeeding Strategy Implementation Steering Group (BSISG) spotlight on Breastfeeding Research 2019 was held on 8 November 2019 at Ulster University (UU) Jordanstown.

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‘Increasing physical activity in the underrepresented group

‘Increasing physical activity in the underrepresented group

The Seminar was delivered by Mal Fiztgerald, Programme Director of “You’ve Got This”, a pilot programme funded by Sport England looking at whole system change to impact physical inactivity and wellbeing in the North East of England.

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Risks and Rewards of technology in Mental health

Risks and Rewards of technology in Mental health

NIPHRN organised a joint workshop on ‘Risks and Rewards of technology in Mental health’ with Centre for Public Administration and the Institute for Mental Health Sciences at University of Ulster, Jordanstown on 29 January 2020.

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