Find out more about our past and present Research Development Groups.
A vital function of the Network is to facilitate small groups of individuals into task-focused Research Development Groups (RDGs) which will develop specific research protocols to attract external funding in relation to a new policy/intervention planned by a policy, practice or service partner in the field of public health.
RDGs will form and reform organically in response to opportunities for public health research
Only NIPHRN members can form an RDG
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
Present Research Groups
Alcohol and Mental Health
Shared Reading intervention for ambulance control room staff
Sporting Activity Load, Mental Health, and Obesity