Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The School of Health Sciences consists of the Department of Nursing and Health Care, the Department of Sport and Exercise Science and the Nutrition Research Centre Ireland. The School provides a vibrant and diverse research environment with a mission emphasis on delivering multi-disciplinary research with societal health impacts. It is nationally and internationally known for its research in vision health, dementia, occupational stress and wellbeing, physical activity as this relates to health and behavioural change and social and health disadvantages arising from intellectual disabilities. Fields of new research activity include online forms of addiction behaviour, palliative care provision and provision of casualty care in times of conflict. Reflecting both its vibrant research portfolio and its international reputation the School is networked with research partners in every continent of the World and has nine visiting professors drawn from Ireland, the USA, Europe and Australia and two visiting Research Fellows.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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