HealthCORE - Research

Research Development and Innovation
Institute of Technology Carlow

Research, Development and Innovation Institute of Technology Carlow offers postgraduate research supervision for both research masters and doctoral degree candidates (NFQ levels 9 and 10). Research supervision is closely tied to the priorities and expertise of staff attached to specialist research centres at Institute of Technology Carlow. Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) is an integral part of Institute of Technology Carlow's activities and is a vital aspect of its interaction with industry and other research centres both nationally and internationally. RDI activity is driven and delivered through the Research Centres of designCORE, engCORE, enviroCORE, healthCORE, gameCORE, socialCORE, eduCORE and the Business and Humanities Research Centre.

To keep up-to-date with our current research activities and opportunities, log on to the Research section of our website.

Facilities The Dargan Centre for Research and Innovation provides an integrated, high quality physical research environment for academic staff researchers, postgraduate research students, postdoctoral researchers and the administrative and management staff associated with the development and delivery of high priority areas for research companies. The centre is also home to the Enterprise Ireland's Design+ Applied Design Technology Gateway.

The Dargan Centre represents Institute of Technology Carlow's commitment to research, development and innovation in the region through the development of collaborations with industry, other research institutions and funding organisations.

For further information, contact Head of Postgraduate Studies:

Dr Brian Jackson

President's Research Fellowship Programme
Institute of Technology Carlow encourages academic excellence with a range of Postgraduate Research Fellowships which are offered annually to recent, appropriately qualified graduates. The Fellowship Programme attracts new researchers to a range of exciting and challenging research projects in dynamic environments under the supervision of successful and established principal investigators. All of the Research COREs (Centres of Research and Enterprise) and Research Centres that offer opportunities under the programme have demonstrated the real potential of these Fellowships to contribute to research excellence through challenging and original Masters research projects supported by excellent supervision.

Fellowship opportunities span the academic disciplines and include research opportunities within each of the listed research groups. Candidates with a first or upper second class honours degree are eligible to apply for project funding under this scheme.

Application dates

For more information and to apply for research opportunities, scholarships and funding, please email:

Dr Brian Jackson
Head of Postgraduate Studies


healthCORE is a new and vibrant research group that offers research degree programmes at Level 9 and Level 10 and comprises three specific areas within the broad domain of the health sciences and wellbeing:

• Men's Health
• Rehabilitation and Health
• Exercise, Sport and Heath.

healthCORE seeks to align itself to national and international research priorities, to inform health policy and practice, and to optimise health and wellbeing in key target population groups:

(i) Dissemination targets: peer-reviewed publications/conference presentations

(ii) External Funding targets: SFI, HRB, Inspire, HSE and Governing Bodies (NGBs) of Sport, ERASMUS+ and the IRC (Irish Research Council)

(iii) Developing crossover research and research supervision in areas of interest between the three CORE streams, e.g.:

• Obesity
• Primary prevention of chronic disease
• Health and safety

(iv) Leverage existing collaborations with:

• Sports Council
• National Sports Partnerships

(v) Develop research and programme collaborations across the regional cluster.

Members of the CORE are drawn from the Department of Science and Health.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ),Degree - Doctoral (Level 10 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time

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