HealthCORE - Research

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.

Further enquiries

For further information, contact: Dr Noel Richardson

Application date

Application Process - Research Programmes
For more information and to apply for research opportunities,
scholarships and funding, please email:
Dr Brian Jackson
Head of Postgraduate Studies

Research areas

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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