About Us

The Health Promotion Research Centre (HPRC) at NUI Galway produces high quality research of national and international significance that supports the development of best practice and policy in the promotion of health. The Centre is a World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Health Promotion Research, has an active multidisciplinary research programme, and collaborates with regional, national and international agencies on the development and evaluation of health promotion interventions and strategies.

Objectives of the HPRC include:
  • The generation and dissemination of Health Promotion research that is of national and international relevance.
  • The translation of research that will lead to the development of healthy public policy and evidence-informed practice.

The Centre has a dynamic multidisciplinary research team with expertise in both qualitative and quantitative approaches and employs a wide range of research methods, as appropriate to specific projects. There is a demonstrated commitment to the on-going methodological and theoretical development of health promotion and population health. The centre has a track record of success in securing competitive funding both nationally and internationally demonstrated by our sustained levels of research.  An important aspect of our work is ensuring that our research activity and findings are disseminated through reports, peer review publications and conference presentations. A full list of these can be found on our dissemination page.

 The HPRC Full Annual Report 2014 is available by clicking here.

The 2014 Summary HPRC Annual Report is ‌available by clicking here.