Research & Teaching Events

Research Seminar

16 October 17


An Ocean in a Drop: Hypnosis in Research, Psychotherapy, Medicine and Health Promotion​

Andras Kolto seminarDr András Költő, Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway @HPRC_NUIG

11am, Monday 16th October

Room 225 (First floor), Áras Moyola, NUI Galway. All Welcome

New Postgrad Cert in Workplace Wellness

22 September 2017


education buildingToday marks the first day of our new Postgrad Cert in Workplace Wellness. Good luck to all

Conference 2017 Presentations


21 June 2017

 Presentations from all keynotes, paralllel sessions and workshops are now available on the Health Promotion Conference website 

Carol Black & Paul Fleming

UNICEF publish report on children and the sustainable development goals


15 June 2017


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HBSC Ireland is included in the latest Report Card issued by UNICEF. Building the Future: Children and the Sustainable Delevopment Goals in Rich Countries is the first report to assess the status of children in 41 high-income countries in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) identified as most important for child weel-being. It ranks countries based on their performance and details the challenges and opportunities that advanced economies face in achieving global commitments to children.

The report is available to download from the UNICEF website. 

Also available are the press release download (320KB) and an executive summary download (1,358KB)

Press Release- 2017 Conference Promoting Health & Wellbeing in the Workplace

Minister of State for Health Promotion to deliver opening address at 2017 NUI Galway Health Promotion Conference - ‘Promoting Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace’
For the press release see

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HBSC Ireland report Trends in Health Behaviours, Health Outcomes and Contextual Factors

30 May 2017

The latest HBSC Ireland report Trends in Health Behaviours, Health Outcomes and Contextual Factors between 1998-2014: findings from the Irish Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Study now available, #hbsc2017. 

 Download the report here:

Research Assistant - Evaluation of Galway Healthy Cities Alcohol Strategy, Health Promotion Research Centre

May 2017

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a part-time, fixed term position as a Research Assistant with the Health Promotion Research Centre at the National University of Ireland, Galway. 

See NUIG 093-17  for more information on the position.  

Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to Dr Catherine Anne Field (email:

Closing date for aplications is 5.00pm (17.00 BST) on 31st May 2017.

‌ HBSC Data in WHO Report

HBSC Ireland data features in the new WHO report Adolescent obesity and related behaviours: trends and inequalities in the WHO European Region, 2002–2014.  Download a copy of the report at:

Mystery Prize at the 2017 Conference

To be in with a chance to win a goodie bag/mystery prize at the forthcoming 'Promoting Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace' conference, don't forget to share this event on all of your social media outlets (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and E-mails) using the hashtag "#hprc2017" and the twitter handle "@HPRC_NUIG". The winner will be judged on creativity, exposure, engagement and popularity of post. If you would like conference flyers to circulate at relevant events please let us know. Let's put the PROMOTION into Health Promotion.

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Conference Programme

Full Programme for the June 15th 'Promoting Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace'  Conference now available online. Great keynote speakers, workshops and presentations. Don't miss out, register at:

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State of the Nation's Children Report: Ireland 2016

Monday 6th March 2017

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone TD, has today published the State of the Nation's Children Report: Ireland 2016.  This is the sixth such report since 2006, and was compiled by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs with data contributions from a broad range of government departments, agencies and research organisations, including HBSC Ireland. Further information available here.

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New Fact Sheet from WHO Europe 

It is on adolescent sexual health based on the 2013/2014 HBSC data. The Fact Sheet presents key facts and figures from the 2013/2014 survey along with a comparison to the 2009/2010 survey.The Sexual Health Fact Sheet is available in English and Russian from the WHO Europe website.
Regular HBSC updates are available at the HBSC News & Events webpage.


We Tweet Our Dissemination Activities


& Conference 2017 Updates


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‌New Book

New B‌ook 'Promoting Health and Well-being in the Workplace' 
by Dr Margaret Hodgins, Paul Fleming & John Griffiths

New Palgrave Higher Ed book argues organisations must work with employees to create environments.

 MH New Book 2016

August 2016

The HBSC team have recently produced two new short reports at the request of the TobaccoFree Research Institute and the Institute of Public Health in Ireland. These reports can be downloaded from here.

Research Presentations

HPRC researchers and PhD students regularly present at international conferences. Keep up to date with their activity at our Twitter account: @HPRC_NUIG