Current Research Activity

The table below demonstrates the range of research undertaken by the centre.


Principal Investigator(s)

Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children (HBSC): A World Health Organisation Collaborative Cross-National Study

Funder: Department of Health and Children.

Drs. Saoirse Nic Gabhainn, Michal Molcho & Colette Kelly

Establishing a Programme for Dissemination of Evidence Based Health Communication Activities and Innovations on Communicable Diseases for Country Support in the EU and EEA/EFTA 2009-12.

Funder: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)

Dr. Jane Sixsmith & Professor Margaret Barry

Developing Competencies and Professional Standards for Health Promotion Capacity Building in Europe (CompHP)

Funder: Executive Agency for Health and Consumers

Professor Margaret Barry

Mainstreaming Health Promotion: Rapid Review of the Evidence on the Effectiveness of Mental Health Promotion Interventions

Funder: World Health Organisation, Geneva

Professor Margaret Barry

Bridging the Digital Disconnect - Using Technology to Support Young People's Mental Health Needs

Funder: Inspire Foundation Ireland & Inspire Foundation Australia

Professor Margaret Barry

Evaluation of the Longford/Westmeath Triple P Parenting Intervention

Funder: Triple P Longford & Westmeath Parenting Partnership & Archways Ltd

Drs. Saoirse Nic Gabhainn & Lisa Pursell

Agency and Agencies: The Dynamics of Agency Working Arrangements in Social Care

Dr. Martin Power & Mr. James Cantwell  

Evaluation of the Real U intervention in Foróige

Dr. Saoirse Nic Gabhainn with the Child and Family Research Centre, NUI Galway

Children’s Views on Understanding Their Lives: A Participation Initiative Involving Children

Drs. Saoirse Nic Gabhainn, Michal Molcho & Colette Kelly  

IROHLA - Intervention Research on Health Literacy 
among the Ageing Population

Funder: EU Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) Project ID: 305831

Dr. Jane Sixsmith & Professor Margaret Barry

SPAN: Science for Prevention Academic Network

Funder: European Commission – Education and Culture (EAC)  

Dr. Michal Molcho & Professor Margaret Barry

Adolescent Sexual Health Behaviour in Ireland: Data, Dissemination and Development

Funder: Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Saoirse Nic Gabhainn

Cancer Survivorship - Costs, Inequalities and Post-treatment Follow-up. Building Capacity to Meet the Challenges to the Health Service and Society

Funder:             Health Research Board (HRB)

Dr. Michal Molcho

Young People’s Awareness of Alcohol Marketing

Funder:             Alcohol Action Ireland 

Drs. Michal Molcho & Colette Kelly

The Injury and Violence Secondary Data Analysis Project

Dr. Michal Molcho