Health Promotion Research Centre

Prof Colette Kelly, Director, Health Promotion Research Centre

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.

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.