An interim Board of Directors has been established and their first official meeting took place on April 18th 2016 in Dublin. The next step is to submit the National Accreditation Organisation application form to IUHPE.

If AHPI is approved as a National Accreditation Organisation, this Board will become the formal decision making body on all matters pertaining to the structures and process of the registration of practitioners within Ireland.  

The membership of this Board is as follows:

Anne Sheridan (Chairperson)

Barbara Battel-Kirk (BBK consultancy)

Fergal Fox (HSE)

Kathryn Meade (HSE)

Mairead Barry (Waterford IT)

Patricia Heavey (Athlone IT)

Paula Campbell (Chairperson AHPI)

Roisin Lowry (HSE)

Sinead Stynes (HSE)

  • Lecturer (Below the Bar) in Health Promotion
  • National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Location: Galway
  • Salary: €36,230 to €51,104
  • £28,230.42 to £39,820.24 converted salary* p.a.
  • Hours: Full Time Contract
  • Type: Permanent
  • Placed on: 18th February 2016
  • Closes: 31st March 2016

Applications are invited for an appointment as Lecturer (Below the Bar) in Health Promotion at NUI Galway.
Contract Type B
The Discipline of Health Promotion invites applications for a permanent full-time Lecturing post to contribute to teaching on the undergraduate medical degree programme at NUI Galway. The post holder will have particular responsibility for the delivery of teaching on Professionalism, Health Promotion and Public Health on the undergraduate medical course, and will have a good understanding of the field of multidisciplinary Health Promotion and its application in practice.

Candidates for this permanent full-time position should possess a PhD qualification relevant to the field of Health Promotion and should have excellent teaching, course co-ordination and research skills. A particular interest in the areas of cardiovascular health, diabetes prevention and /or mental health promotion would be welcome.

The Discipline of Health Promotion is a dynamic, multidisciplinary, research active Discipline in the School of Health Sciences, which is responsible for a range of innovative teaching and research programmes at NUI Galway. Health Promotion delivers postgraduate, undergraduate and outreach programmes across the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences; Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies; and the College of Science. There is an active programme of national and international research in place through the Health Promotion Research Centre, which is designated as a WHO Collaborating Centre.

The appointment will commence in August, 2016. Additional information on the Discipline of Health Promotion is available at: For more information on the College of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Sciences and School of Medicine: It will not be possible to consider applications received after the closing date. For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Margaret Barry, Head of Discipline of Health Promotion, NUI, Galway.

Email: or telephone +353 (0)91 493348 Salary At Lecturer Below the Bar level €36,230 to €51,104 p.a. (applicable to new entrants effective from January, 2011) (This appointment will be made on the Lecturer Below the Bar scale in line with current Government pay policy) (For pre 1995 public sector entrants in Ireland, the D class Salary rates will apply) Closing date for receipt of applications is 17:00 (GMT) on Thursday, 31st March 2016. It will not be possible to consider applications received after the closing date. Garda vetting may apply. Appointments will be conditional on work authorisation validation. Further details are available at For more information and Application Form please see website: Applications should be submitted online. Please note that appointment to posts advertised will be dependent upon University approval, together with the terms of the Employment Control Framework for the higher education sector. National University of Ireland Galway is an equal opportunities employer.
Aileen Scott , Roisin Lowry and Claire Connnolly, members of the AHPI Executive Committee at the recent AGM on the 11th February 2016.
We are currently advertising two full-time post-doctoral research positions (3 year duration) for our Health Research Board Inter-disciplinary Capacity Enhancement Award 2015 on Designing, evaluating and implementing a pilot complex intervention in childhood obesity. •1 position based in the Health Behaviour Change Research Group, School of Psychology, National University of Ireland, Galway •1 position based in Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College Cork Appointment may be made at Post-Doctoral/Senior Post-Doctoral/Research Fellow level. Salary: €33,975 - €42,394 Post-Doctoral Researcher €43,643 - €46,255 Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher €51,716 - €56,442 Research Fellow The overall aim of this project is to develop and train future leaders in population health and health services research, by undertaking a team-based approach to the urgent problem of childhood obesity. More information in the attached document and at: Application procedure: Please submit a short cover letter and C.V. to Ms. Ber Madden,, on or before the closing date 17th February, 2016. Interviews will take place at University College Cork on Friday, 4th March, 2016. For informal enquiries on the posts, candidates should contact: Dr Molly Byrne (for the NUI Galway post) Email Address: And/or Professor Patricia Kearney (for the UCC post) Email Address:
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