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:
Centre for Behaviour Change and the Health Psychology Research Group are looking for a Research Associate in Health Psychology to join the team An opening exists for an experienced and enthusiastic researcher to lead the behavioural science input to a project investigating how to activate urban communities to facilitate the role of social/health services and of families in dealing with mild cognitive impairments (MCIs) and frailty in the elderly population. Funded by the European Commission (Horizon2020) and involving 16 multi-disciplinary international partners, this project will use behaviour change theory and evidence to inform development of interventions using digital technologies (e.g. smart-phones, wearable devices etc.) to aid early detection of risk factors associated with MCI and frailty in the elderly. Closing date for applications: 1st February 2016 For more details and to apply:
The National Youth Council of Ireland Wishes to recruit a Health Promotion Officer for the National Youth Health Programme If you are passionate about making a positive impact on young people’s health, the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) would like to hear from you. Working in a positive and stimulating environment, the emphasis of this role is to contribute to the development of health promotion initiatives using evidence based approaches and best practice that will have a real impact on the health and well being of young people. The ideal candidate will: •Have a third level qualification in Health promotion and/or Health Education •2 years experience working in Health Promotion, Health Education, Youth Work or Community Development; •Have 2 years experience in developing, delivering and evaluating training; •Have an understanding and/or experience of quality standard frameworks; •Have a proven track record of achievement; •Have a working knowledge of youth organisations and youth health; •Have a working knowledge of national health promotion policy and strategy; •Have experience of policy and strategy development within an organisation; •Have excellent interpersonal, written communication, organisational and presentation skills; •Have the ability to work on one’s own initiative as well as part of a team. This is a full-time post (35 hours per week). Some evening and weekend work is required. A full job description and application form is available from the NYCI by contacting Lisa Hyland at or by telephone at: 01-4784122 Salary Scale: Project Officer Grade 1 - €32179-€47802 Please Email Application Form and cover letter to: or post to Lisa Hyland, Administrative Manager, National Youth Council of Ireland, 3 Montague St., Dublin 2 Closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 29th January 2016. The National Youth Council of Ireland is striving to be an equal opportunities employer. For more information:
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