HSC Research and Development Division (R&D)

  • The HSC R&D Division of the Public Health Agency works to promote, co-ordinate and support R&D within the field of health and social care.
  • A Programme Manager for the Allied Health Professions is based in the R&D Division to assist the AHPs to benefit from all R&D Office schemes. The Programme Manager acts to promote opportunities and be an effective link between the R&D Division and the AHPs. The current Programme Manager for Allied Health Professions is Dr Janice Bailie. Dr Bailie can be contacted as follows:
Research & Development Division
Public Health Agency
12-22 Linenhall Street
Tel: 028 9055 3617
Fax: 028 9055 3674
Email: janice.bailie@hscni.net
HSC R&D Division website is currently under re-construction and will be part of the Public Health Agency website once this work is completed.

Northern Ireland AHP Research Forum

For information on how to join the NI AHP Research Forum please click on the link below:
  • www.ahpresearch.orgLink to an external website

R&D Office Funding Opportunities

For up to date information on current research funding opportunities available within HSC R&D Division, please contact Dr Janice Bailie.

HSC R&D Strategy - Research for Health & Wellbeing 2007-2012

The HSC R&D Strategy was developed to promote high quality health & social care R&D relevant to the needs of NI. It also aimed to provide equality of opportunity amongst health professionals and support for HSC professions and care sectors that do not have a long-standing R&D tradition. The document provides a strategic framework for delivering high quality, relevant and co-ordinated HSC R&D. For a copy of the document please contact Dr Janice Bailie.

R&D Today

The R&D Office produces a twice yearly newsletter (R&D Today), a hard copy of which can be obtained upon request to the Office.

Research Governance

Research Governance concerns setting standards to improve research quality and safeguard the public. It involves enhancing ethical and scientific quality, promoting good practice, reducing adverse incidents, ensuring lessons are learned and preventing poor performance and misconduct. Any professional engaging in research involving patients or their tissues and information should be aware of the Research Governance Framework for Health & Social Care. Follow this link to read the document:


Useful links

Northern Ireland Clinical Research Network

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