Health and Social Care Research & Development (HSC R&D)
- Developing an enabling infrastructure to support R&D
- Building research capacity for R&D
- Funding R&D
- Supporting innovation as a means of transferring R&D findings into practice
- Ensuring patient and public involvement in R&D
of the strategy is the responsibility of the Director of Research & Development.
Currently that post is held by Professor Bernie Hannigan who is also
Chief Scientific Advisor to DHSSPS.