What We D0

Education & Research Forum

The Education and Research Forum supports a major strand of the IAPC’s core agenda.  The purpose of the Forum is to address Palliative Care education and research as it arises under the IAPC’s mission.

The role of the Forum is to promote and accelerate the undertaking of research among palliative care practitioners and researchers on the island of Ireland, to promote evidence-based research, and to build and increase research capacity in the sector.

The IAPC Annual Education and Research Seminar is a major annual event for the Association.

The Forum also designs and delivers developmental opportunities for palliative care professionals undertaking research, such as workshops on abstract writing, presentation skills, and preparing research for publication.

Take Part

Members of the Irish Association for Palliative Care have access to live Discussions, login and Join the Debate.

Education & Research Forum members





Dr Elaine Wallace
Consultant in Palliative Medicine
HSE Dublin North East




Grainne Cowan
Senior Medical Social Worker
Louth Specialist Palliative Care Team


Dr Kathleen Cronin
Clinical Lecturer & Locum Consultant
Galway University Hospital


Yvonne Finnerty
Medical Social Worker
West Cork Specialist Palliative Care Team


Agnes Horan 
Clinical Nurse Specialist
West Cork Specialist Palliative Care Team


Dr Brenda O'Connor
Clinical Lecturer in Palliative Medicine
Our Lady's Hospice, Dublin


Breda Trimble
Nurse Tutor
Milford Care Centre, Limerick