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




Dr Bernadette Brady, Special Lecturer & Research Fellow in Palliative Medicine, Our Lady's Hospice, Dublin

Dr Karie Dennehy, Specialist Registrar in Palliative Medicine, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, Co Louth

Zara Fay, Staff Nurse, St Francis Hospice, Raheny, Dublin

Julie Goss, Palliative Care Educator, Our Lady's Hospice,Dublin

Patricia Hallahan, Director of Education, Research & Training, Our Lady's Hospice, Dublin

Susan Hilliard, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Mercy University Hospital, Cork

Lynn Keane, Lecturer, Pace Language Institute, Bray, Co Wicklow

Jacinta Kelly, Clincial Nurse Specialist, Northwest Hospice, Sligo

AnnaMarie Lynch, Clinical Nurse Specialist, St Francis Hospice, Blanchardstown, Dublin

Lasarina Maguire, Nurse Practice Development CoOrdinator, Stewarts Care, Dublin

Martina McKnight, PhD Student, Waterford Institute of Technology

Dr Sarah McLean, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, St Francis Hospice and Blanchardstown Hospital, Dublin

Dr Des McMahon, Specialist Registrar in Palliative Medicine, St Francis Hospice, Raheny, Dublin

Dr Brenda O'Connor, Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Susan O'Flanagan, Clinical Psychologist, St Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin

Martina O'Reilly, Head of Education, Milford Care Centre, Limerick

Dr Val O'Reilly, Locum Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Our Lady's Hospice, Dublin

Fiona Woods, Nurse Tutor, LauraLynn Children's Hospice, Dublin