Health and Quality of Life
Research in this area focuses on policy issues critical to improving population health outcomes and promoting quality of life for people in Ireland. Key issues include appropriate financing models to deliver high-quality health care and identifying the causes of persistent inequalities in healthcare outcomes across socioeconomic groups.
New research funded by the IRFU highlights the need to address a pattern of children dropping out of playing the sport as they get older. The study also highlighted opportunities to get more women and people from lower socio-economic groups involved in rugby.
Research carried out on behalf of the Health and Safety Authority examines who is most likely to stay in the workforce for longer and who is most likely to leave early.
Research discusses the needs of the Irish healthcare system.
Research has examined the incidence of work-related injuries and illnesses, including stress, across a number of sectors in Ireland.
Download a number of publications related to sport, including participation levels, health benefits and player welfare.