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Supporting research that relates to Family Carers is one of the key priorities of Care Alliance Ireland. We do this by taking part in collaborative research projects with academic and not-for-profit researchers both in Ireland and internationally, and by conducting desk-based research on various related topics. If you have any questions about the research activities of Care Alliance Ireland, you can contact our Policy & Research Officer, Zoe Hughes

Current collaborative projects

Towards Resilience in Family Caregiving for People with Dementia (EnCaRe)

The aim of this study is to develop and promote resilience in family carers of people with dementia. The project is funded by the Health Research Board, and is being conducted in collaboration with UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems. You can learn more about the project here

EPYC - Empowering Professionals to support Young Carers

This project aims to support professionals in the difficult task of identifying youg carers, assessing their situation and to develop effective action plans. The project involved a strategic partnership of 6 European organisations, namely Diakonisches Werk Berlin Stadtmitte e.V. (DE), Care Alliance Ireland (IE), Anziani e non solo (IT), Carers Trust (UK), Austrian red Cross (AT) and IPS Versari Macrelli (IT). You can learn more about the project here

PPI Ignite - University of Limerick

PPI Ignite at University of Limerick aims to transform institutional health research culture through its objectives of training and development, networking and policy change. The project aims to build capacity among of academics, members of the public/patients and health sector colleagues to work together in participatory health research projects. The project is funded the the Health Research Board. You can read more about the project here

Care Alliance Research Activities

Family Carer Research Group

We coordinate a Family Carer Research Group, which is open for membership to those involved or interested in research on Family Carer related topics. Membership currently comprises academics, not-for-profit researchers, students and interested family carers. If you would like to learn more, please click here

Document Series

We also produce a number of research document series;

Conferences & seminars

We coordinate a biannual research conference for research in the area of Family Care. You can see details of our most recent conferences here

Past projects