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The Irish Research Nurses Network (IRNN) held its 10th annual conference in Galway on 17 November 2017.

QUESTS Co-Chair, Dr Catherine Houghton, attended the event and was co-author on a presentation by Niamh Walsh titled “Nurses experiences and perceptions of caring for people with intellectual disability who are ageing” (pictured). QUESTS Steering Group member, and HRB-TMRN Programme Manager, Dr Sandra Galvin, presented on the START Programme (Schools Teaching Awareness of Randomised Trials), while QUESTS Research Working Group member, Prof Dympna Casey, presented on the EU-funded MARIO Project.

At the conference, the IRNN launched a survey to find out more about what research nurses/midwives need for career development & support in the workplace. If you are a research nurse/midwife based in Ireland, and you haven’t yet received the survey, please email the IRNN at

Congratulations to all involved, particularly Hazel Smith and all at the IRNN, on a very successful event.

L-R: Dr Catherine Houghton (QUESTS Co-Chair) and Collette Kirwan (HRB Clinical Research Facility, NUI Galway)