Autumn Research Conference 2022

Family Carers Ireland held our second Autumn Research Conference ‘Partnership in Practice’ online on Wednesday 23rd November 2022.

Preliminary findings and discussions from seven research projects focusing on different aspects of family carers’ lives and the caring experience were presented. Family Carers Ireland partnered on all seven of these innovative research projects. The conference concluded with reflections from Health Research Charities Ireland (HRCI), Public & Patient Involvement Contributors, UCD and the PPI Ignite National Office.

Funders include the Health Research Board, the Irish Research Council’s New Foundation Grants Scheme and the Irish Human Rights & Equality Commission.

The virtual conference brought together over 60 delegates, including a diversity of carers and professionals from a broad range of areas, including health, disability, research and policy both from Ireland and overseas.

Click here to download the conference programme.

Conference Recording


Speaker presentations can be found below.

1. Hannah Boylan, MESL Research Centre, SVP, The Costs of Care Arising from Disability


2. Brian Doyle, Family Carers Ireland & UCD, CAREWELL: Promoting health and self-care among family carers in the workplace


3. Dr Christine McGarrigle, TCD TILDA, The Irish LongituDinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) and older carers


4. Dr Sarah Donnelly, UCD, Safeguarding Family Carers from Carer Harm


5. Dr Tamasine Grimes, TCD & Johanne Powell (PPI contributor)


6. Dr Carol Kelleher UCC, Niamh Finucane, FCI, Aoife Bowman-Grangel, UL & Faye Hayden, South Roscommon Young Carers Group, Sharing the Caring: Young carers access to and experience of carer supports in Ireland