CALL for new members: Early Career Researcher Forum for palliative and end of life care

The All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC) Early Career Researcher Forum (ECRF) is open to all researchers or clinicians from any discipline who consider themselves in the early to mid-stages of their research career in palliative and end of life care or whose research may influence people with palliative care needs.

ECRF membership provides FREE membership with opportunities to:

  • Access peer and mentor support,
  • Develop links with senior researchers
  • Participate in capacity building workshops
  • Publish blog articles
  • Receive regular funding updates
  • Hear about career development opportunities
  • Transfer and exchange knowledge across disciplines

The Forum, which is multidisciplinary in nature and has members from across the island of Ireland, is constantly expanding and we want even more researchers to join and benefit from this collaborative community of peers. There are no membership criteria to join the ECRF. The ECRF: "provides an environment for support, advice and signposting…Some of the challenges for early career researchers in palliative care in Ireland…include securing opportunities to network with key experienced researchers in the field to benefit from their expertise and to also establish collaborations for future research studies."  Dr Helen Kerr, Early Career Researcher Forum.

For people who wish to join, there is an online form to complete, which can accessed here.

To learn more about the ECRF,  visit

For any further information on the ECRF, contact Ann Leahy at AIIHPC,

Visit The Palliative Hub (research):

the palliative hub