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Inaugural International Research Conference

Scanning Horizons, Driving Change, Building a Healthier World 10th - 11th August 2023 

About this Conference

The UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems is delighted to announce the launch of its Inaugural International Research Conference titled "Scanning Horizons, Driving Change, Building a Healthier World".

This two-day conference taking place on 10th and 11th August 2023, will see internationally acclaimed speakers share their knowledge and expertise on the cutting edge of nursing, midwifery and health systems research. In addition, the School is delighted to be offering the following three pre-conference workshops on 9th August:

  • Public and Patient Involvement (PPI): Achieving Equitable Change and Collaborative Working in Research with Seldom Heard Voices
  • Driving Change Using Health Systems Research Methods
  • Using the New MRC Framework for Developing and Evaluating Complex Interventions

The conference will be in person, and we look forward to welcoming you to Dublin, Ireland.

To contact the organisers please email SNMHS2023@conferencepartners.com.

Conference Details

Date10th - 11th August 2023

Time9.00am - 5.00pm

LocationUCD Belfield Campus, Dublin 4, Ireland

OrganisersUCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems

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Keynote Speakers

Professor Hannah Dahlen


Professor of Midwifery, Discipline Leader of Midwifery and Associate Dean (Research and Higher Degree Research), School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University, Australia

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Professor Jonathan Drennan

Professor of Nursing at the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems, University College Dublin, Ireland

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Professor Alison Kitson

RN, BSc (Hons), DPhil, FRCN, FAAN, FAHMS, Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor

Vice President and Executive Dean, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University, Australia

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Professor Susan Michie


Professor of Health Psychology and Director of the Centre for Behaviour Change at University College London, UK.

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Professor Calvin Moorley


Professor of Diversity & Social Justice, Nursing Department, London South Bank University, UK

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Professor Laurence Moore


Director of the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK

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Conference Accommodation


Conference organisers are delighted to announce that delegates will be able to avail of special rate on-campus accommodation, a stone's throw from the main event hall. Accommodation can be booked through the registration portal when open.

Delegate Fees

Please note, once registrations opens, the following delegate fees will be available. 

  • Delegate Early Bird - €375.00*
  • Full Delegate - €450.00
  • PHD Student Delegate Fee – €325.00
  • UCD Alumni Delegate Fee – €350.00

*Early Bird Now Open - Registration Link

Conference More Info

More Information

We will be providing further information in due course in relation to extracurricular activities and cultural excursions associated with this conference. In the meantime, please feel free to peruse the information in the following links on why you should be considering visiting Ireland in August 2023.


Charity Partner

The SNMHS Inaugural International Research Conference is delighted to support the work of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC), the UCDSU 2023 - 2024 Chosen Charity Partner. The oldest and largest Rape Crisis Centre in Ireland, DRCC is an independent, non-profit organisation that aims to prevent the harm and heal the trauma of sexual violence in all its forms. 

Become a Sponsor

The Conference Organising Committee welcomes potential sponsors for this event. Please review the available sponsorship packages, benefits and also our bespoke additional "pick and mix" options to find what best suits your companies goals and budget.  

Extended Deadline

Call for Abstracts

Abstracts are invited in the following areas

  1. Advancing nursing, midwifery, and health systems research
  2. Digital health transforming patient care
  3. Health systems innovation
  4. Resilience and wellbeing: the role of environment
  5. Inclusion health
  6. Health in an interconnected global world
  7. Educating the workforce of the future
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Contact the UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems

Health Sciences Centre, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4
T: +353 1 716 6488 | Location Map