The Health Behaviour Change Research Group, HRB Primary Care Clinical Trials Network Ireland, and the Health Promotion Research Centre are running an Autumn 2019 joint seminar series to highlight research in the area of population health and health services. The seminars take place on November 1st, November 12th and December 3rd at 1pm in the School of Psychology. All are welcome to attend, and a light lunch will be served from 12.30pm.

The next seminar will take place at 1pm (light lunch from 12.30pm) on Tuesday November 12th in room G065, Psychology Building, NUI Galway. We are delighted that Dr Yousef Albalawi, Visiting Health Promotion Research Fellow,  Health Promotion Research Centrewill deliver this seminar titled ‘Development of Health Promotion in Saudi Healthcare transformation Programme’

Dr Albalawi is a Health Promotion Specialist. Skilled in Social Media Analytics, Agenda Setting, and Health Communication with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) focused in Health Promotion and Health Communication from National University of Ireland, Galway. He is currently working as visiting research fellow at HPRC, consultant at Vision Realisation Office, MoH, Saudi Arabia, & consultant at Saudi CDC.

The final seminar in the 2019 Autumn seminar series will be delivered by Professor Jeremy Grimshaw, on Tuesday December 3rd at 1pm (light lunch from 12.30pm) in room G065, Psychology Building, NUI Galway. Prof Grimshaw is co-hosted by the Health Behaviour Research Group and the HRB-Trials Methodology Research Network, he will deliver a seminar titled ‘Optimising audit and feedback to improve care and population outcomes’.

Prof Jeremy Grimshaw received a MBChB (MD equivalent) from the University of Edinburgh, UK. He trained as a family physician prior to undertaking a PhD in health services research at the University of Aberdeen. He moved to Canada in 2002. His research focuses on the evaluation of interventions to disseminate and implement evidence-based practice. He is a Senior Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, a Full Professor in the Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa and a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Health Knowledge Transfer and Uptake. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and a Corresponding Fellow of the Royal College of Edinburgh. He has been awarded the CIHR Knowledge Translation award twice, and is the 2018 CIHR Barer-Flood career achievement award winner for Health Services and Policy Research. He has over 550 peer reviewed publications.

Prof Grimshaw is a recipient of the Ireland Canada University Foundation Flaherty Visiting Professorship. He will return to NUI Galway for a 12 week visit in Spring 2020.

For more information on Prof Grimshaw, visit and Centre for Implementation Research