Experiences and perceptions of evidence use among senior stakeholders in the HSE

The aim of this HSE-funded study (2020-2021) is to examine experiences and perceptions of evidence use, particularly research evidence, among senior stakeholders in the HSE. This includes perceived barriers and facilitators to the use of evidence, as well as experiences and preferences regarding measures to support the uptake of research evidence in the HSE.

We are collaborating with Dr Ana Terres, Head of Research and Evidence, Assistant National Director of Strategic Planning and Transformation, HSE. For further information on this study, please contact:

Dr Susan Calnan at susan.calnan@ucc.ie or

Dr Sheena McHugh at S.McHugh@ucc.ie.

Why are we doing this research?

The study will seek to provide a better insight into evidence use among senior stakeholders within the HSE, with a particular focus on research evidence, and inform measures designed to support the use of evidence among this cohort.

What is involved?

Semi-structured interviews will be conducted with a sample of senior stakeholders in the HSE. Purposive sampling will be used to identify study participants, with the assistance of the study collaborator from the HSE’s Research and Evidence Unit. Additional snowball sampling may also be used. Interviews for this study are expected to commence in the summer of 2021. 

HSE Project outputs

There are no outputs from this study yet.

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