Research Department

  • Research Department

     

     

    The Research Department in St. Michael's House represents the organisation’s established commitment to research and service evaluation. The Department is committed to the development and support of high quality applied research projects in intellectual disabilities, which are positioned to inform the development of high quality evidence based services and therapeutic interventions for individuals with ID and their families. Within SMH the Department works in partnership with the St. Michael's House Research Ethics Committee.


    The Department conducts and supports research by staff, in addition to linking with external agencies and supporting research of national significance. Support for these projects is available via consultation with key members of SMH staff who are part of the research function in SMH.


    In addition the Department runs regular research seminars to promote proects completed by SMH staff. Recent research themes have included mental health, physical health, positive behaviour support, organisation of services within SMH, as well as child and family research.


    The Research Department has developed significant links with academic centres in Ireland, including University College Dublin and the UCD Centre for Disability studies. It is also an affiliated research centre of IASSID (International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities).


    Contact the Research Department: research@smh.ie