Open Access Awards

HSE Open Access Research Awards

HSE Director General Tony O Brien presents the Open Access research award to Dr Tamasine Grimes Dec 2014

Celebrating Open Access

The HSE Open Access publishing award was established in 2014 to encourage and reward open access publishing in the Irish health sector.

Submissions are invited from across a range of disciplines in health and social care.

About the Awards

The awards build on the HSE’s statement on open access publishing and commitment to developing and promoting open research. The award recognises health and social care professionals and those conducting research in the Irish health system. It is a valuable forum for promoting engagement in the health services and building and improving the evidence and knowledge base  underpinning our health services.

Criteria for Award

The research must address an issue relating to health or the health services. It can draw on expertise from the medical, nursing or social care disciplines to administration or management.

  • Its ultimate aim should be to inspire progress or fundamental change in our understanding of an important issue
  • Open Access availability of the published research Addressing a health question/problem of national or local significance
  • Improving collective understanding of a health question/problem
  • Measurable impact of the published research

Award Categories

  • Mental Health
  • Acute Hospitals
  • Primary Care
  • Social Care
  • Health and Well Being
  • Quality Improvement
  • National Cancer Control Programme
  • Clinical Strategy & Programmes

The Award Winners receive a newly-commissioned glass piece in recognition of a valuable research contribution to Irish healthcare.

Open Access Awards 2017 – Winners

  • In the Mental Health category: Conor O’Neill, for his paper “STRESS-testing clinical activity and outcomes for a combined prison in-reach and court liaison service”.
  • In the Quality Improvement category: Mark White, for his paper “Healthcare Quality Improvement and ‘work engagement’”.
  • In the Primary Care category: Clare Lewis, for her paper “A community virtual ward model to support older persons with complex health care and social care needs”.
  • In the Acute Hospitals category: Suzanne Dunne, for her paper “Benefits of post-operative oral protein supplementation in gastrointestinal surgery patients”.
  • In the Health and Wellbeing category: Kevin Cradock, for his paper “Behaviour change techniques targeting both diet and physical activity in type 2 diabetes”.
  • In the Clinical Strategy and Programmes category: Mary Clare O’Hara, for her paper “Formation of a type 1 diabetes young adult patient and public involvement panel to develop a health behaviour change intervention”.
  • In the National Cancer Control Programme: Alison Johnston, for her paper “Targeting breast cancer outcomes-what about the primary relatives?”

Overall winner

The overall winner of the 2017 HSE Open Access Research Awards is:

Mark Morgan Brown, for his paper “Capturing interactive occupation and social engagement in a residential dementia and mental health setting using quantitative and narrative data”.

View more details about the award and listings of previous winners >>> (links to Open Access publishing subject guide)