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2013 HISI Student Bursaries

Every year the Society awards two research grants of €2000 each, to enable individuals study an area of Healthcare Informatics. Submissions are received from a range of Informatics students at Bachelor, Higher Diploma/Post Graduate Diploma, Masters and PhD level.

Applicants are required to submit a 500-word application incorporating the rationale for the study, a brief section on the methodology proposed and a breakdown of the planned use of the funding to be awarded. Finally, they should state how this study will contribute to the area of healthcare informatics in Ireland. Download the submission template here

Successful applicants will be required to submit a paper to the HISI Annual conference within two years of the award. They will also be required to account for the expenditure of the funding awarded. Failure to fulfill either of these conditions will results in a demand for the return of the funding.

Submissions are accepted from December 1st of each year with a closing date submissions is March 31st of the next year. Winners will be notified before the end of the academic year.

Please send all submissions to

Bursary Submissions
Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland
87-89 Pembroke Road,
Dublin 4

or email:


The 2012 HISI Student Bursaries were awarded to:

Kerry Louise Skillen
University of Ulster,

Towards context-aware personalised assistive technologies for ambient assisted living.

Guanitta Brady
University of Ulster,

Autonomic robot for assisted living: supporting intelligent environment occupants through sensor substitution


The 2011 HISI Student Bursaries were awarded to:

Jonathon Synnott
University of Ulster,
The use of the Nintendo Wii remote for long-term home-based assessment of Parkinson’s disease.
Ronan McDonnell
Trinity College, Dublin
Playful Health: a platform for ICT interventions with young people.


The 2010 HISI Student Bursaries were awarded to:

Andrew McDowell,
University of Ulster,
An automated in-home assessment platform for cognitively impaired older people.

Daniel Guldenring
University of Ulster,

When less is more: A practical approach for ECG monitoring.


The 2008 HISI Student Bursaries were awarded to:

Laura Cunningham
University of Ulster,
The development of assistive technologies to support independent living
Stephen Roantree
Trinity College, Dublin
The development of a framework for the empirical evaluation of adaptive educational systems in medicine.

The 2007 HISI Student Bursaries were awarded to:

Chee Peng
National University of Ireland, Galway
Incorporating effective clinical decision support mechanisms into an electronic prescribing system: its practicality and potential barriers in the community setting of Western HSE


Michael Poland
University of Ulster

The 2006 HISI Student Bursaries were awarded to:

Michael Connolly
University College Dublin
Informatics Infrastructure for Collaborative Molecular Medicine Research
Dr. Brendan O'Brien
The Adelaide and Meath
Hospital, Dublin
A study of the ICT competencies among sessional (locum) General Practitioners
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