Relationships and Research Matters at Ag Eisteacht
Positive relationships matter. As national and international research show, they are a key component of health and wellbeing, acting as both a buffer and a protective factor in our lives.
‘Relationships Matter’, our commissioned research into the importance of relationships in Ireland supports this evidence. In 2016, we commissioned Dr Sinéad Hanafin, a scholar of the European Academy of Nursing Science, a Visiting Research Fellow at Trinity and managing director of the research consultancy company, Research Matters, to research the importance of relationships and the effect they have on our health and wellbeing.
Dr Hanafin’s report ‘Relationships Matter’ uses national data and research sources to present an overview of relationships in Ireland throughout the life cycle, from infancy through to relationships in later life. It includes a review of relationships in the workplace and community, as well as addressing the topic of adverse relationship experiences.
To find out more about this research, contact Donna Hennessy, our office manager: [email protected]