Allied Health Research

Horizon 2020 CHAMELEONS project: Applications welcomed from PhD students, Postdoc or Research Assistants

Calls for expressions of interest

Beacon Hospital is involved in the EU Horizon 2020 funded project CHAMELEONS, Championing A Multi-sectoral Education and Learning Experience to Open New pathways for doctoral Students.

This 2 year doctoral education programme is intended to broaden employment opportunities for those with an interest in connected health. Applicants from UCD or NUI Maynooth will get the opportunity to participate in this European network aimed at tailored education and training to PhD students.


This program consists of bespoke modules aimed to develop a doctoral network, improve research study management skills and employability.

Each module attracts 5 ECTS credits.

Depending on the health situation,  students may have the opportunity to avail of funded travel to Portugal and Spain to participate in their learning.


This project is an EU-wide training program and more information can be accessed via the link below:

The application deadline for this project has been extended past March 1st 2021. The project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 873105.

The principal investigator at Beacon Hospital is Dr Victoria McEneaney.

CATCH – Cancer: Activating Technology for Connected Health
MARIE SKŁODOWSKA-CURIE ACTIONS – European Industrial Doctorate (ITN)

Beacon Hospital has been involved in the CATCH ITN programme with Allied Health Manager, Ailish Daly, as Principal Investigator. The programme involves 8 PhD students engaged in áprojects on connected health and aims to evaluate the usability and functionality of a digital home-rehabilitation tool for patients following surgery for breast cancer.

To learn more about CATCH ITN Click here:

CHESS – Connected Health for Early Stage Researchers
MARIE SKŁODOWSKA-CURIE ACTIONS – European Industrial Doctorate (ITN)

Beacon Hospital has been involved in the CHESS (Connected Health Early Stage Researcher Support) ITN programme with Allied Health Manager, Ailish Daly as Principal Investigator. The study investigates a wearable sensor system to assess exercise technique and adherence for patients engaged in exercise rehabilitation programmes following orthopaedic surgery.

To learn more about CHESS ITN Click here:

A National Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Physical Wellbeing Study

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) is a progressive deformity of the spine normally starting in early puberty. The disorder can result in significant musculoskeletal deformity, pain, impaired lung capacity, reduced cardiovascular output and long-term physiological problems. This project involves 4 studies designed to assess the effects of clinical interventions aimed at halting or reversing curve progression in mild, moderate and severe AIS patients. This study will recruit 240 individuals to participate over the next 3 years.