Research Students

Dr. Hynes welcomes applicants for both Masters and PhD research. Research with people with multiple sclerosis, dementia or older adults are particularly welcomed. Please contact for more information. 

Research Staff

We do not currently have any positions available

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Summer Students

When possible we recruit undergraduate students to contribute to research projects and develop their own research skills over the summer months. The application process and funding for these positions vary so get in touch if you are interested.

We currently have students recruited for summer 2021 and have no further positions available.

Please contact for more information on how to apply for future opportunities. 

Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) Panel

What is public and patient involvement (PPI)?
Patient and public involvement (PPI) in research is where research is “being carried out ‘with’ members of the public” not just “‘to’ or ‘for’ them”. The slogan “nothing about us without us” is another way of describing PPI. By having a PPI group we can be sure that our research is meeting your needs and what we are planning is appropriate.


We welcome interest from people with multiple sclerosis, people with dementia and people who support them. 

We are currently setting up a new PPI panel for the project below: 


What is this project about?
This project is called “Diversifying dementia service delivery in Ireland”. In conjuction with the Alzheimer Society of Ireland we will create a list of recommendations for dementia services that are inclusive of the needs of the LGBTQI+ community. The project has several steps and will run for roughly nine months starting April 2021.


What will the PPI panel do?
The PPI panel will meet with the researcher online (or over the phone if you can’t meet online) every 8 weeks or so. The PPI panel will advise the researcher and help make decisions related to the project to ensure your voice is heard throughout.


Who are we looking for?
We would like approximately six people (over the age of 65) in the PPI group. We would like representation from different groups if possible-lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons. We welcome people with and without a diagnosis of dementia and supporters/partners.
If you would like to talk anything through or get more information please contact Dr Sinéad Hynes at